Q Acoustics Unveils the Next Generation of Affordable High-Performance Loudspeakers: The 3000c Series

Q Acoustics, a renowned British audio brand, has officially unveiled the 3000c Series, the latest iteration of their highly regarded and budget-friendly 3000 loudspeaker series. The last edition of the 3000 series, the 3000i, was released back in 2018, and we loved it. Now, this new generation promises to deliver exceptional sonic performance and high-quality design at accessible price points.

Building on Success

The 3000c series is inspired by Q Acoustics’ award-winning 5000 and Concept series and incorporates trickle-down technology for an enhanced audio experience.

Key features include the all-new C3 (Continuous Curved Cone) mid/bass driver, previously introduced in the higher-end models. This design minimizes distortion and ensures smooth, detailed sound reproduction.

In addition, also like the 5000 and Concept series before it, the 3000c tweeter unit is hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated from the baffle, preventing internal pressure modulations and distortion. It has a lower crossover point for better integration with the mid/bass driver.

Furthermore, the cabinets are constructed with P2P (Point to Point) bracing to minimize vibrations and enhance sound clarity. HPE (Helmholtz Pressure Equaliser TM) tubes, specifically in the 3050c model, disrupt standing waves, resulting in a smoother frequency response and reduced distortion.

Q Acoustics 3000c Series

A Speaker for Every Need

The 3000c series caters to a variety of listening preferences and home theater setups. For optimal home cinema experiences, the lineup includes three bookshelf speaker options in increasing sizes (3010c, 3020c, 3030c), a floorstanding speaker (3050c), and a center channel speaker (3090c).

Designed for Modern Living

The 3000c series prioritizes both style and functionality. Q Acoustics offers the speakers in four finishes (Pin Oak, Claro Rosewood, Satin White, and Satin Black) to complement your home decor.

Pricing and Availability

The Q Acoustics 3000c series is expected to be available for purchase in August 2024 at authorized Q Acoustics retailers and on the company’s website. Prices start at a budget-friendly £329 ($399 USD).

  • 3010c bookshelf speakers: £329 ($399 USD)
  • 3020c bookshelf speakers: £399 ($499 USD)
  • 3030c bookshelf speakers: £649 ($649 USD)
  • 3050c floorstanding speakers: £1199 ($1199 USD)
  • 3090c center channel speaker: £329 ($399 USD)

A New Era for Affordable Audio

With the 3000c series, Q Acoustics aims to redefine the expectations for entry-level loudspeakers. The series offers a compelling combination of innovative technology, high-quality materials, and a sleek design aesthetic, all at accessible prices.

Technical specifications*

*According to the company, performance specifications may change slightly for the final retail version.

Bass unit1 x 101 mm (4.0 in)1 x 120 mm (4.75 in)1 x 142 mm (5.5 in)  
Treble unit1 x 22 mm (0.9 in)1 x 22 mm (0.9 in)1 x 22 mm (0.9 in)  
Frequency response (-6 dB)60 Hz – 30 kHz60 Hz – 30 kHz48 Hz – 30 kHz  
Nominal impedance6 Ω  6 Ω  6 Ω  
Minimum impedance3.6 Ω3.3 Ω  3.8 Ω  
Sensitivity (1 m, 2.83 Vrms @ 1 kHz)84.5 dB87.0 dB  87.0 dB
Recommended amplifier power15-80 W  25-90 W  25 – 90 W
Crossover frequency2.6 kHz2.6 kHz2.7 kHz  
Effective volume4.5 L6.9 L12.5 L  
Dimensions (per loudspeaker) HxWxD254 x 155 x 251 mm (10.0 x 6.1 x 9.9 in)279 x 175 x 281 mm (10.9 x 6.9 x 11.1 in)324 x 205 x 329 mm (12.8 x 8.1 x 13.0 in)  
Weight (per loudspeaker)4.4 Kg (9.7 Ibs)5.5 Kg (12.1 Ibs)7.1 Kg (15.7 Ibs)  
Bass unit2 x 142 mm (5.65in)  2 x 101 mm (4.0 in)
Treble unit1 x 22 mm (0.9 in)  1 x 22 mm (0.9 in)
Frequency response (-6 dB)42 Hz – 30 kHz68 Hz – 30 kHz  
Nominal impedance6 Ω  6 Ω  
Minimum impedance3.4 Ω  3.6 Ω  
Sensitivity (1 m, 2.83 Vrms @ 1 kHz)91.5 dB92.0 dB  
Recommended amplifier power25 – 150 W25-120 W  
Crossover frequency2.3 kHz  3.0 kHz
Effective volume41.6 L  6.8 L
Dimensions (per loudspeaker) HxWxDInc spikes and stabiliser: 1021 x 315 x 316 mm (40.2 x 12.4 x 12.4 in)  159 x 430 x 216 mm (6.3 x 16.9 x 8.5 in)
Weight (per loudspeaker)18.4 Kg (40.6 Ibs)6.2 Kg (13.7 Ibs)  

For more information on the Q Acoustics 3000c series, please visit the Q Acoustics website: www.qacoustics.com

Hifitrends is reader-supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. Prices are subject to change at any time.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *