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QSC KLA12 Active Line Array Speaker
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The KLA Series brings the power and sophistication of a line array system into an easy-to-use product significantly redefining the line array product...Click To Read More About This Product
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Redefines the line array product category.
The KLA Series brings the power and sophistication of a line array system into an easy-to-use product significantly redefining the line array product category. With its simple Lift, Click and Play approach, KLA can be deployed in a fraction of the time required by comparable line array products. This fixed arcuate, active line array system is ideal for a wide range of portable and permanently installed applications ranging from live entertainment to houses of worship or other venues where a line array system is desired.
KLA Power Module
The KLA Series is comprised of two models, the KLA12 12-inch, 2-way loudspeaker and the KLA181 18-inch subwoofer. The KLA12 features a highly efficient 500-watt by 500-watt power amp KLA12 Power Module module and the KLA181 offers the same highly efficient power amp module in a 1,000-watt configuration. This efficient design enables up to five KLA models (any combination of KLA12 and KLA181) to be driven off of a single 15 amp, 120-volt electrical circuit.
KLA loudspeakers incorporate QSC's DEEP DSP algorithm – providing extended bass response by actively managing potentially damaging low-frequency transients – and GuardRail circuitry protection, which prevents the amplifier module from unnatural and destructive clipping.
As an energy saving feature, the Auto Standby mode automatically engages after five minutes of inactivity but upon resumption of audio signal, the power module on the KLA will awaken instantly for immediate output.
In an installed application, multiple KLA Series loudspeakers can be "daisy-chained" for total gain control from a single remote pot wired to the on-board Phoenix-style connector. Additional power module characteristics on KLA include a balanced, line-level XLR input in parallel with an XLR "Thru" connector, PowerCon In and Thru connectors, Attenuation Control and LED indicators for Signal, Limit, Power and Standby status.
Housed in a rugged ABS enclosure that results in both lightweight and long-term durability, the KLA12 features a 12-inch low frequency transducer coupled with a 1.75-inch compression driver. Designed to be used exclusively as a fixed arcuate line array, each KLA12 is set at a 90° horizontal by 18° vertical splay angle, allowing 90° vertical coverage arrays to be configured using only five boxes (most other solutions require six). KLA's unique self-contained SOLO (Single-Operator Logistics) Rigging System enables users to quickly assemble (and disassemble) the line array in a fraction of the time without the need for special tools or external hardware.
The KLA12 Ar-Q (Arcuate Equalization) processing enables users to quickly tune the array, making appropriate frequency compensation adjustments based on the number of boxes. With the click of a dial, the user can select the total number of boxes deployed in the array resulting in an evenly balanced and accurate tonal curve. QSC's proprietary Intrinsic Correction, first introduced with the WideLine Series, actively adjusts time, frequency and amplitude response to achieve a maximally flat bandpass target.
Rigging & Deployment
For maximum deployment flexibility, KLA loudspeakers can be either ground deployed or flown. As a ground stack, up to two KLA12 enclosures can be mounted over the KLA181 or the KW181 subwoofer via a threaded pole socket, or without a sub using an appropriately rated loudspeaker stand.
KLA12 enclosures also feature the Tilt-Direct 35mm pole socket allowing the loudspeaker to be aimed downward 9° for the best audience coverage.
Arrays of up to 480 lb. (218 kg) (with a maximum five KLA12 and two KLA181 enclosures) can be flown via the included M10 fittings or the optional KLA AF12 array frame.
500 W x 500 W power module
Rugged, ABS enclosure delivers lightweight durability
SOLO Rigging System supports deployment without tools or external hardware
Ar-Q Frequency Optimization quickly tunes the array with the click of a dial, adjusting for the appropriate number of boxes
10:1 design factor supports arrays of up to 480 lbs. (218 kg) 5 x KLA12 and 2 x KLA181
90° x 18° nominal coverage (requires only five boxes to configure a 90° x 90° array)
High power, 12" low frequency driver provides extension down to 44Hz without subwoofers
Extensive DSP further enhances and protects performance
1.75" diaphragm compression driver delivers clear and powerful high-frequency reproduction
powerCON Input and Thru connections
Tilt-Direct pole mount assists directivity in single-unit applications
Ideal for a wide range of portable and permanently installed applications.
High Frequency: 1.75" diaphragm compression driver
Low Frequency: 12" cone transducer Frequency Response: (-6 dB): 49 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency Range: (-10 dB) 44 Hz – 20 kHz
Nominal Coverage: 90° H x 1890° V
Maximum SPL (1 meter): 131 dB peak
Power Output: HF: 500 W Class D continuous
LF: 500 W Class D continuous
Input Impedance (ohms): XLR: 40k balanced / 20k unbalanced
Controls: Power, Attenuation, LF Setting (External Sub/Normal/DEEP), Array Size (1-5), Front LED (Pwr/Limit/Off)
Indicators: Power, Signal, Standby, Limit
Connectors: Balanced female XLR line level input, Balanced male XLR full range line level out, Remote attenuation control, Locking powerCON power connector AC In, Locking powerCON power connector AC Out
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</dd><dd>120 VAC, 2.01 A 230 VAC, 1.13 A
Material: Impact resistant ABS
Finish: Black or White paint
Grille: Black or White powder coated 18-gauge steel
Dimensions (H x W x D): 15.0" x 23.4" x 16.6" (382mm x 594mm x 422mm)
Weight (Net): 55 lb. (25 kg)
Available Accessories: KLA12 TOTE, K Series M10 Kit, KLA AF12 Array Frame
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.