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Q Acoustics adds 3030i standmount speaker to 3000i range

Gaining low end muscle from larger sibling

by Andy Bassett

Renowned British speaker manufacturer Q Acoustics adds the bass enhanced 3030i standmount speaker to its 3000i range to give more power at a conveniently compact size.

Slotting into the range between the 3020i bookshelf speaker and 3050i floorstander, the new 3030i standmount speaker is given an extra power boost by deriving its woofer design from the 3050i itself.

This means listeners with space considerations now have an option of experiencing the more powerful bass performance associated with a tower speaker in an elegant, compact package.

The 165mm (6.5-inch) woofer from the 3050i has been optimised for use in a smaller cabinet and features a new motor with copper-clad aluminium windings. This re-engineering allows the 3030i to go right down to 46Hz at the low-end. In addition, the 3030i sees a doubling of the internal volume over its 3020i bookshelf counterpart which also contributes to the bass extension, all the while retaining a stylish, complementary design. Meanwhile, the tweeter and mounting arrangement are taken directly from the 3050i to deliver a ‘class-leading’ high-frequency performance.

First introduced in the company’s Concept 500 speaker, the Point to Point (P2P) bracing inside the 3030i maintains high cabinet rigidity and low distortion, and the bespoke floor stand provides excellent stability while positioning the tweeter at the optimal listening height.


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)



The 3030i’s wider family, the 3000i range was introduced in April 2018 with adapted technology from the company’s flagship Concept 500 and 300 series and can cater for a variety of budgets and living spaces for both Hi-Fi enthusiasts and movies lovers wanting to set up a home cinema system. The addition of the powerful yet compact 3030i now adds the choice available to them.

The Q Acoustics 3030i will be available from February 2020, priced at £329 / €399 / $399 and will be available in four cabinet colour finishes: Arctic White, Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and English Walnut.

Are there any Q Acoustics 3000i owners who are tempted to add the 3030i standmount to their setup? Why not let others know what your experience of the 3000i series has been like so far? Feel free to start a conversation in the discussion forum.

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