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QSC KW122 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2 Way

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The perfect balance of power, quality and weight.

With proven performance and solid workmanship, the KW122 takes the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. QSC engineers combined all the technical advancements of the K Series with a custom-designed, tour-grade Baltic birch cabinet for unmatched sound quality and durability that’s ready for the road.

Although smaller and lighter than previous wood enclosure models, the powerful KW122 cranks out clean, tight sound at output levels that seem almost impossible for its size.

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, tight lows. 75 degrees of coverage, the KW122's woofer drives low frequencies down to 50Hz making it ideal for a wide range of applications, especially DJing or live reinforcement of instruments. Equally comfortable as a stage monitor, the KW122 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 KW122, including Digital Extension and Excursion Processing (DEEP). DEEP allows the KW122 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 KW122 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 KW Series units can be daisy-chained together to one centralized control. 

Suspension and Mounting

The KW122 may be pole-mounted, suspended, or yoke-mounted. The yoke accessory kit (not included) allows for either horizontal or vertical yoke mounting, providing a flexible means of attaching KW 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 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
Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive: Active
  • Type: Two-way full range
  • LF driver: 12"
  • MF driver: N/A
  • HF driver: 1.75" compression driver
Power
  • Amplifier class: D
  • Wattage: 1000W continuous
  • Mixer/preamp: Yes
Audio
  • Frequency response: 50Hz - 20 kHz
  • Coverage pattern: 75° assymetric
  • Max SPL: 131 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR: 2 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA: Stereo pair
  • Output/thru
  • XLR: 3
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • SPEAKON:
Enclosure
  • Cabinet material: 15 mm painted birch ply
  • Width: 15"
  • Height: 26"
  • Depth: 15.4"
  • Weight: 49 lb.

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SPECIFICATIONS
KW-122
  • Configuration 12" 2-way multipurpose
  • Transducers
  • Low-frequency: 12" cone transducer
  • High-frequency: 1.75" diaphragm compression driver
  • Frequency Response (-6 dB) 53 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB) 50 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Nominal Coverage (-6 dB) 75 axisymmetric
  • Maximum SPL1 131 dB peak
Amplifier
  • Power Output2 1000 W Class D (500 W LF, 500 W HF) continuous
  • 2000 W peak
  • Input Impedance (ohms) Channel A XLR / ¼":
  • Mic gain setting : Balanced: Unbalanced
  • 0 dB : 38k : 19k
  • +12 dB : 10k : 5k
  • +24 dB : 2.66k : 1.33k
  • +36 dB : 660 ohms : 330 ohms
  • Channel B XLR / ¼": 38k balanced / 19k unbalanced
  • Channel B RCA: 10k
Controls
  • Power, Gain A, Gain B, Channel A Input Gain (0 dB / 12 dB / 24 dB / 36 dB), LF Mode (Ext Sub/Norm/DEEP), HF Mode (Flat/Vocal Boost), Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
  • Indicators Power, Signal A, Signal B, Standby, Limit, Mic (24 dB and 36 dB settings)
  • Connectors: Balanced female XLR/¼" line/mic level input, Balanced female XLR/¼" line level input, Dual Balanced male XLR full range line level out , Balanced male XLR "mix" out, Stereo RCA line level input, Remote gain control, Locking IEC power connector
  • Cooling: On demand, 50 mm variable speed fan
  • Amplifier Protection: Thermal limiting, output overcurrent, overtemperature muting, GuardRail
  • Transducer Protection: Thermal limiting, excursion limiting
  • AC Power Input: Universal power supply 100-240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
  • AC Power Consumption (1/8 Power)
  • 100 VAC, 2.3 A
  • 120 VAC, 2.01 A
  • 230 VAC, 1.13 A
Enclosure
  • Material: 15 mm painted birch plywood
  • Finish: Black textured paint
  • Grille : Black powder coated 16 gauge steel
  • Dimensions (HWD): 26" x 15" x 15.4"
  • Weight (Net): 49lb
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QSCKW122 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2 Way
 
4.7

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4.0

Very Impressed!

By Enelcee

from KS

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

What can I say that everyone else hasn't already said? This speaker is incredibly loud and clear, you can hear every instrument used in the recording like your hearing it live. I agree that the "1000 Watt" hype is bogus, but these things sound great any way. For me it came down to this speaker or the Yamaha DSR112 and I picked this one for the connectivity. I can DJ most of my gigs (fundraisers) with just one of these speakers, my iPod and a microphone thanks to the connection options. In the "NORM" and "DEEP" modes, the bass from these boxes is amazing. They are expensive, but you get what you pay for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

K12 Killers

By PalmtreeDJ

from California

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

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

    I am a mobile DJ that has been happy using k12's for the past 4 years at mostly weddings and in hotels.
    Just upgraded to the KW122's a couple of months ago, and WOW what a difference!
    First thing I noticed, is that when turning it up to "Dance Level" the k12's would often start to clip on bass heavy songs pretty easily. The KW's DO NOT CLIP(at least I could not with my system) and have a much better sound at higher levels. Also, for some partys I can leave my sub at home (something I could never do with the K12's) because the low end is so much better.
    The K12's are still a great speaker, but these are at a whole different level!!

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    5.0

    Balanced out now!

    By Rockin' rob

    from Charlwston SC

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Performances

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

    I alrasdy had one KW122 for my PA and needed the second one to balanc it out. Vocals are smooth on the 12" system. The free shipping closed the deal..thanks guys!

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