Q Acoustics 5020 Bookshelf Speakers
$799.00 per pair
Q Acoustics 5020 Bookshelf Speakers
- C3 Continuous Curved ConeTM design in the mid/bass driver ensures smoother high-frequency integration with the tweeter and superior bass dynamics.
- Sophisticated, clean and contemporary design with dark acrylic baffle motif mirrors the minimalist C3 Continuous Curved ConeTM profile.
- Available in four stylish finishes: Satin Black,Satin White, Santos Rosewood and Holme Oak.
- With a design taken from the Concept series but in a new housing, the high-frequency driver is fully hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated from the front baffle to protect from internal cabinet pressure and resonances from the mid/bass driver.
- Ground-up mid/bass driver design delivers increased power handling.
- Point-2-PointTM (P2P) internal bracing stiffens the cabinet to minimise lower frequency vibrations, while focusing stereo imaging and improving soundstage.
Ahead of the curve
The new 5000 series from Q Acoustics is a range of stereo and home cinema loudspeakers that will recalibrate your perceptions of how a speaker can look and sound. By embodying genuine and significant advancement in driver design, the game-changing C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ mid/bass driver elevates the 5000 series beyond any nominal rival. By incorporating the innovative cabinet technology first deployed in the company’s flagship Concept range, the 5000 series is as uncompromised on the inside as it is sophisticated and contemporary on the outside.
The new 5000 series of stereo and home cinema speakers from Q Acoustics sets a new benchmark in appearance and performance. By taking the class-leading cabinet construction technologies that help make the company’s acclaimed Concept range of loudspeakers so successful, and by introducing a wholly new, technologically innovative design in the hugely significant C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ mid/bass driver, Q Acoustics liberates flagship loudspeaker performance from an affordable and attainable range of loudspeakers
Sophisticated and contemporary design
The reductive nature of the C3 Continuous Curved Cone’s™ appearance is also reflected in the 5000 series minimalist design, with its sophisticated but contemporary lines leaning towards the elegant form of the latest Concept speaker series. The baffle fronts are laminated with a layer of butyl rubber and black acrylic trim, not only to provide a damping layer to suppress vibration occurring in the baffle, but to offer an eye-catching counterpoint to the cosmetically clean front presentation uninterrupted by any fixings.
All speaker models arrive in a choice of four modern but classic finishes that complement any living space, including the introduction of new stylish lighter wood finish. High-quality finishes include Satin Black, Satin White, Santos Rosewood and Holme Oak.
Alongside significant advancement in driver design, the 5000 series also inherits innovative cabinet
and acoustic technology from the company's flagship Concept range.
C3 Continuous Curved Cone™
A genuine advancement in elements of mid/bass driver design, the C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ profile is the result of extensive research and expert engineering to combine the bass performance benefits of a traditional straight conic cone with the high/mid-range frequency control of a flared cone.
By creating a single, smooth, continuous curve profile, the advantages are clear. Its excellent dispersion, alongside its well-controlled frequency response and reduced harmonic distortion, enables smoother integration with the tweeter. Deep bass dynamics are also superior, with this and tighter, damped low-end sound allowing more flexibility in in placement of speakers near the wall boundaries of the listening room.
Mid/bass driver design
At the heart of the ground-up mid/bass driver design is the C3 Continuous Curved Cone™. The cone’s geometry requires good motor strength for optimal performance. Substantial magnets are coupled to large voice coils to increase motor strength - the result is a 50% increase in power handling and control over a comparable driver with 25.4 mm voice coil. The result is an improvement in the dynamic range of the speaker, especially in the bass region.
High-frequency driver design
Based on the tweeter design principle found in the newest Concept series, the high frequency driver unit is hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated (floating) from the baffle to prevent internal pressure modulations from within the cabinet and adjacent mid/bass driver. The inner chamber is also carefully vented for lower distortion, with a lower crossover point for seamless integration through the crossover region.
"The Q Acoustics 5020 are very well-balanced speakers that veer tonally slightly on the warm side with great resolution, good dynamics and a wide soundstage...They also pair well with a wide variety of amplifiers and won’t embarrass themselves as you upgrade electronics down the line. In a highly competitive market segment with many alternatives, this makes them pretty special and puts then in a very select group. Outstanding."A British Audiophile, Outstanding Award
"Both a talented speaker in its own right and an intriguing taster of what is to come. The 5020 is right up at the top of the tree for £600 standmounts; an even handed, articulate, room friendly little box of fun in the great Q Acoustics tradition… The 5020 might be glimpse of the future but, in the here and now, it’s a tremendous new arrival and an indisputable Best Buy. "AVForums, Best Buy Award
"Across a wide selection of voices and instruments, the 5020 sounds unforced and believable...The result is that Q Acoustics ‘completes’ its range in fine style...That clever new mid/bass driver points to some interesting further developments to come as well. The company might now have an offering for every terrestrial price point, but it feels like it’s just getting started."Hi-Fi Choice, 5 Stars, Recommended Award
"When you consider the build quality, sonic performance, and value for the money from a brand that is really creating some of the best affordable loudspeakers in the world right now — the Q Acoustics 5020 are a very wise long-term choice."ecoustics
"…the 5020’s sound feels like a cohesive whole...this is another zinger from Q Acoustics: a great-looking and musically entertaining speaker."Trusted Reviews, 5 Stars, Highly Recommended Award
"For anyone looking to upgrade from entry-level standmount or bookshelf speakers, the Q Acoustic’s 5000 Series is a bargain. There’s a lot of bang for your buck with these new speakers and I look forward to hearing how the floorstanding 5040 speakers perform. Highly Recommended."Forbes
"The separation of the instruments, especially in the mid -range and upper bass, is spectacular…that’s the thing with this speaker, you really start hearing things that you probably won’t hear on other speakers…the Q Acoustics 5020 is one of the better speakers I’ve heard…for near field listening this could be the end game speaker for some people…worth every penny."Cheap Audio Man
- Bass unit1 x 125 mm (5.0 in)
- Treble unit1 x 25 mm (1.0 in)
- Frequency response(-6dB) 53 Hz - 30 kHz
- Nominal impedance 6 Ω
- Minimum impedance 3.3 Ω
- Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1kHz)87.9 dB/w/m
- Recommended amplifier power25-100 W
- Crossover frequency 2.5 kHz
- Effective volume6.8 L
- Dimensions (per loudspeaker / HxWxD)284 x 180 x 293 mm (11.2 x 7.1 x 11.5 in)
- Weight (per loudspeaker) 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs)