Q Acoustics has bolstered its arsenal of inexpensive residence audio with its first customized set up system, the E120, which comes accessible in a spread of packages for each indoor and outside use.
At its core, the E120 is a wi-fi audio system compromised of a management panel and a pair of Qi65CB in-ceiling indoor audio system. The entry-level package deal prices simply £499, promising sound that’s large enough to “fill any room”, within the British model’s personal phrases – and Q Acoustics do are likely to ship in relation to sound, judging by our Q Acoustics Q Lively 200 evaluate.
A variety of upgrades can be found thereafter. For £569, you get Qi65C ‘Skilled’ indoor audio system, whereas £649 luggage you a pair of Qi65W ‘Weatherproof’ audio system appropriate to be used in locations prone to get a bit damper, like loos and verandas. Probably the most premium bundles are designed for many who need on-wall audio system, with an E120 panel and a pair of Qi65RP ‘Efficiency’ audio system or Qi65EW ‘Weatherproof’ outside audio system each working you £699.
All packages include two 7m QED speaker cables and 5M energy cables included. Alternatively, if you wish to use your personal pre-existing speaker set-up, then the E120 hub alone will set you again £429, coming accessible in both black or white. Whereas nice, a single Sonos in-ceiling speaker can set you again round £600, to place the notion of Q Acoustics’ affordability into context.
These after much more sound have a few choices. For starters, the E120 features a rear analog output that may be configured for a subwoofer, if it’s further bass you’re after, or an exterior energy amp. You could possibly even hyperlink it as much as a second E120 system, should you actually needed. Q Acoustics additionally says that as much as 4 audio system may be paired to every management panel, although particular person speaker pricing wasn’t included within the launch.
When it comes to the hub itself, its 3.2-inch color display presents wi-fi music streaming over Bluetooth 5.0, supporting most main providers and exhibiting observe, album and artist particulars on the show when taking part in. It may be dimmed for nighttime use, nevertheless, and it additionally presents alarm performance. Elsewhere there’s a built-in DAB+ and FM radio, plus 3.5mm and mini TOSLINK inputs so you possibly can join it to your TV, if you want.
Full-sized distant controls come bundled with all packages, too, and are IP67-rated, whereas the E120 panel itself is IP54-rated, that means it’ll face up to a little bit of mud and damp no downside, with out being absolutely waterproof. All packages are set to go on sale by the top of April, each direct by the Q Acoustics web site and by way of chosen unbiased retailers.