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Overview

  • 1,000 watt, efficient and lightweight class-D power module
  • Lightweight (32 lb.)
  • Professional appearance and rugged construction
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Amazingly powerful output and killer sound quality for its small size.

The QSC K10 10" powered loudspeaker, featuring its revolutionary 1000W power module, delivers the high-quality amplification, HF driver, and low-frequency driver of the K-Series speakers, offering ~90° conical coverage and 129dB peak output, low frequencies extending to ~56Hz. The K10 offers exceptional power and performance from an extremely compact system, and it can also be used as an ultra low-profile, horizontal wedge or side fill.

QSC's K10 PA speaker features a 1-3/4" HF device in its 2-way enclosure. The primary differentiator in K-series speakers is the resulting output dispersion—the K8 being the widest at 105° and the K12 the narrowest at 75°. This radical approach is achievable due to a process called Directivity Matched Transition (DMT). DMT allows QSC to take advantage of a fundamental law of acoustics: smaller diameter woofers have wider coverage patterns than larger ones. The K Series matches the HF device to the LF dispersion, allowing for the smoothest and flattest frequency response possible across the entire sound field.

Add to this advanced DSP processing and an enclosure molded from ABS—a material far more rugged and sonically pleasing than conventional plastics—and the K Series delivers exceptional performance in this category of loudspeakers.

Several proprietary QSC DSP technologies are incorporated into the K Series. One such technology is Digital Extension and Excursion Processing (DEEP). DEEP allows each of the K Series models to deliver levels of low-frequency extension previously impossible in enclosures of this size. Intrinsic Correction, first featured in QSC line-array technology, use dozens of spatially averaged measurements mapped to the processor to deliver smooth and accurate reproduction across the entire sound field.

Preventing amplifier clipping or overload is QSC's proprietary GuardRail technology. GuardRail closely monitors the input voltage and controls the amplifier output stage before the onset of clipping. Unlike typical clip limiters, when GuardRail is activated, the results are all but undetectable—there's none of the typical "pumping" associated with other methods. In addition, user EQ controls are provided to select between subwoofer settings (EXTSUB, VOCAL, or FLAT response).

The QSC K10 speaker boasts other user-friendly features. For example, when speakers are pole-mounted, the Tilt-Direct pole socket converts to a 7.5° down-tilt with a simple 180° rotation of the dial. A locking IEC power cord is included, preventing accidental disconnect during a performance. For installed applications, connecting a commonly available potentiometer to the unit's Euroblock connector allows the operator to have gain control from a remote location. Multiple K Series units can be daisy-chained together to one centralized control. Additionally, the QSC K Series enters Standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity, conserving power.

The entire PA package is housed in rugged and sonically friendly ABS (the sub in birch plywood) with steel grilles and carry-friendly ergonomic aluminum handles.

Processing, Connectivity & Monitoring

The brain of the K10 system is its expansive digital signal processing. While the DSP functions are optimized using Intrinsic Correction, DEEP, DMT and GuardRail technologies (with the high-pass filter included for use with subwoofer systems), two XLR-combi inputs, each with its own Level control, are provided. Both accommodate line-level inputs and one may be switched to microphone level sensitivity. Phono (RCA) input jacks are also included for connection of consumer electronics sources. Dual XLR outputs are provided for dual "loop-thru" XLR/M connectors and a single XLR jack is available as a summed output. All 3 input sources may be used at once and mixed via the 2 Gain control knobs.

Input Panel LED indicators are provided for Power, Signal Present, Mic Level Sensitivity and Limit annunciation. A front-mounted power LED may be disabled by means of a rear panel switch when desired or set so it indicates when the limit circuitry has been engaged.

Waveguide

The QSC K10 speaker incorporates a conical waveguide that maintains pattern control all
the way down to the crossover frequency. The coverage angles of the waveguides are tailored for a smooth transition from woofer to compression driver with far less "waistbanding" or other directivity related anomalies than other products in this class.

