About us

AQ (Acoustique Quality), s.r.o. was founded in 1995 by Vladimír Sapara and Karel Svoboda to develop and manufacture loudspeakers (as the continuation of the company Sapara UNI 1992/1993). In retrospect, the conditions were rudimentary but high in standards, technical prowess and manufacturing capabilities. As time progressed, customer demands shaped designs and production into improved design and sound quality.

AQ loudspeakers are produced in the Czech Republic. Our production uses highly sophisticated production technologies and cooperates with design company NOVAGUE DESIGN.

This combination supports the technical and design capabilities. The R&D lab provides opportunities to push inventive ideas and projects and assures the highest technical prowess of AQ products. New manufacturing facilities feature highly precise five axis CNC that opens doors to new 3D design realizations. New dust free spray booth and finishing room allows for stunning finishes, including highly polished high gloss piano lacquers. New final assembly room assures precise hand assembly and outstanding quality control.

What is important in the design is preserved and new progressive processes and features are added to align production with the world’s greatest speaker manufactures.

The loudspeakers series fully utilize these new methods -- enclosures are precision cut on an incredibly accurate Altendorf saw, making 45° mitered joinery practically invisible. Production of veneered Passion and Labrador baffles utilizes vacuum press, rendering the natural veneer face absolutely flawless. Surfaces are sanded with wide band sanders with pneumatic heads. Without the five axis CNC the Passion and Labrador series would not exist as complex Passion enclosures and baffles are designed, modeled and manufactured in 3D.

The results are contemporary loudspeakers of the highest aesthetics, technical prowess, and most importantly, sound quality. Professional audio press highly praised Labrador 26 MKIII, Labrador 29 MKIII and active loudspeakers M23.

AQ Passion won many accolades from audiophile press and received prestigious design award from the world’s design center – Italy.

AQ’s innovative products found their way into new markets including the USA, and OEM capabilities provide production for world-renowned electronic manufactures.

AQ loudspeakers were always associated with the phrases “Sound that inspires“ and “Sound for soul”. A welcomed addition of contemporary design delivers loudspeakers that are truly wholesome, inspiring and complimentary to modern homes and are the foundation for outstanding listening environment.

AQ company participates regularly at the following fairs: Audio Video Show Prague, Audio Video Show Warsaw and Audio Video Kino Bratislava. AQ presented the latest loudspeakers of the high-end Passion line at the worldś  largest trade fair of consumer technologies CES Show in Las Vegas 2017 with great success and the first time participated at the fair High End Munich 2017.