QLN Loudspeakers

LISTEN, LOOK AND BELIEVE

THE TRUE PATH TO NATURAL SOUND

WE WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO MUSIC – NOT LOUDSPEAKERS

TO REACH THE SOUL IN MUSIC, THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS

The moments of greatest clarity come when you least expect them, when, in an instant, the truth emerges, simple, clear and instinctively right. In the world of loudspeakers, the arrival of the new Qln speaker is such an occasion. Elegantly engineered in a cool, cosmopolitan design, the Qln speaker reconciles perfectly the demands for high performance and functional style in an innovative and seductive range of visionary solutions.
Whatever your taste, budget and decor, a Qln loudspeaker will exceed your expectations. After years of concerted evolution, Qln’s designer has created a loudspeaker so in tune with music, that it seems inherently part of it – mirroring each performance, capturing its unique emotional signature, making listening an uncomplicated pleasure. Qln loudspeakers will fit naturally into your home and into your life. Listen, look and believe.
Qln started in 1977 with an idea about how a loudspeaker should be designed to best reproduce the soundstage. This fundamental ambition remains today and we save no efforts in refinement of our products and taking advantage of results from our research.

 

Since the early 80’s we have been active in Europe, North America and the Far East. We develop our own methods and materials. We co-operate with our suppliers to develop the driver units, and we constantly seek technical improvements. But we still see the entirety of music brought to the listener as the main ambition.

The years 2003-2012 the Qln brand was owned by another company making products with the QLN brand. Those products are not included on this website since they are not our products. Since 2013 the Qln brand is now back to the original owner and we will continue to make the unique products we are known for.

We want you to listen to music – not to loudspeakers.

Best Speaker Debut Under $50,000: QLN Prestige Three

The Qln Prestige Three speakers made their debut in the Well Pleased AV room, which was crowded most of the weekend. These speakers incorporate over four decades of speaker research, development, design and construction. Based on the classic Qln Signature 3, they are time-aligned with a leaning cabinet and a truncated pyramid cabinet top that minimizes the baffle area around the divers.

The crossover has been designed with major parts that have also been improved based on years of experience and many hours of listening tests. It’s now hardwired with non-inductive capacitors for the tweeter and high-end and oil-filled capacitors for the woofer with flat foil inductors used at the most critical places. All components are fastened with damping glue, and the remaining coils are baked to avoid any internal component and filter resonances.

At the show, I was really impressed with the pure musicality of the sound from the Prestige Three speakers and with the holistic three-dimensionality of the soundstage. I did not hear this combination of musicality and a multi-dimensional soundstage from many speakers that cost three or four times as much. I think most people came to this room to hear the Innuos Statement Music Server demonstration, but I hope they left with the love I have had over the years for Qln speakers.

Prestige Three

Nothing is added – just pure music.

“Best Speaker Debut Under $50,000: QLN Prestige Three”
The Audio Beatnik Award at RMAF 2019

Introduction
Qln Prestige Three is a 2-way floor standing speaker.
Based on the classic Qln Signature 3 design. Such as time alignment leaning baffle, minimised baffle area around the dive units.
Prestige Three offering refined speaker engineering at the pinnacle of a classic 2-way speaker design.
Incorporating over four decades of speaker research, development, design and construction, the Qln Prestige Three carries the legacy of a timeless combination of form, function and performance. Re-engineered to provide an unprecedented high-end 2-way floor-standing audio transducer, presenting truly enticing audio reproduction without any impediment or compromise, packaged in perfect symbiosis and harmony.

The foundation
The Qln Prestige Three is a 2-way floor standing design where many parts have been sourced from the Qln Signature 3. Cabinet design are at the core of the design principal. Crossover have been redesigned and major parts have been improved due to our experience and many hours of listening tests to seek the best sound matches for this speaker. Every speaker models are unique and every component are carefully selected and matched to each other for the very best sound performance.
As with previous Qln designs. Priority has been set around getting technology out of the way to make music lovers be able to effortlessly concentrate on enjoying the magic of listening to music. Performed by stereo equipment at the very far end of the performance spectrum. At Qln we believe the music should always be in the forefront, not the stereo equipment.

