QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker

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4.8

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High Output: Like K Series, each of the four KW Series models features a QSC designed, 1000 watt (2 x 500) Class D power module. And continuing in the K Series tradition, every model is fitted with the identical high-output 1.75" HF device (full-range models) and woofers of the same high quality design, regardless of speaker size.

Defined Coverage Area: Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

DSP: Extensive signal processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a product in this category:

Intrinsic Correction, first featured in our high-end line array products maps 65-75 spatially averaged measurements to IIR and FIR filters that actively adjust time, frequency and amplitude response to a maximally flat bandpass target. The result is a speaker that behaves equally well across the entire sound field.

DEEP and excursion limiting allow for extended low-frequency response by actively managing low-frequency transients without degradation of the underlying signal or adjacent frequencies.

GuardRail protection, first introduced on our GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

Connectivity: KW Series features a four-position mic / line gain switch that allows for connection of a wide variety of devices. Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both mic and line level input while a set of RCA phono inputs (except KW181) 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.

Control: On-board switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting (full-range models) 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™ for additional bass extension, or EXT SUB (full-range models) 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.

Tilt-Direct: The KW122 and KW152 feature a unique Tilt-Direct 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.

Remote Gain: Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board Phoenix-Style connector. In an installed application, multiple KW Series speakers can be "daisy-chained" for total gain control from a single remote pot. Auto-standby mode is engaged after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Premium-grade materials: KW Series is designed to withstand the rigors of professional use. Advanced construction processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry, ergonomic, cast aluminum handles, low-noise casters (KW181) and a highly protective steel grille provide for ease of transport and long term durability. Integrated M10 suspension points allow for flown applications with a KW M10 KIT (sold separately) and a threaded pole receptacle (KW181) provides for a positive, wobble free connection to a threaded speaker pole (included).

Things You Will Get:

  • Active Loudspeaker
  • Integrated Pole Socket
  • Locking IEC connector
Other Features 1000 watt Class D power modules in all models (2 x 500 W)
Model KW153

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QSCKW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Amazing Sounding Speakers by QSC!!!!

    By 

    from Orlando,fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

      Powerful Amazing Sounding speakers by QSC!!!
      1000watts of Sound, these speakers bring the noise!!
      Great highs/mids and awesome low end!!
      "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

       
      5.0

      Onboard eq and plenty of power

      By 

      from Cincinnati,OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Club
        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

        Great sound with the benefit of an on board preset eq. These are an excellent speaker enclosure that cover the spectrum on mids, highs, and lows. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Muisc.

         
        5.0

        One of the best

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

        The KW153 is a must have for any club. Loud and amazing sound comes from this guy which is perfect for house and dance music. Strudy costruction.

        This is a hands-on product review by Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

         
        5.0

        Very Awesome Speakers!

        By 

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

              The QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker is a very cool and versatile speaker! These pack a great punch without distorting the sound. You can use these are your on stage mains for a pretty good size venue. They aren't too heavy either so you can stack them on a sub without breaking your back.

              This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

               
              5.0

              Amazing Loud Speaker by QSC

              By 

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

                The QSC KW153 has a 6.5 in driver for the high mids in the cabinet and it does a great job. These 3 ways boxes are fantastic and very transparent through out the frequency spectrum. The deep switch is fantastic. They sound like there are subs at the venue. Very simple to use. They are very durable, nice solid birch cabinets but are still light enough for to pick up and place them on subs without a second person. These speakers are worth every penny. This is a real hands-on product review from Rick @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

                 
                4.0

                Sweet Speaker

                By 

                from KOP

                Staff Reviewer

                Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

                Great sound. Easy to Use. Easy to setup. Portable and easy to carry. Totally worth the money. Lots of FUN!
                I am a Sam Ash Reviewer.

                 
                5.0

                One of the best in Market

                By 

                from White Plains

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

                  Hands down, if you have a pair of these in any small to medium room or venue, look no further. These speakers will always have constant power, and at 1000 watts its hard to not be satisfied with the consistency this speaker offers. This has been a hands on review by Arturo @ Sam Ash White Plains

                   
                  4.0

                  High Output and High Quality

                  By 

                  from Sam Ash Ontario Ca.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

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                        Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

                        1000 watts of output through a 3 way speaker built in an awesome Baltic Birch cabinet. Directivity Matched Transition means that the KW153's help to eliminate unnatural hot or dead zones. You can mix up to three inputs at once using XLR, 1/4 inch or RCA inputs. Awesome sounding speakers. This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Music Ontario.

                         
                        5.0

                        KW153 QSC

                        By 

                        from Cincinnati oh

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

                            1000w , 3 way and with a 15 in speaker PLUS you get that QSC quality in the amp. Sounds great and are durable

                             
                            5.0

                            These Rock!

                            By 

                            from Maryland, USA

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Inside Or Outside
                            • Performances
                            • Small Club To Large Venue

                            Comments about QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker:

                            We use these for FOH sound for live performances. Use them inside and outside. The sound is incredible. Use these along with the KW181 subs, you will be amazed at the sound quality. Try them you will not be disappointed.

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                            KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker

                            The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for six years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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