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Concept 500 Floorstanding Speaker Pair- Black

Quick Overview

2017 - 2018 EISA Award Winner for Best Floorstanding Loudspeaker

The Concept 500 adopts some of the most advanced and innovative technologies to deliver pure audio excellence and a sensational sound stage.

Our Flagship Concept 500 speakers include professional home audio setup. Please see Full Description - Home Audio Service for additional information.

Gadget Review

"High-performance floor standing speakers combine design with a dynamic, lifelike and powerful sound." "You don’t often see speakers that look this sophisticated" "Q Acoustics’ attention to detail is pretty astounding"

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Full Description

Designed to appeal to discerning audiophiles, the Concept 500 achieves a perfect balance between art and science. It is a loudspeaker that is at once, stylish, contemporary, fine-sounding and astonishingly accurate. It couples low directivity with wide bandwidth, good sensitivity and sensible impedance. This makes the new Concept 500 both room-friendly and an easy load to drive, allowing amplifiers to deliver their best performance.

To create a stereo soundstage which gives as good an impression of width, depth and height as that found in a live performance requires high quality drive units, a well designed crossover and an accurately constructed cabinet. To achieve this, Q Acoustics formed a truly talented team with many years of experience in the design, engineering and manufacture of world-class loudspeakers. A combination that resulted in a state-of-the-art loudspeaker worthy of any high-end system.

Great care has been taken in both the design of the crossover and the selection of high grade components, to introduce virtually zero noise and distortion. The 4th-order Linkwitz-Riley topology
which gives an excellent response both on and off-axis.

High Frequency Driver:
Mechanically decoupled mounting which effectively isolates the HF driver and speaker cabinet from reciprocal vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted between them.

Cabinet Bracing:
A method, known as P2P™ (Point to Point) bracing, supports the parts of the cabinet that need to be stiffened to deal with low frequency panel vibrations.

Mid/Bass Drivers:
The Mid/Bass voice coil has an uncommonly large diameter of 35mm which allows increased ‘shove’ and higher power handling - as well as reducing compression.

Cabinet Walls:
Constructed in three separate layers and filled under pressure with a non-setting gel, this damps
the cabinet walls and converts higher frequency vibrations into heat.

Pressure Equalisers:
Tall loudspeakers tend to suffer from resonances caused by unwanted pressure gradients. Specially
designed Helmholtz Pressure Equalisers (HPE™) balance out these pressure irregularities.

Terminals and Rear:
Access Panel - The rear access panel has been constructed to maintain the integrity of the Dual Gelcore™ cabinet. The Concept 500 is equipped for bi-wiring or bi-amping with terminals which can accept bare wires, spades or 4 mm banana plugs.

Cabinet Plinth:
The cast aluminium base of the Concept 500 is designed without large flat areas or additional adornments to discourage unwanted acoustic reflections. The resulting elegant design is underpinned with a choice of carefully engineered feet to immovably couple the loudspeaker to any surface.

Concept 500 is the embodiment of elegant design, compatible with a contemporary living space and not specific to any particular style of interior. The appearance has been pared-back to be as clean looking as possible, with rear-mounted mid / bass drivers keeping the baffle uncluttered and embedded magnets securing the grille so no fixings are visible.

Gloss black or gloss white finishes have each been combined with Italian realwood veneer, chosen for its consistency in colour and pattern. The veneer is used sparingly in a subtle strip to create
a cabinet that is visually light and clean. The white gloss finish has been attractively paired with pale oak and the black gloss with deep rosewood. Multiple coats of lacquer have then been added to give a deep piano gloss finish.

Home Audio Service Includes:

  • Help to unpack and move speakers to desired location
  • Fine-tune the speakers to suit the listening environment
  • Connecting speakers and components to power source
  • Basic functionality walk through

We will contact you after your purchase to arrange the included home audio setup.

Please note, this service is not available in all areas.


Concept 500 Floorstanding Speaker Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 41 Hz - 30 kHz
  • Average Impedance: 6 Ω
  • Minimum Impedance: 3.7 Ω
  • Recommended Power: 25 - 200 W
  • Distortion (120 Hz - 20 kHz): 0.2 %
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
  • Mid Bass / Driver: 2 x 6.5"
  • High Frequency Unit: 1.1"
  • Size (WxHxD): 15.74" x 45.27" x 13.77"
  • Weight: 42 kg 92 lbs
  • Links are provided to adjust the high frequency: + or - 0.5 dB.

What's in the box

2 x Concept 500 Floorstanding Speakers

2 x Jumpers

2 x Cleaning Cloth

8 x Ball End Feet

8 x Spike Feet

2 x Two Part Foam Bung

1 x Owners Manual

Brochures & Manuals

Shipping Policy

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  • Domestic items ship within 24 business hours of a CLEARED payment.
  • Express shipping available.
  • Items weighing a pound and under will ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail.
  • Shipments may incur taxes upon delivery.
  • Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
  • Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
  • Attention: ground transit is on business days only and will not include weekends.

Customer Reviews (1)

One of the best at any priceReview by Kevin
There are about 10 reviews online in total, so I will not rehash what has already been said. I'm not sure I could add to the comments from AVFourms review that seems to match my experience almost exactly. Simply stated, it is very, very hard to find fault with these speakers. They do a great job filling my 13' x 18' custom built 2-channel audio room. I am historically a B&W 800-series guy. My buddy is a KEF Reference guy. We both really like these speakers. You have to spend some very serious money to "better" them. Nothing in their class comes close from what I have listened to. KEF is very forward in the vocals. B&W 800 d3 series - has extreme clarity across the midrange. Most speakers have a "voice" of sorts or can be described in such terms. The Concept 500's are very hard to describe like that - they simply will not call attention to themselves and are as clear a conduit to the recording as you will find. The imaging and soundstage leans towards the electrostatic side of things that detaches itself from the speakers - very deep. The bass is strong and reaches pipe organ-low without distortion. The cabinets are silent. I am trying to think of a speaker that is closest to them in terms of "sound" and I would say Vanderstein Trio's, maybe, but I don't have a lot of time with those to be sure. If you are looking for a very "honest" speaker that excels at nearly everything across music genres, then this a great choice. I can't think of a speaker I would recommend more in this price range. [System: Musical Fidelity M6500i fed by a Boarder Patrol SE DAC and Auralic streamer.] (Posted on 2/22/2018)

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