QSC KW153 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3-Way Active Loudspeaker

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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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These Rock!

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from Maryland, USA

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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)

 
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AMAZING!!!

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from Warner Robins, GA

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Pros

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

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    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

      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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