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The Hi-Fi Soundbar with built-in subwoofer
Product of the Year, Awards 2014. Q Acoustics has taken its stereo speaker expertise and put it to great use Tested at £400
The Q Acoustics Media 4 is a high performance soundbar, designed to deliver high fidelity music and high quality audio from a TV, set top box, tablets and smartphones.
The Q Acoustics M4 features advanced ‘BMR’ (Balanced Mode Radiator) speaker drive units, which produce extraordinarily wide sound dispersion. This not only creates clear room filling sound, but also means every listener will enjoy the same outstanding sound quality wherever they sit in the listening room.
The M4’s real bass is created by its acoustically matched, built-in, high performance subwoofer. You will enjoy a genuine ‘cinema’ audio experience with the Q M4, compared with using your TV speakers alone.
Naturally, because the Q M4 is a ‘Hi-Fi’ Soundbar, it is designed to play music and movies with equal accomplishment.
With both analogue and optical inputs, the unit is in reality a complete one-box, standalone hi-fi system in it’s own right. It can also be used with a variety of other entertainment sources such as streaming services like Spotify, CD players, portable music players, computers and internet radio.
The Q Acoustics Media 4 has analogue and digital inputs – though it's only digital optical not HDMI – as well as wireless aptX Bluetooth streaming and NFC connectivity.
A stereo, 2.1 speaker configuration, the Q Acoustics M4 soundbar measures 9 x 100 x 14cm, and delivers 100 watts of power, while the downward-firing, active subwoofer has a 15 x 12cm, elliptical design.
There are four audio inputs: a digital optical input, two stereo analogue inputs (one 3.5mm and one stereo input) and an aptX Bluetooth receiver for streaming wireless music from a phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device.
Extensive market research into what customers really want helped us design the M4. You told us you wanted a very discreet single box solution, eliminating the need for extra boxes and cables.
The M4’s slim design and built-in subwoofer obviously overcomes the need for a separate subwoofer box and extra cables. When wall-mounted, using the included wall bracket, the distinctive flared shape of the M4 allows sufficient clearance behind the unit for the cable entry.
The Media 4 Soundbar uses ‘BMR’ loudspeaker drive units. These not only deliver outstanding sonic performance, but also disperse the sound across an exceptionally wide area. This means, wherever you sit in your room, you’ll still enjoy the full hi-fi or home cinema experience. The diagram below shows exactly how the BMR drive units deliver its amazing performance no matter where you sit. Q Acoustics provides true audio with no added effects or digital signal processing to degrade the sound.
When you think about a soundbar you generally think it is to be used with a television. However, the Media 4 soundbar is perfect whether you simply want to enhance your normal TV sound, enjoy great music or if you simply want to be fully immersed in a movie you’re watching. It brings a new level of enjoyment to your TV and movie watching. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it before.
There are simply so many ways you can enjoy your music on the new Q M4 soundbar. Whether you connect your CD player with analogue interconnect cables or wirelessly stream to it using the NFC Bluetooth technology, you can listen to your music in true high-quality sound. When you’re entertaining, why not stream straight from your Spotify account on your smartphone? Whatever your source, you’re going to love listening to your new ‘M4’.
The digital optical and analogue inputs of the Q Acoustics Media 4 (Q M4) soundbar mean it can be connected to a wide range of entertainment sources; from your television, Sky or Virgin box, CD, DVD or Blu-ray player, all the way through to your smartphone, tablet, portable music player, computer or internet radio. The unit is also Bluetooth compatible (using aptX Lossless for audio streaming). This wireless connection can sync to almost any Bluetooth compatible audio device and can remember up to eight pairings. So when friends or family come over, a previously paired ‘guest’ music player can get connected in just seconds.
|(W x H x D)||1000mm x 90mm x 142mm|
|Height including feet||105mm|
|Total weight||4.9 kg|