Following the successful launch of their active K Series at last year’s Pro Light+Sound in Frankfurt, 12 months later, QSC have gone a step further with the introduction of the KW Series. Building on the same successful platform as the ABS-molded K Series, the KW Series has been engineered to produce the same outstanding performance — but this time in a second generation wooden enclosure. Manufactured in QSC’s Costa Mesa, California factory, the form factor is consequently more compact and substantially lighter than previous birch enclosure designs.
The KW Series represents the next evolution in wood enclosure loudspeakers, incorporating all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of the K Series.
Packaged into the new, second generation Baltic birch design will be the same incredible 1000W of Class D power modules (2 x 500W), 1.75-inch high output HF device (in the full-range models) and extensive DSP featured in the K Series, along with all QSC’s patented technologies designed to fully-optimize the system.
The KW Series comprises four models — the KW122, KW152, KW153, and KW181.
In addition to the 1000W of Class D power, this pioneering system incorporates DEEP and Intrinsic Correction as performance enhancers into the DSP, while DMT ensures uniform coverage across the entire sound field. In addition, the KW Series features GuardRail protection, first introduced on QSC’s GX Series amplifiers, which prevents the amplifier module from unnatural and destructive clipping, while the full-range models also include a four-position Mic/Line gain switch.
The construction of these rugged, texture-painted birch enclosures has also been carefully conceived, with tour grade 16-gauge steel grilles, comfortable ergonomic handles, and 35mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct. M10 rigging points enable suspended installation of the full-range models, while the KW122 can also function as a stage monitor.