- High fidelity sound with true wireless connectivity from multiple streaming services: Apple AirPlay 2, Roon, Spotify and plenty more gives access to a planet’s-worth of music.
- Integrate your TV, turntable, games console and more into your wireless, music-streaming system.
- Voice control – works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa (available soon) or Apple Siri for easy voice control.
Q Acoustics has designed the Q Active range from the ground up, with the express intent of delivering an uncompromised, versatile high-resolution system that can play music from any source – TV, network music streamer, smartphone, laptop, and even a turntable.
A compact central Control Hub configured either for Google “Chromecast built-in” or Amazon “Works with Alexa” (coming soon) is supplied with each pair of speakers, which allows users to connect to a variety of wired and wireless sources. The Hub can be connected to your home network using ethernet or wi-fi.
The Q Active range is a true active design, with class D amplification eliminating the need for a bulky external amp or receiver. Q Active 200 speakers feature twin Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drive units in an offset configuration that deliver a widescreen sound dispersal and a huge sweet spot: so no matter where you’re sitting in the room, you’ll hear the same rich, detailed and expressive sound from the Q Active speakers.
Meticulous attention to detail has produced a compact, high-performance system that makes a distinctive visual statement – but every element of Q Active has been engineered to deliver the best performance possible.
As well as the panoramic, widescreen sound delivered by the BMR arrangement and the deep, controlled bass served up by the carefully specified and positioned subwoofers, Q Acoustics has paid painstaking attention to the way the Q Active 200 cabinet contributes to the system’s outstanding sonic performance.
‘Dart’ bracing is in the Q Active 200 cabinet to provide essential stiffness to the cabinet and equally helpful mechanical stability to the rear-firing subwoofer units.
Each Q Active system includes connectivity for Bluetooth 4.1, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and UPnP. Q Active is also Roon Ready.
In addition, Q Active is designed to support your favourite streaming service’s native app – which means simple, straightforward access to the entire planet’s music. Q Active works with Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify and Tidal.
The hub comes in two variants, Google “Chromecast built-in” or Amazon “Works with Alexa” enabled*.
Q Active Control
Available as a ‘Chromecast Built-In’ OR ‘Works with Alexa’ hub*.
Q Active’s hub is the heart of the system and also supports physical formats and converts them into a high resolutions 24bit/96kHz digital file. The hub then streams this high-resolution audio file to the speakers – so any format you want to listen to can be dealt with wirelessly by your Q Active system. Which means high-quality wireless audio performance no matter the source of your music.
* Alexa enabled available 2022.
Ethernet: Ethernet connectivity provides the option for a robust wired internet connection to Q Active.
TV Sound : HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) input on the hub – so any TV with a corresponding output can send audio information to the hub without affecting its picture performance. Want your TV sound to be part of your wireless audio system? With Q Active, it can be.
Digital Optical: Disc-players – no matter if it’s a CD player, a DVD player or a Blu-ray player will have a digital optical output. Almost every games console has one too. So there’s nothing to stop you getting any of these sources involved in your wireless high-resolution audio system as well.
Line Level: Use the stereo RCA analogue inputs at line level and plug in a cassette deck, a mixer or anything else with an analogue line-level output into the hub. From there it is transferred wirelessly to the speakers, where it is delivered as great-sounding high-resolution audio by the Q Active speakers.
Turn Table: The stereo RCA analogue inputs on the hub can be selected for use with a moving-magnet phono stage. So plugging in your record player means all of that lush vinyl sound can be transformed into a digital signal and streamed wirelessly to the Q Active speakers.
Sub Out: The Q Active system delivers plenty of deep, detailed bass. However the hub does offer a subwoofer pre-out for hooking up an additional stand-alone subwoofer.
Multiroom Audio Integration
Whether you choose Google “Chromecast built-in”, Amazon “Works with Alexa” Multi- Room Music, Apple AirPlay 2, or Roon to organise your multiroom music system, Q Active can be seamlessly integrated into it.
So no matter if you want the same song playing all over your home, or different music in different zones, or if you simply want your music to follow you as you move around your home, Q Active can be part of your experience.
“The Q Active 200 is a lifestyle-friendly system with serious chops, delivering impressive accuracy and range from a compact wireless design.”
“…if you’re looking for something that works as cohesively as single chassis all-in-one but delivers a performance across music and film that is bigger and more confident than any of them, this is where you need to start looking.”
“In short, the Q Active 200 sounds exquisite…Use the Q Acoustic 200 to their fullest as your main living room sound system, connected to your TV, and added to a multiroom setup, and you won’t be disappointed with your investment.”
“Great musicality, those speakers are able to deliver a great sound quality and dispersion, whatever the music…a great achievement from Q Acoustics at that price level”
“The Q Acoustics Q Active 200 is wireless, powerful, complete – and proves how simple, comfortable and living room-friendly modern music enjoyment can be… purely as a one-room solution, the audio system delivers first-class sound…”
“The Q Active 200 was able to quickly captivate us with its musicality after only a few songs…it offers a listening experience that is as special as it is smart. So it really earned our fifth star as well as our warm recommendation! Outstanding!”
Stereo, 5 Stars
“A brave and radical design, Q Acoustics Q Active 200 implements BMR technology to give a great-sounding yet relatively affordable system. It’s hard to fault in anyway.”
“…these speakers are really remarkable in terms of acoustic power and precision…The analog input shows that the system is capable of nuance and complexity…”
“Q Acoustics takes a crack at its first powered speaker and knocks it right out of the park.”
“The Q active 200 is an impressive pair of active speakers and streaming system rolled into one. There versatility in terms of connectivity is a boon and their flexibility in terms of placement makes them easy to adapt to any room…this is an ambitious system that acts like a rug to knit all your gear into one wireless system.”
“Q Active 200 is a brilliant system that is packed with acoustic energy.”
- 2 x Q Active 200 Speakers
- 1 x Q Active Hub
- 1 x Remote Control
- 1 x Manual
- Stands Sold Separately