FULL LINE CATALOG WINTER/SPRING 2013

FULL LINE CATALOG WINTER/SPRING 2013
FU LL LI NE C ATAL OG W INTER/SPRING 2 0 1 3
The
Advantage of
The
Power of
Technology
Integrated
Systems
Live sound is at its best when the audio
system reproduces the source with nuance,
power and accuracy, allowing the listeners to
focus on the performance without even being
conscious of the processors, amplifiers and
loudspeakers that make it happen. Whether
you’re the performer on the stage, the dancer
on the floor, the listener in the audience or
the passenger being paged at the airport –
QSC is passionate about the sound you hear.
This revised edition of the QSC catalog
includes many QSC products that have proven
their value, quality and reliability on the road
and in permanent installations worldwide. And
you will also see a number of new products
that tightly integrate digital signal processing,
power amplification and loudspeaker
technologies into systems with performance
that far exceeds the sum of their parts.
But there’s more to it than the products, the
systems and the science of it all. There’s also
the quality, service and commitment that QSC
is known for. If you share our passion, we’re
sure that you’ll enjoy learning about, installing
and hearing our products as much as we
enjoyed creating them.
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CON TEN TS
4 ACMXmplifiers
Series
GX Series
RMX Series
PLX2 Series
PowerLight™ 3 Series
CX Series
ISA Series
Amplifier Overview
Amplifier Accessories
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Digital | Network
Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform Q-Sys™ Touch Screens
Q-Sys™ Paging Stations
QSControl.net™ – BASIS™ | RAVE | DSP
NAC-100 Network Audio Controller SC28 System Controller
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Loudspeakers
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5
6
7
8
9
10
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K Series Active Loudspeakers
K Series Accessories
KW Series Active Loudspeakers
KW Series Accessories
KLA Series Active Loudspeakers
KLA Series Accessories
ILA Series Installation Line Array
WideLine-8 Line Array System
WideLine-8 Subwoofers
WideLine-10 Line Array System
WideLine-10 Subwoofers
Networked Concert System Solutions
WLWX Weatherized WideLine™
CSM Series Concert Stage Monitors
AcousticDesign™ Ceiling Loudspeakers
AcousticDesign™ Loudspeakers
AcousticDesign™ Subwoofer
ISIS Series Loudspeakers
Understanding Sound Reinforcement
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A M P LI FI E RS
CMX 2RU Models
NEW!
CMX Series
Installed Sound
The new CMX Series is our most economical and
rugged power amplifier solution for any permanently
installed sound system. It has input and output
connections designed for the most flexible use in
projects such as performance halls, houses of worship,
sport clubs, gymnasiums, dance venues, pubs, and
FGM/BGM systems. The CMX Series provides this
unmatched performance and user ability at an
affordable price point.
CMX Series
Watts per Channel
Stereo
Model
Bridged
Stereo
Bridged
70V
100V
70V
100V
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω*
CMX300V
–
–
600
–
200
300
430
830
CMX500V
–
–
1200
600
280
500
700
1400
4Ω*
CMX800V
400
–
2000
2300
500
800
1200
2400
CMX2000V
2500
1000
–
3600
1100
2000*
2500
5000
1 kHz, 0.1% THD
*1 kHz, 1% THD
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CMX 3RU Model
RoHS
• Flexible input connectivity choices, including actively
balanced barrier strip, XLR, or 1⁄4" TRS.
• Flexible output connectivity choices include NL4 Speakon
and Detachable Euroblock.
• Flexible output loading options that allow you to drive
low impedance loads comfortably down to 2Ω, and in some configurations will effortlessly drive 70V or 100V lines.
• Four models to choose from with power ranges from 300
watts to 2000 watts per channel per channel.
• Rack mountable chassis less than 16" or 40.6 mm deep.
• Recessed front panel gain controls with 1 dB detents
for fast and accurate level settings.
• Supplied Security plate cover for gain controls to provide
tamper-proof protection.
• Recessed rear DIP switches for easy selection between stereo, parallel, or bridged mode operation, and the additional choice of enabling/disabling low frequency filter protection.
• Balanced XLR and TRS parallel inputs accommodate the
most commonly used input connectors for live sound and
support loop-through routing.
A M P LI FI E RS
GX Series
GX5
Entertainers | Musicians | DJs
The GX Series amplifiers offer maximum performance,
portability and reliability for sound system owners on a
limited budget, perfectly suited for use by entertainers,
musicians and DJs. The three GX Series amplifiers are
uniquely designed to supply optimal power to the
sound reinforcement loudspeakers most often used
by entertainment professionals. The GX3 is ideal for
speakers in the 300 watt (Program) range, while the
GX5 provides full performance for 500 watt (Program)
speakers. The new GX7 tops the range with power for
700 watt (program) speakers. All three models supply
maximum possible power to 4Ω and 8Ω loads.
The use of subwoofers is supported with a crossover
switch and front panel gain controls that allow easy
access for balancing the sub with the full-range cabinet.
GuardRail™ optimizes peak power to the two channels
individually and its protection keeps the system
working during demanding sets. With dramatic styling,
easy hookup, flawless operation and protective circuitry,
professional entertainers now have an amplifier that is
designed for their specific application.
GX Series Watts per channel
Model
8Ω
GX3
300425
GX5
500700
GX7
7251000
Both channels driven.
1 kHz, onset of clipping.
4Ω
RoHS
•Power levels matched to the most popular speakers
used by entertainers.
•Optimized for maximum real-world headroom into 4Ω
and 8Ω speaker systems.
•Inputs: XLR, 1/4" TRS and phono input connectors for
compatibility with any source.
•Outputs: Speakon® combo accepts 1/4" (TS) plugs or
Speakon 2-pole and 4-pole plugs (connects 2 poles only).
Binding posts support all other speaker wiring systems.
•Minimum depth chassis (10.1"/257 mm) fits in compact,
inexpensive effects racks.
•Lightweight – GX3 and GX5 less than 26 lb (12.5 kg).
GX7 only 15.5 lb (7 kg)*.
•Detented gain controls for precise setting and
matching of sensitivity.
•GuardRail™ automatically protects the amplifier and
loudspeakers from damage due to temperature rise or
overdrive without shutting down the show.
•Front panel LEDs monitor Power, Signal and Clipping.
•Subwoofer/Satellite crossover built-in.
*230V 16.5 lb (7.5kg)
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A M P LI FI E RS
RMX 2RU Models
RMX Series
Entertainers | Musicians | DJs
Concert Systems
The RMX Series is a proven line of amplifiers
combining legendary QSC reliability, audio performance
and affordability. Entertainers and touring users have
made RMX one of the leading amplifier series in the
world. For mid-power applications, the 2RU models
offer 4Ω power ratings from 300 to 750 watts per
channel. For premium loudspeaker systems with
extremely high power capacity the 3RU models
(RMX4050HD and RMX5050) are unchallenged.
•
Independent, defeatable clip limiters reduce distortion and
protect speakers.
•S
electable low-frequency filters (30 or 50 Hz) protect
speakers and increase headroom.
• Flexible output loading options that allow you to drive
low impedance loads down to 2Ω.
• Six models to choose from with power ranges from 300
watts to 2000 watts per channel at 4Ω.
• Rack mountable chassis less than 16" or 40.6 mm deep.
• Recessed front panel gain controls with 1 dB detents
for fast and accurate level settings.
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RMX 3RU Models
RMX Series
Watts per channel
Stereo Bridged
Model
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω*
4Ω*
RMX850
200300430 830
RMX1450 280450700 1400
RMX1850HD360 600 900 1800
RMX2450
500 7501200 2400
RMX4050HD850 14002000 4000
RMX5050
110018002500 5000
1 kHz, 0.1% THD *1 kHz, 1% THD
RoHS
A M P LI FI E RS
PLX2 “02” Models
PLX2 Series
Entertainers | Musicians | DJs
Concert Systems
The PLX2 Series are powerful, lightweight amplifiers
designed to meet the rigorous demands of live
musicians, mobile entertainers, and portable PAs.
