Q Acoustics Concept 40 Floorstanding Speakers
Q Acoustics Concept 40 is Q Acoustics’ flagship floorstanding speaker. It is the newest addition of the acclaimed, award-winning Concept range and, like so many Q Acoustics models, delivers unparalleled sonic performance at its price. We firmly believe the Concept 40 sets new standards, even outperforming many speakers in higher price brackets.
In common with the Concept 20, its award-winning ‘little brother’, the new Concept 40’s extraordinary soundstage, dynamics and sheer musicality is achieved by incorporating its bespoke drive units into a ‘GelcoreTM Construction’ cabinet. This State-of-the-Art, ultra-low resonance and beautifully lacquered cabinet design allow the drive units to perform at their very impressive best.
The low distortion drive units incorporate powerful oversized magnets to ensure wide dynamics and ultra-fast transient response. The elegant tripod stand allows the Concept 40 to achieve perfect rigidity and floor contact which further enhances its performance.
Even the speaker’s attractive aluminium facia plate is not purely decorative. It’s part of an assembly which clamps a butyl rubber sheet to the front panel to reduce cabinet resonance still further.
Key to the superbly realistic sound is the cabinet design. Unlike any other floor-standing design, anywhere near this price point, the Concept 40 speakers use a unique cabinet isolation design. Effectively, the speaker offers a cabinet within a cabinet, separated by a special resonance cancelling compound called Gelcore. This construction style of cabinet massively reduces the resonance or ‘voice’ of the cabinet, meaning you get far less distortion. Proved to work by laser measurement, Q Acoustics Concept 40 simply sounds clearer, more natural and even presents a sonic challenge to more expensive speakers.
TWIN BASS DRIVERS FOR DYNAMIC RESPONSE
With twin 125mm bass cones, the Q Acoustics Concept 40 40 provides deep, powerful bass. Large woofer magnets ensure that the bass is kept under firm control and gives these speakers a foot-tapping timing that you don’t always associate with larger speakers.
SMOOTH TREBLE RESPONSE
Matching up to such an impressive cabinet is no easy feat, but the drive units don’t let the side down. The soft dome tweeter has a smooth and refined sound that, although detailed, never becomes harsh. The tweeter unit is also decoupled from the rest of the cabinet, meaning that it isn’t affected by vibration from the bass woofer units – yet another impressive piece of engineering.
DYNAMICALLY BALANCED PLINTH
For maximum stability and isolation, the Concept 40 speakers come with dynamically balanced, tripod plinths. Three adjustable floor spikes keep the speaker level and stable on any floor surface, whilst also presenting the minimum contact possible with the floor. This not only ensures the speaker is stable but also minimises floor vibrations from affecting the sound purity.
Big enough to fill a medium to a large room with sound but compact enough not to overwhelm it, the Concept 40s are beautifully discreet speakers. With their rounded corners, they further soften their visual impact in your home. Choose between gloss white or gloss black for the perfect match.
With the rare talent of combining a powerful sound with an open and natural balance, the Q Acoustic Concept 40 speakers could well be the finest speakers in their class.
Speaker Specifications of the Q Acoustics Concept 40
- Enclosure type: 2-way reflex with double woofer
- Bass Unit: 2 x 125mm
- Treble Unit: 25mm
- Frequency Response: 53Hz – 22kHz
- Nominal Impedance: 8ohm
- Minimum Impedance: 4ohm
- Sensitivity: 90dB
- Recommended Power: 25 – 150w
- Crossover Frequency: 2.3kHz
- Dimensions H/D/W mm: 972 x 170 x 288
- Weight: 18.5kg
- Sold in: Pairs
- Warranty: 1 Year