QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker

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Go BIG! – or go home, with the massive sounding QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker. It has all that you need to bring on the boom! Adoring fans not included.

Not for the faint of heart, QSC makes no apologies for their “take-no-prisoners” KW153 active loudspeakers. These active, 3-way boxes are designed from the ground up for one thing and one thing only: bringing down the house with its earth-shattering Class D 1,000 RMS, bi-amp module (2 x 500), 15” woofer, 6.5” midrange woofer and 1.75” diaphragm compression driver.

And for those of you keeping score at home, the KW135’s extensive DSP featuring “DEEP” and “Intrinsic Correction” technologies enhances system performance and yields a frequency range rating of 33 Hz - 20 kHz, while its 134db Peak SPL rating is (almost) as loud as a jet on takeoff. So while that should be enough serious power for your next gig, hang on; there’s still more…

For example, QSC has you (and the crowd) covered with its “Tilt-Direct” pole cup mounting system technology. With a simple turn of the dial, the KW153 will engage a 7.5 degree downward tilt that directs its acoustic energy onto the audience and off reflective surfaces for applications where maximum coverage from a high-positioned speaker is desired.

Just as forward thinking is QSC’s proprietary “Intrinsic Correction” DSP, first featured in their high-end line array products with 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.

Additionally, the KW153 features QSC’s “Directivity Matched Transition” (DMT) DSP that provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones and for added safety is QSC’s “GuardRail” protection, first introduced on their GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

All 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.

Features:
  • 15” woofer; 6.5” midrange woofer; 1.75” diaphragm compression driver
  • 75° Nominal coverage angle
  • Maximum SPL 134 dB peak
  • 1000-watt Class D power modules in all models (2 × 500 W continuous)
  • Onboard mixer with two combo XLR and ¼” inputs, and stereo RCA inputs, (three audio input sources); two direct channel outputs and single ummed balanced output
  • Extensive DSP featuring DEEP™ and Intrinsic Correction™ enhances system performance
  • DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures uniform coverage across the entire sound field
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch enclosures
  • Four-position Mic/Line gain
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • 35 mm standard (non-tilt) pole socket
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation

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.

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).

Get your QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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 10 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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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

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              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.

                 
                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.

                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          AMAZING!!!

                          By 

                          from Warner Robins, GA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Lows
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I purchased a pair of these and I just got back from testing these KW153's out.... Well all I got to say is... They are so Amazing! I haven't even heard what they can do inside yet. Anyway, outside in a 200 yard square they consumed the entire area. I stood at about 50+ yards away and could still feel the bass. I do christian music, so I was playing soft rock to hard rock, and some hip hop style... All around great speaker! if you only have money for one pair of these and no subs, I feel confident that these speakers can handle their own....

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                              KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker

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