QSC climbs higher with K.2 loudspeaker line19 April 2017
QSC has introduced the K.2 Series, the next generation of the company’s respected and successful K Family line of powered loudspeakers.
The new K.2 Series, which is comprised of the 8” K8.2, 10” K10.2 and 12” K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, offers a number of significant feature upgrades for users. QSC is also announcing the introduction of the KS212C, a first-in-class, single-box powered cardioid subwoofer.
All of the new lines were previewed in secret to an invited audience of customers and press in Frankfurt two weeks ago. At the session PSNEurope attended along with around 20 others, the boxes were met with universal approval.
Each loudspeaker model in the K.2 Series is equipped with a 2,000W 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 optimise 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 and Hand-held Microphone, while also offering storable Scenes to recall user-configurable settings such as input type, delay, EQ, crossover 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 utilising the new dual pole cup.
“The phenomenal success of the K Series is unprecedented in the pro audio industry and a testament to the values of great design, high performance, steadfast quality and long-term reliability,” says Ray van Straten, senior director of marketing, QSC Professional. “This next-generation product raises the bar yet again for the category and will most certainly further reinforce the reputation of the K Family brand for many years to come.”
The recommended complement to both the new K.2 loudspeaker line as well as legacy K Series full-range models, the new KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer provides all the benefits of a cardioid subwoofer array in a single, compact enclosure. The Dual 12” long-excursion drivers, each arranged in a 6th order bandpass chamber, are powered by a 3,600W amplifier and controlled by the system’s DSP to produce a staggering 15dB 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, aluminium 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.