Q Acoustics 3050i
Judges’ Citation: This innovative brand has been a powerful player in affordable speakers for a decade now, but the 3050i is arguably Q Acoustics’ best value product yet. More than just another box, this neat two-way, reflex design sports bespoke new drive units, with careful decoupling of the tweeter by a rubber suspension system. The sizeable cabinet has been extensively braced to reduce resonances, and there’s a clever internal ducting system to deliver a more linear bass. The result is a commanding sound with real scale and power—and it is delicate and detailed too. With a range of four attractive modern finishes, this is by far the best all round floorstander at the price.