Q Acoustics 5010 is a 2-way Passive Bass Relfex Bookshelf speaker by Q Acoustics. It features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter and 1 x 4.5" Continuous Curved Cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 56-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 86.3 dB. Q Acoustics 5010 has an MSRP of 749$ per pair.
What size of room is the Q Acoustics 5010 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Q Acoustics 5010 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Q Acoustics's 5000 Series?
Q Acoustics 5010 is a member of Q Acoustics's 5000 series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Q Acoustics 5000 Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Q Acoustics 5010 speaker?
Q Acoustics 5010 has a Frequency response range of 56-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 15-90 watts. At a minimum frequency of 56 Hz, Q Acoustics 5010 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Q Acoustics 5010, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $750. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Q Acoustics 5010's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Q Acoustics 5010?
The Crossover frequency of the Q Acoustics 5010 is set to 2500 Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Q Acoustics 5010? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Q Acoustics 5010's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.3 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 86.3 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the Q Acoustics 5010 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, Q Acoustics 5010 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Minimum Impedance of Q Acoustics 5010
Even though the nominal impedance of the Q Acoustics 5010 is 6 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Q Acoustics is 3.3 ohms Q Acoustics 5010 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Q Acoustics 5010:
Q Acoustics 5010 features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Q Acoustics 5010 External Dimensions and Weight
Q Acoustics 5010 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 10-7/16inch x 6-5/16inch x 10-7/16inch (266.0 x 161.0 x 266.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Q Acoustics 5010 is approximately 428.3cm2 / 66.4inch2.
The Q Acoustics 5010 weighs 5.59kg / 12.3lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Q Acoustics 5010's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Q Acoustics 5010 has a Bass Relfex
type cabinet and a MDF finish.
Q Acoustics 5010 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe. Q Acoustics 5010 comes with 2 x Foam bung
so if you don't have any choice but place the speakers too close to the walls or other surfaces, you can use these plugs in order to avoid boomy or too much bass.
Q Acoustics 5010 is available in Holme Oak, Satin Black, Satin White and Santos Rosewood.
Q Acoustics 5010 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Q Acoustics 5010 come with a Grille?
Q Acoustics 5010 comes with magnetic grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Q Acoustics 5010 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Q Acoustics 5010?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Q Acoustics 5010:
2x 5010 loudspeaker 1x Owners manual 2x Foam bung
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Q Acoustics 5010.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Q Acoustics 5010 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Q Acoustics 5010
5 years of parts warranty and 5 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.