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QSC KW122 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2-Way Active Loudspeaker

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1000 Watts of Power in a Next-Gen Lightweight Design.

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
Series KW Series
Other Features Four-position Mic/Line gain
Model KW122

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QSCKW122 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2-Way Active Loudspeaker
 
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5.0

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about QSC KW122 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2-Way Active Loudspeaker:

    I wanted to upgrade from the MAckie SRM 450s. They have served me well, but they are plastic, which is not ideal for sound, they weight 7 -8 lbs less than the KW 122. HOWEVER: The KWs are so much easier to move. The handles are very functional and the shape of the KW makes it very easy to move, lift and take down compared to the roundness and rounded edges of the SRM 450. There is obviously a price difference of $400 adn it is worth every penny. The Mackies are way too high heavy, to the point of getting a headache after a few hours of listening. I always have to crank the highs on my board way down with the Mackies, KWs no issues. The connections on the KW are also a huge pluss, I plugged my phone into it with a RCA to 1/8 cable and no XLR needed. Also has multiple inputs on them.

    Overall a great speaker, they are heavy but only slightly for powered speakers. The weight is due to the Baltic Birch wood used, which makes them sound so much better than any plastic speakers.

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    KW122 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2-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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