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[Prime] Q Acoustics 3020i Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - English Walnut $411.03 Delivered @ Amazon AU via Amazon UK

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Update: price increased to $478.14

These have come back into stock at a great price, delivered from Amazon UK. Only in English Walnut at this price. I'm hanging out for black, otherwise I'd jump on these.

Quick search has these priced as follows locally;

$525 - AudioTrends
$529 - Addicted to Audio
$529 - Lifestyle Store
$529 - Carlton Audio Visual

Q Acoustics Specs

  • 2019 Best Bookshelf Speakers as voted by The Wirecutter - "The Q Acoustics 3020i speakers stood out from more than two dozen pairs we tested because their audio and build quality is better than anything else in their price range."
  • Available in Graphite Grey, English Walnut, Carbon Black or Arctic White. All are finished with an attractive chrome bezel around each driver and feature magnetic speaker grilles
  • 25% increased cabinet volume from previous models delivering a larger scale sound and deeper bass
  • P2Pā„¢ bracing ā€“ helps keep the enclosure extra quiet through computer aided placement of internal bracing
  • Uses a 22mm decoupled High Frequency Driver with wide surround creating a wide even dispersion of stereo
  • New low profile binding posts have been incorporated with sockets deep enough to accept 4mm (0.16 in) Banana Plugs

Specifications

  • Crossover Frequency 2.4 kHz
  • Dimensions 275 x 170 x 265 mm (10.8 x 6.7 x 10.4 in) cabinet
  • 278 x 170 x 281 mm (10.9 x 6.7 x 11.0 in) overall
  • Enclosure Type 2-Way Reflex
  • Frequency Response (+3 dB, -6 dB) 64Hz-30kHz
  • Impedance 6 Ohm
  • Minimum Impedance 4 Ohm
  • Power Input 25 - 75W
  • Sensitivity 88dB
  • Tweeter 22 mm (0.9 in)
  • Weight 4.8kg (10.6 lbs)

WhatHiFi 5 star review

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Comments

  • Good pick up! I bought these for 500. Very good Speakers but a bit large. I use this for home theatre instead of stereo.

  • Are there any audioengine HDP6 on special? Really trying to find something under 500.

    • $411, special deal for you. Under $500.

  • +1

    Getting in before someone asks how these compare with Edifiers??

    • +1

      Really curious, honestly..

      Currently using Edifier s2000v2 for tv, one 3.5 cable and sorted.

      Consider upgrading the this but it seems likei will need an amp as well. So maybe an upgrade around 1k?

      My Edifier cost me around 300. Would this sound…. Say 2 times better? As a tv speaker?

      • +1

        You don't need WhatHifi award winning bookshelf speakers for a TV.

      • I had the S2000 and got the S3000pro, which was a huge upgrade for TV/Movies. These bookshelf speakers though are more for certain music performance.

  • How does the bass compare with these units vs others with a dedicated subwoofer?

    • +1

      5" bass driver bookshelf speakers will never be able to come close to the level of bass a sub can deliver

    • I have 6.5" bass drivers on my bookshelf set and while the bass is there you don't really feel it so go for a sub if that's what you're really after. Also opens up a lot more options if you have a sub because you won't have to worry so much about bass performance.

      • +2

        a subwoofer is only good for sub bass. hence the name..
        your still want your speakers to provide mid bass otherwise your music will just have highs and lows and no mids…
        so having bookshelf speakers that provides good mid bass response is critical and should be considered first before you even consider a subwoofer.

        • Yeah of course but they clearly wanted to know whether these bookshelves would do it all which they definitely wouldn't.

  • showing as $476 - what am i doing wrong?

  • +1

    $478.14 in price. Do you need a code.

    • No, price looks like it's changed now. The Amazon algorithm strikes again. šŸ˜ž

  • This vs a comparable Priced soundbar?

    • +1

      You need an amp with this also. You can't compare stereo speakers to a soundbar, as soundbars don't even really do stereo properly due to the speakers being so close to eachother.

  • Lowest $270.
    Was $310 in past deal (a while ago).

  • +1

    I bought the speaker and Denon m40 to run it last night.

    Denon RCDM40DAB Micro Component CD Receiver - Black https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00XJRIQSY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt...

    Good price for the Denon as well if you don't need the wireless or Bluetooth capabilities. Au$398 for black delivered. While the m41 with Bluetooth is au$899.

    • +1

      That's a crazy cool little receiver! I've seen the slimline Marantz components, but that's a great little form factor.

    • 30W output? These speakers are rated 50-125W. So you might get clipping and damage the speakers at louder volumes. Depends entirely on your use case, but worth noting.

      • Been reading and research the 3020i and m41 they seems to be able to drive it. Lots of people using this combo and it's fine.

        • Awesome! Good to hear.

        • +1

          becareful as it is rated at 30 W + 30 W (6 Ī©/ohms, 1 kHz, T.H.D 10 %)
          the 10% THD is what makes this a really bad amp. you probably want to run this at 50% volume to be safe.

          would have been better to get a second hand class A amplifier. there is plenty on ebay and gumtree for the same price or cheaper. your be getting 30 - 50 watts rms at 8ohms and less than 0.01% THD.

          eg: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/thornbury/radios-receivers/c...

          Power Output 2 x 35 W @ 8 Ohms
          Total Harmonic Distortion <0.15%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 80% of rated power <0.01%, 1 kHz, 80% of rated power

          this amp will last your forever and you can hook up a chromecast audio to it and you get wifi streaming.

          your also get much better resell value down the track if you decide to upgrade.

          • @r33tom: Thanks but was looking for a whole package and still want to listen my cd collection. So going by what hifi review, seems a good choice to start playing before upgrading in future.

            But will consider to add an external amp if it doesn't sound too good, or maybe add subwoofer instead.

          • +1

            @r33tom:

            the 10% THD is what makes this a really bad amp

            This does not mean what you think it means.

            The 10% THD is a way of measuring amplifier output. It has nothing to do with amplifier quality.

            Although, some manufacturers use measurements at high distortion levels in an attempt to pump up the apparent power.

    • No idea if this is good but similar form factor https://www.amazon.com.au/Yamaha-MusicCast-CRXN470D-Compact-... for $524.47

      • I have looked into it, but they said the Denon is better in the review in term of the sound quality. But the Yamaha have better wireless capability.

  • +1

    Just a quick note that all the reviews for this product are based around the UK pricing.

    Not to say they don't sound good, but I imagine they wouldn't be award-winning if they were judged at the Aussie price.

    • Tested at Ā£249, which is AUD$468 today. So, if you got in early, these are even better value than the WhatHiFi review indicates šŸ˜‰.

      But yeah, fair point. Not quite as good value for another $100 or $200 AUD.