Design details

Cabinet and crossover
A slanted baffle provides perfect time alignment between woofer and tweeter. The truncated pyramid cabinet top with its minimised baffle area suppresses any standing waves inside the cabinet also offering improved 3D imaging.
By again basing the cabinet construction around Qln’s unique Qboard® technology, structural resonances are eliminated. The bass reflex port with its trumpet shape at both ends eliminates air turbulence.
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 has been completely redesigned and hardwired with non-inductive capacitors for the tweeter part and high-end oil-filled capacitors for the woofer part with flat foil inductors used at the most critical places. All components are fastened with damping glue and remaining coils are baked to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. Resistors with high power handling capabilities offer lower noise and temperature stable performance, altogether resulting in perfect timing within the crossover and with low noise throughout the entire frequency range.

Treble and bass/midrange drivers
The bass/mid range and treble drivers have been specifically selected and custom developed by industry renowned Danish driver manufacturer Scan Speak and offer the latest in 21st century advanced driver technology.
The unique coated Kevlar® bass/midrange driver with its built-in copper rings in the magnet system offers symmetric drive and higher dynamics in the midrange concurrently suppressing intermodulation distortion and resulting in industry leading high-end voice handling and astonishing micro/macro dynamics from a 2-way speaker design. The long stroke woofer with 19mm long voice coil work in a perfect match to the large inner volume that give powerful bass below 30Hz.
Likewise, the unique tweeter offers superb vocal rendition and excellent imaging at all listening positions. Its large roll surround and textile dome diaphragm provides a flat frequency response above 30 KHz with outstanding off-axis dispersion. The unique AirCirc magnet system and its rear chamber eliminate any reflections and resonances.

Cables and speaker connectors
Internal cabling is our own specially design and produced in Sweden. Solid core pure copper wires are wrapped around a polypropylene core with polypropylene isolation. All components are carefully hand selected and individually tested for any deviances. Speaker terminals are WBT Nextgen® connector with minimal connection material are used for lower distortion made of silver/copper material.

Finally
All parts have one thing in common. Non-resonant behaviour from connector, cables, crossover, speaker drivers through the cabinet with the damping feet. This suppresses disturbing noise, offering more and better dynamics with better silence between the tones thanks to the lower noise floor.
The Prestige Three presents a more relaxing sound with remaining details – nothing is added – just pure music!

Impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 25-250 Watt RMS
Tweeter: 25mm wide surround, AirCirc magnet, soft dome
Woofer: 177mm Kevlar® cone
Sensitivity: 87,5 dB SPL 1 Watt 1m
Low frequency performance: -3dB 28Hz
Cabinet: Qboard® Technology
Terminal: Single wire, WBT Nextgen®
Dimensions (HxWxD): 900x210x420mm, with feet 954x310x483
Weight: 27,0 kg each
Finish: Walnut Piano, Walnut matt, White satin

Signature 3 $6,999

 

To reach the soul in music, there are no shortcuts.

”The moments of greatest clarity come when you least expect them, when, in an instant, the truth emerges, simple, clear and instinctively right. In the world of loudspeakers, the arrival of the new Qln speaker is such an occasion. Elegantly engineered in a cool, cosmopolitan design, the Qln speaker reconciles perfectly the demands for high performance and functional style in an innovative and seductive range of visionary solutions.”– Mark Sossa, Well Pleased AV, USA –

Introduction
Qln is proud to present the new Signature 3 – refined speaker engineering at the pinnacle of a classic 2-way speaker design. Incorporating over three decades of speaker research, development, design and construction, the Qln Signature 3 carries the legacy of a timeless combination of form and performance re-engineered to provide an unprecedented high-end compact 2-way audio transducer. With truly enticing audio reproduction without any impediment or compromise, the Signature 3 is form and performance in perfect symbiosis and harmony.History
The designer’s approach and challenge when seeking out to refine the Qln Signature platform was to improve an already eloquent performance in a number of challenging performance areas including further reduction of distortion and increasing presence, timing, timbre, level of detail and micro/macro dynamics, regardless of level, scale and complexity of program material. These endeavours have once again resulted in a timeless and perfected combination of impeccable form and function, offering an uncompromised and unique insight into any program material.

Design details

Cabinet and crossover
A slanted solid 28 mm baffle provides for perfect time alignment between woofer and tweeter. Rounded edges help avoid baffle diffraction while the slanted cabinet suppresses any standing waves inside the cabinet. By again basing the cabinet construction around Qln’s unique Qboard® superior damping sandwich technology, structural resonances are eliminated. Crossover has been completely redesigned and hardwired with high-end oil-filled capacitors and baked coils to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. The result is perfect timing within the crossover and throughout the entire frequency range.

