Q Acoustics presented at the exhibition AXPONA 2023 , held last weekend in the United States, a new series of acoustic systems with a model index 5000 . The most notable feature of this series was the use of midrange / woofers with a proprietary cone profile C3 Continuous Curved Cone . Also in the columns of the new series, solutions developed for the flagship Concept line were applied. Halfway between the 3000i line and the Concept series, the Q Acoustics 5000 family includes the 5010 bookshelf model, the 5020, 5040 and 5050 floorstanding speakers, and the 5090 center channel speaker.
The innovative profile of the C3 Continuous Curved Cone diffuser is called “continuous” for a reason – it is devoid of a dust cap and is a single concave cone with a special profile. According to the developers, this solution provides a virtual piston mode of operation, which makes it possible to achieve smoother interlacing with the tweeter and excellent bass dynamics.
As in the acoustics of the Concept series, the tweeter here is placed in a separate completely sealed volume and mechanically isolated from the front panel to protect against pressure drops inside the cabinet and resonances from the midrange / woofer. An internal Point-2-Point™ (P2P) brace stiffens the chassis while minimizing low-frequency vibrations.
The front panels of the Q Acoustics 5000 series are laminated with butyl rubber and finished with black acrylic elements not only to create a damping layer to compensate for vibrations, but also to create a strict design. The speakers are offered in four finishes that can seamlessly fit into any interior – Satin Black, Satin White, Santos Rosewood and Holme Oak . The older floor standing models 5040 and 5050 feature sturdy aluminum bases with adjustable spikes.
The Q Acoustics 5020 bookshelf monitors and the 5040 floorstanding model are now available for a suggested retail price of €799 for bookshelf speakers and €1,299 for floorstanding speakers. The Q Acoustics 5010 bookshelf model and the 5090 center channel speaker will be available in May – the monitors will cost 649 euros , and the center channel is priced at 499 euros . The price and timing of the sale of the older floor model Q Acoustics 5050 will be announced later.
In addition, the manufacturer offers ready-made kits 5.1 of the 5000 series for equipping home cinemas. The first Q Acoustics 5010 5.1 set consists of four 5010 monitors, a 5090 center channel speaker and a Q Acoustics QB12 active subwoofer. Such a kit will cost 2,495 euros . The second set Q Acoustics 5040 5.1 , as the name implies, uses floor standing speakers 5040 as a front pair. The price of such a kit is 3,145 euros . Both sets are available in Satin Black or Stain White finishes .