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Q Acoustics launches Media 4 soundbar

Q Acoustics has announced details of a new soundbar, the Media 4 (or M4), which is due to go on sale this June for £400.

The Q Acoustics Media 4 has analogue and digital inputs – though it's only digital optical not HDMI – as well as wireless aptX Bluetooth streaming and NFC connectivity.

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A stereo, 2.1 speaker configuration, the Q Acoustics M4 soundbar measures 9 x 100 x 14cm, and delivers 100 watts of power, while the downward-firing, active subwoofer has a 15 x 12cm, elliptical design.

There are four audio inputs: a digital optical input, two stereo analogue inputs (one 3.5mm and one stereo input) and an aptX Bluetooth receiver for streaming wireless music from a phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device.

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The soundbar uses twin BMR (balanced mode radiator) drivers, in line with other Q Acoustics products, in an effort to deliver "ultra-wide sound dispersion".

An infrared remote control is supplied, while Q Acoustics claims that many standard set-top box remotes will also work.

While the Media 4 will sit happily enough under a TV, a wall-mount bracket is also supplied if you'd rather attach it to your wall.

Available in black, the Q Acoustics M4 soundbar is due on sale in June for £400.

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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.