Posted on Fri, 26 May, 2017
Posted by Bob


Q Acoustics 3020 Mini Bookshelf Speakers are award winning compact loudspeakers, which combine great performance, outstanding value and stylish aesthetics.

The 3020 loudspeakers are the product of young upstarts, ‘Q Acoustics’; Q Acoustics pull no punches in declaring their newcomer status to the audio market. Q Acoustics was founded by a group of audio engineers with one goal, “to develop a highly successful best in class loudspeaker brand based on outstanding audio performance“.

If you find yourself in the market for a budget pair of bookshelf loudspeakers, which are super compact, stylish and sound great, then the Q Acoustics 3020 should be right at the top of your list. Let’s find out why…

Q Acoustics 3020

Q Acoustics 3020 – The Minature Marvel

The Q Acoustics 3020 forms part of Q Acoustics range of bookshelf speakers; sitting just below the ‘flagship’ Concept 20 bookshelf speaker, the 3020 continues Q Acoustics ethos of outstanding ‘bang for the buck’. Don’t let the decidedly budget price lead you into thinking these speakers are a triumph of marketing over substance though.

The Q Acoustics 3020 have picked up numerous awards: Receiving a ‘5-star’ review and a coveted ‘Best Stereo Speaker under £200’ award from What Hi-Fi? It seems these little pint-sized powerhouses can do no wrong!

Build & Specifications

As one might expect at this price-point, there are no fancy materials, beyond an aramid fibre/paper cone composition for the 125mm main driver. That’s coupled via a concentric ring dome tweeter and an “uprated audiophile crossover”. All conventional stuff, but at this price point that’s no bad thing.

The stylish speaker cabinets are available in a wide range of attractive finishes, allowing the Q Acoustics 3020 to blend in with most any domestic decor. Standard finishes available are ‘Matte Graphite’ and ‘American Walnut’ finishes; for a small extra cost, the 3000 models are available in eye-catching ‘Lacquered Gloss Black’, ‘Lacquered Gloss White’ and ‘Leather effect’ finish.

3020 finishes

It’s highly likely that the prospective purchaser of the Q Acoustics 3020 speakers may wish to stand mount them, or indeed, wall mount them, such is their compact, versatile nature. Q Acoustics offer both the 3000WB wall mount bracket and the 3000ST stand mounts for just such applications.

It’s a highly competitive market for a budget bookshelf speaker; budgets tend to be tight but expectations high – it’s also likely that speakers such as these will be paired with a wide and diverse range of amplifiers and systems. In this respect, the Q Acoustics 3020 are known for being very forgiving of less than perfect sources, yet also allowing better quality components to shine.

Quoted frequency response for the Q Acoustics 3020 is more than acceptable for a loudspeaker of this physical size and price: 64Hz-22kHz is the quoted frequency bandwidth. Power rating is quoted at 25w-75w with 4Ohms impedance and an 88db sensitivity. These specs translate to a loudspeaker which is a good match for almost any source.

So, there you have it! The Q Acoustics 3020 – if you’re after a great sounding, budget bookshelf speaker, look no further!