Designated the ‘3000 Series’, the range consists of five new designs: two ‘bookshelf’ models, a floor-standing model, an active subwoofer and a dedicated home cinema ‘centre channel’ speaker.
Q Acoustics is a brand of Armour Home Electronics; George Dexter, company MD says: “The 3000 Series is another immense achievement by the Q Acoustics design team. It has beautiful new styling, perfect finishes and delivers clear sonic advances over Q Acoustics’ all conquering, multi-award winning ‘2000i’ models.
“Without doubt Q Acoustics have ‘raised the bar’ yet again. After experiencing the unparalleled sound quality produced by the new models at their respective price points, we are confident they will become recognised as the very best affordable loudspeakers currently available.”
Armour Home says the design of every Q Acoustics model starts with a blank piece of paper and the new 3000 Series is no exception to this rule.
However, the performance advances achieved during the design of Q Acoustics’ award winning ‘Concept Series’ loudspeakers means that the company understands that cabinet design and construction is paramount.
Therefore, in addition to the many technical improvements to its drive units and crossover, Armour Home says the 3000 Series benefits from numerous advanced cabinet features imported from the ‘Concept’ models.
The 3000 Series’ new ultra-low resonance cabinet design boasts dual layer front and top panels, targeted ‘pivotal’ internal bracing and ‘minimal’ rear mounted terminal plates.
All these features enhance cabinet strength, minimise resonance and reduce distortion by enabling the speaker’s drive units to perform at their very best.
The new 3000 Series tweeter is described as a revolutionary ‘2 in 1’ Concentric Ring Dome design which embodies the sonic advantages of extremely low distortion and extra wide dispersion, of both ‘Ring radiator’ and ‘Dome’ type high frequency drivers.
For improved performance, the tweeter is also mounted into a butyl rubber, resonance absorbing housing.
The tonal quality of the bass/midrange drivers has been improved by upgrading the cone material to a mix of paper/aramid fibres.
The improved new crossover boasts more ‘audiophile’ components including ‘u-core’ inductors to reduce crosstalk between components.
As well as traditional ‘Matte Graphite’ and ‘American Walnut’ finishes, the 3000 models are also available in premium Lacquered Gloss Black, Lacquered Gloss White and ‘Leather’ finishes.
Available as from March, installers can check out the new designs at the ‘Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show’, February 20-22, 2015.