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.
Design Two and a half-way bass reflex
Drive Units 165mm (6.5in.) aluminium Uni-Q 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome HF 165mm (6.5in.) aluminium LF 2 x 165mm (6.5in.) aluminium ABR
Frequency response ±3dB 36Hz – 40kHz
Crossover frequency 2.5kHz
Amplifier requirements 15 – 150W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 89dB
Maximum output (SPL) 112dB
Weight 17.2kg (37.9lbs)
(H x W x D) 920 x 210 x 302 mm
(36.2 x 8.3 x 11.9 in.)
Dimensions with plinth
(H x W x D) 967 x 325 x 312 mm
(38.1 x 12.8 x 12.3 in.)