Final 12 months, Q Acoustics launched its first-ever active loudspeakers – the Q Active 200. Now, the British audio specialist is following up the launch of these standmounters with the Q Energetic 400 floorstanders.
Like their child brethren, the Q Energetic 400 are designed to perform as an all-in-one system that may play music from any supply – TV, music streaming service, smartphone, laptop computer, and even a record player.
Whereas each audio system share the identical BMR (Steadiness Mode Radiator) drive unit association for huge dispersion, the floorstanders add two rear-firing 4.5in subwoofers: one subwoofer on the prime of the cupboard, one on the backside. Q Acoustics claims this association “neutralises the cupboard’s inside standing waves, which in flip reduces undesirable resonance for a cleaner, tighter bass sound”.
To that finish, the audio system additionally pack in two additional amplifiers (making a complete of eight) and get a hike in energy output to 440W.
Just like the Energetic 200, you’ll be able to select a Management Hub configured both for Google “Chromecast built-in” or Amazon “Works with Alexa” to accomplice along with your audio system. The Hub connects to your house community through wi-fi or ethernet. There’s additionally assist for Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, Roon and Spotify Connect.
With reference to streaming, the Q Actives assist all standard music streaming providers resembling Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify and Tidal. You’ll be able to play and management music straight from every platform’s native app.
For wired sources, the Management Hub presents an HDMI ARC enter, an optical digital enter, an analogue enter, and a subwoofer output. The Hub hyperlinks to the Q Energetic audio system wirelessly and helps hi-res audio as much as 32-bit/192kHz (though all incoming audio is transformed to 24-bit/96kHz).
Q Acoustic’s wi-fi design means the Management Hub will be positioned out of sight behind a TV, in a cabinet, or on a rack. A distant management can also be included with every Hub.
The Q Energetic 400 with Google Forged is obtainable now from the corporate’s website, priced £2299 ($2999, round AU$4200). The “Works with Alexa” fashions shall be accessible later within the 12 months.
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