Featuring third generation PowerLight™ technology,
the PLX2 Series delivers superb overall audio quality
with especially powerful low-frequency performance.
The PLX2 Series amps have a professional, attractive
appearance, with a die-cast aluminum front panel
acting as an integral I-beam, to create an extremely
rugged, road-worthy device.
PLX2 consists of two series. The “02” models (1802,
2502, 3102, 3602) can drive 2Ω loads and include
subwoofer filtering and other signal processing amenities.
For applications that do not require bridging, 2Ω
operation, or internal subwoofer signal processing, the
“04” models (1104, 1804) deliver the same audio
performance as the “02” models in a lighter-weight,
more cost-effective unit.
•Front panel LED status indicators enable system
monitoring and troubleshooting.
The “04” models (PLX1104 and PLX1804) offer
advanced PLX2 technology with less weight, less
chassis depth and even greater value for users who
don’t require 2Ω or bridged operation.
PLX2 “04” Models
PLX2 Series
Watts per channel
•Front panel gain controls (1 dB detents) allow precise
input sensitivity adjustment.
Stereo Bridged
Model
8Ω*
• S
peakon® NL4 output connectors provide a positivelocking speaker connection. Channel 1’s output can
use all four wires to connect to bi-amplified speakers
with a single cable.
PLX1104
325550 —
—
PLX1804
600900 —
—
4Ω*
2Ω**
4Ω**
PLX1802
330575900 1800
PLX2502
450 7501250 2500
•Balanced XLR and TRS parallel inputs accommodate the
most commonly used input connectors for live sound and
support loop-through routing.
PLX3102
600 10001550 3100
PLX3602
775 12501800 3600
•
Active Inrush Limiting prevents AC mains circuit breakers
from popping during turn-on.
*1 kHz, 0.1% THD, both channels driven
**1 kHz, 1% THD, both channels driven
RoHS
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PowerLight™ 3 Series
Concert Systems
Installed Sound
A M P LI FI E RS
The PowerLight 3 Series are Pat Quilter’s “Ultimate
Analog” amplifiers, designed for the most demanding
concert and live-sound reinforcement applications. All
three models use our latest generation PowerLight™
technology – the world’s most efficient power supply.
The 8000 watt Class D PL380 shares a clean, efficient
control, connector and indicator layout with the Class H
PL340 (4000 watts) and PL325 (2500 watts).
All PowerLight 3 Series amplifiers have zero signal
latency, for seamless integration with existing
equipment and flawless loudspeaker alignment. The
flexible PowerLight 3 Series architecture provides
users the choice of comprehensive, networked remote
control, monitoring and DSP or the cost savings of a
simple, straightforward analog input configuration.
PL380
PL325 and PL340
The 100V/120V models of PL380 amplifiers now
include a detachable power cord featuring 32
amp powerCON® connectors from Neutrik.™
To prevent unauthorized
adjustment of input
attenuation settings, a
security lockout plate
is included with every
PowerLight 3 amplifier.
Designed expressly to meet the needs of highpower distribution systems, powerCON connectors
are a robust and reliable AC cable connector with
high current capacity (32 amps). An inherent part of
the powerCON design, the connector facilitates fast
and easy locking, protecting against unintentional
disconnects.
PL380 plug types remain unchanged, with the existing
NEMA L5-30P plug found on all 120V and 100V
PowerLight PL380 amplifiers, and a “Shuko” CEE 7/7
16 amp Continental European plug still in place on
the 230V PL380. All PowerLight PL325 and PL340
amplifiers will retain their existing 20 amp powerCON
connectors and plug types.
PL380 output device
(left) compared with
typical output devices.
•New 32 A powerCON on PL380
•A three-position Input Sensitivity switch makes it easy to
integrate PowerLight 3 Series amplifiers into existing amp
racks and power systems.
