KW181 18" Compact Class D Active Subwoofer 1000W

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Price:
RRP: £1,689.60 inc VAT
Code:
QSCKW181
Manufacturer Code:
KW181
Brand:
QSC
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Main Features

  • The next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers
  • Smaller and significantly lighter than most wood enclosure models
  • Fitted with the identical high-output 1.75" HF device
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch enclosures
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
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KW181 18" Compact Active Subwoofer 1000W

Building on the success of the K Series, the KW Series represents the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. QSC's system engineers have created the KW Series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of our popular K Series while at the same time designing a product that is both smaller and significantly lighter than previous wood enclosure models.

High Output

Like K Series, each of the four KW Series models features a QSC designed, 1000 watt (2 x 500 W continuous) Class D power module. And continuing in the K Series tradition, every model is fitted with the identical high-output 1.75" HF device (full-range models) and woofers of the same high quality design, regardless of speaker size. Directivity Matched Transition (DMT™) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

Extensive DSP

Extensive signal processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a product in this category:

Intrinsic Correction™, first featured in QSC's high-end line array products maps 65-75 spatially-averaged measurements to IIR and FIR filters that actively adjust time, frequency and amplitude response to a maximally flat bandpass target. The result is a speaker that behaves equally well across the entire sound field.

DEEP™ and excursion limiting allow for extended low-frequency response by actively managing low-frequency transients without degradation of the underlying signal or adjacent frequencies.

GuardRail™ protection, first introduced on QSC's GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

Tilt-Direct™

The KW122 features a unique Tilt-Direct™ pole cup mounting system. A simple turn of the dial engages a 7.5 degree downward tilt of the speaker allowing acoustic energy to be kept on the audience and off reflective surfaces for applications where maximum coverage from a high-positioned speaker is desired.

Premium-grade materials

KW Series is designed to withstand the rigors of professional use. Advanced construction processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry, ergonomic, cast aluminium handles, low-noise casters (KW181) and a highly protective steel grille provide for ease of transport and long term durability.

Product Features

  • K Series performance in a lightweight, birch design
  • 1000 watt Class D power modules in all models (2 x 500 W continuous)
  • Extensive DSP featuring DEEP™ and Intrinsic Correction™ enhances system performance
  • DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures uniform coverage across the entire sound field
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch enclosures
  • Four-position Mic/Line gain (full-range models)
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct™ on KW122 and KW152, standard (non-tilt) pole socket on KW153
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation (full-range models)
  • KW122 also functions as stage monitor

Product Specifications

General

  • Configuration:  18" subwoofer
  • Frequency Response (-6 dB):  38 Hz - 124 Hz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB):  34 Hz - 143 Hz
  • Input Impedance (ohms):  XLR / ¼": 38k balanced / 19k unbalanced
  • AC Power Input:  Universal power supply 100-240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz

Physical & Dimensions

  • Dimensions (HWD):  510 mm x 595 mm x 761 mm with casters
  • Weight (Net):  40 kg

What’s in the Box?

  • Subwoofer system
  • Locking NEMA 5-15 power cable
  • Locking CEE 7/4 power cable
  • Euro-style Connector Plug, 3-pin
  • Wiring hookup diagram
  • M20 threaded loudspeaker pole