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Q Acoustics Media 4 HiFi Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer

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The Media 4 sound bar is a high performance active speaker, designed to deliver high fidelity music and audio from a TV, set top box, tablets and smartphones. It produces extraordinarily wide sound dispersion which not only creates clear room filling sound, but means every listener will enjoy the same outstanding sound wherever they sit in the room.

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Media 4 Soundbar

The Q Acoustics Media 4 (M4) Sound bar with built-in subwoofer and Bluetooth.

The Q Acoustics Media 4 sound bar is a high performance active speaker, designed to deliver high fidelity music and high quality audio from a TV, set top box, tablets and smartphones.

The Q Acoustics Media 4 sound bar features advanced ‘BMR’ (Balanced Mode Radiator) speaker drive units, which produce extraordinarily wide sound dispersion. This not only creates clear room filling sound, but also means every listener will enjoy the same outstanding sound quality wherever they sit in the listening room.

The Media 4 sound bars real bass is created by its acoustically matched, built-in, high performance subwoofer. You will enjoy a genuine ‘cinema’ audio experience with the Media 4 soundbar, compared with using your TV speakers alone.

Naturally, because the Q Media 4 is a ‘Hi-Fi’ Soundbar, it is designed to play music and movies with equal accomplishment.

Built-In Subwoofer

With both analogue and optical inputs, the unit is in reality a complete one-box, standalone hi-fi system in its own right. It can also be used with a variety of other entertainment sources such as streaming services like Spotify, CD players, portable music players, computers and internet radio.

The M4’s slim design and built-in subwoofer obviously overcomes the need for a separate subwoofer box and extra cables. When wall-mounted, using the included wall bracket, the distinctive flared shape of the M4 allows sufficient clearance behind the unit for the cable entry.

BMR

The Media 4 Soundbar uses ‘BMR’ loudspeaker drive units. These not only deliver outstanding sonic performance, but also disperse the sound across an exceptionally wide area. This means, wherever you sit in your room, you’ll still enjoy the full hi-fi or home cinema experience. The diagram below shows exactly how the BMR drive units deliver its amazing performance no matter where you sit. Q Acoustics provides true audio with no added effects or digital signal processing to degrade the sound.

Ease Of Use

Using the Q M4 soundbar could not be easier. Simply plug it in, connect it to the source and it’s ready to use. The M4 comes with a small five button IR remote control; however the soundbar can also be operated by the remote controls which come with ‘Sky’ and ‘Virgin’ set-top boxes.

This means fewer remotes to worry about, whilst still being in complete control. Better still, to save power, if the soundbar is not been used for 20 minutes, it automatically goes into standby, Therefore you do not have to worry about switching it off after every time that you use it.

Television and Movies

When you think about a soundbar you generally think it is to be used with a television. However, the Media 4 soundbar is perfect whether you simply want to enhance your normal TV sound, enjoy great music or if you simply want to be fully immersed in a movie you’re watching. It brings a new level of enjoyment to your TV and movie watching. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it before.

Enjoy Your Music

There are simply so many ways you can enjoy your music on the new Q M4 soundbar. Whether you connect your CD player with analogue interconnect cables or wirelessly stream to it using the Bluetooth technology, you can listen to your music in true high-quality sound. When you’re entertaining, why not stream straight from your Spotify account on your smartphone? Whatever your source, you’re going to love listening to your new ‘M4’.

Enhance Your Gaming Experience

Connecting the Q M4 soundbar to your games console will truly enhance your experience. Whether you play online, with a friend, or simply on your own, you’ll almost feel like you are in the game. The soundbar can be connected to the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and other similar consoles to deliver a fantastic gaming experience.

What Can The Soundbar Be Connected To?

The digital optical and analogue inputs of the Q Acoustics Media 4 (Q M4) soundbar mean it can be connected to a wide range of entertainment sources; from your television, Sky or Virgin box, CD, DVD or Blu-ray player, all the way through to your smartphone, tablet, portable music player, computer or internet radio. The unit is also Bluetooth compatible (using aptX Lossless for audio streaming). This wireless connection can sync to almost any Bluetooth compatible audio device and can remember up to eight pairings. So when friends or family come over, a previously paired ‘guest’ music player can get connected in just seconds.

