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Q Acoustics mini monitors offer big soundThe Q Acoustics 3020 offers audiophile quality in a truly affordable set of compact loudspeakers.
[MUSIC] It used to be that you had to spend a lot of money to get good sound quality. But the [UNKNOWN] 3020 bookshelf speakers are yet another example of a kick **** product at a budget price Price. For $299, the 3020 packs a lot in, including impeccable build quality. For example, in order to minimize distortion, the 1 inch tweeter is decoupled from the 5 inch driver and the cabinet. The speaker itself is small, only 10 inches tall. And it features a rear port for better bass. It also includes gold plated binding posts. But they're sighted at pretty funky angles. The Q ACOUSTICS have a choice of finishes including white or black gloss. We ran these speakers with a fairly decent AV receiver. You don't need to go overboard to get the most out of them. The first thing you'll notice is how a immediate they Sound. It's difficult to ignore them. So if you find yourself dozing off with your current sound system, choose these. Voices sound ultra clear and very natural. But unlike some more expensive speakers, this doesn't mean they overemphasize treble, or make bright recordings difficult to listen to. The sound is quite balanced and suited to almost any genre you could think of. As they are small speakers, they don't produce much bass. If you like crazy deep electronic music for example, you might want to add a sub as well. For most music and movies so the Q Acoustics 3020 gives a clear dynamic and enjoyable performance and very few speakers at this price can say that. [MUSIC]