PRODUCT Q Acoustics M20
TYPE Bluetooth standmount loudspeakers
WEIGHT Powered speaker: 5.5kg Passive speaker 5.1kg:
DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 170 x 279 x 296mm
1x 22mm tweeter
1x 125mm mid/bass driver
Inputs: RCA; 3.5mm aux; USB-B; optical
Bluetooth 5.0; aptX HD/Low Latency; AAC
DISTRIBUTOR Armour Home
It is designed with a focus on versatility, the company describing it as a general-purpose system for: “music, movies and gaming”. That versatility begins with the compact design of the twin speakers, which are small enough to sit easily on a bookshelf, on either side of a TV or even on a desk alongside a computer. The build quality doesn’t reveal any obvious indications of compromise, with smart, matte-black cabinets, smoothly curved corners and sturdy and rigid construction that uses Q Acoustics’ proprietary ‘point-to-point’ bracing in order to reduce vibration and distortion.
Each speaker includes a 22mm decoupled tweeter, 125mm midrange driver and a passive bass radiator, providing a claimed 65W output (per cabinet) and frequency response of 55Hz-22kHz. The entire system is controlled and driven by the primary, powered speaker, which houses the 130W amp and provides pass-through power for its matching passive partner. The power cable provided for the primary speaker is 1.8m, while the one that connects to the passive speaker is 4m. One nice touch is the switch on the back of the primary cabinet that lets you assign it to either the left or right stereo channel, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding a convenient power socket when setting up. There’s an EQ switch as well, which lets you adjust the bass output depending on whether placement is close to a wall, in a corner or in a free-standing position on a desk or using the optional stands (£160). And, mindful of that 55Hz low-end, there’s additionally a rather handy subwoofer output.
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