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QSC HPR153i 15" 3-Way Powered Loudspeaker

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The HPR153i 3-way loudspeaker is a great choice when the warmth, clarity and projection of a horn loaded, cone midrange system is desired. The 15" dr...Click To Read More About This Product

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The HPR153i 3-way loudspeaker is a great choice when the warmth, clarity and projection of a horn loaded, cone midrange system is desired. The 15" driver and larger enclosure volume provide extension down to 36 Hz making the HPR153i well suited for reinforcement of music with lots of low frequency content. Mids are handled by a 6" cone driver that seamlessly covers the critical vocal region. A 1.4" (diaphragm) compression driver delivers brilliant top end response. The 600 watt (400 LF/100 MF/100 HF) power module includes a 100 Hz high-pass filter for use in subwoofer-equipped systems.

FEATURES
  • Power module based on the best-selling RMX series amplifier technology provides 500 total watts of power
  • Attractive and professional appearance
  • Rugged birch enclosure
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grille
  • Ergonomic handles with comfortable, non-slip grip
  • 35 mm pole socket
  • 3 M10 rigging points for suspended installation
  • Applications:
    • Live performance
    • Mobile DJ and dance music
    • High-level sidefill monitor
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Configuration
    • 15" 3-way full-range powered loudspeaker
    Transducers
    • Low Frequency: 15" cone transducer with 3" voice coil
    • Midrange Frequency: 6.5" horn loaded mid-range
    • High Frequency: 1.4" diaphragm compression driver
    • Frequency Response (-3 dB): 41 Hz - 17.5 kHz
    • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 36 Hz - 20 kHz
    • Nominal Coverage, -6 dB: 90 degree x 60 degree
    • Maximum SPL (1 meter): 134 dB peak
    Amplifier
    • Power output: 400W LF Class H, 100W HF Class AB+B, 100W HF Class AB+B
    • Input impedance: 22k balanced, 11k unbalanced
    • Controls: Gain, Low-cut filter, Front LED On/Off, Power, Circuit breaker
    • Indicators: Power. Signal, Limit
    • Cooling: Convection
    • Amplifier protection: Thermal and Output Limiting, Output Short Circuit, Overtemperature Muting, Driver DC Protection
    • Current consumption at 120 VAC (1/8 power EIA noise): 1.8A
    • Enclosure: Painted Birch plywood
    • Finish: Black textured paint
    • Grille: Powder coated 16 gauge steel
    • Connectors: Balanced female XLR line level input, Balanced male XLR full range line level out
    • Suspension / Attachment Points: 3 M10 rigging locations
    • Dimensions: 44.75" H x 19" W x 18" D (1137mm x 485mm x 455mm)
    • Net weight: 118 lbs. / 54 kg
    • Available Accessories:
    • HPR COVER 153
    • HPR M10 KIT
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    5.0

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best we've used so far

    By Zippo the Heavier

    from markle

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    Our company rents and operates sound systems, so we get to try out all the new stuff. We have A-B'd these against comparable Mackie models and found that the QSC speakers (and especially the QSC amplifiers) perform better across the board.Mackie makes a big deal about their horns and the time-alignment on their informative website as if they were the only folks that knew about it. Our measurements show better response with the QSC speakers, especially when you push them. Mackie's LF drivers are good, but we have smoked a mid-driver or two in the Mackie. The QSC's are still going strong, the amplifiers are measurably superior and perform better when cranked. Both companies have good products in this exact-same style and price range. The warranty is better with QSC (6 years) and we have found it much easier to get tech-support from QSC. Call both companies for yourself and ask questions. See what you think.

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    5.0

    Look no further.....

    By Woodmedic

    from Jensen Beach, FL

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    Had Mackies. Used JBLs. Broke down and got these with the matching 18 subs. I use the Mackies as monitors now because they just can't compare to the QSC. I matched this up with the DBX drive rack.....My sound can not be beat. So EZ with the drive rack. The Mid range really brought out so much more in our sound. Look no further!!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE WHAT YOU WANT!

