Founded in 2006, Q Acoustics quickly built a reputation for designing and manufacturing class-leading loudspeakers. Concept 500 is the culmination of Q Acoustics continual evolution and refinement resulting in what we believe is sonic perfection.
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.
"The sum-up is pretty simple: the Concept 500s are nothing short of sensational value for money, and capable not only of revealing exactly what your system is doing, but also embarrassing some pricier rivals.”"
Hi-Fi News, Outstanding Product Award
"…the Q Acoustics Concept 500 is special….I doubt that, once they've entered your listening room, they'll ever leave.”
"The Concept 500s prove Q Acoustics can compete at all levels. They’re superb speakers for the money."
What Hi-Fi?, 5 Stars
"“These glossy new speakers, selling at just under £4,000 a pair, sound like a £20,000 product...they sound five-star near perfect. The bass was juicy and rich, but not silly and overdone. Fleetwood Mac, in particular, sounded amazingly alive – close your eyes and you could almost believe they were playing in front of you. These are truly top-class speakers for a mid-market price”"
Financial Times, How To Spend It
"This is an outstanding speaker that shows an all-round depth of talent that would be impressive even if the price were considerably higher. Its ability to remain transparent so that you can simply get on with enjoying the music is something that Q Acoustics can be very proud of, as it redefines expectations at the price."
Hi-Fi Choice, 5 Stars, Recommended Award
"For the money, there are no better floorstanding speakers you can buy. In fact, you’d have to spend thousands more for any improvement – and even then you might only see improvement in certain areas."
Trusted Reviews, 5 Stars, Highly Recommended Award
"The Concept 500 sets an incredible benchmark at £4,000. This is also one of the most impressive demonstrations of applied technology I’ve seen in a while…Q Acoustics has built another speaker that is the new standard to beat."
AVForums, 10/10, Reference Status Award
"Mainstream speaker makers often struggle when they move upmarket, but not Q Acoustics. The Concept 500 is an audacious new floorstander employing highly optimised drivers and cabinet...This loudspeaker sounds refined way beyond its price, with a neutral yet musical performance."
EISA, Best Product
"…it’s frankly a life-changing experience hearing the soundstage on the 500s because it doesn’t come with the consequence of added piles of resonance on the music…It keeps pace with some of the best speakers I have heard well above the price point of the Concepts…It’s been a good while since I’ve been able to fall in love with a boxed speaker...when you take resonances very seriously and wrestle them into submission and what you get is the performance in the room…I love these speakers – phenomenal."
New Record Day
The Concept 500 is available in three stunning finishes to ensure that they fit perfectly into your listening environment. These finishes show Concept 500 minimalist form, the perfect seamless addition in busy design environments. Our dual finish Gloss Black / Rosewood, Gloss White / Light Oak and Silver / Ebony finishes use real Italian veneers at the rear giving an understated and effortlessly stylish nod to Concept 500’s high end speaker credentials.
Gloss Black & Rosewood
Gloss White & Light Oak
Gloss Silver & Ebony
Experience Our Best Speaker Yet
- 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 165 mm
- High Frequency Unit: 28mm
- Size HxWxD: 1150 x 400 x 350 mm/45.3 x 15.7 x 14.8″ Cabinet
- Size HxWxD: 1175 x 400 x 375 mm/46.2 x 15.7 x 14.8″ Overall
- Weight: 42kg / 92.6 lb
- 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 Foam Bungs
- 2 x Speaker Grilles
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Handling Gloves