Q Acoustics M20 £389 Active Bookshelf Satellite Stereo Pair English Walnut – Speaker stands sold separately
- Powerful and immersive stereo sound for music, movies and gaming, anywhere in the home.
- Features aptX™ HD Bluetooth® connectivity for wireless streaming of high resolution-quality audio (up to 24-bit/48kHz) and native 24bit/192kHz compatibility via a USB connection to a computer.
- Features array of inputs to connect games console, TV, turntable, set-top box, CD player and portable music players.
- Award-winning internal P2P™ (Point to Point) eliminates cabinet distortion and guarantees precise stereo imaging.
- Uses a 22mm decoupled High Frequency Driver creating a wide even dispersion of stereo sound.
“Perfect for people who want to take their first steps into the world of high-end audio, you’d be walking the earth a long time looking for a powered speaker setup that sounds this good…If you’re looking to update your sound system then this setup will take you into the realms of high-end audio without bankrupting you in the process. Pure quality!”
“High-definition sound, Bluetooth compatibility, and minimal design – what more could you ask for? At £400, Q Acoustics M20 HD powered speakers are compact, but offer a kicking sound profile! Its immersive sound, with clear, high-definition, is consistent across any input…the M20s are a firm favourite amongst the VF Team.”
“The M20 takes one look at the competition.. and lays waste to the lot of ’em. ”
“The Q Acoustic M20 HD speakers offer a high-end audio experience and plenty of features for a fair price that won’t absolutely destroy your wallet. If you want to get into hi-fi without the hassle, they’re a superb buy.”
“The M20 is a sensational performer for the money. It combines a decent feature set with solid build and the sort of performance that is pure, unadulterated Q Acoustics. It’s an absolute star.”
“These compact bookshelf speakers pack an awesome punch without taking up too much space…the sound on offer is excellent for the size of the speakers. All in all, these budget, powered speakers are an excellent buy and as a compact and versatile audio system, they offer superb value for money.”
“Another winning performance from a Q Acoustics’ system, the M20 is a versatile performer with a warm sonic performance that’s thoroughly enjoyable with music, movies and games”
“…the M20 HD system offered solid, confident playback with any material we threw at it. Soundstage and reproduction are excellent…The wealth of input options covers pretty much every eventuality and their manageable size means moving them around your home to connect to different gear isn’t a huge hassle…Versatile and great-sounding powered speakers.”
“…the sheer precision and balance of Q Acoustics’ M20 is impressive for such an affordable speaker system, and its versatile Bluetooth and wired inputs mean that it’s well equipped to form part of a wider entertainment system that also encompasses film, video and gaming.”
“For less than £400, if this Is the sort of budget you have with which to build the bulk of a hi-fi system, you absolutely positively cannot spend it any more wisely…M20 delivers the kind of broad, detailed, punchy and engrossing sound with which Q Acoustics made its name. The presentation is full-scale, focused and completely convincing…the M20 system comfortably outperforms its asking price…Hi-res sound from multiple sources, with none of the compromises the price suggests.”
Immersive sound for music, movies and gaming
Whether listening to music, watching TV or movies or gaming, the M20’s advanced driver technology is designed to produce low-distortion, accurate but highly immersive stereo sound. Powered by a built-in amplifier providing 65 watts of digital power, the 22mm tweeter is decoupled to minimise any internal vibrations that can adversely affect the audio, while the 125mm mid/bass driver and rear-firing reflex port in each speaker combine to deliver a sound of outstanding balance and drive. From deep but nuanced low-frequencies to its crisp, attacking highs, and with a midrange that’s simply packed with information, the M20 is always a dynamic but poised and engaging listen.
High-resolution wireless stereo experience
Hear your favourite music as close to the artist always intended: in full stereo, high-resolution fidelity. Featuring Bluetooth® 5.0 for an ultra-stable connection and aptX™ HD wireless technology, users can wirelessly stream high resolution audio (up to 24-bit/48kHz) from any compatible device such as smartphone, tablet, laptop and network streamer, while listen to their favourite tunes streamed from popular music services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Qobuz.
The flexible M20 is just about the latest wireless technology. It features enough inputs to let your TV, games console, set-top box, turntable or anything else you fancy join in the high-resolution stereo experience. There’s also subwoofer output in case you need to really shake the room. No matter what you want to listen to, M20 can handle it.
Shaped to sound better
Featuring award-winning cabinet technology, every element of the M20’s design is specified to deliver an optimal audio performance. The beautifully sculpted cabinets use Q Acoustics’ proprietary P2P™ (Point to Point) bracing to support the parts of the enclosure that need to be stiffened. The result is an exceptionally rigid cabinet that eliminates internal standing waves to improve the focus of the stereo image and give the soundstage more accuracy than ever before. The grille’s curved contours are also designed to disperse any tweeter activity, keeping unwanted reflections to a minimum.
Always in the right place
It’s easy to set-up the M20 so the system is always performing to its maximum, no matter where it is in the room. As well as being able to designate the powered speaker as either the left or right channel (to make accessing mains power as simple as possible), there’s also an EQ switch to let the system know if each speaker is positioned in a corner, against a wall or in free space so its digital sound processing can work its magic and optimise the audio performance. And with stands and wall-brackets also available, M20 will always bring your music, movies and games to life wherever it is placed.
Tweeter: 22mm (0.87 in)
Mid Bass / Driver: 125mm (4.92 in)
Frequency response: 55Hz – 22kHz
Crossover frequency: 2.4kHz
Bluetooth® 5.0 (with aptX™, aptX™ HD, aptX™ Low Latency, SBC and AAC compatibility)
USB (24bit/192kHz compatibility)
Digital optical (24bit/192kHz compatibility)
Stereo RCA (line level)
3.5mm (line level)
Peak Power: 2 x 65w
Continuous Power: 2 x 32W
Cabinet type: Two-way reflex ported
Dimensions: 279mm (H) x 170mm (W) x 296mm (D)
Weight: 5.1kg (passive speaker), 5.5kg (powered speaker)
What’s in the box?
- 1x Powered M20 speaker
- 1x Passive M20 speaker
- 1x Remote handset (including batteries)
- 1x Speaker Cable (4 metres)
- 1x UK Power Cord (1.8m)
- 1x EU Power Cord (1.8m)
- 2x Foam Bungs
- 1x User Manual