Suspension and Mounting

The QSC K10 2-way speaker may be pole-mounted, suspended, or yoke-mounted. The K10 yoke accessory kit (not included) allows for either horizontal or vertical yoke mounting, providing a flexible means of attaching K-Series loudspeakers to a building structure or truss. When suspended deployment is required, M10 threaded inserts support vertical or horizontal suspension, while the integral pole mount socket accommodates 35mm speaker poles for use on a speaker stand or over a sub. The pole socket is designed so that the speaker may be angled down 7.5° in order to cover the audience while keeping acoustic energy off reflective walls and ceilings.

Features

  • 1,000 watt, efficient and lightweight class-D power module
  • Lightweight (32 lb.)
  • Professional appearance and rugged construction
  • Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) and Intrinsic Correction DSP tuning for accurate, undistorted performance across the entire sound field
  • GuardRail technology discreetly protects the system from damaging overload
  • DEEP mode for enhanced low-frequency extension without a subwoofer
  • Locking IEC power cable
  • XLR and 1/4" connectors
  • Phone Mic/Line and Line inputs with Loop-thru connectors and independent level controls.
  • Phono (RCA) inputs
  • Three 2-way models—each with coverage pattern optimized to match the LF driver
  • Front mounted LED may be switched off or indicate "LIMIT" or AC Power On
  • Dual angle, 35 mm pole socket with Tilt-Direct allows the speaker to be angled down to put the energy on the audience instead of the back wall
  • 1-3/4" voice-coil compression driver
  • High Pass Filter for use with subwoofers
  • 1,000 watt subwoofer, efficient and light-weight Class D power module

Put this compact, powerful 10" loudspeaker to work—order the K10 now.

 

K10 10" Powered PA Speaker Specifications:

  • Amplifier Power: 1000W Class D
  • Transducers: 10" LF, 1-3/4" HF
  • Coverage Pattern: 90° conical
  • Frequency Response: 56Hz–20kHz
  • Max SPL: 129dB
  • Operating Voltage: 85–275 VAC @ 50–60Hz
  • Unit Dimensions: 12-3/5" W x 20-2/5" H x 11-4/5" D
  • Weight: 32 lb.
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QSCK10 10" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Outstanding quality

    I've been a gigging musician for over 40 years and have played through all kinds of sound reinforcement gear - good and bad. I'm totally impressed with the K10. I've been producing backing tracks...Read complete review

    I've been a gigging musician for over 40 years and have played through all kinds of sound reinforcement gear - good and bad. I'm totally impressed with the K10. I've been producing backing tracks in my home studio to use on solo and duo guitar gigs. But the tracks that sounded great on my studio monitors did not translate well on the portable gear that I would be using on gigs. The K10 is the solution....the sound you put in is the sound you get back. I took the K10 out of the carton, plugged in an SM58 and my acoustic/electric directly into the on-board mixer and four hours later I was still playing. It sounded so good I couldn't stop. I have virtually no feedback problems regardless of mic placement and it has all the power, punch and professional sound you could ever need for small club gigs. Nice job, QSC!
    The on-board mixing options were well thought out. Very versitile, yet simple. At thirty-two pounds it is a gigging musician's dream. The design makes this a great floor monitor as well.
    High quality components are used throughout. Right out of the carton you can see this thing is built like a tank. It looks like it's much heavier than it's actual 32 pounds. I had concerns about the sound quality since it uses ABS shell construction vs wood.....until I fired it up. It sounds like a studio monitor. Solid, tight and flat.
    Expensive? Not really when you consider what you get. A vesitile mixer, a 1000 watt amp and fantastic sounding results. If you bought a decent mixer, cabinet and 1000 watt amp seperately how much would you need to pay? You get what you pay for and the K10 is worth every dime.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sounded way to compressed

