The soundbase class is experiencing a sort of renaissance in 2017 with new fashions from Sonos, Fluance, and now Q Acoustics. Although nonetheless but to make a big splash in america Q Acoustics is however following up its well-received Media Four soundbar with the M2 Soundbase.
The M2 is a compact soundbase at 21.6 inches (550mm) and three.6 inches (93mm) tall that can accommodate most medium-sized televisions (as much as 25 kg/55 lbs).The soundbase options the identical Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drivers because the Media Four plus a Four-inch x 6-inch bass driver all of that are pushed by an 80W amplifier.
Each audio system fashions lack an exterior subwoofer however there’s an optionally available 3070 mannequin obtainable. In addition to the sub the “naked bones” Media Four additionally allotted with an HDMI port however this final level has been remedied with the M2. It consists of an HDMI ARC port plus optical digital, USB, stereo RCA and a Three.5mm enter.The again of the unit additionally features a guide Three-mode EQ change to permit for various placements together with placing the unit inside a cupboard.
The M2 is out there now for £299/$349 with Australian pricing and availability but to be decided. Count on within the area of $600 although.
The corporate additionally debuted two extra merchandise for the US market, the primary of which was the M3 soundbar — a extra compact model of the Media Four however which additionally consists of HDMI for £299/$330/AU$600.
The second was a brand new sort of speaker for the corporate — the ultra-high finish £3995/$5999 Idea 500 floorstanders — designed to tackle merchandise just like the Bowers and Wilkins 702 S2. We had a hearken to the Idea 500 and located it was lot extra relaxed in comparison with the revealing B&Ws but additionally lacked its rivals’ holographic sound stage.
The Q Acoustics Idea 500 are the corporate’s first high-end audio system