There are three full-size new Q floorstanders to choose from, each sharing the same audiophile-grade technology in the same basic configuration: a new generation Uni-Q MF/HF array paired with a long-throw bass driver of equal size, and two matching ABRs.
The difference is the size of the drivers: 130mm (5.25in.) diameter in the Q500, 165mm (6.5in.) in the intermediate Q700 and a class-beating 200mm (8in.) in the flagship of the range, the magisterial Q900.
As front speakers in a home theatre system, these effortlessly assertive performers are capable of flooding the room with an intricate and intensely physical soundstage.
As a viewer, you notice the striking clarity of the vocals and fluidly articulate midrange response.With massive bass extension heightening the drama and flawless 3-D imaging that faithfully tracks the action on screen, the illusion of being there is phenomenal.
All you have to do is decide which model is best for you, bearing in mind the size of the space and your personal listening preferences.
Q500 Design Two and a half-way bass reflex Drive units 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium Uni-Q 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome HF 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium LF 2 x 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium ABR Frequency response ±3dB 40Hz - 40kHz Crossover frequency 2.5kHz Amplifier requirements 15 - 130W Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 87dB Maximum output (SPL) 110dB Impedance 8ohms Weight 15kg (33.1lbs) Dimensions 870 x 180 x 272 mm (H x W x D) (34.3 x 7.1 x 10.7 in.) Dimensions with plinth 917 x 295 x 312 mm (H x W x D) (36.1 x 11.6 x 12.3 in.)