QSC KW153 - 15" 3-Way Powered PA Speaker - 1000W

QSC KW153 - 15" 3-Way Powered PA Speaker - 1000W

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The QSC KW153 - 15" 3-Way Powered PA Speaker - 1000W is a powerful and compact addition to any sound rig, especially for traveling rigs though given it's durable construction and smaller size but maintains its high output. It features three 15" speakers with a 6.5" transducer and a 1.75" diaphragm for extended low frequency and impactful bass punch. This speaker will surely deliver for your sound rig needs. Buy yours today from UniqueSquared.com
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Description A 15" 3-way active loudspeaker with a 1000W Class D power module, DSP, and much more.

Building on the success of QSC's K Series, the 3-way KW153 active speaker, like the rest of the KW Series, represents QSC's next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. The system engineers created the KW Series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of the popular K Series loudspeakers while at the same time designing a speaker that is both smaller and significantly lighter than previous wood enclosure models.

High Output

Like it's K Series predecessors, the QSC KW153 features a QSC designed, 1000W (2 x 500) Class D power module. The powered speaker is also fitted with the identical high-output 1.75" HF device and 15" LF cone transducer of the same high-quality design, with the addition of a 6.5" cone transducer for the mid-frequency.

Defined Coverage Area

The QSC KW153 active speaker also comes with Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) technology which provides matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

DSP

Extensive signal processing is employed throughout the QSC speaker, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a speaker in this category: Intrinsic Correction: first featured in QSC's high-end line array products, it 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

The QSC KW153, like all the KW Series speakers, features a four-position mic / line gain switch that lets you connect to 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 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

Onboard switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting 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 for use with an external subwoofer. The loudspeaker's rear panel LED switch can be set to POWER, illuminating the front-mounted LED when the speaker 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.

Remote Gain

Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the onboard Phoenix-Style connector. In an installed application, multiple QSC 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

The QSC KW153 active speaker, like all its KW Series brethren, is designed to withstand the rigors of professional use. Advanced construction processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry, ergonomic, cast aluminum handles, and a highly protective steel grille provide for ease of transport and long-term durability. Integrated M10 suspension points allow for flown applications.

SKU QSC-KW153
MPN KW153
Features QSC KW153 Features:
  • K Series performance in a more lightweight, trapeziodal design
  • 15" 3-way speaker with a 6.5" cone transducer and a 1.75" diaphragm
  • 1000-Watt Class D power module (2 x 500W)
  • Extensive DSP featuring DEEP and Intrinsic Correction enhances system performance
  • DMT (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures uniform coverage across the entire sound field
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch speaker enclosure
  • 4-position Mic/Line gain
  • Tour-grade, 16-gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • 35mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation
Specifications
QSC KW153 Specifications:
Configuration
15" 3-way trapezoidal
Low-frequency
15" cone transducer
Mid-frequency
6.5" mid range cone transducer
High-frequency
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
35Hz-18kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
33Hz-20kHz
Nominal Coverage (-6dB)
75° axisymmetric
Maximum SPL (1 meter)
134dB peak
Power output
1000 W Class D (500W LF, 500W MF/HF) continuous
Channel A XLR / ¼" Input Impedance
0 dB Gain: 38k (balanced), 19k (unbalanced) +12 dB: 10k (balanced), 5k (unbalanced) +24 dB: 2.66k (balanced), 1.33k (unbalanced) +36 dB: 660 ohms (balanced), 330 ohms (unbalanced)
Channel B XLR / 1/4" Input Impedance
38k (balanced) / 19k (unbalanced)
Channel B RCA Input Impedance
10k
Controls
Power, Gain A, Gain B, Channel A Input Gain (0dB / 12dB / 24dB / 36dB), 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 (24dB and 36dB settings)
Connectors
Balanced female XLR/1/4" line/mic level input, Balanced female XLR/1/4" 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, 50mm 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, 50-60Hz
Consumption (1/8 power)
100 VAC, 2.3 A, 120 VAC, 2.01 A, 230 VAC, 1.13 A
Enclosure Material
15mm painted birch plywood
Finish
Black textured paint
Grille
Black powder coated 16-gauge steel
Dimensions (HxWxD)
43.1" x 18.5" x 16.8", 1094mm x 470mm x 427mm
Weight (Net)
87lb. (39.5kg)
Package Contents
  • (1) QSC KW153 Powered Speaker
  • (1) Locking NEMA 5-15 power cable
  • (1) Locking CEE 7/4 power cable
  • [100-240V 50/60Hz]
  • (1) User Manual CD
  • (1) Wiring Hookup Diagram
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
QSC KW153 6 Years (with registration)
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Description

Description A 15" 3-way active loudspeaker with a 1000W Class D power module, DSP, and much more.

