The PQS-201 Mk II is a 2 way design that uses a single DDD driver coupled with a vertically firing woofer. It is intended for use in both 2 channel and high end home theatre systems. It may be mounted on the dedicated PQS stand; on shelves or directly onto the wall using an optional wall attachment kit.
The PQS-201 Mk II may be positioned against the wall. This minimises its intrusion into the room and makes it ideal for smaller listening rooms as well as home theatres.
The DDD driver is used on all German Physiks loudspeakers and the same quality of driver is used on all models from our entry level product, to the top of the range Gaudi. This revolutionary driver gives the same very important advantages to all German Physiks designs and is what sets them apart from our competitors.
Its very low moving mass enables it to operate linearly over an extremely wide frequency range. The titanium DDD driver used on the standard PQS-201 Mk II covers the entire range from 280Hz to 21,500Hz. In a conventional design, this range would be covered by two or even three different types of driver and most importantly there would be a cross over point in the mid range, the area where our hearing is most sensitive. The DDD driver’s wide operating range allows this vital region to be kept free from the level and phase anomalies that multiple drivers and a necessarily more complex crossover would create. This enables the PQS-201 Mk II, like all German Physiks loudspeakers, to produce very accurate and realistic stereo images. Another key advantage of the DDD driver is that it is omni directional, so these excellent stereo images can be enjoyed from a wide range of listening positions, unlike conventional designs which have much smaller “sweet spots” due to the tendency of their drivers to beam the sound. This is an ideal property in a speaker that might be used in a home theatre system where there could be many listeners.
Modern movie soundtracks are very detailed. In many cases not only will there be a large orchestra that on its own covers a very wide frequency and dynamic range, but there will be complex sound effects sections, as well as the voice tracks. The DDD driver’s low moving mass gives it exceptional speed and low distortion enabling it to clearly resolve all the elements in even the most complex soundtrack and thereby greatly enhance the total viewing experience.
The DDD driver is phase linear across its operating range ensuring that the timbral character of each musical instrument is reproduced with great accuracy. This also makes sound effects more believable and is particularly noticeable on complex and very dynamic effects.