A pair of gloss black Q Acoustics 2050 loudspeakers for only £275 must be the bargain of the year!
However, the new 2050i is indeed rather a lot better. All the drive units are improved (which means we had to change the crossover as well). The tweeter also benefits from the ‘high frequency de-coupler’ which isolates it from cabinet resonances. Not mentioned in the press release, is that the cabinet also receives improved internal bracing. Every one of these enhancements helps to improve the dynamic range and transient response and also reduces distortion.
To be frank, the only thing that is the same is the general appearance. Really this is a completely new speaker that is simply disguised to look like the older model.
Steve Reichert, PR Manager - Armour Home (Q Acoustics)