Can I Pair More Than One Bluetooth Device?

The unit is also Bluetooth compatible using aptX lossless Bluetooth for audio streaming. This wireless connection can sync to almost any Bluetooth compatible audio device. The M4 can remember up to eight pairings, so when friends or family come over, a ‘guest’ music player can get connected in seconds. The aptX Bluetooth we use is V4.0 but is compatible with older devices and will work with most V3.0, V2.1, V2.0 even V1.2 devices.

The unit can have up to eight Bluetooth devices in its pairing list. When you pair with the 9th device the details of the first device will be lost. Once the unit is connected with a device, it will automatically stop searching for other devices. To connect to another device, either disconnect the currently connected source on the device itself, or press the Bluetooth Pair button on the rear panel of the unit.

What is NFC Connectivity?

NFC stands for ‘Near Field Communication’. This allows you to link any NFC enabled device to the soundbar by simply touching your device to the ‘pairing’ point on the top of the soundbar as shown in the diagram below. Once you've connected via NFC you can stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to the soundbar within a certain range.

Where to Place My Soundbar

The great thing about the Media 4 soundbar is that it can be placed nearly anywhere you wish. The three usual areas are: (a) on your TV stand, where its slim depth will allow it to fit on or into the many different TV stands. (b) wall mounted, to leave your home virtually clutter free and (c) placed on any other piece of furniture from a bookshelf to table. As the soundbar has so many outstanding features, it doesn’t just have to be used with your television and, as a result looks, great anywhere in your home.

Specifications

Media 4 HiFi Soundbar Specifications:

  • Power Output: 100W (2 x 25W + 50W)
  • BMR 65mm x 65mm LR Drivers
  • Twin Coil 100mm x 150mm Subwoofer
  • V4.0 Class 2 Device Bluetooth Specification
  • 6ms Latency
  • 16-bit Stereo Audio Sample Rate
  • Dimensions H/D/W (Inches): 3.54 x 5.59 x 39.37
  • Due to energy regulations the soundbar will automatically enter standby mode after 20 minutes of non-use.

What's in the box

1 x Q M4 Hi-Fi Soundbar

1 x Lithium Battery (3V, CR2025)

1 x Remote Control

1 x AC Power Cable

3 x Anti-Vibration Feet

1 x RCA Phono Lead 2M

1 x 3.5mm Jack Lead 2M

1 x Optical Lead 2M

1 x Wall Mounting Plate

6 x Screws

1 x User Manual

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Customer Reviews (5)

Amazing Sound Quality, Amazing Value. HIGHLY RecommendedReview by Ben H
I was looking for a high quality soundbar as a dual purpose unit for both HiFi music listening and home theater. This came highly reviewed, and I was not disappointed at all. In fact, I have been amazed and blown away by the soundbar.

Build quality is simple and sturdy. Wall mounting plate is perfect; I mounted the bar right underneath my wall-mounted home theater screen in my living room. It sits neatly under the screen and takes up very little space.

Connectivity-- I use an AptX bluetooth transmitter to send analog output from my turntable/amp on the other side of the room- near lossless audio quality and it sounds FAR better than the floor standing speakers I had used previously. You could get perfect audio quality if you connect your amplifier directly to the soundbar, but I can't for space reasons. The AptX bluetooth connection is perfect- I can also cast music to it from my computer, iPhone, basically anything.

Theater-- Amazing bass for action movies and crystal clear dialogue. This unit easily fills our living room with sound and makes for an immersive theatrical experience.

Sound quality-- The dynamic range on this unit is amazing. It retains high complexity even at low volumes. At high volumes I can hear every range of the frequency spectrum very clearly. I was amazed at how powerful the built-in subwoofer is. The low end projection of bass guitar, bass drum, and toms in my favorite records is just incredible. For my room, I would absolutely not need to add a subwoofer with this unit. Mid-range is extremely punchy and tight. The high end also shines through clearly without being too aggressive or tinny.

