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QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Amazingly powerful output and killer sound quality for its small size.

The QSC K10 punches above its weight class with unrivaled sound quality and solid workmanship that stands up to the rigors of professional use. Even more impressive is you get all this in a remarkably compact, lightweight and stylish enclosure for effortless handling and set up.  Under the hood you'll find an efficient Class D power module that pumps out 1000 watts of clean, distortion-free sound with crisp highs and deep, rich lows.

With 90 degrees of coverage, the K10's woofer drives low frequencies down to 56Hz making it ideal for a wide range of applications including DJing or live reinforcement of instruments, especially in smaller venues. Paired with a K Series subwoofer there's not much this speaker can't handle. Equally comfortable as a stage monitor, the K10 enclosure has an angled side for use as a low-profile, horizontal wedge and a flat side for proper side-fill use.

Processing Technology
QSC incorporates several proprietary DSP technologies into the K10, including Digital Extension and Excursion Processing (DEEP). DEEP allows K10 to deliver levels of low-frequency extension previously impossible in enclosures of this size. Another innovation is Intrinsic Correction, which uses 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, which monitors the input voltage and controls the amplifier output stage before the onset of clipping. 

Connectivity & Monitoring
The back of the K10 features two XLR-combi inputs, each with its own level control. 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 three input sources may be used at once and mixed via the two gain control knobs. In addition, user EQ controls are provided to select between different subwoofer settings. 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. 

Suspension and Mounting
The K10 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 polemount socket accommodates 35 mm 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 degrees in order to cover the audience while keeping acoustic energy off reflective walls and ceilings.

FEATURES
Power
  • Amplifier class:D
  • Wattage:1000W continuous
  • Mixer/preamp:No
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:56Hz - 20kHz
  • Coverage pattern:90° conical
  • Max SPL:129 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:2 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:2
  • Output/thru
  • XLR:2 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:2
  • SPEAKON:
  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material:ABS
  • Width:14"
  • Height:24"
  • Depth:14"

For unrivaled quality and power in a small package, order a pair of K10s today.

SPECIFICATIONS

K10 10" Powered PA Speaker

  • 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
    Threaded pole socket for solid, secure pole mounting
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QSCK10 10" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.9

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (26)
  • Compact (25)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Durable (22)
  • Versatile (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (14)

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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5.0

K10 is a winner

By Mark

from Chicago, Illinois

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

    Built like a tank. Clear and concise. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for in this instance. I would highly recommend the K10.

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Guitarzn

    from Albuquerque

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

      These are pricey, but worth the $$$. They are tight, controlled, and perform to spec. For full performances, with bass, they need a sub, as they do cut off at 55hz. But excellent sound. I've used these in several installations. Great product.

       
      5.0

      Unbelievable

      By Johnny D

      from Ma

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        I own a pair of K12's and these are just as good but lighter. The sound that comes out is crystal clear and the depth that these things have is amazing

         
        4.0

        QSC wins with K Series

        By MetalBassVT

        from VT

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

          I use the K10s as a live monitor. They have plenty of power and clarity. They are plenty light and travel easy. We also have K12s that we use for monitoring which have more bass response by virtue of the 12" speaker, but the K10s hold their own against them and are a great addition to a live rig.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent sounding

          By Boni

          from Volcano Hawaii

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

            Light weight excellent sounding speaker!!

             
            4.0

            I would purchace again

            By Don't have

            from Iowa

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

              Item was as advertised even though I didn't get all the accessories that normally comes with this product

               
              5.0

              Great sound and easy set up

              By Bassdoc

              from Iowa

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                These powered speakers came highly recommended and live up to the reputation , clear articulate reproduction of vocal and instrumental voicing , don't hesitate to buy them they are worth the investment!

                 
                5.0

                Great speaker

                By The Boogie Man

                from USA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                  Great light weight speaker for live sound.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Dependable. Sound great.

                  By CBas

                  from ND

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                    I use K10's, K8's and K subs on average once a week for mobile DJ dances, theater events, outdoor events, other random stuff. Never had a problem with any of it. Always works without a glitch and sounds great. Sometimes I set these up at home too. I noticed that they sound good just set flat. The amps are very quiet and the output is crystal clear. I can hear nuances in music that other speakers cover up. Not muddy sounding. A lot of power in a small package. Easy to load and set up. I actually put two K10's on a fork on each sub. Takes up almost no space. K subs will hide under a banquet table too if you want to hide them. You hardly ever see QSC stuff on refurbished, it rarely breaks flown. It's really worth the money for dependable stuff. I used to have another brand. It costs just as much because I had to own spares for when stuff was shipped off for service. Not worth the hassle at all. Very pleased with QSC!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great truly great

                    By none

                    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 have four im getting up in age I dont know how the do it but small loud and clear large foot print.

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