•Zero signal latency processing is standard on all
PowerLight 3 amplifiers, with either the DSP-4 rear
panel module, Q-Sys™ or QSControl.net™ BASIS™ units.
SC28 or other loudspeaker management processors
can also be used.
•XLR, Euroblock and DataPort connectors simplify
signal connections, allowing multiple options for
loop-through wiring.
•Comprehensive internal protection is designed to protect
amplifiers and speakers against over-current, overtemperature and clipping – all without compromising the
integrity of normal program signals.
PL3 Series Watts per channel
Integration of QSC DataPort-equipped amplifiers
is elegantly simple. Amplifier parameters may
be monitored and controlled in real-time over
the network using the Q-Sys™ user interface.
Model
8 Ω
PL325
500850 1250
8
2Ω
PL340
8001250 2000
PL380
15002500 4000*
EIA 1 kHz, 1% THD
*Burst mode testing
required due to AC
service current limitations
*powerCON and Neutrik are trademarks of Neutrik.
4 Ω
RoHS
A M P LI FI E RS
CX Series
Installed Sound
CX 2-channel Models
The CX Series is a range of two, four and eight
channel amplifiers designed for installations requiring
premium sound quality and high output power. The CX
Series has the added capability for advanced amplifier
control and monitoring via Q-Sys and QSControl.net.
Recognized by sound contractors worldwide as the
standard for reliability, the 2RU CX Series features
PowerLight™ power supply technology which reduces
weight while also improving audio quality and
eliminating AC mains hum. The PowerLight supply also
results in very high efficiency so CX amplifiers draw
less power and produce less heat for savings on energy
and air conditioning.
•
Active Inrush Limiting brings the amplifiers on line gently,
eliminating the need for costly AC power sequencers.
• F ront-panel gain controls with1 dB detents allow precise
level adjustment and are protected by tamper-proof
security covers.
• DataPort connects directly to QSC accessories and
digital signal processors for extensive remote control
and monitoring of amplifier functions via Q-Sys™ and QSControl.net.™
CX 4-channel Models
CX 8-channel Models
CX Series
2-Ch Models 70 V*
Watts per channel
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω**
CX302V
250— —
—
CX602V
440550 —
—
CX1202V 1000700 1100
—
CX302
— 200325 600
CX502
— 300500 800
• Selectable clip limiters and infra-sonic filters protect
loudspeakers from damage due to distortion and overexcursion.
CX702
— 425 7001200
CX902
440 550 9001500
• Transformerless 70 volt and low-impedance models are available.
CX1102
1000 700 11001700
• Connectors: Input – XLR and 3-pin Euroblock.
Output – barrier strip.
• Sleep (Standby) Mode capable for energy saving efficiency.
4-Ch Models 70 V*
CX204V
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω**
220— —
—
CX254—
170250 450
CX404—
250400†
8-Ch Models 70 V†† 8Ω
CX108V
4Ω§
—
All channels driven.
20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.05% THD
*1 kHz, 0.05% THD
**1 kHz, 1% THD
†1 kHz, 0.1% THD
††20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.2% THD
§20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.1% THD
100— —
CX168—
90130
RoHS
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A M P LI FI E RS
ISA Series
Installed Sound
The ISA amplifiers are ideal for fixed installations when
multi-way loudspeaker systems are required. Taking
advantage of the DataPort V2 Lite connection, you
can attach our amplifier accessories to provide an
economical solution for crossover and subwoofer
filtering without the expense of a separate DSP device.
The ISA Series also provides “Ti” models, which
incorporates output isolation transformers for 70/100Volt distributed loudspeakers requiring them. The 3RU
ISA Series offers models capable of driving 2Ω loads
and models with selectable 25, 70, and 100 volt
distributed systems.
•DataPort V2 is included for connection of
DPV2-compatible signal processing accessories.
(XC-3, LF-3 and SF-3.)
