QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet

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The QSC K Series is quite simply The New Standard in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems.

The New Standard in Active Loudspeakers

The QSC K8 is an 8-inch, 2-way active loudspeaker system featuring an all-new 1000 Watt QSC Class D power module outputting a remarkable 127 dB (peak). The K8 ultra-wide, DMT(TM) (Directivity Matched Transition) 105-degree dispersion pattern (vertical or horizontal) provides for even coverage of its 61 Hz - 20 kHz frequency response across the entire sound field, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" zones in the audience area. Extensive DSP featuring Intrinsic Correction(TM) and DEEP(TM) provide for levels of total sonic performance that defy the system's size and weight while GuardRail(TM) protection, first introduced on our GX Series amplifiers protect both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both Mic and Line Level input while a set of RCA phono inputs allow additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers. Up to three audio sources can be mixed internally and summed to a balanced output for "daisy-chaining" of multiple units. Separate direct outputs are also provided on each channel for additional output flexibility.

On-board switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting can be set to VOCAL BOOST for additional presence in the critical mid frequency area or FLAT for accurate reproduction of the incoming signal. The LF switch can be set to NORM, DEEP(TM) for additional bass extension or EXT SUB for use with an external subwoofer. The rear panel LED switch can be set to POWER, illuminating the front-mounted LED when the unit is powered on, OFF for applications where it is not desirable to illuminate the front LED, or LIMIT which indicates to the system operator that the clip limiter circuit has been engaged during operation.

The entire system is housed in a rugged ABS enclosure with a professional appearance that is at home in any application. ABS is a far more robust material than conventional speaker plastics and offers an additional measure of sonic clarity due to its internal rigidity. Ergonomic aluminum handles and a highly protective steel grill complete the package for ease of transport and long term durability.

The K8 also features a unique Tilt-Direct(TM) pole cup mounting system. A simple turn of the dial engages a 7.5 degree downward tilt of the speaker allowing acoustic energy to be kept on the audience and off reflective surfaces for applications where maximum coverage from a high-positioned speaker is desired. Integrated M10 suspension points allow for suspended applications with an M10 Fly Kit (sold separately) or K8 Yolk (sold separately).

Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board Euroblock connector. In an installed application, multiple K Series speakers can be "daisy-chained" for total gain control from a single remote pot.

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Series K
Other Features 1000 W Class D (500 W LF, 500 W HF)
Model K8

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QSCK8 8" Powered PA Cabinet
 
4.8

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Pros

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  • Compact (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

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    • Performances (8)
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    5.0

    Great powered speaker!

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    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

      I use this speaker for some mains and monitors, and use the QSC K12's for the others. This speaker actually delivers 1000 watts of sound, compared to other speakers that advertise more power than what they actually deliver. You can chain these endlessly without adding any static to your sound, and it is ridiculously easy to set up.

      This is a real hands on product review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

       
      5.0

      great sound!!!!!

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      from SARASOTA, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

        GREAT SPEAKERS THAT ARE READY FOR ALMOST ANY EVENT, PARTY, OR BASIC USE.

        -THIS HAS BEEN A REVIEW BY ALEX AT SAM ASH MUSIC

         
        4.0

        Sweet Speaker

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        from KOP

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        Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

        Easy to use. Easy to setup. Great sound and functionality. Portable. Lots of fun.
        I am a Sam Ash reviewer from KOP.

         
        5.0

        Perfect size, perfect sound

        By 

        from Chicago, Il

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

            The clarity and punch of these little speakers is amazing.I own a pair of K-12's that are great. I bought the K8's for smaller venues. I could not believe the sound coming out of the small box. I'm sold on QSC.
            This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

             
            5.0

            Rugged 8

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            from Chicago, Il

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

              Lightweight, small but packs an incredible punch. I've seen other people wishing it had reverb or some sort of effect but I don't think that's what I'd want. I control my sound through my pedal board and Fishman Soloamp and use the K8 to add power and extra low end to the mix.
              You just have to try it!!
              This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

               
              5.0

              One of the best in Market

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              from White Plains

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

                For the size alone, the loudness of the speaker is phenomenal. With 1000 watts of continuous power, expect a clear, stable sound that will last you a good couple of hours of extended use. Very rarely breaks down or blows out, and is so versatile you can use it for any event. This is a real hands on product review from Arturo @ Sam Ash White Plains

                 
                5.0

                Heavyweight powered speaker

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                from Chicago, Il

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                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

                  These QSC have a great amplifier section and that may be why they sound so good. Very transparent and balanced.
                  I use the speaker as studio monitors and booth monitors when out on a gig. You can adjust the vocal and mid-sub to you liking.
                  If you ever use studio monitors, it has an eternal limit peak switch that will stop the overload without losing sound.
                  Great Value, for the money light weight but very powerful.
                  This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                   
                  5.0

                  SIZE MATTERS

                  By 

                  from white plains, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

                    You cant get another speaker that is smaller with this much juice. Great sound and loud. Perfect for a main pa or small fill speaker

                    -while it is small it's not necessarily light weight. If only qsc had made it so it could be used as a floor monitor.

                    "this is a hands on product review from kris @ sam ash white plains"

                     
                    4.0

                    Lots of power in a compact speaker

                    By 

                    from Sam Ash Ontario Ca.

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                    Verified Reviewer

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                          Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

                          Great, small powered speaker. 8 inch speaker with 1000 watts of peak power. QSC K8's have an ultra wide sound dispersion pattern of 105 degrees which helps to eliminate dead spots in your audience. Lots of flexibility with your sound, they can be set for more mid response for vocalists, deep for additional bass response, or can be set up to be used with external subwoofers. Lightweight and compact, you can take them just about anywhere. This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Music Ontario.

                           
                          5.0

                          K8 QSC powered speaker

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                          from Cincinnati oh

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about QSC K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet:

                            One of my favorite powered speakers. The sound is incredible and they are housed in a very durable cabinet as well. Cant go wrong

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                            K8 8" Powered PA Cabinet

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