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This CD is very heavy with bass output. This just happened to be the first CD I picked up. I really did not realize that my subwoofer was not on. They are that good. I had the receiver in the pure position, thus only the 3030i's were playing.

However, the bass wasn't the only great characteristic of this speaker.

The vocals, instruments, all came out sounding very even, IMHO.

I had another much more expensive speaker in this room that was not so great with male voices. To be specific, the Eagles "Hole in the World", from their live farewell tour album. With the 3030's the sound was perfect, with no shrill vocals. On other songs, the horns were also very clear and crisp.

These speakers compliment my 3090i center channel, which is also better than its size would indicate.
I have not read any professional reviews yet, but for me, it doesn't matter.

Thanks for your impressions.

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I had Concept 20 high-level paired with 2 REL T/Zero's which was quite good setup.
I had a long thought where do I want to land with my sound desire.
I knew that most likely I'll stay on streaming and flac's from NAS, no CD or turntable.
So NAD 758 with Dirac, BluOS, NAD amp and weak link were my speakers.
Decided for 500's as for the price dealer asked, they seamed to be best value I could get from them. I read a lot about them, they were called NEUTRAL which is what I was looking. I'm not very experienced here to give some PRO valuation in English.
They do impress me with the soundstage, clarity and instrument separation. When I listen to music and I know, the avr IS in stereo mode, still I have raised countless time to check is my center is off?
Sound comes on me as wall, speakers are not present! I know, that some people, to better enjoy their sound, close their eyes. I don't have to, even when I look directly to speaker my brain don't locate it in the wall of sound.
I feel same with my 3050s. I cant locate them
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I was on the waiting list for the 3030i speakers, and Q A notified me when they were available. I ordered them on the 5th of March, and they came in the following Monday. I have them hooked up to my Denon AVR-4300H and a Sony 800 CD player. The first CD I had on hand was Massive Attacks' "Heligoland". This CD is very heavy with bass output. This just happened to be the first CD I picked up. I really did not realize that my subwoofer was not on. They are that good. I had the receiver in the pure position, thus only the 3030i's were playing.

However, the bass wasn't the only great characteristic of this speaker. The vocals, instruments, all came out sounding very even, IMHO.
I had another much more expensive speaker in this room that was not so great with male voices. To be specific, the Eagles "Hole in the World", from their live farewell tour album. With the 3030's the sound was perfect, with no shrill vocals. On other songs, the horns were also very clear and crisp.
These speakers compliment my 3090i center channel, which is also better than its size would indicate.
I have not read any professional reviews yet, but for me, it doesn't matter.

These are in my media room, which is small at 12 x 15, with an 11' ceiling. My sub is a RSL speedwoofer 10s. It blends in well with the 3030i's, and I can only tell the sub is on when really low passages are playing. Still sounds like all of the sound is coming from the 3030is
I might add that I like the grill on, not off. I have the walnut finish, but later, I will get the black.
Next, I plan to swap them out in my living room, which is about 4500 sf. But that is much later, even though I am home 24/7.
Anyone else have these speakers?
I am also waiting for 3030i for my 3rd setup in my living room

I have a 11.2 cinema room with 3050s and 3010s and I like them for both movies and music.

3030i will be used just for stereo listening. But I read that Q Acoustics was planning to unveil new concept series 20/40 in Munich Hi-End Show on May, but you know show was cancelled because of CoronaVirus.

Concept 300 is out of my budget and I need bookshelf speakers. Do you have other suggestions? My budget is 700-800USD, maybe a little more.

Q Acoustics, please tell me how long should I wait for the new Concept Series?

Thanks.

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Concept 300 is out of my budget and I need bookshelf speakers. Do you have other suggestions? My budget is 700-800USD, maybe a little more.
I tested the Concept 20s against my LX16s and they were equally as good with the tiniest bit more detail in acoustic, classical, jazz and vocal music on the LX16s.

I'd look at the 35XTs which are now $800/pair vs a few months ago when they were $1200/pair.

For a stereo setup the black Cherrywood is stunning.

