Q Acoustics' new flagship Concept 500 loudspeaker

Having recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, Q Acoustics has announced its latest flagship floorstander from its Concept series. The Concept 500 is a new speaker design with a Dual Gelcore construction to all sides, where three layers of MDF are separated by thin layers of gel that remains as a viscous liquid and turns cabinet vibration into heat.
The floorstander utilises refined versions of its existing 28mm fabric dome tweeter and 165mm mid/bass drivers, while bass extension is aided by a large bass port at the back. The contemporary style of the Concept 500 keeps some house design features from its award-winning Concept 20 and 40 models (HFC 372 & 404 respectively), but combines this with some new aspects. The most notable of these is the cabinet, which is predominantly finished in a choice of black or white high-gloss lacquer with a rose wood or light oak wood veneer around the rear, as well as the stylish aluminium plinth. Expected to cost £3,599 per pair, it will be on sale later this month. Click here for more.