Treble and bass/midrange drivers
The bass/mid range and treble drivers have been specifically selected and custom developed by industry renowned Danish driver manufacturer Scan Speak and offer the latest in 21st century advanced driver technology. The unique coated Kevlar bass/midrange driver with its built-in copper ring in the magnet system offers symmetric drive and higher dynamics in the midrange concurrently suppressing intermodulation distortion and resulting in industry leading high-end voice handling and astonishing micro/macro dynamics from a compact 2-way speaker design. Likewise the unique Illuminator tweeter offers superb vocal rendition and excellent imaging at all listening positions. Its large roll surround and textile dome diaphragm provides a flat frequency response above 30 KHz with outstanding off-axis dispersion. The unique AirCirc magnet system and its rear chamber eliminate any reflections and resonances.Cables and speaker connectors Internal cabling is our own specially design and produced in Sweden. 12 pcs solid core pure copper wire design with polypropylene isolation. All components are carefully hand selected and individually tested for any deviances. Non-metal terminal plates and pole screws are used to avoid induced currents. Speaker terminals are made of pure massive copper, coupled with grip-friendly screws.
Impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 25-250 Watt RMS
Sensitivity: 87 dB SPL 1 Watt 1m
Low frequency performance: -3dB 42Hz
Cabinet: Dual density Qboard®
Terminal: Single wire
Dimensions (HxWxD): 370x265x365
Weight: 12,5 kg each
Finish: Walnut, White satin, natural oiled Oak


Prestige One $3,000

Your ears will tell you how right we are.

Introduction
Qln Prestige One is sharing the same basic DNA as the Iconic Qln Signature speaker.
Many of the key elements have been borrowed from our Signature model, like choice of material and technical solutions. The big challenge is to simplify without losing the key elements. Some of the parts where not possible to replace and had to stay, as the unique 7” Kevlar® woofer that have been in use since 1989 and have evolved over the years.
The 7” Kevlar® woofer is the spine of the Qln Prestige One, around which all the surrounding parts are added.
This sole component is not the only factor of success, but a very meticulous balance of parts and tuning. All parts have an impact of performance, every material its own character. All parts have to be carefully chosen and their mixture needs to be balanced to make the perfect symbiosis between all involved components.
The ultimate goal is to make you listen and enjoy the music, and forget everything else.

Design details

Cabinet
The cabinet is very small to house a 7” woofer. It’s tuned to naturally roll-off without any ringing in step response. The cabinet is made of 22mm thick HDF-board with our proprietary internal damping to minimise cabinet resonances. Organic wool is used for internal acoustic damping.

Crossover
Crossover is hardwired with Mundorf capacitors and baked air coils to avoid any internal component and filter resonances. The result is perfect timing within the crossover and throughout the entire frequency range.

Drivers
The drivers have been specifically selected and custom developed by industry renowned Danish driver manufacturer Scan-Speak and offers the latest in driver technology. The unique coated Kevlar mid/bass driver with its built-in copper ring in the magnet system offers a symmetric drive and higher dynamics in the midrange concurrently suppressing intermodulation distortion and resulting in industry leading high-end voice handling and an astonishing micro/macro dynamics unheard in a compact 2-way speaker design.
The 25mm wide surround tweeter offers a superb vocal presentation and excellent imaging in a wide listening area. Its large roll surround, built-in copper ring and textile dome diaphragm provides a flat frequency response above 30 KHz with an outstanding off-axis dispersion. A large rear acoustic chamber gives low compression and lower the tweeters system resonance far below the crossover point.

Cables and speaker connectors
Internal cabling is made from our own specially designed internal cable.
All components are carefully hand selected and individually measured to avoid any deviances. WBT pure copper NexgenTM speaker terminals are used with grip-friendly nuts.

Impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 25-250 Watt RMS
Sensitivity: 87 dB SPL 1 Watt 1m
Low frequency performance: -3dB 48Hz
Cabinet: Simplified 22mm Qboard®
Terminal: WBT Single wire
Dimensions (HxWxD): 358x210x260
Weight: 12,0 kg each
Finish: Walnut Piano, Walnut matt, White satin

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