     
    5.0

    AWESOME!

    By Joe-__M-7

    from Boston, MA

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    I own the HPR153F speakers... which were discontinued for the "I" series. However... there are very few changes to the newer version... so this review will apply to both.These speakers are amazing. We used to use the Mackie SA1521s... and there's just no comparison. I also demo'd this speaker side by side with Mackie's SA1530s... and this speaker sounds much better. The sound is crystal clear... the vocals jump right to the front of the mix. Great sound... right out of the box.Get them... you'll be happy you did... and they will never leave you "wanting more".

     
    5.0

    The low end is impressive

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I was chapperoning my daughter's school dance, and the DJ was using only 2 of these speakers for an auditorium on a stage platform. I have worked sound for a long time, and always am always curious of someone's set-up. The sound here was incredible!!! Especially the low end. You would of sworn that there were hidden subs somewhere. The air that those 15" drivers push is VERY impressive. I dont own these, but just wanted to comment because I was so impressed.

     
    5.0

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    By Greg Smolcich-Bassist/Vocalist

    from Gautier, MS

    I bought a pair of these monsters in May of '07 and they are something else. These speakers are the most evenly eq'ed speakers I've ever owned. I coupled mine with a set of the 181is. when we first used them we heard parts of our music that we had never been able to hear before due to the midrange speaker. Also, they always sound the same no matter what volume we play. In my 50 years I have heard and used a lot of speakers but to paraphrase Tina Turner, QSC you're "Simply the Best".The cabinets are starting to get a little dinged up from moving them every week. I wish the covers were a little bit cheaper. It seems like QSC could come up with some type of rollers for the 153's but a dolly works for now. We also had a gig where it poured on us but we dried the cabinets and had no adverse effects.Finally, I used the 153's and 181's to run sound for a local festival with five acts including a duo, blues band, alternative band, and two cover bands and the QSC's handled all of it with ease. Take it from me - they are the best speakers ever.They might seem a little expensive but if you want a set of speakers you can be proud of, get these speakers from QSC.

     
    5.0

    WOW!!!

    By Savior Sound

    from Kingfisher, OK

    I had a pair of soundcraft speakers that were old and I finally forked up the money and it was unbelieveable!!!If you are looking for great sound...then look no more. It has made the biggest difference in my sound system. The bass is really tight too.

     
    5.0

    The BEST PA Speakers

    By sf_rog

    from San Francisco

    I bought ONE of these guys about six months ago to use in my band's rehearsal studio. Mainly the purpose was to solve our vocal problem so that singing could be heard clearly while playing with a drum kit. I'm also planning on getting another one down the road for a front-of-the-house system.Actually, we've been using the one as our front of the house system w/ a 16 channel Mackie board and a snake cable and the sound is unbelievable. Yes, only one HPR153i is more than suitable as the entire FOH system. And the sound is incredible. Everyone is coming up and telling me that the band is sounding great. For the first time, our live sound is very professional. The truth is, we really don't even need a second one.The downside: these things are gorillas. They are uncomfortable to carry with two people. The upside: once they have found their resting spot, they deliver unbelievably clear, tight, thumping sound that is loud, but not painful. It is built like a tank, has a built-in limiter that will keep it from getting blown out . . . and it absolutely rocks. A 3-way active tri-amped system does things that a regular PA only dreams about. It sounds like you're hearing a show at the Fillmore. I highly recommend these active cabs.

     
    5.0

    fabulous

    By keyman-ungW-

    from Metrowest Boston, MA

    I purchased a pair of these as sole sound support for FOH at our church (which seats about 150), and we've been using them for 10 months now. They are simply fabulous! Speech and vocals are incredibly clear and beautiful. Guitars and keys sounds the way that they should. These cabinets simply do a wonderful job at filling our space with almost perfectly-intelligible, beautiful sound. You won't be disappointed!

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