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QSC KW122 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2 Way   

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Building on the success of the K Series, the KW-122 and the entire KW Series by QSC represents the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeak...Read More

Available 12-12-2016

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Building on the success of the K Series, the KW-122 and the entire KW Series by QSC represents the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. QSC's system engineers have created the KW Series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of the popular K Series, while at the same time designing a product that is both smaller and lighter than previous wood enclosure models.

High Output: The KW-122 features a QSC designed, 1000 watt (2 x 500 W continuous) Class D power module. And continuing in the K Series tradition, it is fitted with the identical high-output 1.75" HF device (full-range models) and woofers of the same high quality design.

Defined Coverage Area: Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

DSP: Extensive signal processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a product in this category:

Intrinsic Correction, first featured in our high-end line array products maps 65-75 spatially-averaged measurements to IIR and FIR filters that actively adjust time, frequency and amplitude response to a maximally flat bandpass target. The result is a speaker that behaves equally well across the entire sound field.

DEEP and excursion limiting allow for extended low-frequency response by actively managing low-frequency transients without degradation of the underlying signal or adjacent frequencies.

GuardRail protection, first introduced on QSC's GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

Connectivity: KW Series features a four-position mic / line gain switch that allows for connection of a wide variety of devices. Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both mic and line level input while a set of RCA phono inputs (except KW181) allow additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers. Up to three audio sources can be mixed internally and summed to a balanced output for "daisy-chaining" of multiple units. Separate direct outputs are also provided on each channel for additional output flexibility. Control: On-board switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting (full-range models) can be set to VOCAL BOOST for additional presence in the critical mid-frequency area or FLAT for accurate reproduction of the incoming signal. The LF switch can be set to NORM, DEEP for additional bass extension, or EXT SUB (full-range models) for use with an external subwoofer. The rear panel LED switch can be set to POWER, illuminating the front-mounted LED when the unit is powered on, OFF for applications where it is not desirable to illuminate the front LED, or LIMIT which indicates to the system operator that the clip limiter circuit has been engaged during operation.

Tilt-Direct: The KW122 features a unique Tilt-Direct pole cup mounting system. A simple turn of the dial engages a 7.5 degree downward tilt of the speaker allowing acoustic energy to be kept on the audience and off reflective surfaces for applications where maximum coverage from a high-positioned speaker is desired.

Remote Gain: Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board Phoenix-Style connector. In an installed application, multiple KW Series speakers can be "daisy-chained" for total gain control from a single remote pot. Auto-standby mode is engaged after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Premium-grade materials: KW Series is designed to withstand the rigors of professional use. Advanced construction processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry, ergonomic, cast aluminum handles, low-noise casters (KW181) and a highly protective steel grille provide for ease of transport and long term durability. Integrated M10 suspension points allow for flown applications with a KW M10 KIT (sold separately).

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"
SPECIFICATIONS

KW122 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 12 Inch 2 Way

  • 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 Norm

from MO

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

K12 Killers

By PalmtreeDJ

from California

About Me Experienced

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!!

     
    5.0

    Balanced out now!

    By Rockin' rob

    from Charlwston SC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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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