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Concept 300 is out of my budget and I need bookshelf speakers. Do you have other suggestions? My budget is 700-800USD, maybe a little more.
I tested the Concept 20s against my LX16s and they were equally as good with the tiniest bit more detail in acoustic, classical, jazz and vocal music on the LX16s.

I'd look at the 35XTs which are now $800/pair vs a few months ago when they were $1200/pair.

For a stereo setup the black Cherrywood is stunning.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_839M35...herrywood.html

I looked at those speakers. Looks good but I forgot to mention that my only option is white color because of WAF 🏻😋

I read a few reviews about 3030i and someone even told that it sounds better than 3050i 😱

Or maybe I should wait and see how more affordable concept series sounds 🙄
If it's not going to be more than 600-700$.

Any news about them?
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I looked at those speakers. Looks good but I forgot to mention that my only option is white color because of WAF 🏻😋

I read a few reviews about 3030i and someone even told that it sounds better than 3050i 😱

Or maybe I should wait and see how more affordable concept series sounds 🙄
If it's not going to be more than 600-700$.

Any news about them?
Concept 20s come in white.

Some others.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_970DBR...DBR62-Oak.html

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_265M16...oss-White.html

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_991Q35...350-White.html

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I looked at those speakers. Looks good but I forgot to mention that my only option is white color because of WAF 🏻😋

I read a few reviews about 3030i and someone even told that it sounds better than 3050i 😱

Or maybe I should wait and see how more affordable concept series sounds 🙄
If it's not going to be more than 600-700$.

Any news about them?
As you can see on link below, good old Concept 20 still included!
Or may-be it helps you to choose something else!
Best bookshelf speakers 2020: budget to premium
https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/h...shelf-speakers
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Thank you for your help.

I read complicated reviews about Kef and Elac but almost everyone likes Revel Concerta2 M16. it also took my attention. But I am very unfamiliar with the brand. I should listen first.

Old concept 20 has very good reviews. But new version is around the corner.

I think it's better to wait new concept series and listen to the Revel Concerta2 M16 after coronavirus ends.

I just sent email to Q Acoustics and asked about new concept series. Let's see if they reply me 🙄
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As you can see on link below, good old Concept 20 still included!
Or may-be it helps you to choose something else!
Best bookshelf speakers 2020: budget to premium
https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/h...shelf-speakers
Glad to see them mentioned as they are stellar speakers but, no, they don't need the expensive stands to sound great.

I have the stands under my LX16s though!

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Thank you for your help.

I read complicated reviews about Kef and Elac but almost everyone likes Revel Concerta2 M16. it also took my attention. But I am very unfamiliar with the brand. I should listen first.

Old concept 20 has very good reviews. But new version is around the corner.

I think it's better to wait new concept series and listen to the Revel Concerta2 M16 after coronavirus ends.

I just sent email to Q Acoustics and asked about new concept series. Let's see if they reply me 🙄
Revel is a highly respected brand designed using the latest in measurement techniques.

They have only been around since 1996.

https://www.harmanluxuryaudio.com/

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$399/pair 3030is are used as a reference speaker in this review of the $600/pair Elac Debut Reference DBR62.

The $650/pair B&W older 685S2 were also mentioned.

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/elac-de...-dbr62-review/
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Old concept 20 has very good reviews. But new version is around the corner.

I think it's better to wait new concept series and listen to the Revel Concerta2 M16 after coronavirus ends.

I just sent email to Q Acoustics and asked about new concept series. Let's see if they reply me 🙄
"Coronavirus" could easily last 1-2 years. You really ready to wait that long?

If they're marking down the C20 in advance of the new version being released, I'd jump all over that.

"New" versions usually = cosmetic changes, nothing radical. In QA's case, when they came out with the new "i" version of the 3020, main thing they did was give it a deeper (uglier, imo) cabinet to squeeze out maybe an extra 5Hz of mid-bass extension. The originals were already plenty good.
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"Coronavirus" could easily last 1-2 years. You really ready to wait that long?

