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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).

QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3 Way Features:

  • K Series performance in a lightweight, birch design
    1000 watt Class D power modules in all models (2 x 500 W continuous)
    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 enclosures
    Four-position Mic/Line gain
    Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
    Comfortable ergonomic handles
    35 mm pole sockets, standard (non-tilt)
    M10 rigging points for suspended installation


QSC KW153 Active Loudspeaker 1000 Watt 15 Inch 3 Way Specifications:

  • KW-153
    Configuration 15" 3-way trapezoidal
    Transducers
    Low-frequency: 15" cone transducer
    Mid-frequency: 6.5" midrange cone transducer
    High-frequency: 1.75" diaphragm compression driver
    Frequency Response (-6 dB) 35 Hz - 18 kHz
    Frequency Range (-10 dB)334 Hz - 20 kHz
    Nominal Coverage (-6 dB) 75° axisymmetric
    Maximum SPL1 134 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): 43.1" x 18.5" x 16.8"
    Weight (Net): 87lb



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  • Excellent Multi Application Enclosure

    As reviewed by Kenneth Willis on 4/23/2014

    I play in a Classic Rock / Modern Blues Band and we use QSC KW153s paired up with KW181 Subs...K12 monitors for front line and KW153s for side fill as well as for a drum monitor.....One KW153 per side with 2 KW181s per side is MORE THAN ENOUGH for most applications you would use them for regarding live sound reinforcement. We are planning on adding 2 more KW153s and two more KW181s in June for a large outdoor even we are doing and I have no doubt that our QSC enclosures will be rockn front of house as well as the stage just like they always do....... just simply go down to GC and demo them, plain and simple and I can assure you these speakers ROCK !

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