Q Acoustics hasn’t shied away from regularly updating its speaker systems.
The 2010 and 2020 standmounters have already received the ‘i’ upgrade, and now it’s the turn for the 2050 floorstanders.
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The 2050is have a new 25mm dome tweeter and twin 16.5cm mid/bass drivers with carbon-fibre and ceramic-coated paper instead of the previous paper/mica mix.
There’s also a revised crossover to accommodate these upgrades, and the tweeter has been de-coupled from the front baffle to reduce vibrations affecting sound.
They’re well built, too, with integral steel plinths and internal bracing that keep them sturdy. The metal floor-spikes are easy to adjust and the speaker inputs are hidden away at the base – a nice touch.
Available in standard black graphite and walnut vinyl finishes at the quoted price; for £550 you also can get them in piano gloss white and black.
The 2050is’ many updates make for a highly detailed and dynamic listen. Put on John Lee Hooker’s Baby Lee, and you’ll be rewarded with remarkably clear, engaging vocals and taut, agile string-pluckage.
These speakers are also capable of filling a large room thanks to their power and stereo imaging – just spin John William’s Jaws OST if you want a demonstration. We’d recommend a thorough running-in, though.
The emphasis on refinement is excellent, although some folk might find that the 2050ishave a gentle and polite touch to songs that demand more of an edge.
These 2050is are an enjoyable pair of speakers and, at this price, are a bargain.
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