•Rear-mounted gain controls with 2 dB detents provide
repeatable settings.
Model •Independent, defeatable clip limiters reduce distortion
and protect speakers.
•Selectable high-pass filters protect against transformer
saturation and driver overexcursion.
•Includes extensive DC, infrasonic, thermal overload, and
short circuit protection.
•Connectors: Input – XLR/F and 3-pin Euroblock.
Output – barrier strip.
•The “Ti” versions have the capability to power one output
channel at low impedance (8, 4, or 2-ohm) while the
other can power high impedance (25, 70, 100V).
•The DataPort connector on this amplifier is not
compatible with Q-Sys, BASIS or CM16a
ISA Series
ISA280
Watts per channel
70 V*/100V 8Ω** 4Ω**
—
185
2Ω†
430
ISA450
—
260
425
700
ISA750
—
450
650
1200
ISA13501500†† 800 1300
2000
ISA300Ti
300
185
280
430
ISA500Ti
500
260
425
700
ISA800Ti
800
450
650
1200
*50 Hz – 16 kHz, 0.5% THD
**20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.1% THD
†1 kHz, 1% THD
††Direct Output, 70V, less than 0.1%
THD, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0/-0.3 dB
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280
RoHS
A M P LI FI E RS
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Amplifier Overview
Watts per channel
CMX SERIES Channels70 V
100V
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω
Bridged at 4Ω
RU
Net Weight / Shipping
A M P LI FI E RS
CMX300V
2
—
—
200
300
430
830
2
35 lb (15.9 kg) / 41 lb (18.6 kg)
CMX500V
2
—
—
300
500
700
1400
2
40 lb (18.2 kg) / 46 lb (20.9 kg)
CMX800V
2
400
—
500
800
1200
2400
2
44.5 lb (20.2 kg) / 50.5 lb (23 kg)
CMX2000V
2
2500
1000 1100
2000
2500
5000
2
75 lb (33.1 kg) / 87 lb (37.2 kg)
GX SERIES
GX3
2
—
—
300
425
—
—
2
27 lb (12.1 kg) / 31 lb (14.1 kg)
GX5
2
—
—
500
700
—
—
2
28 lb (12.6 kg) / 32 lb (14.6 kg)
GX7
2
—
—
725
1000
—
—
2
17 lb (7.7 kg) / 21 lb (19.5 kg)
RMX SERIES
RMX850
2
—
—
200
300
430
830
2
35 lb (15.9 kg) / 41 lb (18.6 kg)
RMX1450
2
—
—
280
450
700
1400
2
40 lb (18.2 kg) / 46 lb (20.9 kg)
RMX1850HD
2
—
—
360
600
900
1800
2
44.5 lb (20.2 kg) / 50.5 lb (23 kg)
RMX2450
2
—
—
500
750
1200
2400
2
44.5 lb (20.2 kg) / 50.5 lb (23 kg)
RMX4050HD
2
—
—
850
1400
2000
4000
3
68 lb (30.8 kg) / 77 lb (34.9 kg)
RMX5050
2
—
—
1100
1800
2500
5000
3
75 lb (33.1 kg) / 87 lb (37.2 kg)
PLX1104
2
—
—
325
550
—
—
2
13 lb (5.9 kg) / 18 lb (8.2 kg)
PLX1804
2
—
—
600
900
—
—
2
13 lb (5.9 kg) / 18 lb (8.2 kg)
PLX1802
2
—
—
330
575
900
1800
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 26 lb (11.8 kg)
PLX2502
2
—
—
450
750
1250
2500
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 26 lb (11.8 kg)
PLX3102
2
—
—
600
1000
1550
3100
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 26 lb (11.8 kg)
PLX3602
2
—
—
775
1250
1800
3600
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 26 lb (11.8 kg)
PLX2 SERIES
12
Watts per channel
PL3 SERIES
Channels70 V
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω
Bridged at 4Ω
RU
Net Weight / Shipping
2
—
500
850
1250
2500
2
22 lb (10 kg) / 31.5 lb (14.3 kg)
PL340
2
—
800
1250
2000
4000
2
22 lb (10 kg) / 31.5 lb (14.3 kg)
PL380
2
—
1500
2500
4000
8000
2
24 lb (11 kg) / 33.5 lb (15.2 kg)
CX302
2
—
200
325
600
1200
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX502
2
—
300
500
800
1600
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX702
2
—
425
700
1200
2400
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX902
2
440
550
900
1500
3000
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX1102
2
1000
700
1100
1700
3400
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX302V
