Q Acoustics debuts M2 soundbase

Q Acoustics has already had great success in the soundbar market thanks to its M3 and Media 4 models. Now the company has branched out even further with its first-ever soundbase.

At 55cm wide and 34cm deep, Q Acoustics claims the M2 can cater for flatscreens weighing up to 25kg. That should be more than enough to cope with your average LCD or OLED TV.

Inside the MDF cabinet you'll find twin Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) speakers and a downward-firing subwoofer for added oomph. Total power output comes in at 80W. The soundbase is fully braced and damped to reduce internal vibrations.

There's a three-mode equaliser switch on the back of the M2 which allows you to alter bass levels depending on where the unit is positioned. A special MoviEQ setting is claimed to improve bass performance at low levels, which should come in handy for bouts of late-night listening.

Connectivity extends to a single ARC-compatible HDMI input so you can get audio from a TV to the M2, a digital optical input and a couple of analogue inputs (RCA phono and 3.5mm). You can also go wireless, thanks to the inclusion of aptX Bluetooth.

The Q Acoustics M2 is available now, priced £300.


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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.