QSC CP8 Powered PA Speaker 8″ – 1000W

97 out of 100. Incorporating 250+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommended

The QSC CP8 first appeared on both our Powered PA Speaker and Powered Stage Monitor recommended lists in October 2020 and no other speaker has outranked it in the under $500 price bracket ever since.


  • LF Driver: 8″
  • HF Driver: 1.4″ Compression Driver
  • Amplifier: Class-D
  • Output Power Peak: 1000W (800W LF + 200W HF)
  • Frequency Response: 56Hz-20kHz (-6dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 124 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Enclosure: Polypropylene
  • Mounting: 35mm Pole Socket, M8 Threaded Insert, Floor Wedge
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line), 1 x XLR-1/4″ combo (line only), 1 x 1/8″ (aux)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (mix out)
  • Controls: Power, 2 x Gain, MIC BOOST Push Switch, 6-way Contour Selection Switch
  • Dimensions: 16.2″ x 10.7″ x 10.1″
  • Weight: 25.5 lbs.

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Rating Source Highlights

WebsiteSource*Rating Value
Sound On SoundMike Crofts94/100
Production PartnerAnselm Goertz97/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.