- by Debi Moen
in New Gear
The next-gen of QSC's K Family powered speakers, the new K.2 Series is comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and 12-inch K12.2 fullrange models, and the KS212C — a compact 2,600-watt, dual-12 cardioid subwoofer. Each fullrange K.2 model features: onboard 2,000-watt powering and DMT (Directivity-Matched Transition) for smooth coverage. Built-in DSP offers Intrinsic Correction voicing, selectable presets and advanced system management. All three models can be used as for P.A. or floor monitoring and can be flown, wall/truss-mounted or placed on a speaker pole — either straight-firing or with a -7.5-degree down-tilt. K.2 Series availability begins in mid-May, with the KS212C cardioid sub slated for late summer 2017.
More details from QSC (www.qsc.com):
Each loudspeaker model in the K.2 Series is equipped with a 2000-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.
Superbly flexible, 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.
“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.”
Complementing 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, providing all the benefits of a cardioid subwoofer array in a single, compact enclosure.
“Keeping bass in its place” for mobile entertainers, AV production and rental professionals, as well as modestly-sized performance venues, the KS212C cardioid subwoofer is unparalleled in its ability to manage low frequencies on the stage, or any application where undesirable low frequency energy needs to be minimized. Dual 12-inch long-excursion drivers, each arranged in a sixth order bandpass chamber, are powered by a 3,600 Watt amplifier and controlled by the system’s DSP to produce 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 accept a 35mm speaker pole in either vertical or horizontal deployment of the sub.
The K.2 Series models as well as the KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer feature a global six-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.