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Concept 500 Floorstanding Speaker Pair

Designed to appeal to discerning audiophiles, the Concept 500 achieves a perfect balance between art and science. It is a loudspeaker that is at once, stylish, contemporary, fine-sounding and astonishingly accurate. It couples low directivity with wide bandwidth, good sensitivity and sensible impedance. This makes the new Concept 500 both room-friendly and an easy load to drive, allowing amplifiers to deliver their best performance

The Concept 500 adopts advanced, innovative technologies to deliver pure audio excellence and a sensational sound stage. Our floorstanding speakers couple low directivity with wide bandwidth, good sensitivity and sensible impedance, which makes them room-friendly and allows amplifiers to deliver their best performance. The Concept 500 pairs point-to-point (P2P™) bracing to deal with low-frequency panel vibrations with Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers (HPE™) to balance out pressure irregularities. Another component that allows for less vibration and coloration is the cabinet construction. Three separate layers are filled with a non-setting gel, which damps the the cabinet walls and converts higher frequency vibrations into heat.

To create a stereo soundstage which gives as good an impression of width, depth and height as that found in a live performance requires high quality drive units, a well designed crossover and an accurately constructed cabinet. To achieve this, Q Acoustics formed a truly talented team with many years of experience in the design, engineering and manufacture of world-class loudspeakers. A combination that resulted in a state-of-the-art loudspeaker worthy of any high-end system.

Crossover

Great care has been taken in both the design of the crossover and the selection of high grade components, to introduce virtually zero noise and distortion. The 4th-order Linkwitz-Riley topology which gives an excellent response both on and off-axis.

High Frequency Driver

Mechanically decoupled mounting which effectively isolates the HF driver and speaker cabinet from reciprocal vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted between them.

Mid/Bass Drivers

The Mid/Bass voice coil has an uncommonly large diameter of 35mm which allows increased ‘shove’ and higher power handling - as well as reducing compression.

Cabinet Walls & Plinth

Gloss finishes have each been combined with Italian realwood veneer, chosen for its consistency in colour and pattern. Constructed in three separate layers and filled under pressure with a non-setting gel, this damps the cabinet walls and converts higher frequency vibrations into heat. The cast aluminium base of the Concept 500 is designed without large flat areas or additional adornments to discourage unwanted acoustic reflections.

Specifications

Crossover Frequency 2.5 kHz
Dimensions 1150 x 400 x 350 mm (45.3 x 15.7 x 14.8 in) cabinet
1175 x 400 x 375 mm (46.2 x 15.7 x 14.8 in) overall
Distortion (120 Hz - 20 kHz): 0.2 %
Frequency Response 41 Hz - 30 kHz
High Frequency Unit 1.1"
Minimum Impedance 3.7 Ω
Nominal Impedance 6 Ω
Recommended Power 25 - 200 W
Weight 42kg (92.6 lbs)

In The Box

  • 2 x Concept 500 Floorstanding Speakers
  • 2 x Jumpers
  • 2 x Cleaning Cloths
  • 8 x Ball End Feet
  • 8 x Spike Feet
  • 2 x Two Part Foam Bungs
  • 1 x Owners Manual

Concept 500 Brochure

Concept 500 Whitepaper

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P2P CABINET BRACING
internally reinforcing the cabinet to avoid unwanted low frequency panel vibrations
GELCORE CABINET WALLS
consisting of three separate layers of non-setting gel dampening higher frequency vibration into heat.
HPE PRESSURE EQUALISERS
Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers balance out unwanted pressure gradients.
FINISH
Italian real-wood veneer used sparingly create a cabinet that is visually light and clean.
Crossover Frequency
2.5 kHz
Weight
42kg (92.6 lbs)
P2P CABINET BRACING
internally reinforcing the cabinet to avoid unwanted low frequency panel vibrations
GELCORE CABINET WALLS
consisting of three separate layers of non-setting gel dampening higher frequency vibration into heat.
HPE PRESSURE EQUALISERS
Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers balance out unwanted pressure gradients.
FINISH
Italian real-wood veneer used sparingly create a cabinet that is visually light and clean.
Crossover Frequency
2.5 kHz
Weight
42kg (92.6 lbs)

Expert Insight

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"The sum-up is pretty simple: the Concept 500s are nothing short of sensational value for money, and capable not only of revealing exactly what your system is doing, but also embarrassing some pricier rivals.”"

