Q Acoustics’ technologically advanced $599 M20 HD wireless music system is now available in two new sophisticated finishes. This powered speaker system arrives in a new matte white or vintage walnut veneer, joining the original matte black model. Matching optional speaker stands complete the set-up.
The M20 system features aptX HD Bluetooth connectivity for wireless “high-resolution” audio, and users can stream music from many music services such as Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Qobuz, and YouTube.
The Q Acoustics M20 HD wireless music system in black is available now at Crutchfield and Amazon. The white and walnut models will be available in the U.S. in April. For more info on the M20 HD music system, see below.
The following M20 HD press release is courtesy of Q Acoustics:
August 18 th 2021, UK – British audio specialist Q Acoustics today introduces the M20 HD wireless music system, the most powerful, immersive and convenient way to enjoy music, movies and gaming sound anywhere in the home. Designed to deliver stunning wireless high-resolution stereo audio, the flexible M20 harbours advanced driver technology, award-winning P2P™ (Point to Point) cabinet bracing and an elegant, classic design to create an affordable but class-leading wireless stereo experience.
Featuring aptX™ HD Bluetooth® connectivity for wireless streaming of high resolution-quality audio from devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and network streamers, users can hear their favourite tunes streamed from popular music services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Qobuz and YouTube. The versatile M20 can also deliver sounds from a games console, TV, turntable, set-top box, CD player and portable music players alike.
Immersive sound for music, movies and gaming
Whether listening to music, watching TV or movies or gaming, the M20’s advanced driver technology is designed to produce low-distortion, precise but highly immersive stereo sound. Powered by a built-in amplifier providing 130 watts of digital power, the 22mm tweeter is decoupled to minimise any internal vibrations that can adversely affect the audio, while the 125mm mid/bass driver and rear-firing reflex port in each speaker combine to deliver a sound of outstanding balance and drive. From deep but nuanced low-frequencies to its crisp, attacking highs, and with a midrange that’s simply packed with information, the M20 is always a dynamic but poised and engaging listen.
High-resolution wireless stereo experience
Hear your favourite music as close to the artist always intended: in full stereo, high-resolution fidelity. Equipped with Bluetooth® 5.0 for an ultra-stable connection and aptX™ HD technology, users can wirelessly stream high-resolution audio (up to 24-bit/48kHz) from any compatible device. Connect the M20 to a computer via USB and you can hear hi-res audio in 24bit/192kHz and savour all the detail studio-quality sounds brings.
The flexible M20 is not just about the latest wireless technology. It features enough inputs to let your TV, games console, set-top box, turntable or anything else you fancy join in the high-resolution stereo experience. There’s also subwoofer output in case you need to really shake the room. No matter what you want to listen to, M20 can handle it.
Shaped to sound better
Drawing on audio innovations from the company’s award-winning passive speakers, the M20 features cabinet technology of which every element is specified to deliver an optimal audio performance. The beautifully sculpted cabinets use Q Acoustics’ proprietary P2P™ (Point to Point) internal bracing to support the parts of the enclosure that need to be stiffened, improving the focus of the stereo image and giving the soundstage more accuracy than ever before. The grille’s curved contours are also designed to disperse any tweeter activity, keeping unwanted reflections to a minimum.
Always in the right place
It’s easy to set-up the M20 so the system is always performing to its maximum, no matter where it is in the room. As well as being able to designate the powered speaker as either the left or right channel (to make accessing mains power as simple as possible), there’s also an EQ switch to let the system know if each speaker is positioned in a corner, against a wall or in free space so its digital sound processing can work its magic and optimise the audio performance. And with stands and wall-brackets also available, M20 will always bring your music, movies and games to life wherever it is placed.
The M20’s versatility means wherever you place the cabinets they need to fit seamlessly into an interior. Arriving in three stylish finishes, these compact powered speakers will compliment any living space. Choose from a classic matte black, an elegant matte white or vintage walnut veneer. Matching speaker stands complete this sharp-looking set-up.
Q Acoustics M20 HD wireless music system in all finishes is available in the UK now, priced £399/€499/$599 from www.qacoustics.co.uk and local independent dealers.
Q Acoustics M20 HD wireless music system in black is available in the US now, with the white and walnut models available in April 2022 from www.qacoustics.com and local independent dealers.
Q Acoustics 3000i floor speaker stands (pair) are available now priced £159 / $219 /€199 (SRP).
Power output: 2x 65W
Continuous power output (<1% THD): 2 x 32W//4Ω
THD (at 20W//4Ω): <0.2%
Frequency response (DSP set flat): 20Hz to 20kHz ±0.5dB
Signal-to-noise ratio (aux, A-Wtd, max vol, ref 1W): 81dB
Analogue input sensitivity (for 32W): 395mV
Minijack input sensitivity (for 32W): 220mV
Sub out (100Hz, at 32W main channels): 380mV
Optical in: Toslink
Optical in sample rate range: 24bit/192kHz
USB in sample rate range: 24bit/192kHz
Enclosure type: 2-way reflex (ported)
Mid-range driver: 125mm (5.0in)
Tweeter: 22mm (0.9in)
Crossover frequency: 2.4kHz
Frequency response (free, -6dB): 55Hz – 22kHz
Supply voltage: 100V – 240V, 50-60Hz
Maximum consumption: 125W
Standby consumption: <0.5 Watts
Bluetooth® specification: V5.0
Wireless codecs: aptX™, aptX™ HD, aptX™ Low Latency, SBC, AAC
Dimensions: 279mm (H) x 170mm (W) x 296mm (D)
Weight: 5.1kg (passive speakers), 5.5kg (powered speaker)
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