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Q acoustics owner's calling

Discussion in 'audio' started by antonio1, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. antonio1

    antonio1 pfm Member

    - which model 2xxx 3xxx
    works best in a 4 x3,5 room
    on bookshelves
    Amp is Brio r 3

    Am I right discharging 2010 and 3010 to get higher scale and definitely lean over 3020 (not 2020) for a much better match with the Rega even though not using stands and thus loosing potential somewhat?thanks for any hint
  2. Weiss-Man

    Weiss-Man pfm Member

    As far as I am aware the voicing of their speakers is similar as you go up the range. I have just bought 2010i, for £90 they are fantastic, if you prefer a fuller sound, go bigger.

    Good luck
  3. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Concept 20
  4. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    As far as I know the 2020 series must be outgoing based on massive dealer discounts offered

    Personally I found these a bit muffled and fuller than 2010 which is fine indeed for silly low price

    Anyway a great budget speaker, so are 30xx but pricewise closer to many older UK origins such as Diamonds, Heybrooks, Royd or Rega to name a few

    I would choose the good old UK style myself, anyday of the week
    And they would all match a Brio which would create great sound on the cheapskate
  5. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Sadly I can't speak for how the Q's would sound on a bookshelf, but having owned a pair of 2010i's for a couple of years - and now the 3010 - they continue to surprise me at their capabilities. That's in a room 7m x 4m.

    I also have a pair of Royd Sintra II's which are gathering dust. Yes, the 3010 is that good - they do need a bit of care in setting up/positioning though. For the money, a stone-cold bargain.
  6. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    How do the 3010s sound at low volume?
  7. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    They do seem to be more convincing in this regard c/w with the earlier 2010i's. Whether that's down to me using a different amp than before. I'm now using, and am very happy with, a Cyrus 8vs with PSX-R. With the 2010i's they were used mainly with a Sony 770ES.

    The 3010 is just a great little speaker, more than capable of revealing changes further back in the audio chain.

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