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Q Acoustics 5040 Floorstanding Speakers

MSRP: $2,299.99

The 5040 is a notably compact floorstander with a modest footprint which means it’s ideal for those environments where space is at a premium but the desire for full-scale audio excitement, and the need for visual gratification is strong.

Arctic White

Satin White

Holme Oak

Santos Rosewood

Satin Black

What Hi-Fi Awards 2023 5040

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The 5040 is a notably compact floorstander with a modest footprint which means it’s ideal for those environments where space is at a premium but the desire for full-scale audio excitement, and the need for visual gratification is strong.

Q Acoustics 5000 Series Rosewood No Grilles

5000 Series Audio Innovations

C3 (pronounced ‘C-cubed’)
Continuous Curved Cone™ design in the mid/bass driver ensures smoother high-frequency integration with the tweeter and superior bass dynamics.

Sophisticated, clean and contemporary design with dark acrylic baffle motif mirrors the minimalist C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ profile. With a design taken from the Concept series but in a new housing, the high-frequency driver is fully hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated from the front baffle to protect from internal cabinet pressure and resonances from the mid/bass driver.

Ground-up mid/bass driver design delivers increased power handling. Point-2-Point™ (P2P) internal bracing stiffens the cabinet to minimize lower frequency vibrations, while focusing stereo imaging and improving soundstage. Helmholtz Pressure Equlizers (HPE™) reduces internal pressure and standing waves (5040 and 5050 models only).

Q Acoustics 5040 In White
Q Acoustics 5040 Holme Oak
Q Acoustics 5040 Rosewood
Q Acoustics 5040 Black

Finishes

The 5040 floorstanding speakers are available in four stylish and durable, high-quality finishes of Satin White, Holme Oak, Santos Rosewood and Satin Black.

The 5000 series highlights a new terminal panel features metal securing nuts for low contact resistance and compatibility with 4 mm plugs, wires or spade tags. The terminals are very low profile to keep plugs close to the speaker back face, providing a tidy appearance and enabling the speaker to be placed closer to the back wall if required.

Mid / Bass Driver Design

At the heart of the ground-up mid/bass driver design is the C3 Continuous Curved Cone™. The cone’s geometry requires good motor strength for optimal performance. Substantial magnets are coupled to large voice coils to increase motor strength – the result is a 50% increase in power handling and control over a comparable driver with 25.4 mm voice coil. The result is an improvement in the dynamic range of the speaker, especially in the bass region.

High-Frequency Driver Design

Based on the tweeter design principle found in the newest Concept series, the high frequency driver unit is hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated (floating) from the baffle to prevent internal pressure modulations from within the cabinet and adjacent mid/bass driver. The inner chamber is also carefully vented for lower distortion, with a lower crossover point for seamless integration through the crossover region.

C3 Continuous Curved Cone™

A genuine advancement in elements of mid/bass driver design, the C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ profile is the result of extensive research and expert engineering to combine the bass performance benefits of a traditional straight conic cone with the high/mid-range frequency control of a flared cone.

By creating a single, smooth, continuous curve profile, the advantages are clear. Its excellent dispersion, alongside its well-controlled frequency response and reduced harmonic distortion, enables smoother integration with the tweeter. Deep bass dynamics are also superior, with this and tighter, damped low-end sound allowing more flexibility in in placement of speakers near the wall boundaries of the listening room.

P2P™ (Point to Point) Bracing

Q Acoustics P2P™ (Point to Point) bracing used throughout the 5000 series supports the parts of the enclosure that need to be stiffened making the new enclosures exceptionally rigid, improving the focus of the stereo image and giving the soundstage more accuracy than ever before.

HPE™ (Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer)

HPE™ (Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer) technology designed to convert pressure to velocity and reduce the overall pressure gradient within the speaker enclosure, has been applied to the 5050 floorstanding speakers only to reduce cabinet resonance. This technology is perfect for taller loudspeakers that tend to resonate at a single favoured frequency.

QED

The 5000 series highlights a new terminal panel features metal securing nuts for low contact resistance and compatibility with 4 mm plugs, wires or spade tags. The terminals are very low profile to keep plugs close to the speaker back face, providing a tidy appearance and enabling the speaker to be placed closer to the back wall if required.

Colour

Satin White, Holme Oak, Santos Rosewood, Satin Black

Arctic White

Satin White

Holme Oak

Santos Rosewood

Satin Black

  • Pair
  • Bass Unit: 2 x 125 mm / 5.0 Inches
  • Treble Unit: 1 x 25 mm / 1.0 Inches
  • Frequency Response: 39 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ω
  • Minimum Impedance: 3.0 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 91.5 dB/w/m
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 – 150 W
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
  • Effective Volume: 27.0 L
  • Overall Dimensions H/W/D: 967 x 361 x 293 mm
  • Overall Dimensions H/W/D: 38.1 x 14.2 x 11.5 Inches
  • Weight Per Speaker: 18.0 kg /39.7 lb
  • 2 x 5040 Floorstanding Speakers
  • 2 x Foam Bungs
  • 2 x Speaker Grilles
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 8 x Rubber Speaker Grips / Spikes
Secrets Home Theatre High Fidelity

October 2023 "Combining a very attractive design with excellent sound quality at an MSRP of $1500, the Q Acoustics 5040 speakers just deliver and are an easy recommendation for a floor-standing loudspeaker at this price point." Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

What Hi-Fi Awards 2023 5040

October 2023 "The Q Acoustics 5040 are even-handed performers that simply step out of the way of the music and let it shine...wonderfully expressive and insightful performance that’s class-leading at this level." What Hi-Fi? Awards 2023, Best Floorstanding Speaker £500 - £1,500

Cheap Audio Man Logo

September 2023 "The 5040s elevate themselves above the competition…I think this is a speaker that will appeal to everyone…May be the best floorstanding speaker I’ve heard." The Cheap Audioman

What Hifi 5 Stars Award

August 2023 "Across a wide selection of voices and instruments, the 5020 sounds unforced and believable...The result is that Q Acoustics ‘completes’ its range in fine style...That clever new mid/bass driver points to some interesting further developments to come as well. The company might now have an offering for every terrestrial price point, but it feels like it’s just getting started." Hi-Fi Choice, 5 Stars, Recommended Award

StereoNET Applause Award Logo

July 2023 "Detailed and dynamically impressive, the 5040 faithfully reproduces recordings with precise tonal accuracy and fine spatial definition within the soundstage…The 5040 is never less than fun to listen to." StereoNET, Applause Award

The-Ear-Best-Buy Logo

July 2023 "If you’re looking to spend around a £1,000 and are in the market for some classy and comparatively compact floorstanders, put the 5040s at the top of your shortlist. You will be hard pressed to find something more musically rewarding." The Ear, Best Buy

Andrew-Robinson Review

April 2023 "Q Acoustics has done an absolutely fantastic job at bringing the 5040 to market for $1500 a pair. Honestly how do you even do that?" Andrew Robinson

ecoustics Award

April 2023 "Their accuracy and clarity, with a smooth and detailed midrange and well-defined bass response make them one of our top choices between $1,000 and $2,000 in the floorstanding loudspeaker category…The competition should be nervous…. If the budget allows — consider these a must audition in 2023." ecoustics

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