QSC Introduces K.2 Series Loudspeakers
Today (Monday the 17th of April 2017), QSC has unveiled its new K.2 Series, the next generation of the company’s global best-selling 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 significant feature upgrades. QSC has also announced the introduction of the KS212C, a first-in-class, single-box powered cardiod subwoofer.
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, while on-board DSP provides Intrinsic Correction™ voicing and advanced system management to further optimize performance.
Offering simple flexibility, the K.2 Series models additionally provide users 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 programmable Scenes. These allow users to configure – and then later recall – settings such as input type, delay, EQ, cross-over and selected contour via the loudspeakers’ LCD screen and control panel. 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 a new dual pole cup design.
“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, Sr. 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 perfect complement to both the new K.2 loudspeaker line as well as legacy K Series full-range models, the new KS212C Cardiod Subwoofer represents a breakthrough in innovation and design, uniquely providing all the benefits of a cardiod subwoofer array in a single, compact enclosure. 'Keeping bass in its place' for mobile entertainers, the KS212C cardiod subwoofer is unparalleled in its ability to manage low frequencies. 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 an impressive 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.
QSC has also confirmed that the K.2 Series models, as well as the KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer, will be sold with a global 6-Year Warranty (subject to product registration). The K.2 Series will be available in mid-May 2017, while the KS212C is expected to ship in late Summer 2017.