Audiovector QR Special Edition Loudspeakers Launched

Posted on 30th November, 2023
Audiovector QR Special Edition Loudspeakers Launched

Audiovector's QR Special Edition (QR SE) line promises an even more open, dynamic, detailed, and musically satisfying performance.

The new QR Special Edition loudspeakers from Audiovector replace the well-received QR range introduced in 2018 and boast new in-house designed capacitors, improved heat dissipation, optimised bass reflex and more as part of the Danish brand's continued listening and development, even with its entry-level offerings.

Audiovector QR SE Range - Special Edition

Naturally, the QR Special Edition remains loaded with Audiovector's in-house developed drivers, which enables them to co-engineer drive units in sync with their crossover designs. These drive units consist of large, powerful magnets, rigid turbulence-suppressing baskets and sandwich membranes crafted from two aluminium layers bonded with a light foamy glue.

Additionally, the crowning glory of Audiovector's AMT tweeter with its lightweight precision mylar membrane and sibilance-reducing gold-plated grid that, so we're told, also improves dispersion and integration with the midrange driver remains. However, the company says that tweeter now benefits from Audiovector's new “highly specialised double cryogenic polypropylene tin flash copper capacitors”, which it says provides the high-frequency driver with “the best conditions for sounding even sweeter, more detailed, and more open”.

Audiovector QR SE Range - Special Edition

Meanwhile, at the other end of the frequency spectrum, the internal damping of the QR Special Edition's Q-port is higher than on conventional ports, apparently resulting in a more precise, deep, and detailed bass performance. Audiovector has also realigned the bass reflex systems to deliver more punch without losing precision on the SE line.

Audiovector QR SE Range - Special Edition

Audiovector tells us that its propriety double&#2; cryogenically treated capacitors and high precision components (<0.8% tolerance), combined with in-house drive units, allow them to use a minimum number of components to achieve a high precision linear phase roll-off profile on all drivers. The company adds that the cryogenically treated internal wiring improves dynamics and detailing. We are also reliably informed that the company has enhanced the bass/mid response frequency characteristics of the crossovers.

All this tech is housed in high-density hardwood HDF cabinets, generously braced for high internal loss to deliver the perfect combination of high strength and low resonance. Additionally, strategically positioned NanoPore dampening material, once reserved for Audiovector's high-end models, enhances midrange openness. The new models all feature subtle, elegant, yet highly recognisable gold brass badges on the front panels and cloth grills.

Audiovector QR SE Range - Special Edition

Finally, stainless steel high-end spikes with knurled nuts allow for more effortless micro adjustment.

In the UK & Europe, prices for the QR Special Edition range start at £1,350/ €1,500 for the QR 1 SE standmounter, with the QR 3 SE floorstander coming in at £2,350/ €2,600 and the QR 5 SE costing £3,750/ €4,100. The range-topping QR 7 SE will sell for £5,250/ €5,700. Meanwhile, the QR C SE centre-channel speaker costs £1,050/ €1,150 and the QR Sub SE £1,450/ €1,600.

Moreover, this means that the full QR standard line is now available with a 20% discount. Available from all Audiovector retailers in the UK, this is a ‘while stocks last’ offer.

Local pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed.

Visit Audiovector for more information

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