- by Debi Moen
in New Gear
QSC, LLC is expanding its popular E Series loudspeaker line with two new models: the E218SW dual 18-inch subwoofer and E215 dual 15-inch full-range cabinet. This now brings the model count of the series to six. Both models will ship in spring 2017.
More details from QSC (www.qsc.com):
QSC LLC announces the addition of two new models to the company’s popular E Series loudspeaker line, first introduced one year ago at NAMM 2016. The E218SW dual 18-inch subwoofer and E215 dual 15-inch full-range cabinet now bring the model count of the series to six.
Designed to meet the high-output, low frequency reproduction requirements of production professionals in larger indoor or outdoor venue applications, the E218SW subwoofer features two 18-inch die-cast frame woofers with 4-inch voice coils. Power handling of the subwoofer is 1800W continuous (6400W peak), delivering a whopping 132 dB Max SPL and LF extension down to 32 Hz @ -10 dB. Ground stacking is made easy due to the cabinet’s conveniently located handles and captive-skid system.
The E215 full-range loudspeaker features dual 15-inch LF drivers (3.5-inch voice coil) and uses a frequency-shading topology, minimizing vertical lobing through the HF crossover transition. A large format 1.4-inch (2.8-inch voice coil) device provides transparent high frequency reproduction. Offering 1200W continuous (4800W peak) power handling, QSC’s Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) for uniform frequency response across the entire 75-degree coverage area, and enhanced LF extension (down to 40 Hz), the E215 is ideal for customers seeking enhanced output and LF extension from a single passive box solution.
Both cabinets offer rugged plywood construction with black, texture-coated paint and comfortably-contoured metal handles. An optional eyebolt kit for the E215 will be available, while an optional caster kit for the E218SW will also be available.
Each E Series loudspeaker offers superior design and construction, robust reliability and overall performance beyond expectations. Factory loudspeaker tunings found in QSC DSP-equipped PLD or GXD Series amplifiers or TouchMix Series digital mixers further optimize E Series performance to deliver the most compelling price/performance offering in the industry.
Both models will ship in spring 2017.