Even if we ignore the specifics, I'm unaware of another £350 speaker with a cabinet of remotely similar construction which would make the Concept 20 unusual even if the practise was common at higher price points.Doomlord_uk said:What Fink has done is apply a technique called contrained-layer damping - two layers (usually of different thicknesses if of the same material...) with a viscous material in-between that damps vibration of the panels. It's not a novel engineering technique, although I'm not sure of any other speakers specifically that use it.
I like the column design of the speaker stands. A very attractive pairing with the speakers - Q Acoustic's aesthetics are simple but well-considered. With sound to match I should think these will prove popular.
There's no reason for them not to work as a 5.0 set, the only thing is that there's no equivalent to the Q2000ci in this Concept 20 series, however there's no reason why you couldn't just use a single speaker as a centre. Arguably, it's better to actually use the same speaker across the front L/C/R so you might be better off that way.Is anyone using these as part of a 5.1?
Would be interested to hear your thoughts
I also thought they were very bass light when I first fired them up but the more I listened the more I realised the bass is actually just very well controlled and balanced and not exaggerated or boomy, which is a common experience I've had with other similar priced bookshelf speakers. Now that my concept 20's are fully run though the bass is surprisingly powerful and dynamic for such a small speaker and they play loud without losing their composure. I think their bass is one of the best things about them.These are fantastic speakers. I have spent a good week listening to them (I am on holidays with no shortage of time). Its important that you have them setup well. Good distance apart and a decent 30cms from a wall behind. They seem to be less fussy than other speakers I own in placement distance from a wall though.
I am using them as computer speakers sitting on the desk in front of me. They do, however sound better sitting on some dedicated stands with a greater distance apart and listening from further away.
Out of the box they sounded clear from the mids to highs but very bass light. I think they are starting to open up in the bass, but it's also probably my ears getting used to them.
This is where I think they need to be on stands and not on a desk in front of you, because the bass NEEDS to be in it's best case scenario.
The quality of bass though is very good.
Anyway, these are just my thoughts so far.
The cabinets and build quality is great.
Such a great price and 5 year warranty - I really don't think you can go wrong with these.