If they're marking down the C20 in advance of the new version being released, I'd jump all over that.

"New" versions usually = cosmetic changes, nothing radical. In QA's case, when they came out with the new "i" version of the 3020, main thing they did was give it a deeper (uglier, imo) cabinet to squeeze out maybe an extra 5Hz of mid-bass extension. The originals were already plenty good.
@zorba do you think that QA may move to a bigger driver albeit 6.5 " or even a 6.75" since the 3030i's have the 6.5"? Been asking myself this very same question and I think that it is a good possibility, no? Such interesting times. Just curious as to your thoughts. As always, I highly value them.

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@zorba do you think that QA may move to a bigger driver albeit 6.5 " or even a 6.75" since the 3030i's have the 6.5"? Been asking myself this very same question and I think that it is a good possibility, no? Such interesting times. Just curious as to your thoughts. As always, I highly value them.
I do wish they would! And definitely wish they'd come out with a center that has bigger woofers, that's for sure.
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Has anyone here purchased Q Acoustic's 3xxx series wall mounts and have your speakers on them now? If so, care to take some pictures and post? I'm considering wall-mounting my 3020i's.
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Has anyone compared Q3030i with Kanto YU4 or YU6? Which one is more neutral and laid back.

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Old concept 20 has very good reviews. But new version is around the corner.

I think it's better to wait new concept series and listen to the Revel Concerta2 M16 after coronavirus ends.

I just sent email to Q Acoustics and asked about new concept series. Let's see if they reply me 🙄
"Coronavirus" could easily last 1-2 years. You really ready to wait that long?

If they're marking down the C20 in advance of the new version being released, I'd jump all over that.

"New" versions usually = cosmetic changes, nothing radical. In QA's case, when they came out with the new "i" version of the 3020, main thing they did was give it a deeper (uglier, imo) cabinet to squeeze out maybe an extra 5Hz of mid-bass extension. The originals were already plenty good.
But if they already produced new version, (it should be so, coz they were going to unveil it on May) then they won't let them wait 1-2 year in warehouse.

Moreover I read that people want to spend more money on home entertainment products including speakers since everyone is stuck at home. So it maybe a good chance to sell their products.
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But if they already produced new version, (it should be so, coz they were going to unveil it on May) then they won't let them wait 1-2 year in warehouse.

Moreover I read that people want to spend more money on home entertainment products including speakers since everyone is stuck at home. So it maybe a good chance to sell their products.
Keep your fingers crossed! I notice that the original Concept 20s are still being sold at regular price on the QA website, $524/pr.

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But if they already produced new version, (it should be so, coz they were going to unveil it on May) then they won't let them wait 1-2 year in warehouse.

Moreover I read that people want to spend more money on home entertainment products including speakers since everyone is stuck at home. So it maybe a good chance to sell their products.
Keep your fingers crossed! I notice that the original Concept 20s are still being sold at regular price on the QA website, $524/pr.
Fingers are crossed 🙂

I really want to hear Revel Concerta m16 and maybe Kef ls50 but I am very happy with my QA and even if I like them, I think I will wait new concept 20 🙂 Actually I would have bought the old concept 20, but its grills look ugly and my wife never let it enter our living room 🙂

I have more than 20 under 1000$ speakers at home 🙂 So I am.not in a hurry 🙂

It's too bad I can't afford concept 300. So I need wait for the concept 20.
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I was hoping Q would have a sale considering the times we live in now. Anyone expect to see a sale soon?

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Memorial Day, so 10 days before the end of May.
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I had them but never hanged them. You can find some pics on amazon.co.uk in the ratings section:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustics-3...dp/B00TS7BZYG/
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I had them but never hanged them. You can find some pics on amazon.co.uk in the ratings section:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustics-3...dp/B00TS7BZYG/
Thanks. I didn't realize when I ordered the bracket that it's for one only. I'm going to return it. One bracket for $30 is too much. Doesn't even come with mounting hardware.
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Thanks. I didn't realize when I ordered the bracket that it's for one only. I'm going to return it. One bracket for $30 is too much. Doesn't even come with mounting hardware.
Indeed. The advantage is they are designed specifically for the speaker line with the bottom threaded hole. But you can probably fit it well enough using a generic cheaper wall mount too.

