Your ears will tell you how right we are.
The goal of the Qln Qubic 10 was to create a speaker with a combination of visual timeless design and the ability to make you just listen to music and not to the technical solutions involved.
Where others show off their technical solutions, we try to hide them and just present a piece of musical furniture that can be nicely placed in your living room. All the technical solutions are present, but the only role for them is to recreate the recorded music from your source. We must not forget, that the purpose of a speaker is to recall an original sound event, making it live again and providing the same emotions we feel when listening to a big orchestra, a string quartet, a rock band, a jazz trio or just a vocal with a piano.
This is why Qln thinks of speakers as musical instruments. We know that good sound depends on the acoustic chamber – just like in a string instrument. But opposite to music instruments we don’t create sound, we just reproduce it.
Qln has always searched for cabinet shapes and proportions that will guarantee exceptional control of internal resonance, perfect acoustics, excellent driver stability, phase response and easy integration in rooms.
As always, here at Qln the total functional design is the result of the demands for the resulting sound.
The cabinet is tuned to make a natural roll-off without any ringing in step response. Cabinet are made of 21mm thick HDF-board with internal damping pads for minimising cabinet material resonances. Cabinet is heavily braced to give stiff cabinet and the damping pads make in non resonant so the cabinet don’t store sound in the time domain. Natural wool is used for internal acoustic damping because it sond best and have a wider frequency damping of the internal sound. It is loose packed so we don’t store sound in the damping material. We use minimum damping material and apply it where it do the most use, in centre and middle of the cabinet there air speed is at it maximum. Then we can apply minimum damping material to achieve maximum damping of the internal sound.
The 2 way crossover with it minimum number of components is hardwired with high-end Mundorf capacitors and baked air coils to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. The result is perfect timing within the crossover and throughout the entire frequency range.
The drivers have been specifically selected and custom developed by industry renowned Danish driver manufacturer Scan-Speak and offers the latest in driver technology. The fiber cone mid/bass driver with its built-in copper ring in the magnet system offers a symmetric drive and higher dynamics in the midrange concurrently suppressing intermodulation distortion and resulting in industry leading high-end voice handling and an astonishing micro/macro dynamics unheard in a compact 2-way speaker design.
The 25mm wide surround tweeter offers a superb vocal presentation and excellent imaging in a wide listening area. Its large roll surround, built-in copper ring and textile dome diaphragm provides a flat frequency response above 30 KHz with an outstanding off-axis dispersion. A large rear acoustic chamber gives low compression and lower the tweeters system resonance far below the crossover point.
Cables and speaker connectors
Internal cabling are our own special design cable. Special designed for use as internal speaker cable . All components are carefully hand selected and individually tested for any deviances. WBT pure copper NexgenTM pole screws are used with grip-friendly screws.
Impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 25-250 Watt RMS
Tweeter: 25mm, wide surround, soft dome with back chamber
Woofer: 178mm, fiber cone
Sensitivity: 88 dB SPL 1 Watt 1m
Low frequency performance: -3dB 52Hz
Cabinet: 21mm with Qboard® philosophy design
Terminal: WBT Single wire
Dimensions (HxWxD): 358x210x260
Weight: 12,0 kg each
Finish: Walnut matt