The Q Acoustics Concept 500 speaker has received a prestigious award from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).
Distributed in Australia by Indi Imports, the Concept 500 picked up EISA’s Floorstanding Loudspeaker 2017-2018 Award.
“Mainstream speaker makers often struggle when they move upmarket, but not Q Acoustics,” said EISA president Paul Miller.
“The Concept 500 is an audacious new floorstander employing highly optimised drivers and cabinet. This svelte new loudspeaker comes in a choice of white or black gloss, with contrasting real wood veneers. The special tweeter blends seamlessly with twin mid/bass drivers, which are set into the heavily braced, multi-layered gel-lined cabinet. This loudspeaker sounds refined way beyond its price, with a neutral yet musical performance,” Miller said.
Described by Q Acoustics as its “first high-end audiophile speaker”, the Concept 500 features two new low distortion 16.5cm mid/bass drive units, as well as a new 28mm soft-dome tweeter.
The company also highlighted new innovations such as Dual Gelcore cabinet walls and Point to Point (P2P) bracing for decreasing unwanted cabinet noise.
“We are incredibly proud to have won this prestigious award. At Q Acoustics, we constantly strive for excellence with all our products and the Concept 500 is a fabulous representation of this excellence. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team over a number of years,” said Q Acoustics managing director George Dexter.