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Full-range system with great bass response.
Building on the success of the K Series, the KW-153 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 significantly lighter than previous wood enclosure models.
High Output: The KW-153 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. The KW-153 features a 6.5" midrange transducer.
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 our 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).
Order today for the all-in-one enclosure that can handle anything.
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Comments about QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3 Way:
These are great speakers. The speaker itself deserve a 5 stars. But the packaging that it was shipped in deserves a -10 star (if there's such thing). They had to shipped me 5 speakers total for me to have 2 acceptable ones. The Engineer that design the box, sorry, but I'd have to call him/her stupid.
This 100 lbs speakers is being held together with a 1/2" cardboard retainer (top and bottom) without any other foam support. Any movement sideways will cause the speaker to slip out of the retainer and can scuff against anything it touches because it's rolling in the box. Not only that, any drop from the person that handle the speaker, the speaker will end up absorbing the full impact. I had to ship back the first pair due to major damages (several areas of the speakers). I was only able to use 1 out of the 2nd pair they shipped. The 5th speaker they shipped, the retainer was completely ripped. Even if the speaker looks fine cosmetically, we don't know what other damage it may have due to the impact from the shipper. This is bad, bad, bad design..... As a design Engineer myself, I would call the package is a great design for up to a K12. Anything bigger than that like a KW152 or KW153, it's trouble.
QSC... Fix this design immediately..........