2
250
—
—
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX602V
2
440
550
—
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX1202V
2
1000
700
1100
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX254
4
—
170
250
450
900
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX404
4
—
250
400
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX204V
4
200
—
—
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX168
8
—
90
130
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX108V
8
100
—
—
—
—
2
21 lb (9.5 kg) / 27 lb (12.3 kg)
CX SERIES
ISA SERIES
A M P LI FI E RS
PL325
70V/100V
ISA280
2
—
185
280
430
830
3
36 lb (16.3 kg) / 42 lb (19.1 kg)
ISA450
2
—
260
425
700
1400
3
42 lb (19 kg) / 48 lb (22.0 kg)
ISA750
2
—
450
650
1200
2400
3
47 lb (21.3 kg) / 53 lb (24.0 kg)
ISA1350
2
—
800
1300
2000
4000
3
68 lb (30.8 kg) / 77 lb (34.4 kg)
ISA300Ti
2
300
185
280
430
830
3
44 lb (20.0 kg) / 50 lb (22.7 kg)
ISA500Ti
2
500
260
425
700
1400
3
49 lb (22.3 kg) / 55 lb (25 kg)
ISA800Ti
2
800
450
650
1200
2400
3
57 lb (26 kg) / 63 lb (28.6 kg)
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Amplifier Accessories
A M P LI FI E R
DSP-30
A C C E S S ORI E S
DSP-3 | DSP-4 | DSP-30
The DSP-3 and DSP-4 are compact, 2-channel signal
processing modules that can plug into the back of
most DataPort-equipped QSC amps to conserve rack
space and simplify interconnection. They can also be
mounted into a DPX-4 remote rack mounting bracket
for use as a standalone, rack-mounted processing unit.
The DSP-3/4 are professional audio processors
featuring 24-bit/48 kHz A/D converters, balanced
inputs, and presets that can be selected without
turn-on pops or zipper noise. Their processing power
is dynamically allocated, removing the limitations
imposed by fixed signal-chain designs. The power and
flexibility of the DSP-3/4 eliminates expensive
outboard DSP gear, which reduces cost and installation
time and simplifies setup.
The DSP-30 is a rack-mount device almost identical to
the DSP-3. The other main differences between these
three devices are their dynamic range specifications
and output connectors.
Our PC-based Signal Manager software uses simple
drag-and-drop tools to:
•Configure the processing functions and signal flow.
•Display a graphical representation of DSP resources.
•Produce hardcopy printout of signal flow and/or
parameter settings.
•Perform firmware upgrades via RS-232.
Each channel includes:
•Crossover filters: Bessel, Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley.
•Compressors and limiters.
•Multiple parametric EQs.
•Precision attenuation (0.1 dB steps).
•High and low-shelf filters.
•Mix post-crossover audio (2-to-1 mixer).
•Multiple delays (max. 910 ms).
•Variable-frequency tone generator.
•Pink and white noise generators.
•Signal mute, splitter, and polarity reversal.
The DSP is configured with an easy-to-use software
interface. Signal processing icons from the toolbar are
dropped onto the workspace and the signal path is
routed with simple drawing tools.
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Model
Dynamic Range (unweighted)
Output Connectors
DSP-3
>93 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
1.5, 4, 9 V sensitivities
3-pin Euroblock
DSP-4
>104 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz,
1.5, 4, 9 V sensitivities
XLR
DSP-30
>95 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz,
1.5, 4 and 9 V sensitivities
XLR
RoHS
The XC-3 is an active, 2-way
crossover module that mounts to
the rear panel DataPort of
2-channel QSC amps (DCA,
PL2, PL3, CX, ISA).
