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QSC K8 2-Way Powered Speaker (1000 Watts, 1x8"), New

Amp up with this 2-way QSC speaker. Designed with class-D technology, DSP processing and quality materials, it puts out powerful and precise sound. (24) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The QSC K Series is quite simply the standard in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems. Under the direction of Pat Quilter, QSC's team of amplifier engineers have created upgraded 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.

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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(TM) 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(TM) 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)

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.

The QSC K8 powered PA speaker is housed in a rugged ABS enclosure 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.

Features

-Lightweight portable powered speakers with legendary QSC amplifier power and reliability
- 1000 watt Class D power module
- Extensive DSP enhances system performance
- Attractive and professional appearance
- Rugged ABS enclosures
- Tour-grade 18 gauge steel grilles
- Ergonomic handles with comfortable, non-slip grip
- 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct

The QSC K8 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.

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 the 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 the GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping

Connectors

The QSC K8 features balanced female XLR and 1/4 inch line/mic level input, balanced female XLR and 1/4 inch 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 and locking IEC power connector.

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Specifications:
Configuration: Trapezoidal 2-way
Transducers: 8 in. cone transducer, 1.75 in. HF driver
Frequency Response (-6 dB): 66 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB): 61 Hz - 20 kHz
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB): 105 degree conical
Maximum SPL (1 meter): 127 dB peak

Amplifier:
Power Output: 1000 W Class D (400 W LF, 500 W HF), 2000 W peak
Input Impedance (ohms): XLR-1/4": 40k balanced / 20k unbalanced
XLR-1/4" MIC mode: 2260 balanced
RCA: 10k

Controls:
Power, Gain A, Gain B, Mic/Line, 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

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, 50 mm variable speed fan

Amplifier Protection:
Thermal limiting, output overcurrent, overtemperature muting, GuardRail(tm)

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: Impact resistant ABS
Finish: Black paint
Grille: Black powder coated 18 gauge steel

Dimensions (HWD): 17.7" x 11" x 10.6" (450 mm x 280 mm x 269 mm)
Weight (Net): 27 lb / 12.2 kg
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 33 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 15 in
Pair
Shipping Weight: 67 lbs
Pair, with K8 Speaker Tote Bags
Shipping Weight: 74 lbs
with QSC KSUB Subwoofer
Shipping Weight: 125 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-772-2834
Customer Reviews
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Sound: Unbelievable sound from a small package. Worried about bass? Forget it! It has tons with the DEEP feature. Simple to set up for a small gig but plenty of versatility with a mixer. Feature: The tilt feature is great so you can direct your sound a the audience. Ease of Use: Piece of cake to get great sound. Vocals are crisp. Quality: 6 year warrantee and when you pick it up you know it is solid unlike other brands. Value: It may be more than others but the sound and punch are incredible. Manufacturer Support: NO issues yet The Wow Factor: Sex appeal? Come on! It is a PA. Overall: I would replace it if it was stolen or damaged. I tried many out before pulling the trigger. It was a no brainer.
Style of Music: Rock
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Sound: This is the best bang for the buck of any small powered speaker, I use it as a stage monitor(but have to improvise a stand to tilt it back, since this is not a wedge shape enclosure) crystal clear, small footprint, built like a tank, yet still lightweight....giant sound when needed.... Feature: 1000 friggin watts of QSC class D amp.....but it doubles as a small PA since it has the 2 matched amp channels....has the most versatile mixer setup of any brand on the market.....auto power off when not being used and as soon as you pick up an instrument it automatically powers up instantly Ease of Use: inputs/outputs accept XLR or 1/4 cables... infinately adjustable mixer and low profile knobs/controls so you dont have to worry about breaking them Quality: this is road worthy Pro Gear Value: blows away it closest competitor JBL EON Manufacturer Support: never hope to find out, but it has a 6 year warranty......unbelievable.... The Wow Factor: sleek design, nice 'adjustable' blue LED on front of speaker Overall: I plan on having this Forever.....
Style of Music: Psychodelic Bluegrass
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