Qsc kw122 1000w 12" active 2-way loudspeaker/stage monitor


Building on the success of QSC’s K Series, the 2-way KW122, like the rest of the KW Series, represents QSC’s next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers.

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The system engineers created the KW Series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of QSC’s 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
Like it’s K series predecessors, the QSC KW122 features a QSC designed, 1000W (2 x 500) Class D power module. It is also fitted with the identical high-output 1.75″ HF device and 12″ cone transducer of the same high-quality design.

Defined Coverage Area
The QSC KW122 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.

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 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 an active 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

The QSC KW122 loudspeaker, 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. The QSC speaker also provides separate direct outputs on each channel for additional output flexibility.

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 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.

The QSC KW122 active speaker 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 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 KW122 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.

Versatile 12″ 2-way active loudspeaker with 1000W Class D power module, zDSP, and much more.

K Series performance in a more lightweight multipurpose design
12″ 2-way speaker with 1.75″ diaphragm compression driver
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 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

Whether you need a loudspeaker or stage monitor, the QSC KW122 fits the bill. Order today from XMusic!


KW122 Powered Speaker 12″ 2-way 1000W

Configuration: 12″ 2-way multipurpose

Low-frequency: 12″ cone transducer
Mid-frequency: –
High-frequency: 1.75″ diaphragm compression driver
Frequency response (-6dB): 53Hz-18kHz
Frequency range (-10dB): 50Hz-20kHz
Nominal coverage (-6dB): 75° axisymmetric
Maximum SPL (1 meter): 131dB peak

Power output: 1000 W Class D (500W LF, 500W HF) continuous
Input impedance (ohms): Channel A XLR / 1/4″:

Mic gain setting: 0dB (Balanced: 38k, Unbalanced: 19k), +12db (Balanced: 10k, Unbalanced: 5k), +24dB (Balanced: 2.66k, Unbalanced: 1.33k), +36dB (Balanced: 660 ohms, Unbalanced: 330 ohms)
Channel B XLR/1/4″: 38k balanced/19k unbalanced
Channel B RCA: 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

AC Power: Consumption (1/8 power): 100 VAC, 2.3 A, 120 VAC, 2.01 A, 230 VAC, 1.13 A

Material: 15mm painted birch plywood
Finish: Black textured paint
Grille: Black powder coated 16-gauge steel
Dimensions (HxWxD): 26″ x 15″ x 15.4″, 660mm x 381mm x 391mm
Weight (Net): 49lb. (22.2kg)


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