QSC K.2 Series Loudspeakers

by Michael Eddy
QSC's new K.2 Series loudspeaker range
QSC's new K.2 Series loudspeaker range

QSC, LLC introduces the K.2 Series, the next generation of the company’s K Family line of powered loudspeakers. The new K.2 Series, which is comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and 12-inch K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, offers a number of feature upgrades. QSC is also announcing the introduction of the KS212C, a first-in-class, single-box powered cardioid subwoofer.

Further information from QSC (qsc.com)

Each loudspeaker model in the K.2 Series is equipped with a 2,000-watt power module carefully matched to high-performance woofers and compression drivers. DMT™ (Directivity-Matched Transition) ensures smooth coverage across the entire listening area. On-board DSP provides Intrinsic Correction™ voicing and advanced system management to further optimize performance.

K.2 Series models additionally provide operators with a library of preset contours for common applications such as Stage Monitor, Dance Music, Musical Instrument Amplification, Hand-held Microphone, and more, while also offering storable Scenes to recall user-configurable settings such as input type, delay, EQ, cross-over, and selected contour via the loudspeakers’ LCD screen and control panel. All three models can be operated as either main PA or as a floor monitor.  Each model can also be flown, wall- or truss-mounted, or placed on a speaker pole, either straight-firing or with 7.5-degree down-tilt utilizing the new dual pole cup.

QSCThe complement to both the new K.2 loudspeaker line as well as legacy K Series full-range models, the new KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer represents a breakthrough in innovation and design, uniquely providing all the benefits of a cardioid subwoofer array in a single, compact enclosure. The KS212C cardioid subwoofer is designed to manage low frequencies on the stage where undesirable low frequency energy needs to be minimized. Dual 12-inch long-excursion drivers, each arranged in a 6th order bandpass chamber, are powered by a 3,600-watt amplifier and controlled by the system’s DSP to produce a staggering 15 dB more output at the front of the cabinet than at the rear. Like the K.2 Series, the KS212C provides advanced DSP with on-board user-controllable and recallable Scenes via the LCD screen and control panel. Highly portable, the cabinet features comfortable, aluminum handles and four, rear-mounted casters. Two M20 sockets are provided to accept a 35mm speaker pole in either vertical or horizontal deployment of the sub.

Additionally, QSC also announces that K.2 Series models as well as the KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer feature a global 6-Year Warranty with product registration. The K.2 Series will be available in select markets in mid-May 2017. The KS212C cardioid subwoofer is expected to ship in late Summer 2017.