We are pleased to introduce the Qln Prestige Five – an unprecedented 2.5-way, floor standing loudspeaker that marks the advancement and continuation our highly successful Prestige series.
Decades of design experience has proven time and time again that what separates a good loudspeaker from an exceptional one is the midrange. For the Prestige Five, we spent years developing a new, superb sounding 184mm Kevlar® mid-woofer that conveys instruments and vocals with unprecedented clarity, resolution and naturalness. From there, we listened for 1000s of hours to decide on the exact woofer and tweeter to carefully balance the music spectrum and housed them in their own non-resonant and optimally-tuned enclosures.
The Prestige Five exemplifies a timeless combination of form, function and performance. It is the fruit of Qln’s four decades of speaker research, development, design and construction. A meticulous selection of matched components ensures every part of the speaker synergizes perfectly together. This was an extensive process involving multiple systems and genres of music over a long period of time to verify consistency. When you experience the Prestige Five, we are highly confident that our design approach and efforts will make perfect sense to your ears.
Our slanted baffle provides perfect time alignment between woofer and tweeter and the truncated pyramid cabinet top with its minimized baffle area suppresses standing waves inside the cabinet as well as baffle effects which in turn improves 3D imaging. The cabinet construction is based around Qln’s unique Qboard® technology, where structural resonances are eliminated. The bass reflex port with its trumpet shape at both ends eliminates air turbulence. The Cabinet is de-coupled from the floor via solid feet with cones and pucks constructed out of hard, high damping materials.
The constant impedance crossover in the Prestige Five is hardwired with non-inductive capacitors bypassed with copper film capacitors for the tweeter section. For the mid-woofer, we strictly use flat foil inductors. All components are fastened with soft damping glue and inductors are baked to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. Precision metal film resistors with high power handling capabilities, low noise, and temperature stable performance are used, resulting in perfect timing within the crossover and low noise throughout the entire frequency range.