Q Acoustics Q Active 400 audiophile loudspeakers

£2,299.00

Q Acoustics Q Active 400

Q Acoustics has designed the Q Active range from the ground up, with the express intent of delivering an uncompromised, versatile high-resolution system that can play music from any source – TV, network music streamer, smartphone, laptop, and even a turntable.

A compact central Control Hub configured either for Google “Chromecast built-in” or Amazon “Works with Alexa” (coming 2021) is supplied with each pair of speakers, which allows users to connect to a variety of wired and wireless sources. The Hub can be connected to your home network using ethernet or wi-fi.

SKU: q-acoustics-q-active-200-1 Category: Tags: , , ,
GTIN: 5036694047569
Brand: Q Acoustics
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Description

Q Acoustics Q Active 400

The Q Acoustics Q Active 400 is a superb audiophile active floorstanding loudspeaker which offers incredible performance for the money.

Expect The Exceptional

An entire high-resolution wireless audio system, delivering uncompromised hi-fi sound that fits conveniently and seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Key Features

  • High fidelity sound with true wireless connectivity from multiple streaming services: Apple AirPlay 2, Roon, Spotify and plenty more gives access to a planet’s-worth of music.
  • Integrate your TV, turntable, games console and more into your wireless, music-streaming system.
  • Voice control – works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa (available early 2021) or Apple Siri for easy voice control.
Stunning High Resolution Sound

Audio can be described as ‘high resolution’ if it consists of a digital audio format of greater than the CD-standard 16bit/44.1kHz. Q Active can support wireless streaming with a maximum source resolution of 32bit/192kHz, whether from its control hub via a smartphone or tablet.

This means any source plugged into the hub will be converted to an information-rich 24bit/96kHz digital format before it’s streamed to the Q Active speakers, and the top tier of any high-resolution music streaming service will be streamed at this resolution too.

The result of all this painstaking and uncompromised engineering is extraordinary musical accuracy and amazing audio quality. Q Active delivers a sonic performance way beyond its price.

Active Amplification

In a traditional, passive audio system there is one amplifier. It drives two speakers, which will have a total of at least four drivers. In the Q Active system, each driver (there are three in each Q Active 200 speaker and four in each Q Active 400 speaker) is controlled by its own individual, specifically selected amplifier.

Using a total of six (or eight) discrete amplifiers, with a total of 280 (or 440) watts of power to drive the Q Active system means each individual driver receives its own carefully regulated amplification. As a result, Q Active is able to control each driver with accuracy and finesse which in short, means Q Active sounds bigger and more precise than you might think possible.

Dynamic Widescreen Sound

Q Active doesn’t look unique simply for the sake of it. Q Acoustics wanted Q Active to deliver a widescreen sound with no compromise in stereo focus or soundstage, and specified Balanced Mode Radiators (BMRs).

BMRs allow Q Active to deliver outstanding sound quality across your entire listening area, rather than restricting it to the ‘sweet spot’ of more traditional driver arrangements. And, in addition to this widescreen presentation, BMRs deliver seamless midrange performance. Because they operate all the way down to 150Hz, where they hand over to Q Actives’ subwoofer driver, there is no midrange crossover distortion and, consequently, completely clean and uncoloured midrange performance.

Offsetting the BMRs in the Q Active cabinet serves a function, too. It allows for a degree of fine-tuning in your listening room, as it’s possible to position the BMRs to the inside or the outside of the cabinets.

Acoustics
Enclosure typeReflex (ported)
Full range driver2 x BMR 58mm (2.25in)
Subwoofer (high excursion)2 x 114mm (4.5in)
Crossover frequency150Hz
System frequency response (free boundary)35Hz to 20kHz (-6dB)
Power (per speaker)
Continuous power140W
Peak power440W
Power requirement
Voltage range100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Weight and dimensions
Un-boxed weight (per speaker)17.5kg
Dimensions (per speaker) H x W x D825 x 320 x 290mm (32.5 x 12.6 x 11.4in) incl. spikes & stabiliser
Wireless connectivity
Hi-Res Wireless Link frequency5.8GHz
Audio playback
Sample frequency96kHz
Bit depth24bits
Max Source Resolution32bit/192kHz

Additional information

Colour

Black, White

Brand

Q Acoustics

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