    I tried this unit after reading and reading and reading all the great reviews. I need it for my keyboards and came to find it underpowered for my needs. I used a small mixer...Read complete review

    I tried this unit after reading and reading and reading all the great reviews. I need it for my keyboards and came to find it underpowered for my needs. I used a small mixer to add gain and never could get any warmth out of it, and I tried everthing I could think of. The volume was just not there and the keys always sounded compressed. I went back to my old 12" speaker. I thought maybe new technology would make a 10" unit sound like a 12" but NOT!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Sounded way to compressed

    By fastfingersjo

    from brownsville, texas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Really 1000 Watts
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

      I tried this unit after reading and reading and reading all the great reviews. I need it for my keyboards and came to find it underpowered for my needs. I used a small mixer to add gain and never could get any warmth out of it, and I tried everthing I could think of. The volume was just not there and the keys always sounded compressed. I went back to my old 12" speaker. I thought maybe new technology would make a 10" unit sound like a 12" but NOT!

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      5.0

      K10 Wonderful

      By djjkidd

      from elgin il

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        The K10, Wow, I should have got this a long time ago. Perfect size, perfect sound. What more is there to say. Once you go QSC, you never want to go back. Goes well with K Sub. I'm mad it took me this long. I need another one soon.

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        5.0

        Simply Amazing

        By gscdrummer

        from South Carolina

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live Band
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

          I had been looking at the QSC K series for a couple of years. Our band recently made the change from the version 1 Mackie 450 tops to the K10 and they sound amazing, especially paired with the QSC KW181 sub. They are light, look great, and best of all sound awesome, better than anything else I have heard for a mobile live band playing venues that hold up to 250 people (primarily private events).

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          QSC K 10

          By Plank Spanker

          from Houston TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

            I played a gig for a night club that had these for their "In House" PA system. I was very impressed at how big and clear the sound was for the size of this speaker. So I bought one and will soon buy a couple of more. The QSC K10 puts out as good or better sound than most speakers twice it's size. As a monitor, it is much better than my JBL 515 powered speaker. It is lighter weight, smaller in size, and "MUCH" better sounding. 2 of these matched with a sub-woofer would be plenty enough for a band in nice sized night club to mic up drums guitar & bass & rock the house.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this speaker

            By Lyons

            from NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

              I love this speaker so much I had to buy another one. 1000 watts packed into 41 pounds!!!!! The two channels are awesome. For smaller dj gigs, I just bring one. Plug my mic into one channel and my mixer into the other channel, and I'm good to go. Wish I could give more than five stars!!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow, What Presence!

              By SongCzar

              from Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                Stop shopping, this is it!

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pristine, Great Presence, Loud

                By SongCzar

                from Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                  Wonderful, loud and prestine clear!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice one

                  By Christopher

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                    My primary use is as a flute amp/monitor. It is very accurate, and the DI out is great for sending a feed to the house PA.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect FRFR speaker

                    By 62deluxe

                    from Palo Alto, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good power
                    • Light weight
                    • Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                        Yet another 5 star review for the K10... but I'm coming from a slightly different direction.
                        I'm using the K10 as a FRFR (Full Range, Flat Response) speaker for my POD HD500. For smaller gigs I play directly though the POD and the K10, for larger gigs the K10 serves as my monitor and I have a direct (stereo) feed to the PA. The K10 has excellent sound quality and combined with the HD500 can produce some fantastic guitar sounds. The K10 actually projects my guitar sound far better than any of my real guitar amps.
                        I like the QSC speakers so much I am in the process of (slowly, because they are rather pricy) rebuilding my PA system using the K10s and K12s, in fact, I came to MF today to buy another K10. Highly recommended! Worth the price.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great

                        By bill lippy

                        from frederick, md

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                          so far I haven't been able to use everything this speaker has to offer.
                          a small room the volume on the back is only half. I have yet to have a problem and i've had them for almost 3 years . they are really fine speakers

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