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Q Acoustics new M40 powered micro-tower speakers

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Q Acoustics have announced the M40 powered micro-tower wireless audio system, a speaker system being called petite due to its 71cm total height.

The M40 are designed to serve up high-resolution stereo sound with flexibility for where space is at a premium. They also offer flexibility of where your music is coming from. There is Bluetooth® 5.0 for wireless connectivity with compatibility with aptX HD and aptX Low Latency technology. You can also connect the M40 to a computer via its USB input and 24bit/192kHz resolution is available.

M40 has other inputs for maybe a games console, or TV a set-top box, or a pre-amplified turntable, so you need your own phono stage.

The M40 features Q Acoustics latest technical advancements in speaker driver technology: the C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ mid/bass driver.

In addition, the M40 features a decoupled tweeter, along with Helmholtz Pressure Equaliser™ (HPE™)technology to reduce unwanted standing waves inside the cabinet. The cabinet has a curved sculpture that looks very nice in the images and also inside is Q Acoustics’ proprietary Point to Point™ (P2P™)internal bracing to keep the cabinet as rigid and inert as possible.

The M40 have been designed to be easy to setup with the owner being able to designate the powered speaker as either the left or right channel (to make accessing mains power as simple as possible), there’s also an EQ switch to let the system know if each speaker is positioned in a corner, against a wall or in free space so its digital sound processing can do some optimising of the audio performance.

The M40 grille design is fixed, rather than be removable which Q Acoustics claim adds strength to the baffle and it can reduce the grille’s structure, particularly around the drivers. Q Acoustics claim this open grille design minimises disruption of sound dispersion patterns, while reducing reflections for a smoother sonic performance.

For power there is 100 + 100 watts of Class D amplification.

The cabinet walls are sandwiches too
The enclosure of speaker is just as vital as the drivers.  LEAK’s new Sandwich speaker cabinets also use a sandwich construction where the cabinet walls are formed from an outer layer of MDF and an inner layer of high-density particle board – the different densities of these materials help to scatter panel resonances enhanced by a filling of special glue that bonds the layers and provides resonance-damping properties.

Price and availability

Q Acoustics M40 are available now priced £749 /€899/ $999.