Q Acoustics unveiled the new 5000 series

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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