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      QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker (581517)
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Amazingly powerful output and killer sound quality for its small size.

The QSC K10 10" powered loudspeaker, featuring its revolutionary 1000W power module, delivers the high-quality amplification, HF driver, and low-frequency driver of the K-Series speakers, offering ~90° conical coverage and 129dB peak output, low frequencies extending to ~56Hz. The K10 offers exceptional power and performance from an extremely compact system, and it can also be used as an ultra low-profile, horizontal wedge or side fill.

QSC's K10 PA speaker features a 1-3/4" HF device in its 2-way enclosure. The primary differentiator in K-series speakers is the resulting output dispersion—the K8 being the widest at 105° and the K12 the narrowest at 75°. This radical approach is achievable due to a process called Directivity Matched Transition (DMT). DMT allows QSC to take advantage of a fundamental law of acoustics: smaller diameter woofers have wider coverage patterns than larger ones. The K Series matches the HF device to the LF dispersion, allowing for the smoothest and flattest frequency response possible across the entire sound field.

Add to this advanced DSP processing and an enclosure molded from ABS—a material far more rugged and sonically pleasing than conventional plastics—and the K Series delivers exceptional performance in this category of loudspeakers.

Several proprietary QSC DSP technologies are incorporated into the K Series. One such technology is Digital Extension and Excursion Processing (DEEP). DEEP allows each of the K Series models to deliver levels of low-frequency extension previously impossible in enclosures of this size. Intrinsic Correction, first featured in QSC line-array technology, use 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. GuardRail closely monitors the input voltage and controls the amplifier output stage before the onset of clipping. Unlike typical clip limiters, when GuardRail is activated, the results are all but undetectable—there's none of the typical "pumping" associated with other methods. In addition, user EQ controls are provided to select between subwoofer settings (EXTSUB, VOCAL, or FLAT response).

The QSC K10 speaker boasts other user-friendly features. For example, when speakers are pole-mounted, the Tilt-Direct pole socket converts to a 7.5° down-tilt with a simple 180° rotation of the dial. A locking IEC power cord is included, preventing accidental disconnect during a performance. 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 K Series units can be daisy-chained together to one centralized control. Additionally, the QSC K Series enters Standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity, conserving power.

The entire PA package is housed in rugged and sonically friendly ABS (the sub in birch plywood) with steel grilles and carry-friendly ergonomic aluminum handles.

Processing, Connectivity & Monitoring

The brain of the K10 system is its expansive digital signal processing. While the DSP functions are optimized using Intrinsic Correction, DEEP, DMT and GuardRail technologies (with the high-pass filter included for use with subwoofer systems), two XLR-combi inputs, each with its own Level control, are provided. 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 3 input sources may be used at once and mixed via the 2 Gain control knobs.

Input Panel LED indicators are provided for Power, Signal Present, Mic Level Sensitivity and Limit annunciation. A front-mounted power LED may be disabled by means of a rear panel switch when desired or set so it indicates when the limit circuitry has been engaged.

Waveguide

The QSC K10 speaker incorporates a conical waveguide that maintains pattern control all
the way down to the crossover frequency. The coverage angles of the waveguides are tailored for a smooth transition from woofer to compression driver with far less "waistbanding" or other directivity related anomalies than other products in this class.

Suspension and Mounting

The QSC K10 2-way speaker may be pole-mounted, suspended, or yoke-mounted. The K10 yoke accessory kit (not included) allows for either horizontal or vertical yoke mounting, providing a flexible means of attaching K-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 35mm 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° in order to cover the audience while keeping acoustic energy off reflective walls and ceilings.

QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker Features:

  • 1,000 watt, efficient and lightweight class-D power module
    Lightweight (32 lb.)
    Professional appearance and rugged construction
    Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) and Intrinsic Correction DSP tuning for accurate, undistorted performance across the entire sound field
    GuardRail technology discreetly protects the system from damaging overload
    DEEP mode for enhanced low-frequency extension without a subwoofer
    Locking IEC power cable
    XLR and 1/4" connectors
    Phone Mic/Line and Line inputs with Loop-thru connectors and independent level controls.
    Phono (RCA) inputs
    Three 2-way models—each with coverage pattern optimized to match the LF driver
    Front mounted LED may be switched off or indicate "LIMIT" or AC Power On
    Dual angle, 35 mm pole socket with Tilt-Direct allows the speaker to be angled down to put the energy on the audience instead of the back wall
    1-3/4" voice-coil compression driver
    High Pass Filter for use with subwoofers
    1,000 watt subwoofer, efficient and light-weight Class D power module
    Threaded pole socket for solid, secure pole mounting


QSC K10 10" Powered PA Speaker Specifications:

  • Amplifier Power: 1000W Class D
    Transducers: 10" LF, 1-3/4" HF
    Coverage Pattern: 90° conical
    Frequency Response: 56Hz–20kHz
    Max SPL: 129dB
    Operating Voltage: 85–275 VAC @ 50–60Hz
    Unit Dimensions: 12-3/5" W x 20-2/5" H x 11-4/5" D
    Weight: 32 lb.


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  • Easy setup, Fantastic Sound!

    As reviewed by Essential DJ Service on 12/8/2010

    I bought 2 of these with a ksub from Guitar Center along with the travel covers. They have done wonders for my set up times for mobile dj gigs. Coupled with serato, a Mac, and vestax VCI 300, I can run audio in 15 minutes... The sound is absolutely fantastic for being a tiny little speaker. The range is great. If I have less than 100 people at a gig the sub isn't required. They sound great in Deep mode. I've run JBL's and Mackie in the past, and thought for sure I was going to side with them... but QSC has won me over...

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • Thoughtful innovation, hands down best in class!

    As reviewed by Christopher on 4/15/2011

    I listened side by side with the 'comparable' lightweight Mackie & JBL offerings. The QSC's have tighter bass & are more natural sounding. I mostly play blues, these have enough bottom end for my purposes, rock musicians & DJ's will appreciate the bass boost from the fairly amazing Deep circuit, or leave it off (for more natural vocals) and add a sub. The vocal boost feature sounds great with males but not to my tastes with females singing in higher ranges. I LOVE the small size, I can put four of them in my 4 dr sedan, along with a mixer, mic case, 5 mic stands, cable bag, speaker stands, an instrument amp plus keyboard & stand (everything I need to run a good sized jam session) & still have room for a passenger! I also LOVE the light weight! At 33 pounds each I can carry two at once without worrying about re-injuring my bad shoulder... especially welcome for load-in's with long stairways! Easy for one smallish person to put up on a stand. Handles are comfortable to grip & very sturdy, well positioned on both top & side. Integrated fly mounts so they can be permanantly hung, or flown for temporary applications. The concave front grill is a nice touch, doesn't try to roll off a car seat like a rounded front speaker, + is more resistant to being dented-in during handling. Tastefully attractive, doesn't look or feel like a toy. Wow, 1,000 watts! These get pretty loud, and stay clean sounding to at least 80% max volume, which is as high as I have ever needed to turn them up. Two combo jack inputs with separate volume controls + a line out make these very flexible, lots more input/output features too... (read the spec's) You could do a solo coffee house gig with nothing but this speaker + a mic & guitar plugged in direct. The phono input jacks allow you to plug in your I-Pod or other device while you're on a break. Small lighweight speaker cabinets typically give you a synthetic boxy sound, these are a pleasant exception. While nothing this size can duplicate the rich natural tone or produce the soundstage imaging of larger, heavier & much more expensive alternatives, the QSC K10 comes as close as present technology allows. This is a solidly built professional tool that is near perfect for it's intended uses.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • A small, light, powerful, great sounding smal main or monitor

    As reviewed by Kyle Byrd on 5/31/2013

    I have used a pair of K12s as monitors for several years with KW153 and KW181s as mains. Recently I put together a small combo to play some light, easy, quick, pickup jobs for restaurants, outside cafes, etc. The KW153s are much too big for that. So, I use the KW12s as mains - and I needed something for a monitor. So I bought a single K10. It is absolutely perfect as a vocal monitor. A buddy of mine uses a pair for keyboard monitor. The only thing would be if your drummer needed to hear kick drum in the monitor, the K10 would probably not cut it. I bought it with the K10 covers which makes it easy to move and keep clean. Right now, I am very impressed with QSC products.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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