Comparing Q Acoustics 3020 and Ruark Audio MR1 MKII

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Lowest price found: £349 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Q Acoustics 3020 ranks #15 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Ruark Audio MR1 MKII ranks #59 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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8.6
Great
Q Acoustics 3020: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Experts prefer Ruark Audio MR1 MKII over Q Acoustics 3020

On 3 Aug 2022 (12 days ago) we went through 92 Speakers expert endorsements .

Currently, Ruark Audio MR1 MKII received 1 endorsement from T3 (20 Jun 2022). Meanwhile, Q Acoustics 3020 did not receive any endorsements this month.

Rank Change Price Speakers
The Master Switch
SoundGuys
Pitchfork
What Hi-Fi
Rolling Stone
T3
Wirecutter
Max Your Home Time
Gear Patrol
HiConsumption
10
N/A £349
Ruark Audio MR1 MKII
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-
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1
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-
N/A N/A $389
Q Acoustics 3020
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 20 Jun 2022 T3 ranked Ruark Audio MR1 MKII as #1
    Rank Speakers Comment
    #1 out of 7 Ruark Audio MR1 MKII
    The best active bookshelf speakers for most people
    ... ... ...
    Source: www.t3.com
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Customers like Q Acoustics 3020 noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Q Acoustics 3020
Ruark Audio MR1 MKII
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Q Acoustics 3020, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Ruark Audio MR1 MKII.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling speakers receives a consumer score of 9.3 (amazing). Q Acoustics 3020 ranks higher than that and Ruark Audio MR1 MKII ranks lower than that.

Q Acoustics 3020
In comparison:
Q Acoustics 3020 ranks #15 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
Ruark Audio MR1 MKII
In comparison:
Ruark Audio MR1 MKII ranks #59 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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8.6
Great
Median best-selling Speakers
In comparison:
BIC America DV62si ranks #38 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing





Q Acoustics 3020 is more popular than Ruark Audio MR1 MKII

It's fairly safe to say that Q Acoustics 3020 are more popular speakers than Ruark Audio MR1 MKII, based on their 300+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Q Acoustics 3020 and Ruark Audio MR1 MKII often consider Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2, a more popular, pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Q Acoustics 3020 and Ruark Audio MR1 MKII
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 £299
In comparison:
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 ranks #29 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
5 expert recommendations More Popular
Polk Audio TSi100 £364
In comparison:
Polk Audio TSi100 ranks #14 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.9
Amazing
No expert recommendations
Klipsch R-14M £324
In comparison:
Klipsch R-14M ranks #34 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
No expert recommendations More Popular
Kef Q150 £395
In comparison:
Kef Q150 ranks #27 out of 75. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
2 expert recommendations More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Aug 2022 neither Q Acoustics 3020 nor Ruark Audio MR1 MKII were recommended by key experts who publish Bookshelf Speakers recommendations.
Rank Change Price Speakers
The Master Switch
SoundGuys
Pitchfork
What Hi-Fi
Rolling Stone
T3
Wirecutter
Max Your Home Time
Gear Patrol
HiConsumption
1
- £179
Q Acoustics 3020i
5
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7
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1
1
8
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2
- £299
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
1
2
9
7
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5
-
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3
- Check price
Kef LS50
10
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1
-
7
-
-
2
-
4
- Check price
Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2
3
-
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3
-
5
-
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6
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [5]

92
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 1
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 5 reviews
92
Lowest score by CNET
86

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
No expert reviews linked yet for Ruark Audio MR1 MKII.
Q Acoustics 3020: Buy | Customer Reviews
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From Seller:
  • These medium-sized bookshelf speakers benefit from the advanced, low distortion, wide dispersion, new 3000 Series concentric ring dome tweeter, updated crossover and an improved low-resonance cabinet
  • The 3020s boast a larger 5-inch drive unit with Aramid fiber/paper cone material. This delivers an extended big bass response with fast dynamics, a wonderfully open and realistic mid-range, and an extraordinary being there three-dimensional sound
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From Seller:
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0660845667761, 0660845667778, 5036694039472
Model Numbers: 5036694039427, 5036694039571, 5036694039625, QA3022, QA3026
UPC Numbers: 660845667761, 660845667778
EAN Numbers: 0090660102527
UPC Numbers: 090660102527
General Info
Number of Speakers How many bookshelf speakers are included?
2
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Speaker Design The primary components of a bookshelf speaker are “drivers,” which are the cones that actually create the sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mids), and woofe ... Show more
Two-Way
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Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight

10 lbs
 
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Indoor or Outdoor Use Can the speaker be used outdoors?
Indoor
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Cabinet
Cabinet Material The cabinet refers to the portion that surrounds and holds all of the speaker elements together - the speaker box, if you will. The most common material is wood, but you’ll also find plastic, fiberboa ... Show more
Fiberboard
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Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud bass? There are two main types: acoustic suspension and bass reflex. Aco ... Show more
Bass Reflex
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Sound Quality and Power
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
88 dB
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Magnetically Shielded When sound is played through a speaker, an electromagnet is activated using the power from the amplifier to bring the driver forward, and another magnet pulls the driver back. This causes the driver t ... Show more
Yes
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Powered Speaker What you may not know about bookshelf speakers is that they don’t always work straight out of the box. To power the speakers, you often need a receiver and an amplifier. Amplifiers power the signal th ... Show more
No
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Tweeters

Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally speaking, the size of the tweeter is not as important as the shape. But, for some guidance, consider that a larger tweeter (measured by diameter in inches or millimeters) will likely be louder and able to disperse sound over a larger area.

Number of Tweeters
1
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Tweeter Type Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally ... Show more
Dome
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Tweeter Material In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, etc.) and soft textiles (silk, cloth ... Show more
Ring dome
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Midranges

Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the sound waves they’re best equipped to produce—high tones and low tones respectively. More specific and focused drivers means more accurate, robust sound. Compared to the other drivers, midranges cover sounds, not surprisingly, in the middle of high/treble and low/bass tones. The human voice and most instruments fall into this range. For more sophisticated listeners, or for those who truly want the best sound reproduction, a midrange driver is crucial.

Number of Midranges
1 mids
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Controls
Remote Control Does the box include a remote?
No
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App/Smartphone Control If the bookshelf speaker is Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled (or both), you’ll likely be able to control the output through your smartphone or other device. Sometimes, this capability comes with the caveat ... Show more
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Connections
Wi-Fi Enabled Speakers with Wi-Fi connectivity connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network to stream audio from your devices—smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. This may require an app from the brand, such as Yamaha’s ... Show more
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Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled d ... Show more
No
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Wired Connections or Wireless Not to be confused with Wi-Fi-enabled speakers, wireless speaker set ups do not require a speaker wire or direct lines to other speakers and the AV receiver. Typically, these speakers require a wirele ... Show more
Yes
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Speaker Wire Included Speaker wire is the connection used between speakers, amplifiers and receivers. This is a special type of wire that makes an electrical connection and transmits sound signals. You will only use this t ... Show more
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Additional Info
Additional Features Any other features available.
Ideal for larger rooms due to its dynamic realism
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Q Acoustics 3020 are a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Fluance SX6 or Definitive ProMonitor 800 .

Q Acoustics 3020 are £69.69 more expensive than the average speakers (£269.99).

Ruark Audio MR1 MKII are a well-known option on the higher end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Polk Audio TSi100 or Klipsch R-14M .

Ruark Audio MR1 MKII are £79.01 more expensive than the average speakers (£269.99).

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