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Well the concept center is different from the 3090. From what I know, the 3090 has no improvements from last years model unlike the 3020i that did improve over last years 3020.
Where have you read that the 3090Ci has no improvements from the previous model? I'm not aware of any comparisons, professional or otherwise. Not saying you are wrong, just that I'm curious how you know there were no improvements.... where you may have read that.

I think the 3090ci is a little deeper than the previous model, so size-wise they aren't exactly the same. Whether they changed anything else, bracing or whatever, no idea. Although they did add better bracing for the 3020is, so logically they should have done it for the center too.
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I think the 3090ci is a little deeper than the previous model, so size-wise they aren't exactly the same. Whether they changed anything else, bracing or whatever, no idea. Although they did add better bracing for the 3020is, so logically they should have done it for the center too.
Yes they did some changes to it

The Q 3090Ci boasts twin 100mm (4”) and 22mm (0.9”) precision drivers delivering the ultimate cinematic experience. You will hear every precise detail; every note, every word at its very best. The Q 3090Ci incorporates the same technology used across the rest of the 3000i range including P2P bracing and brand new high frequency drivers ensuring it complements the rest of the series, perfectly.

It is also a little bigger and weighs more
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Yes they did some changes to it

The Q 3090Ci boasts twin 100mm (4”) and 22mm (0.9”) precision drivers delivering the ultimate cinematic experience. You will hear every precise detail; every note, every word at its very best. The Q 3090Ci incorporates the same technology used across the rest of the 3000i range including P2P bracing and brand new high frequency drivers ensuring it complements the rest of the series, perfectly.

It is also a little bigger and weighs more
I thought those are the exact same spec as LY model? They had twin 4" and that .9 LY as well I believe.
Maybe they did make a little bigger but I would have to see LY specs.
If so, it would make sense since they made the new 3020i cabinet 25% bigger and added to the weight

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Recent review of a 5.1 system from Fyne Audio is complimentary but makes these comments that should be of interest.

"Our only minor qualm with the package is the level of expression offered by the F300C and, to a lesser extent, the F300s. If they were any less than good this package would not have received a four-star review, but they just don’t match the excitement of their Award-winning cousins.

The centre speaker is where much of the action happens, and while vocals are still interesting and given depth of character, their presentation isn’t quite at the same level as the Q Acoustics 3050i 5.1 Cinema Pack."


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Is there anywhere to see the Q speakers in a showroom within the US or more specifically NYC?

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Is there anywhere to see the Q speakers in a showroom within the US or more specifically NYC?
No list of US dealers on their US site unfortunately.

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Yet another 5.1 system review from WhatHiFi referencing the Q Acoustics center.

"In fact, the only reason this package is not outright class-leaders is due to Q Acoustics’s ridiculously good centre speaker.

The Spektor Vokal is by no means lacking for expression, but Q Acoustics simply knocks it out the park. Given so much dialogue is focused here, it’s centre speaker’s role is vitally important, and the added dynamic control from Dali’s main rival moves it ahead in the pecking order."


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Is there anywhere to see the Q speakers in a showroom within the US or more specifically NYC?
Is there a QA showroom in Atlanta?

Here's another review of the 3020i: https://avmania.e15.cz/q-acoustics-3...eprobedny-test

Iffy for desktop use, it seems. A few measurements for the 3020i are located under the subhead Měříme...10-200 Hz region is influenced by the room's acoustics, according to this review.
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Is there a QA showroom in Atlanta?

Here's another review of the 3020i: https://avmania.e15.cz/q-acoustics-3...eprobedny-test

Iffy for desktop use, it seems. A few measurements for the 3020i are located under the subhead Měříme...10-200 Hz region is influenced by the room's acoustics, according to this review.
The dip at 2K Hz is a bit surprising. Expected a flatter response in that area.

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.
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The dip at 2K Hz is a bit surprising. Expected a flatter response in that area.

Great observation and interesting topic...

Paul McGowan (PS Audio) talks about the BBC dip/Nudell dip in this video at https://www.psaudio.com/askpaul/is-t...d-in-speakers/

It would be neat to hear from the designer. Karl-Heinz and team?
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The C20 has a bit of a dip between 1k to 5k, too, I think. I'll have to search for the source.
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Great observation and interesting topic...

Paul McGowan (PS Audio) talks about the BBC dip/Nudell dip in this video at https://www.psaudio.com/askpaul/is-t...d-in-speakers/

It would be neat to hear from the designer. Karl-Heinz and team?
Thanks for that link. Funny, but it almost sounds like he's saying that the crossover region is a mess, so in order to hear less of the mess, we attenuate those frequencies.

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.
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Is there a QA showroom in Atlanta?
I'm not aware of a showroom in the US.

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Thanks for that link. Funny, but it almost sounds like he's saying that the crossover region is a mess, so in order to hear less of the mess, we attenuate those frequencies.

On a related note, somewhere online there's a KEF LS50 white paper (product brief). The KEF LS50 white paper is a fun and informative read—and a bit of marketing, too. QA also created a white paper for the Concept 500.

You know, I've never heard any version of the well-documented BBC LS3/5A loudspeaker. Just out of curiosity, it would be fun to listen to the Concept 20 and 3020i and LS3/5A and LS50 in the same room.
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For those of you with 3050’s or 3050i’s, what are you driving them with?
I have Monoprice Hybrid tube 25w and tried the all tube 10w but it sounds harsh, like too much treble. I have a Yamaha R-N803 arriving next week but can’t help thinking about a used Rotel or maybe Rega Brio or Exposure. I like music from my Yamaha CX-A5100 with a Monoprice Monolith 7 and a pair of PSB T65’s, so I will probably like the 803 as well but....you know how it is I wonder what else I should consider...

