Described as the best speakers under $10,000 today, Q Acoustics’ Concept 500 speakers are set to go on sale in Australia at up to $1,262 cheaper than in the UK.
The speakers will have a recommended retail price in Australia of $5,499 and be distributed through Melbourne-based Indi Imports.
British AV retailer SevenOaks has the same speakers retailing for, three thousand nine hundred and 50 pounds or A$6,761 when converted.
The speakers, which have been praised by several leading reviewers, are set to take on the likes of the Dali Rubicon 8 which retails for $9,495 in Australia.
A 3-driver floorstanding bass reflex loudspeaker, each Q Acoustics Concept 500 Speaker packs a 28mm tweeter and two 165mm, rear-mounted mid-bass drivers.
It also features uncommonly large bass/mid voice coils that are 35mm wide and a frequency driver that is completely isolated from the cabinet.
Q Acoustics engineers have even fitted extra bracing to cabinet areas affected by low-end frequency panel resonance while unwanted pressure gradients are eased by a set of specially designed Helmholtz Pressure Equalisers.
The speakers which have been praised by several leading reviewers are set to take on the likes of the Dali Rubicon 8 which retails for $9,495 in Australia.
“The price that we have been able to deliver these speakers for in Australia make these the cheapest Q Acoustic 500 speakers in the world today. We anticipate having stock shortly”.
Indi Imports which is directly linked with Rio Sound & Vision secured the rights to the Q Acoustic brand three months ago.
Also set to stock these speakers is the Sydney based Lifestyle store.
According to Vinod Christie a director at the Lifestyle Store the build quality of these speakers is “excellent”.
“When we saw the speakers at the recent Munich Hi Fi Show we were impressed. The pricing is excellent and we believe that the design, build quality and the price will drive consumers to the Q Acoustics brand especially those looking for a sub $10K pair of speakers”.
Len Wallis at Len Wallis Audio said, “There is a lot of opportunity for these speakers as they are being sold cheaper than the Country of Origin”.
When asked about the overall sale of speakers in the sub $10,000 market, Wallis said that they were currently selling more Bowers & Wilkins speakers that start at $7K than they were sub $1,000 speakers.
“There is demand for quality speakers and I believe that the market for this type of speaker is growing.