Q Acoustics 5040 is a 2-way Passive Bass Relfex Floor-standing speaker by Q Acoustics. It features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter and 2 x 5" Continuous Curved Cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 39-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 91.5 dB. Q Acoustics 5040 has an MSRP of 1498$ per pair.
What size of room is the Q Acoustics 5040 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Q Acoustics 5040 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 5040 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 5040 speaker?
Q Acoustics 5040 has a Frequency response range of 39-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 39 Hz, Q Acoustics 5040 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Q Acoustics 5040, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $2000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Q Acoustics 5040's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 2000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Q Acoustics 5040's 39Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Q Acoustics 5040?
The Crossover frequency of the Q Acoustics 5040 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 5040? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Q Acoustics 5040's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.0 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 91.5 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the Q Acoustics 5040 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
92dB of Q Acoustics 5040 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Q Acoustics 5040 an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Q Acoustics 5040 will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Q Acoustics 5040
Even though the nominal impedance of the Q Acoustics 5040 is 6 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Q Acoustics is 3.0 ohms Q Acoustics 5040 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 5040:
Q Acoustics 5040 features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Q Acoustics 5040 External Dimensions and Weight
Q Acoustics 5040 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 38-1/8inch x 14-1/4inch x 11-1/2inch (969.0 x 362.0 x 293.0mm ).
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 5040 is approximately 1060.7cm2 / 164.4inch2.
The Q Acoustics 5040 weighs 18.05kg / 39.7lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Q Acoustics 5040's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Q Acoustics 5040 has a Bass Relfex
type cabinet and a MDF finish.
Q Acoustics 5040 comes with 4 x Spike feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Q Acoustics 5040 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 5040 comes with 1 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 5040 is available in Holme Oak, Satin Black, Satin White and Santos Rosewood.
Does the Q Acoustics 5040 come with a Grille?
Q Acoustics 5040 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 5040 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Q Acoustics 5040?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Q Acoustics 5040:
1x 5040 loudspeaker1x Owners manual 2x Foam bung4x Spike feet 4x Spike cover 4x M5 screw 2x Rear stabiliser
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Q Acoustics 5040.
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Q Acoustics 5040 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Q Acoustics 5040
5 years of parts warranty and 5 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.