Originally Posted by juveguy
what receivers do you recommend for the concept 40s?
I'm tempted to try out the concept 40s but the restocking fee is a deterrent.
I am testing the Concept 20's which are rated 2db less sensitive than the Concept 40's; I'm comparing them to LX16's which are rated by Martin Logan as being 4db more sensitive than the Concept 20's.
Using an SPL meter and pink noise I found the Concept 20's to actually deliver louder sound at a given volume level with pink noise of +2db so my conclusion is that either Martin Logan is very optimistic with their sensitivity numbers or Q Acoustics is very conservative.
In either case the Concept 20's are easy to drive and my 50 watt NAD7250PE has no problem whatsoever playing them to very loud levels so any amp of reasonable power, (50+ watts) should have no problem driving the 40's in a medium sized room in my opinion.
You mention their restocking fee which has come under some criticism here on AVS and they have now removed that and replaced it with a "30 day hassle free return" policy.
You are still responsible for paying the return shipping fee but there are some "catches" you should be aware of that make the "hassle free claim" not quite what it implies...but certainly better than you pay return shipping+15% restocking...at least on the face of it.
"In the event you are dissatisfied, please contact us via email ([email protected]) or phone (855-279-5070) within 30 days of receiving your item(s) to initiate a return. Our customer service department will issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number so that we can ensure proper tracking of your return.
Once we receive your RMA request, we will issue an email that includes RMA instructions regarding how and where to ship the returned item(s). Any returns shipped to us without an RMA number will be refused at time of delivery. Please check your spam/junk mail folder for the RMA email if you do not see it within one business day.
US: Customer must contact us within 30 days of delivery to request a return. Product must be in resalable condition. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
Canada: Customer must contact us within 30 days of delivery to request a return. Product must be in resalable condition. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment in the amount of your original purchase price for the returned product, less any shipping and handling charges. Refunds are usually reflected on your card account within 4 weeks of QAcoustics receipt of your return."
I've had the Concept 20's for a few weeks now and while only 40% broken in, had I purchased them, I would not consider returning them!
They are a great bang for buck speaker.
Of course I will be returning them when the loan from Q Acoustics extended to AVS members, (which only Zorba and I took them up on), is over as the LX16s were only purchased a few months back and I am happy with them also...plus they are paid for!
Had I not bought the LX16's to upgrade my secondary listening area, which is 2.1, I'd definitely have kept the Concept 20's.
I might keep the VERY nice Concept 20 speaker stands though and while expensive they seem to be worth ever penny of the suggested purchase price.
Sadly the 25% off offer on the Concept 40's is now gone.