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Product Description

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Concept 500 Floorstanding Speaker Pair

Designed to appeal to discerning audiophiles, the Concept 500 achieves a perfect balance between art and science. It is a loudspeaker that is at once, stylish, contemporary, fine-sounding and astonishingly accurate. It couples low directivity with wide bandwidth, good sensitivity and sensible impedance. This makes the new Concept 500 both room-friendly and an easy load to drive, allowing amplifiers to deliver their best performance

The Concept 500 adopts advanced, innovative technologies to deliver pure audio excellence and a sensational sound stage. Our floorstanding speakers couple low directivity with wide bandwidth, good sensitivity and sensible impedance, which makes them room-friendly and allows amplifiers to deliver their best performance. The Concept 500 pairs point-to-point (P2P™) bracing to deal with low-frequency panel vibrations with Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers (HPE™) to balance out pressure irregularities. Another component that allows for less vibration and coloration is the cabinet construction. Three separate layers are filled with a non-setting gel, which damps the the cabinet walls and converts higher frequency vibrations into heat.

To create a stereo soundstage which gives as good an impression of width, depth and height as that found in a live performance requires high quality drive units, a well designed crossover and an accurately constructed cabinet. To achieve this, Q Acoustics formed a truly talented team with many years of experience in the design, engineering and manufacture of world-class loudspeakers. A combination that resulted in a state-of-the-art loudspeaker worthy of any high-end system.

Crossover

Great care has been taken in both the design of the crossover and the selection of high grade components, to introduce virtually zero noise and distortion. The 4th-order Linkwitz-Riley topology which gives an excellent response both on and off-axis.

High Frequency Driver

Mechanically decoupled mounting which effectively isolates the HF driver and speaker cabinet from reciprocal vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted between them.

Mid/Bass Drivers

The Mid/Bass voice coil has an uncommonly large diameter of 35mm which allows increased ‘shove’ and higher power handling - as well as reducing compression.

Cabinet Walls & Plinth

Gloss finishes have each been combined with Italian realwood veneer, chosen for its consistency in colour and pattern. Constructed in three separate layers and filled under pressure with a non-setting gel, this damps the cabinet walls and converts higher frequency vibrations into heat. The cast aluminium base of the Concept 500 is designed without large flat areas or additional adornments to discourage unwanted acoustic reflections.

Specifications

Crossover Frequency 2.5 kHz
Dimensions 1150 x 400 x 350 mm (45.3 x 15.7 x 14.8 in) cabinet
1175 x 400 x 375 mm (46.2 x 15.7 x 14.8 in) overall
Distortion (120 Hz - 20 kHz): 0.2 %
Frequency Response 41 Hz - 30 kHz
High Frequency Unit 1.1"
Minimum Impedance 3.7 Ω
Nominal Impedance 6 Ω
Recommended Power 25 - 200 W
Weight 42kg (92.6 lbs)

In The Box

  • 2 x Concept 500 Floorstanding Speakers
  • 2 x Jumpers
  • 2 x Cleaning Cloths
  • 8 x Ball End Feet
  • 8 x Spike Feet
  • 2 x Two Part Foam Bungs
  • 1 x Owners Manual

Concept 500 Brochure

Concept 500 Whitepaper

Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

P2P CABINET BRACING
internally reinforcing the cabinet to avoid unwanted low frequency panel vibrations
GELCORE CABINET WALLS
consisting of three separate layers of non-setting gel dampening higher frequency vibration into heat.
HPE PRESSURE EQUALISERS
Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers balance out unwanted pressure gradients.
FINISH
Italian real-wood veneer used sparingly create a cabinet that is visually light and clean.
Crossover Frequency
2.5 kHz
Weight
42kg (92.6 lbs)
P2P CABINET BRACING
internally reinforcing the cabinet to avoid unwanted low frequency panel vibrations
GELCORE CABINET WALLS
consisting of three separate layers of non-setting gel dampening higher frequency vibration into heat.
HPE PRESSURE EQUALISERS
Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers balance out unwanted pressure gradients.
FINISH
Italian real-wood veneer used sparingly create a cabinet that is visually light and clean.
Crossover Frequency
2.5 kHz
Weight
42kg (92.6 lbs)
Expert Insightdown arrow

Expert Insight

Line Circle

"The sum-up is pretty simple: the Concept 500s are nothing short of sensational value for money, and capable not only of revealing exactly what your system is doing, but also embarrassing some pricier rivals.”"

Expert Img
Hi-Fi News
Review
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