Building on the success of QSC's K Series, the 3-way KW153 active speaker, like the rest of the KW Series, represents QSC's next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. The system engineers created the KW Series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of the popular K Series loudspeakers while at the same time designing a speaker that is both smaller and significantly lighter than previous wood enclosure models.

High Output

Like it's K Series predecessors, the QSC KW153 features a QSC designed, 1000W (2 x 500) Class D power module. The powered speaker is also fitted with the identical high-output 1.75" HF device and 15" LF cone transducer of the same high-quality design, with the addition of a 6.5" cone transducer for the mid-frequency.

Defined Coverage Area

The QSC KW153 active speaker also comes with Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) technology which provides matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

DSP

Extensive signal processing is employed throughout the QSC speaker, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a speaker in this category: Intrinsic Correction: first featured in QSC's high-end line array products, it 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

The QSC KW153, like all the KW Series speakers, features a four-position mic / line gain switch that lets you connect to 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 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

Onboard switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting 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 for use with an external subwoofer. The loudspeaker's rear panel LED switch can be set to POWER, illuminating the front-mounted LED when the speaker 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.

Remote Gain

Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the onboard Phoenix-Style connector. In an installed application, multiple QSC 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

The QSC KW153 active speaker, like all its KW Series brethren, is designed to withstand the rigors of professional use. Advanced construction processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry, ergonomic, cast aluminum handles, and a highly protective steel grille provide for ease of transport and long-term durability. Integrated M10 suspension points allow for flown applications.

SKU QSC-KW153
MPN KW153

Features

Features QSC KW153 Features:
  • K Series performance in a more lightweight, trapeziodal design
  • 15" 3-way speaker with a 6.5" cone transducer and a 1.75" diaphragm
  • 1000-Watt Class D power module (2 x 500W)
  • Extensive DSP featuring DEEP and Intrinsic Correction enhances system performance
  • DMT (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures uniform coverage across the entire sound field
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch speaker enclosure
  • 4-position Mic/Line gain
  • Tour-grade, 16-gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • 35mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation

Specs

Specifications
QSC KW153 Specifications:
Configuration
15" 3-way trapezoidal
Low-frequency
15" cone transducer
Mid-frequency
6.5" mid range cone transducer
High-frequency
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
35Hz-18kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
33Hz-20kHz
Nominal Coverage (-6dB)
75° axisymmetric
Maximum SPL (1 meter)
134dB peak
Power output
1000 W Class D (500W LF, 500W MF/HF) continuous
Channel A XLR / ¼" Input Impedance
0 dB Gain: 38k (balanced), 19k (unbalanced) +12 dB: 10k (balanced), 5k (unbalanced) +24 dB: 2.66k (balanced), 1.33k (unbalanced) +36 dB: 660 ohms (balanced), 330 ohms (unbalanced)
Channel B XLR / 1/4" Input Impedance
38k (balanced) / 19k (unbalanced)
Channel B RCA Input Impedance
10k
Controls
Power, Gain A, Gain B, Channel A Input Gain (0dB / 12dB / 24dB / 36dB), 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 (24dB and 36dB settings)
Connectors
Balanced female XLR/1/4" line/mic level input, Balanced female XLR/1/4" 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, 50mm 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, 50-60Hz
Consumption (1/8 power)
100 VAC, 2.3 A, 120 VAC, 2.01 A, 230 VAC, 1.13 A
Enclosure Material
15mm painted birch plywood
Finish
Black textured paint
Grille
Black powder coated 16-gauge steel
Dimensions (HxWxD)
43.1" x 18.5" x 16.8", 1094mm x 470mm x 427mm
Weight (Net)
87lb. (39.5kg)

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) QSC KW153 Powered Speaker
  • (1) Locking NEMA 5-15 power cable
  • (1) Locking CEE 7/4 power cable
  • [100-240V 50/60Hz]
  • (1) User Manual CD
  • (1) Wiring Hookup Diagram

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
QSC KW153 6 Years (with registration)

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