I really do love this soundbar. I will add a few small complaints just so you believe that I'm a real consumer. The remote as fairly small, cheap, and flimsy. It performs the necessary functions, but adjusting volume is one place where the design could be improved. There is no graphical, visual, or any indicator that tells you how high/low the volume output of the unit is, so when you switch from sources with drastically different input levels you will have to do a bit of manual adjustment each time. There is no way to save volume settings for different channels. One other design flaw here is that the "bluetooth pairing" button is on the back of the unit. I think it would have been pretty easy to add a similar button to the remote so I could switch between devices without having to access the back of the unit each time.

Again, small complaints on a product that I am EXTREMELY pleased with. The price is extremely reasonable for such value. Q Acoustics now has my attention for other audio products I might need in the future. (Posted on 3/25/2017)
good sound but a few issuesReview by svald
The soundbar was shipped and arrived quickly. The sound is great. Things that I don't like are: We can't sync the audio with the tv visual. The remote control has a very narrow range so if sitting even slightly to the side will not work. (Posted on 3/19/2017)
Stealth Bomber BruteReview by psyclops
Sonos Playbar sat in my online cart (bought, paid for, subsequently canceled) after impressive in-store demo. Purchase got derailed upon chance discovery of the M4 reviews. The more I read up on the Sonos, the less I wanted any part of it. Really didn't wish to be bothered with a time-consuming, ambient setup + the extra, added headache of dealing with yet another godawful remote-app. The M4 sounded like the Anti-Sonos. The recurrent, murky dialogue problem from movies & broadcasts has so far eluded me with every iteration of sound bar or surround-sound setup I could compile (within a reasonable budget); a futile, disappointing waste of money & effort. The M4 pro reviews were so across-the-board consistent in their enthusiasm, I determined to take a risk without benefit of even hearing the device and aggressively pressed the buy button. Simply put, the best audio decision ever made. Right out of the gate, the M4 delivered in a big way with an effortless, heavy lift of a typical BBC/PBS 'Sherlock' episode with all Cumberbatch mumblings & voiceovers gloriously up front with sound effects & music properly nuanced and balanced exactly as they should be. Dismiss the unnoticeable caveats regarding the remote's volume increments & lack of Dolby, DTS, etc (though an an added HDMI input does make my head spin). This is Sound the way it should sound: immersive indeed. The "old school" design could conceivably be off-putting to fashion-followers out there with its Brutalist look which really does bring to mind the original Stealth Bomber, but no doubt like its doppelganger, built to last. (Posted on 1/10/2017)
This thing rocks!Review by Kyle
Everything about this speaker is a class act - from the packaging, to the product, to the sound it produces.

I bought this unit to replace a Samsung sound bar that died about a year after I purchased it from Costco. I had read some good things about the Q Acoustics products but didn't know what to expect. After a week or use, I couldn't be happier.

Even before hearing the sound, the quality of this product is apparent. It's a much more substantial speaker than the Samsung it replaced. The sound quality can't even really be compared. It's that much better.

The speaker comes with both an analog and digital cables, a remote and a mounting bracket if you want to wall mount it, or 3 solid rubber dampeners if you're going to place it on a console of some sort.

I was easily able to pair my iPhone using Blue Tooth to play music straight from my phone in addition of the digital optical cable connection with my TV.

Highly recommended.

(Posted on 12/7/2016)
Best Soundbar - PeriodReview by Plates1
This is by far the best sound bar on the market. I've had a UK version of the product for several months and can't believe the audio quality. It fills a room regardless of where you put the device. You can be completely off axis from the device and hear virtually all the frequencies. This means that you don't need to sit in the "sweet spot" to get great audio - music or video. Enjoy!

BTW, I'm buying these as gifts as a wedding present for my son and a graduation gift for my other son. (Posted on 7/18/2016)

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