British audio specialists, Q Acoustics, has added a new model to its award-winning 3000i loudspeaker range: the 3030i standmount speaker, engineered to provide more powerful bass performance in a conveniently compact size.

White 3020i bookshelf speaker

The 3030i slots into the range between the 3020i bookshelf speaker and 3050i floorstander. While retaining the elegant, compact appearance of a standmount speaker, it derives its woofer design from the much larger and more powerful 3050i floor standing model.

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This 165mm (6.5”) woofer, featuring a new motor with copper clad aluminium windings, has been optimised for use in a smaller standmount-style cabinet, allowing the 3030i to go right down to 46Hz at low-end. The tweeter and mounting arrangement, meanwhile, are taken directly from the 3050i to deliver a class-leading high-frequency performance.

3020i bookshelf speaker in brown

3020i bookshelf speaker in black

Despite an internal volume of more than double the 3020i bookshelf speaker – a design which contributes to the bass extension – the 3030i has a sleek and stylish design that will complement rather than overwhelm its surroundings.

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Point to Point P2P™ bracing, technology first introduce in the flagship Concept 500 speaker, maintains high cabinet rigidity and low distortion, and the bespoke floor stand provides excellent stability while positioning the tweeter at the optimal listening height. The 3030i arrives in four cabinet colour finishes: Arctic White, Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and English Walnut.

 Black standmount loudspeaker

White standmount loudspeaker

The Q Acoustics 3030i will be available from February 2020, priced at £329 / €399 / $399

Q Acoustics 3030i specifications
  • Enclosure type: 2-way reflex
  • Bass unit: 165 mm (6.5 in)
  • Treble unit: 22 mm (0.9 in)
  • Frequency response (+/-3 dB, -6 dB): 46 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Average impedance: 6 Ω
  • Minimum impedance: 4 Ω
  • Sensitivity ([email protected]): 88 dB
  • Stereo amplifier power: 25 – 75 W
  • AV receiver power (2 ch. driven): 50 – 145 W
  • Crossover frequency: 2.4 kHz
  • Effective volume: 12.5 L (763 cu in)
  • Enclosure dimensions (WxHxD)(inc. grille, terminal and feet) : 200 x 325 x 329 mm (7.9 x 12.8 x 13.0 in)
  • Weight (per speaker): 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)

ALTAbout the Q Acoustics 3000i series
Introduced in April 2018, the Q Acoustics 3000i range has been designed and engineered to deliver superb hi-fi and home cinema sound and premium build quality at an accessible price.

Adapting and incorporating technology from the company’s flagship Concept 500 and 300 series, the 3000i collection caters to all budgets and living spaces. From compact 3010i bookshelf speakers to imposing 3050i floorstanders, all available in Arctic White, Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and English Walnut finishes, the range is an ideal way to expand on an existing hi-fi setup – or form the basis of an entirely new multichannel home cinema system to take movies and games to the immersive next level.