Q Acoustics announces new 2000i speaker range

 

By Posted 22 Sep 2011, 08:53

Renowned speaker manufacturer Q Acoustics have long made affordable speaker ranges that sound a lot more expensive than what they cost. They offer a range of bookshelf units alongside floorstanders and home cinema solutions. Today we can tell you that Q Acoustics announces a new 2000i speaker range.

This is a complete new range by the company, and What Hi-Fi are reporting that category manager, Tony Jones, has said they are not only “clearly our best ever range” and also “’sonically the best affordable speakers ever produced”.

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The company has managed to do this by exploiting “the very latest breakthroughs in materials technology”. The new range that will land in the shops next month, and according to the company every part of the new units have been custom designed.

There is a brand new 25mm twitter that is used across the entire range, and uses a multilayer diaphragm material. This is mounted into the baffle using a method described by the company as Super-decoupling.

A new cone material is now used for the mid/bass drivers, which is now made from a ceramic coated paper and carbon fiber. This is claimed to provide a sweeter treble with improved imaging and wider soundstage from the tweeter. The woofer now has a cleaner and more open sound, and the crossovers have also been enhanced.

The terminals are now mounted on a recessed plate on the underneath of the cabinet. As always you get a nice choice of colors to choose from including the standard black, walnut, or for a little more the piano black or white.

Q Acoustics new range starts at £120 for the 2010i or £160 for the premium color finishes, which has a 10cm driver. Further up the range the 2020i that costs £160/£200 and comes with a 25cm woofer, and the only floorstanders in the range is the 2050i that starts at £420.

There is of course a centre speaker in the range, and the 2000Ci with two 10cm drivers costs £105/£130. A subwoofer is included in the range, the 2070si uses 140w amp with two long-throw 17cm woofers and costs £250/£300.

A 5.1 surround pack is available that has four 2010is, 2000Ci centre, 2070si subwoofer, and costs £595 for standard finishes going up to £750 for the premium colors. Last year I upgraded my speakers for my home cinema set up with older Q Acoustics 1010is, and have found them to be great sounding and pleasing to the eye.

So these new speakers that are higher up in the Q Acoustics range are bound to sound really good for a reasonable price. Do you own any Q Acoustics speakers?