QSC KSub 1000w Powered 2x12" Subwoofer Speaker

Powerful & Lightweight Speaker

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Ollie Mason

The K Series is a cornerstone of QSC's PA speaker lineup, and are among the most lightweight speakers you will find at this size and power rating. The KSub weighs just 33kg and also features swivel casters, for easy setup and transportation.

Boasting 1000W of Class D power, the amount of headroom offered by the KSUB will fill small to medium venues with punchy and focused low-end tones. With its dual 12" speakers fitted within a robust and durable Birch enclosure, the KSub will remain reliable gig-after-gig. 

Here's what QSC says about the K Series:

The QSC K Series is quite simply The New Standard in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems. Under the direction of Pat Quilter, QSC's team of amplifier engineers have created a new standard in Class D power modules unparalleled in the industry. Next, breaking from the traditional loudspeaker paradigm, every model is fitted with the identical 1.75" HF device (fullrange models) and woofers of the same high quality for unparalleled performance, regardless of speaker size.

Extensive DSP processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy the system's size and weight.

Premium-grade materials, advanced construction processes and multiple mounting and suspension options allow for a wide range of live and installed applications.

Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both Mic and Line Level input while a set of RCA phono inputs (except KSub) 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.

On-board switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting (fullrange 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 (fullrange 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.

Fullrange models are housed in rugged ABS enclosures with a professional appearance that is at home in any application. ABS is a far more robust material than conventional speaker plastics and offers an additional measure of sonic clarity due to its internal rigidity. Ergonomic aluminum handles and a highly protective steel grille complete the package for ease of transport and long term durability.

The K Series fullrange models feature 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. Integrated M10 suspension points allow for suspended applications with a K SERIES M10 KIT (sold separately) or Yoke bracket (sold separately).

The KSub is a dual-12" bandpass design, constructed of premium birch and includes high-quality, low-noise casters. The subwoofer features a threaded pole receptacle for a positive, wobble free connection to a threaded speaker pole (included).

Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board Euroblock connector. In an installed application, multiple K 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.

Extensive DSP

DMT; (Directivity Matched Transition) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

Intrinsic Correction; first featured in our high-end line-array products maps 65-75 spacially-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.

Features

  • Dual 12” subwoofer drivers
  • Maximum SPL 130 dB peak
  • Lightweight portable powered speaker with legendary QSC amplifier power and reliability
  • 1000-watt continuous Class D power modules in all models
  • Extensive DSP enhances system performance
  • Attractive and professional appearance
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • Rugged birch plywood enclosure
  • Threaded pole socket
  • Speaker mounting pole included (35 mm diameter, 26.4 in / 67 cm long, M20 thread)

Specifications

  • Configuration: 4th-order bandpass
  • Transducers: Low-frequency: 2 × 12" cone transducers
  • Frequency Response (-6 dB): 48 Hz to 134 Hz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 44 Hz to 148 Hz
  • Maximum SPL¹: 130 dB peak

Amplifiers

  • Power Output²: 1000 W continuous Class D (2 x 500 W) / 2000 W peak
  • Input Impedance: XLR / ¼": 40 kΩ balanced / 20 kΩ unbalanced
  • Controls: Power, Gain, LF Mode (Normal/DEEP™), Polarity (Normal/Reverse), Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
  • Indicators: Power, Signal, Standby, Limit
  • Connectors: Dual balanced female XLR/¼" line level input, Dual Balanced male XLR full range line level out, 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 to 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: Painted birch plywood
  • Finish: Black textured paint
  • Dimensions (HWD): 26" x 14" x 28.1" (including casters) / 665 mm x 356 mm x 714 mm
  • Weight (Net): 74 lb / 33.6 kg
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