Ultra-Low Resonance Cabinet Design
The five speakers in the Concept Cinema use GelcoreTM Cabinet Construction, where two layers of MDF, are separated by a bespoke, resonance absorbing, non-setting adhesive, which converts the kinetic energy and disperses it as heat. This substantially reduces distortion and allows the individual drive units to deliver their optimal performance, a pure and uncoloured cinema sound experience.
The idea of relying on a set of drivers notionally designed for a less expensive range of speakers might sound like a risky one, yet it works well here, with a few unexpected benefits that might be of considerable help depending on your back-end components.
Concept 20: The New Era Standmount or Bookshelf Speaker
The purest sound from a bookshelf speaker
The ‘Concept 20′ is a special loudspeaker which goes beyond anything that Q Acoustics has achieved before. It’s a beautifully styled product which we confidently believe provides a level of sonic performance previously thought impossible at its price point. To achieve this extraordinary result, Q Acoustics’ design team applied advanced technology to address the fundamental problem of cabinet resonance, widely recognized as the single biggest hurdle preventing ‘high end’ sonic performance at an ‘affordable’ price. The ‘Concept 20’ proves cabinet resonance need be a problem no longer. Its GelcoreTM Construction, ‘cabinet within a cabinet’ design, incorporates a bespoke, resonance absorbing, non-setting adhesive which converts the kinetic energy and disperses it as heat. This substantially reduces distortion and allows the individual drive units to deliver their optimal performance.
These clever bookshelf speakers have won multiple awards including What Hi Fi – Product of the Year, Hi Fi Choice – Editors Choice and AV Forums – Highly Recommended Award demonstrating that these speakers deliver genuine ‘high end’ sonic performance.
Concept 40: Floorstanding Innovation
A towering achievement of floorstander speaker design
The Concept 40 is Q Acoustics’ flagship floorstanding speaker. It is the newest addition of the acclaimed, award winning Concept series and, like so many Q Acoustics models, delivers an unparalleled sonic performance at its price. We firmly believe the Concept 40 sets new standards, even outperforming many speakers in higher price brackets. In common with the Concept 20, its award-winning ‘little brother’, the new Concept 40’s extraordinary soundstage, dynamics and sheer musicality is archieved by incorporating its bespoke drive units into a ‘GelcoreTM Construction’ cabinet. This state-of-Art, ultra -low resonance and beautifully lacquered cabinet design allows the drive units to perform at their very impressive best. The low distortion drive units incorporate powerful over-sized magnets to ensure wide dynamics and ultra-fast transient response. The elegant tripod stand allows the Concept 40 to archieve perfect rigidity and floor contact which further enhances its performance. Even the speaker’s attractive aluminium facia plate is not purely decorative. It’s part of an assembly which clamps a butyl rubber sheet to the front panel to reduce cabinet resonance still further. With 90dB sensitivity and a nominal impedance of 6 ohms, theConcept 40 is easily driven by any good qualty amplifier. This striking floorstanding loudspeakers is available in either high gloss black, or high gloss white finishers.
Concept Centre: The Heart of a Home Cinema
At the heart of any home cinema system is the Centre Channel, handling the difficult dialogue and often much more besides. The Concept Centre is a precisely optimised implementation of the GelcoreTM cabinet technology used in the Concept 20 and 40, in order to bring the highest quality performance from this key Home Cinema component. This ultra-low resonance and beautifully lacquered cabinet design with magnetic grille allows the dual 105mm drive units and wide dispersion 25mm tweeter to perform at their very articulate best.
The Concept Centre is easily driven by any good quality amplifier, providing effortless peaks and crescendos in music and movie soundtracks. Alternative locations for positioning the speaker in the listening room are catered for by providing a foam bung which can be inserted in the rear-mounted reflex port modifying the bass response to suit positioning against a rear wall or in AV furniture. The Concept Centre is the heart of the Concept Cinema System. This new loudspeakerboasts a precisely optimised implementation of the revolutionary ‘Gelcore’ cabinet technology developed for the ground breaking Concept 20 and Concept 40 models. The result is a centre channel speaker that delivers astonishingly clear and dynamic dialogue.
Concept 20 Stand
Designed to match the Concept 20 acoustically & visually
These wonderfully finished speaker stands compliment the beauty of the Concept 20 loudspeakers, whilst also giving you the best sound possible for your speakers. These stands are designed for the music fanatics who like to get the very best quality out of their loudspeakers by optimising its sonic performance. They incorporate the GelcoreTM construction that is found in the Concept 20 loudspeaker into an aesthetically pleasing and resonance-free floorstand.
Concept Cinema: High Performance Home Cinema
Careful channel matching creates a precise cinema soundfield
A Concept Cinema is a 5.1 format consisting of a Concept Centre and pair of Concept 40s across the front, Concept 20s at the rear to match perfectly for looks and sound balance, the powerful 2070Si Subwoofer. Extra comparable channels can be added toprovide 7.1 or Atmos and DTS:X formats.
AV receivers have a difficult task sending sufficient energy to multiple channels simultaneously, especially with the challenging soundtracks of blockbuster movies. The Concept Cinema components have sensitivity and impedance characteristic making them particularly easily driven by any good quality amplifier. Alternative locations for positioning the speaker in the listening room are catered for by providing a foam bung, which can be inserted in the rear-mounted reflex port modifying the bass response to suit positioning against a rear wall or close to a corner.