Q Acoustics Concept 500 review

The Q Acoustics brand has been a major success story. The company is barely a decade old, but in that time it has delivered a series of class-leading and affordable products that have garnered plenty of What Hi-Fi? Awards.

But it seems that is no longer sufficient – the brand is targeting an expansion into the high-end market. The Concept 500 floorstanders are its initial weapon of choice.

This isn’t the first time the company has ventured to premium price levels – it introduced the £1000 Concept 40 floorstanders a few years ago – but these Concept 500s are the most ambitious attempt yet to move upmarket.

Don’t let their familiar aesthetic fool you. While they undeniably build on the brand’s existing technologies, these speakers also take numerous steps forward in a bid to justify their premium price.

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