Q Acoustics 5090 is a 2-way Passive Bass Relfex Center Channel speaker by Q Acoustics. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" Soft-dome Tweeter and 2 x 4.5" Continuous Curved Cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 57-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 90.5 dB. Q Acoustics 5090 has an MSRP of 599$.
What size of room is the Q Acoustics 5090 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Q Acoustics 5090 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 5090 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 5090 speaker?
Q Acoustics 5090 has a Frequency response range of 57-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-150 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Q Acoustics 5090's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
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What is the Crossover frequency of Q Acoustics 5090?
The Crossover frequency of the Q Acoustics 5090 is set to 2100 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 5090? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Q Acoustics 5090's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.2 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 90.5 dB
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Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the Q Acoustics 5090 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
91dB of Q Acoustics 5090 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Q Acoustics 5090 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 5090 will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Q Acoustics 5090
Even though the nominal impedance of the Q Acoustics 5090 is 6 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Q Acoustics is 3.2 ohms Q Acoustics 5090 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
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Q Acoustics 5090 features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Q Acoustics 5090 External Dimensions and Weight
Q Acoustics 5090 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 6-1/2inch x 16-15/16inch x 9-5/8inch (166.0 x 431.0 x 245.0mm ).
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 5090 is approximately 1056.0cm2 / 163.7inch2.
The Q Acoustics 5090 weighs 8.50kg / 18.7lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Q Acoustics 5090's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Q Acoustics 5090 has a Bass Relfex
type cabinet and a MDF finish.
Q Acoustics 5090 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 5090 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 5090 is available in Holme Oak, Satin Black, Satin White and Santos Rosewood.
Does the Q Acoustics 5090 come with a Grille?
Q Acoustics 5090 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 5090 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Q Acoustics 5090?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Q Acoustics 5090:
1x 5090 loudspeaker 1x Owners manual 2x Foam bung
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Q Acoustics 5090 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Q Acoustics 5090
5 years of parts warranty and 5 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.