Q acoustics

deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
Anyone heard or familiar with this brand?

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    Ordered a pair of their older towers 2050i. Excellent reviews, but obviously never heard. Should be here Tuesday.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    Have these running for around 4 hrs. Nice all around speaker. Does some things better than others. Huge soundstage for their size. Very nice mids with a polite top end. Not a ton of bass, but electric bass is there and accurate. Soft mid kick, so i wouldnt call them punchy. Does jazz, acoustics very well, but more involved Rock leaves me wanting a bit more.

    Solid design and fairly heavy for their size. 6 ohm, but 92 db makes them easy to drive and fine at low volumes.

    Overall, so far, seems like a bargain at $400.00 brand new. I can see these excelling at HT duty as well.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,812
    So Q designs speakers now? Do they shoot flames out of the ports if someone tries to play rap through them? :p

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    Viking64 wrote: »
    So Q designs speakers now? Do they shoot flames out of the ports if someone tries to play rap through them? :p

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    They ARE of British design. Makes one wonder...
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,544
    Look good Deron don't sound bad on price. I have never heard of them
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    Around 10 yr old company. Just getting started in the US from what ive read. The newer model is 700.00 pair.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,427
    I’ve heard of them. Never had ears on them but they were in contention for a new set of speakers after I move. I was looking into the 3020 bookshelf speakers. I know they were offering $100 off the towers putting them at $799 new. Where did you find them for $400? That seems like a heck of a bargain. Get an SVS sub to handle the deep bass and you’ll be in for a treat me thinks.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    halo wrote: »
    I’ve heard of them. Never had ears on them but they were in contention for a new set of speakers after I move. I was looking into the 3020 bookshelf speakers. I know they were offering $100 off the towers putting them at $799 new. Where did you find them for $400? That seems like a heck of a bargain. Get an SVS sub to handle the deep bass and you’ll be in for a treat me thinks.

    They are the 2050i towers. Predecessor to the 3050 towers. Similar specs. New model has reworked woofers and a slightly different tweet.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    After about 6 weeks, these have rounded out nicely. The lack of midbass energy was due to how tight the spiders were. Never seen a pair of speakers with drivers so tight. Really aired em out for about an hour with bass heavy tracks. Plenty of movement now, even at lower volumes.

    Really itching to compare these to the S55. Maybe if they come up on F&F sale.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    I've no doubt that these are fully broken in. Blend very well with the new sub at 60hz. Just a great all around speaker at a good price. Elusive, seductive tone at low volumes, which i listen to a lor. I hope someone takes a leap on the bookies at least and would love to hear other opinions.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,307
    I have the 3020i bookies and 3090c downstairs in my living room 5.1 setup. Around 300 for the front 3, not bad at all. I liked the the signature s20/s35 combo better but that’s over double the cost. The build quality is real nice for such inexpensive new speakers and they look attractive to boot
    2 Channel - Major reduction complete

    KEF LS50W I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs


  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    stangman67 wrote: »
    I have the 3020i bookies and 3090c downstairs in my living room 5.1 setup. Around 300 for the front 3, not bad at all. I liked the the signature s20/s35 combo better but that’s over double the cost. The build quality is real nice for such inexpensive new speakers and they look attractive to boot

    Cool. I havent heard the 3000 series yet. The build quality is nice for sure. Ya, S20s are also 6 1/2" so om sure there is a bit more output. Im just digging the relaxed tone of the 2050i towers.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,307
    I meant to say 2020i, same series as yours just the bigger bookies. I had to get the 3090 center because the earlier center wouldn’t fit height wise in the center spot. Either way, great cheap speakers all around
    2 Channel - Major reduction complete

    KEF LS50W I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs


  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    stangman67 wrote: »
    I meant to say 2020i, same series as yours just the bigger bookies. I had to get the 3090 center because the earlier center wouldn’t fit height wise in the center spot. Either way, great cheap speakers all around

    I think so. Sound better than some more expensive speakers i had in here.
  • I just replaced my tsi400's ($400/pair) with Q Acoustics 3050's I got used for $500. I'm super impressed with them - super efficient. Fit and finish on the grey graphite finish models is superb. I liked the tsi400's as home theater speakers, but they fell short on music reproduction (running a Denon AVR-S940H). The Q's are in another league. I'm seeing them for $645/pair new. The 3050i's are around $799/pair. Still love Polk, but the Q's are really outstanding at their price point and worth an audition.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,782
    They get a lot of accolades but not sure in comparison to what.
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    Polk FX500 surrounds

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    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    tonyb wrote: »
    They get a lot of accolades but not sure in comparison to what.

    What Hi-Fi has compared them to numerous British mid-fi speakers. Sort of a bang for the buck type thing. I like my 2050i but am moving on.
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 411
    Got my interest peaked. The 3050i is $899.99 a pr what's the difference between that and the Concept 500 other than the Audiophike $5100 price difference?

    And the 3050 non-i is $684.99, looks to be decent for a box speaker.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,995
    I've heard nothing other than my towers, but they are doing well in a very competitive market, so must be making them right and efficiently.
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