The no hardware is pretty annoying, I agree. Their reasoning is they don't know what sort of wall you're going to hang them on, which I don't find to be a very convincing argument.
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Getting curious about the 3030i.

Seems to be getting some pretty positive reviews, with good reports for bass performance for a stand mount.

I personally like their looks too.

Never heard any speakers from QA.

Maybe if they go on sale, I'll bite and give them a spin...

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No pro reviews for the 3030i bookshelf speaker yet. I did find an unboxing video on YouTube, though. Unfortunately, the video doesn't seem to play on this site. Oh well. So for now—[the 3030i] "bassy, hard-hitting yet beautifully poised sound from a compact, discreet cabinet." —QA

Their current bookshelf speaker line-up:
• Concept 300
• Concept 20
3030i
• 3020i
• 3020
• 3010i
• 3010

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Out of curiosity, does anyone own the Concept 20 and BBC LS3/5A, or a contemporary clone of a BBC speaker?
I'm curious how the Concept 20 compares with, say, a Harbeth P3ESR in your listening room—without a sub.

fyi...

Three recent reviews of the new 3030i:

1. CNET: [Edit] https://www.cnet.com/reviews/q-acoustics-3030i-review/

2. Hi-Fi Trends: http://hifitrends.com/2020/05/14/q-a...for-400-bucks/

3. Audiophiliac (S.G.):


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Not sure if these 3030i reviews have been posted:

I've read a couple of this guy's reviews and have enjoyed them. He posts a lot of measurements too:
https://thenextweb.com/plugged/2020/...and-adds-bass/

And one from SoundStage:
https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index...big-difference

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Getting curious about the 3030i.

Seems to be getting some pretty positive reviews, with good reports for bass performance for a stand mount.

I personally like their looks too.

Never heard any speakers from QA.

Maybe if they go on sale, I'll bite and give them a spin...

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They are pretty much the 3020i with more bass ... and with a boosted off-axis response -- you may like them, QA has a lot of fans.

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So I have the new Sonos Arc on pre-order because I want to have an Atmos capable system. Today, for some reason the SO says I can install front height / Atmos speakers.

My current speakers are:
Q Acoustics 3090ci (Center)
Q Acoustics 3020i (FL, FR)
SVS PB12-NSD (Sub.)


I'll be adding these for the front height / Atmos speakers:
Q Acoustics 3010i (FHL, FHR)



I will be using Q Acoustics's own 3000 series wall mounts to setup the 3010i speakers up near the ceiling and angling them downwards, facing the seating area.


I won't have rear surrounds. Will this still sound better than the Sonos Arc which is releasing soon?


Also, I have been thinking about replacing the FL / FR (3020i speakers) with 3010i so that everything is timber matched.
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So I have the new Sonos Arc on pre-order because I want to have an Atmos capable system. Today, for some reason the SO says I can install front height / Atmos speakers.

My current speakers are:
Q Acoustics 3090ci (Center)
Q Acoustics 3020i (FL, FR)
SVS PB12-NSD (Sub.)


I'll be adding these for the front height / Atmos speakers:
Q Acoustics 3010i (FHL, FHR)



I will be using Q Acoustics's own 3000 series wall mounts to setup the 3010i speakers up near the ceiling and angling them downwards, facing the seating area.


I won't have rear surrounds. Will this still sound better than the Sonos Arc which is releasing soon?


Also, I have been thinking about replacing the FL / FR (3020i speakers) with 3010i so that everything is timber matched.
I would be surprised if 11 small drivers stuffed into a 3.4" x 45" x 4.5" soundbar tube would sound as good or have as wide a soundstage as separate speakers with far larger drivers and located many feet apart.

As for swapping in 3010is to replace your 3020is I'm not sure that would be an "improvement" but easy enough to buy the 3010is you will use for height channels and A/B them with your 3020is and decide for yourself.

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