Q Acoustics has added the 3030i standmount speaker to its 3000i range.The 3030i slots into the range between the 3020i bookshelf speaker and 3050i floorstander. While retaining the compact scale of a standmount speaker, it derives its woofer design from the much larger and more powerful 3050i floor standing model.
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 in the bass. The tweeter and mounting arrangement, meanwhile, are taken directly from the 3050i to deliver a class-leading high-frequency performance. Despite an internal volume of more than double the 3020i bookshelf speaker – a design which contributes to the bass extension – the 3030i is only 325mm (13inches) high.
Point to Point P2P bracing 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 colour finishes: Arctic White, Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and English Walnut. The Q Acoustics 3030i will be available from February 2020, priced at £329 / €399 / $399.