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QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker

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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"
Weight: 32 lb.

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

SPECIFICATIONS
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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (28)
  • Compact (26)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (24)
  • Versatile (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (21)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (15)

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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rick Florida

By Rickguitarguy

from Ocala, FL

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Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

Don't bother cutting corners and cost, suck it up and shell out the bucks for these. I have a pair of K-10 and a Allen-Heath ZED10FX board. They sound fabulous! They are hands down the best speakers I've ever owned. You will hear the difference right away. I've tried them all and could have bought these many times over with what I've spent in the past trying to save money. I work four to five nights a week and these make my job so much easier.
Plenty
Excellent
Expensive but worth it!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding quality

By seasoned player

from Riverside, IL

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Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dependable. Sound great.

By Asdfjkl;

from Nd

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

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!

    (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.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Sound and Use

        By Joshk

        from Ontario, Canada

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good price value
        • Great for keyboards
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • No built in sound board
        • No onboard EQ

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • SHOWS

        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        The QSC K10's are a keyboard player's dream. I bought two of them and have loved every gig with them so far. I have played acoustic gigs (Keys, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals) and full band loud venues and these speakers sound amazing either way. The true stereo is amazing. They are easy to move around and setup and there are lots of options for tweaking. You just have to run a little soundboard through them in order to get eq options. Great powered speakers!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Small Package - Big Sound

        By Cragarx

        from Farmington, IL

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        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        I bought two of these in May of this year I have used many types of systems over the years playing as a muscian, running sound and as a mobile DJ. This the best * Lots of Power * Easy to handle * Great lows available with the user Eq controls * Well built & road ready. The only complaint I have is that I think the highs could be a tad sharper on normal EQ. If you can find any of these listen to them yourself. I like them so much that I just bought 2 K 12's and the K sub to replace my EON's and my JRX118SP. My main mobile set up is now 100% QSC 2 K-12's 2 K-10's and 1 K sub.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Sound Quality from a Compact Package

        By Kenneth Kirsh

        from Lexington, KY

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        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        Very impressed with these speakers and QSC as a company. I will very likely be purchasing more (K8 or K10, not sure yet) to cover monitor duties. While some may worry about the bass capability, they suit me fine. They have gotten good reviews by upright bassists on Talkbass (I play upright and can attest these work well), so clean, prisitne bass is suitable. I also run sound at times for a large flute choir (flutes are notoriously difficult to mic) and the K10s handles this with ease as well. Also, when I strip down the set-up to do acoustic guitar-vocal shows this is plenty of speaker to handle that. In sum, recognize these speakers as neutral in coloration and able to make you sound "Like yourself, just louder" and you'll have the right idea.
        Recently purchased 2 QSC K10s to go along with a small Allen & Heath Zed-10FX mixer to cover live performances. Biggest selling features are the wonderful, transparent sound quality as well as overall size. Also, the warranty is top notch and the QSC website has a very helpful forum with QSC folks on there to answer questions. The built in mixing possibilities on the back are also a very nice touch. Finally, the built in angle for the monitors when mounting on stands is genius.
        These are solidly built and should last a long time. QSC must feel this way as well given the warranty they put on these. Nothing about them feels cheap or flimsy.
        There are a lot of really good powered speaker choices out at the moment, but these ended up earning my money in the end. For 10" speakers, they keep up with most of the competition's 12" stuff and the weight savings was too good to pass up (getting old is no fun!). To me, the value is definitely good for the quality level of these speakers.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love This Speaker!!

        By Lyons

        from NJ

        See all my reviews

        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        I love this speaker. I can have all my gear loaded in to the venue in 15 minutes and setup in 10 minutes. I have used it a couple of times for decent size venues with between 50 and 200 people and the sound is just amazing!!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        QSC K10 Speakers

        By N. C.

        from TN

        See all my reviews

        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        We recently purchased four of these for mains and monitors. I was blown away with how powerful these speakers are! I used it in Youth Class at our church to amplify the sound of a computer plugged directly into the mixer on the back of the speaker, and I only had the volume on the second or third notch. Amazing! For use through a P.A. System with a separate mixer and EQ and all that stuff, we run them a little before 12 o'clock and we don't have to run hardly any volume on the mixer. We don't even need a subwoofer with the DEEP feature on the back. It also has a VOCAL BOOST, but it sounds better if you just adjust the EQ on the mixer. The weight is outstanding too! No complaints at all!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Clarity, power, and light!!!

        By sgstrat1

        from Duluth, MN

        See all my reviews

        Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

        Just purchased two of these for use as monitors. Very impressed with the clarity of these speakers and the DSP and connection options. Haven't missed the bass response from my old Yamaha SM15s yet (I obviously do not miss the weight :).

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible!

        By Jabber jabber

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

          Heard these on a live band and sounded so good brought them for our PA. Amazing compact, tight sound. In fact so good we ditched the monitors as we just didn't need them any more!

          (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Sounded way to compressed

          By fastfingersjo

          from brownsville, texas

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          Verified Buyer

          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!

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this speaker

            By Lyons

            from NJ

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            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!!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One K10 is my entire P.A.

              By Performing Songwriter

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

              After seeing the K10 demo at a music store I was so impressed I began researching them. Next I did many months of reading reviews and talking other users before I made the purchase. The K10 exceeded even my high expectations the first gig I used it at, the sound was clear, full and gave the room I was playing in incredible coverage. I plugged my acoustic guitar and mike directly into the speaker. Initially I was concerned that my vocals going straight into the speaker would be too 'dry' with no effects on them. I was wrong. I also tried a small cheap mixer so a friend could plug in with me. The sound was still the best I have ever had. The only need for a mixer would be to add capacity for more than one performer. I tried many other P.A.s before my purchase and while the sound from Bose systems is indeed great, they sounded a bit 'sterile' to me. I also could never hear myself as well as I would like through the Bose L1 or L2 systems. Another great perk to the K10 is the built in RCA jack allowing me to plug my mp3 player in direct for music while on my breaks. If there is a weakness to the K10 I have not found it yet and the simplicity of my set up now saves a great deal of time and sweat when loading in or out of clubs.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome sound!

              By Big Rand

              from Traverse City MI

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              Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

              Buy these!
              These are the best sounding powered speakers ever! the 8" are ok for guitar only, but of you add vocals, the 10" or 12" are better. I have 10" pair and singing and playing acoustic guitar, these are great. I rated them 8 but would rate them 10 if they had on board EQ
              Quality is unmatched!
              These are worth every penny!

              (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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                K10 10" POWERED PA SPEAKER

                By Mr. Ed

                from Churchton, Maryland

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker:

                  The speakers came well packaged and in perfect shape. The sound quality is clear and crisp. The volume level seemed to be adequate without subs for mid sized events.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  QSC K 10

                  By Dave

                  from Tecas Guld Coast

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  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.

                    (1 of 3 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!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice one

                      By Chris Rice

                      from Illinois

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      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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