QSC KW152 15" 1000W 2-Way Powered PA Speaker

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Street Price: 

$1,300
QSC KW152

The QSC KW152 carries over most of the same features of its bigger sibling, the KW153, but with a two-way configuration and a smaller profile with no MF (Middle Frequency) driver.  With its 15" woofer, you get extended low end that can handle most musical applications, while the 1000W (Continuous RMS) amplifier is more than enough to handle medium to big size venues.  

<h4>Specifications:</h4>
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<li><b>LF Driver:</b> 15" Cone</li>
<li><b>MF Driver:</b> 6.5" Cone</li>
<li><b>HF Driver:</b> 1.75" Titanium Diaphragm Compression</li>
<li><b>Amplifier:</b> Bi-amplified Class D</li>
<li><b>Output Power Peak:</b> 2000W (1000W LF, 1000W HF)</li>
<li><b>Output Power Continuous: :</b> 1000W (500W LF, 500W HF)</li>
<li><b>Frequency Response:</b> 47 Hz – 18 kHz (-6dB) | 44 Hz – 20 kHz (-10dB)</li>
<li><b>Maximum Peak SPL:</b> 133dB</li>
<li><b>Crossover Frequency:</b> DSP Controlled</li>
<li><b>Enclosure:</b> 15mm Painted Birch Plywood</li>
<li><b>Mounting:</b> Pole, Fly</li>
<li><b>Inputs:</b> 1 x XLR/TRS Combo (Line), 1 x XLR/TRS Combo (Mic/Line), 2 x RCA</li>
<li><b>Outputs:</b>  1 x XLR (Line), 2 x XLR (Direct)</li>
<li><b>Controls:</b> Power, Gain A & B, Input Gain (0 dB / 12 dB / 24 dB / 36 dB), LF Mode (Ext Sub /Norm/DEEP), HF Mode (Flat/ Vocal Boost), Front LED (On /Off/Limit)</li>
<li><b>Dimensions:</b> 32.1" × 17.5" × 15.2" </li>
<li><b>Weight:</b> 64 lbs.</li>
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Coverage and sound quality are two of the most prominently commended traits of the QSC KW152.  Many are simply amazed at how its low end does not muddy the sound, while others are happy with how a pair of KW152s can fill venues of different sizes.  Ease of use is also mentioned by users who were surprised at how easy it is to make the speaker sound good.  There are a number of keyboardists who use this speaker as their keyboard amp, and they are very happy with its performance.

There was one user who commented that the dispersion angle is a bit narrow, but this will not be much of an issue with proper positioning and venue planning.  

If you're looking for a powerful 2-way powered speaker that's a bit more portable than the KW153, then get this one.