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Hi guys,

i just bought the 3020 as LF/RF speakers and 3010 as surround speakers. Now i am thinking about center speaker, should i go with 3090C or 3090Ci? The price is quite similar, but i dont know if its good to pair 3000 line with 3000"i".



Thank you so much.
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i just bought the 3020 as LF/RF speakers and 3010 as surround speakers. Now i am thinking about center speaker, should i go with 3090C or 3090Ci? The price is quite similar, but i dont know if its good to pair 3000 line with 3000"i".



Thank you so much.
I'd definitely get the newer center.

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Thanks for answer. Is there any noticeable difference in colour and design of 3090ci and 3090c especially in graphite?
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i just bought the 3020 as LF/RF speakers and 3010 as surround speakers. Now i am thinking about center speaker, should i go with 3090C or 3090Ci? The price is quite similar, but i dont know if its good to pair 3000 line with 3000"i".
Definitely try the new one. Any "timbre" differences will be laughably microscopic, and hopefully the new tweeter/hardware on the "i" version will result in a better result than the original 3090C.

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Thanks for answer. Is there any noticeable difference in colour and design of 3090ci and 3090c especially in graphite?
Sorry, that is not a question I can answer definitively.

Images from the web; the first is the 3020, the second is the 3020i.



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Thank you guys, could you also recommend me a budget subwoofer for 15sqm room?
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Has anyone compared the highs on the 3050 vs the SVS Prime Towers ?...I’m currently auditioning the towers and looking to order the 3050’s for a direct comparison.

Most likely I’m sending back the towers but if the 3050 is considered bright, I won’t bother ordering them.

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Has anyone compared the highs on the 3050 vs the SVS Prime Towers ?...I’m currently auditioning the towers and looking to order the 3050’s for a direct comparison.

Most likely I’m sending back the towers but if the 3050 is considered bright, I won’t bother ordering them.
Although, I did not get to do a side by side comparison, I did listen to the SVS Prime towers while doing my purchase and ultimately preferred the QA 3050 to them- reasons being more WAF related than anything else.
I wouldn't be able to recall if one was brighter than the other - however, I work from home and listen to the QAs pretty much 8 hours non stop with no fatigue. Music ranges from Jazz to Rock to Metal to occasional hip hop and sometimes new age. I would say the QAs are probably not the best for Rock/Metal music, but for anything else - they are deliciously musical and non fatiguing. This is for both stereo as well as 5.1 SACD mixes.
My usage is 80/20 Music/HT. I listen at moderate levels with the occasional blasting. I wouldn't be surprised if you decide to keep the 3050s over the Primes.
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Although, I did not get to do a side by side comparison, I did listen to the SVS Prime towers while doing my purchase and ultimately preferred the QA 3050 to them- reasons being more WAF related than anything else.
I wouldn't be able to recall if one was brighter than the other - however, I work from home and listen to the QAs pretty much 8 hours non stop with no fatigue. Music ranges from Jazz to Rock to Metal to occasional hip hop and sometimes new age. I would say the QAs are probably not the best for Rock/Metal music, but for anything else - they are deliciously musical and non fatiguing. This is for both stereo as well as 5.1 SACD mixes.
My usage is 80/20 Music/HT. I listen at moderate levels with the occasional blasting. I wouldn't be surprised if you decide to keep the 3050s over the Primes.
Thanks for the input, we mostly have the same music taste (no metal, lol) (80/20 for music too)- And I work from home too.
I'm going to be adding a sub to them as well. Just looking for something that has detailed highs but not bright and with a decent low end until I get my sub

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Thanks for the input, we mostly have the same music taste (no metal, lol) (80/20 for music too)- And I work from home too.
I'm going to be adding a sub to them as well. Just looking for something that has detailed highs but not bright and with a decent low end until I get my sub
I love the QAs - don't think you will go wrong with them especially if you plan on many hours of listening. I also really liked the emotiva T1s - if you get a chance to give them a listen, you might find yourself in a tough spot. However, given the styling of the Emotivas vs the QAs are diametrically opposite - you could use that as a basis of making a decision. Besides that, the port bungs with with QAs also were a plus for me since I've placed them quite close to the back wall and let the sub take over for the bass....and it prevents my toddler from dumping stuff down the ports.
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I love the QAs - don't think you will go wrong with them especially if you plan on many hours of listening. I also really liked the emotiva T1s - if you get a chance to give them a listen, you might find yourself in a tough spot. However, given the styling of the Emotivas vs the QAs are diametrically opposite - you could use that as a basis of making a decision. Besides that, the port bungs with with QAs also were a plus for me since I've placed them quite close to the back wall and let the sub take over for the bass....and it prevents my toddler from dumping stuff down the ports.

Yes, the emotivas were in consideration but the 4 ohms is an issue with me and my entry level Denon (its a 2nd system that I'm putting together).

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Thanks for the links dbPlan. I would love to pickup the Marantz Ruby reference series but that is out of my price range. I will give the Yamaha R-N803 a try, it should arrive today, and keep an eye out for a deal on Arcam, Rotel or Marantz.

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Thank you guys, could you also recommend me a budget subwoofer for 15sqm room?
That works out to 160 sq/ft so not large.

In the States the choices are numerous but I'm guessing you are not in the States.

If in the EU consider BK Electronics or XTZ.

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That works out to 160 sq/ft so not large.

In the States the choices are numerous but I'm guessing you are not in the States.

If in the EU consider BK Electronics or XTZ.


Yes, i am from EU, so i will choose between xls200 and Gemini. Thanks! :-)
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