The QSC K8 features an 8″ woofer with a nominal coverage angle of 105 degrees great for small-medium sized venues. Weighing just 12.2kg the speakers in the K Series are very light compared to similar competitors but deliver excellent sound quality making them perfect for situations where rigging/derigging or transportation is a big consideration. Multiple mounting and suspension options allow for a wide range of live and installed applications and multiple input options make the K8 a very flexible PA system. Free Gear4Music Padded Tote Carry Bag included with the purchase of a QSC K8 Active PA Speaker.
High Quality Construction The QSC K8 offers unparalleled performance with its 1.75″ HF driver breaking from the traditional loudspeaker paradigm. Premium-grade materials and advanced construction processes have been used as well as extensive DSP processing is employed throughout providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy the systems size and weight. Flexible Connectivity 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. Separate direct outputs are also provided on each channel for additional output flexibility. Rugged Housing The K8 features a rugged ABS enclosure with a professional appearance that is at home in any application. The internal rigidity offers an additional measure of sonic clarity making ABS a far more robust material than conventional speaker plastics with fantastic sound quality. Ease of transport and long term durability is ensured with the K8s ergonomic aluminium handles and a highly protective steel grille. Tilt-Direct Mounting System The unique Tilt-Direct pole cup mounting system allows acoustic energy to be kept on the audience and off reflective surfaces with the simple turn of the dial engaging a 7.5 degree downward tilt of the speaker. This is ideal for applications where maximum coverage from a high-positioned speaker is desired. Mixing and EQ 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. Features 8″ Woofer; 1.75″ diaphragm compression driver 105° Nominal coverage angle Maximum SPL 127 dB peak 1000-watt continuous Class D power modules in all models Onboard mixer with two combo XLR and 1/4″ inputs and stereo RCA inputs (three audio input sources); two direct channel outputs and single summed balanced output Attractive and professional appearance Rugged ABS enclosures 16-gauge powder coated steel grille Comfortable ergonomic handles 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct™ M10 rigging points Eyebolt and yoke mount accessories available Extensive DSP enhances system performance 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 spatially-averaged measurements to IIR and FIR filters that actively adjust time frequency and amplitude response to a maximally flat band pass 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 protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping. Specifications Configuration: Trapezoidal 2-way Transducers: Low-frequency: 8″ cone transducer / High-frequency: 1.75″ diaphragm compression driver Frequency Response (-6 dB): 66 Hz to 18 kHz Frequency Range (-10 dB): 61 Hz to 20 kHz Nominal Coverage (-6 dB): 105° conical Maximum SPL1: 127 dB peak Amplifiers Power Output²: 1000 W continuous Class D (500 W LF 500 W HF) 2000 W peak Input Impedance: XLR / 1/4″: 40 kΩ balanced / 20 kΩ unbalanced XLR / 1/4″ MIC mode: 2260Ω balanced RCA: 10 kΩ 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™ Transducer Protection: Thermal limiting excursion limiting AC Power Input: Universal power supply 100-240 VAC 50 to 60 Hz AC Power Consumption (1/8 of full 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: Rugged powder-coated steel Dimensions (HWD): 17.7″ x 11″ x 10.6″ / 450 mm x 280 mm × 269 mm Weight (Net): 27 lb / 12.2 kg Available Accessories: K8 tote K8 yoke M10 Kit-C QSC PA-DJ-and-Lighting 18X0
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QSC K8 Active PA Speaker with Carry Bag