Q Acoustics 5050 Flagship Speakers Arrive – What You Need to Know

Q Acoustics debuts the 5050 speaker, featuring cutting-edge “C3” cone technology. Get the inside scoop on performance, design, and pricing.

British audio specialist Q Acoustics has unveiled the 5050, the new flagship model in its award-winning 5000 loudspeaker series. These floorstanding speakers promise a dynamic, room-filling sound experience thanks to their larger drivers and Q Acoustics’ innovative C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ technology. The C3 design offers smoother integration between high and mid frequencies, superior bass performance, and reduced distortion for enhanced clarity and sonic refinement.

Additionally, the high-frequency driver is fully hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated from the front baffle to protect it from internal cabinet pressure and resonances from the mid/bass driver. Furthermore, the powerful six-inch mid/bass drivers in the 5050 are said to deliver a commanding audio performance perfect for even larger listening spaces.

Also, with their minimalist aesthetic, dark acrylic baffle, and four modern finishes, these speakers are designed to blend into various living spaces effortlessly.

The introduction of the C3 cone design in the 5000 series marks a significant step forward for Q Acoustics, bringing a new level of performance to more accessible price points. In addition, the company’s focus on driver technology and cabinet innovations continue to highlight its dedication toward advancing speaker design.

The 5050 seamlessly integrates into the 5000 series lineup, making it a compelling choice for those seeking a complete home cinema setup. Additionally, it inherits premium technologies like Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers (HPE) and Point-2-Point (P2P) bracing from the high-end Concept range to decrease cabinet resonance.

Why This Matters

The Q Acoustics 5050 aims to bring a new level of sonic refinement to value-seeking audio enthusiasts shopping for high-quality speakers that will work in larger spaces. The attention to driver technology and cabinet design indicates Q Acoustic’s commitment to advancing speaker performance within this price segment.

Additional Information

  • The 5050 joins the existing bookshelf, standmount, and center-channel speakers in the 5000 series, allowing for a complete home cinema setup.


  • Bass unit 2 x 150 mm (6.0 in)
  • Treble unit 1 x 25 mm (1.0 in)
  • Frequency response(-6dB) 37 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Nominal impedance 6 Ω
  • Minimum impedance 3.6 Ω
  • Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1kHz) 91.5 dB/w/m
  • Recommended amplifier power 25-175 W
  • Crossover frequency 2.7 kHz
  • Effective volume 39.7 L
  • Dimensions (per loudspeaker / HxWxD) Inc spikes and stabilizer: 1017 x 366 x 336 mm (40.0 x 15.2 x 13.2 in)
  • Weight (per loudspeaker) 21.6 kg (47.6 lbs)

Pricing & Availability

The Q Acoustics 5050 is available now in the UK and the US through the Q Acoustics website and select retailers, priced at £1,299/€1,699/$1,999.

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