A couple of test recordings of the award winning Q Acoustics 2020i speakers. Connected to a Yamaha RX-V563 receiver and recorded with a Zoom H2 recorder.
You can listen to the uncompressed audio file here: https://soundcloud.com/eric_b/q-acoustics-2020i-speakers-quick-unboxing-and-soundtests
The speakers and Zoom were triangular spaced, 1 mtr apart. The distance between the speakers and the wall was about 13 cm.
Each track was recorded both without and with the foam inserts in the rear bass ports. No EQ or others effects applied, the recordings were just normalized.
Please use good headphones or monitor speakers to listen.
Because of the room acoustics, the recordings sound more lively than the original tracks and there is also some environmental noise.
Also, the Zoom doesn’t capture the low end as well as the speakers manage to produce.
The recordings just give an impression of the speakers, as far as any of these type of recordings can do justice to the real sound.
The speakers are beautiful, the build and sound quality is very impressive, as well as the bass response considering the woofer size (125 mm). It also proves that specs don’t tell the whole story: the frequency response is quoted 64 Hz to 22 kHz but the speakers have much more low end than other speakers I tried which are stated to go down to 44 Hz. The speakers are pretty deep though (27,8 cm).
I highly recommend them, especially considering the price.
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