The LF-3 low-frequency filter,
when used with the XC-3
2-way crossover, provides a
3-way active crossover system.
The LF-3 mounts to the rear
panel of 2-channel QSC amps
(DCA, PL2, PL3, CX, ISA) to conserve cost and rack
space. The LF-3 is comprised of two discrete channels
with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley low-pass filters (24 dB/
octave slope). Each channel has a delay to time-align
low-, mid-, and high-frequency speakers, and a trim
control (0-20 dB of attenuation) to match levels. One
amp-mounted LF-3 supports up to two other amps
(even in stereo) with XC-3 accessories installed.
The XC-3 features 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters (24
dB/octave) with the low frequencies routed to amp
channel 1 and the highs to channel 2. Each channel
has an all-pass filter delay for time alignment of lowand high-frequency drivers, and a trim control (0-20
dB attenuation) to balance the frequency bands. The
high-frequency channel offers up to 10 dB of boost at
20 kHz to properly equalize constant-directivity horns.
A 3-way crossover can be implemented using the
XC-3’s low-frequency high-pass filter with the LF-3.
SF-3 Subwoofer Filter
The SF-3 subwoofer filter
provides subwoofer signal
processing without the need for
a conventional crossover. The
unit mounts to the rear panel
DataPort of 2-channel QSC amps
(DCA, PL2, PL3, CX, ISA) to conserve cost and rack
space. A 4th order Linkwitz-Riley low-pass filter may be
set to 80, 150 or 250 Hz. The subsonic filter offers
roll-off frequencies in the range 20-50 Hz to prevent
driver overexcursion. An optional EQ is provided to
extend the response of B6 speaker enclosures. A trim
control (0-20 dB of attenuation) allows balancing the
various frequency bands.
DataPort
The QSC DataPort provides a simple, convenient means of
connecting and powering digital and analog accessory devices
to expand the capabilities of QSC CX, DCA, PowerLight™,
PowerLight 2 and PowerLight 3 amplifiers. Devices supported
include the DSP-3, DSP-4, XC-3, LF-3 and SF-3. Note that ISA
models require an external power adapter for the DSP devices,
and PL380 for the DSP-3 device.
In addition, the DataPort HD15 connector provides a singlecable interface to Q-Sys™ and QSControl.net™. Q-Sys and
QSControl.net allow remote amplifier monitoring and control.
This functionality is supported by CX, DCA, PowerLight,
PowerLight 2 and PowerLight 3 amplifiers.
Please see the specifications for the specific accessory devices
and amplifiers before planning a system.
A C C E S S ORI E S
LF-3 Low-Frequency Filter
A M P LI FI E R
XC-3 2-way Crossover
OT-300a Output Autoformer
The OT-300a is a robust step-up autoformer accessory
that adapts power amplifier outputs (maximum voltage
range 17-35 volts) to drive a 70 volt distributed line with
up to 300 watts. Four voltage taps can be selected to
match the output voltage of your amplifier. Conversely,
the OT-300a can be used as a high-power speaker
transformer, driving speakers with up to 300 watts from
a 70 volt distributed line. The OT-300a is compatible
with any amplifier rated at up to 350 watts at 4Ω.
OT-600 Output Autoformer
The OT-600 is a robust step-up autoformer accessory
that adapts power amplifier outputs (maximum
voltage range 40-50 volts) to drive a 70 volt distributed
line with up to 600 watts. Three voltage taps can be
selected to match the output voltage of your amp. The
OT-600 can also drive a 100 volt line when used with
an amp with a maximum output voltage in the range
55-70 volts. Conversely, the OT-600 can be used as a
high-power speaker transformer, driving speakers with
up to 600 watts from a 70 volt distributed line. The
OT-600 is compatible with amps rated between 350
and 650 watts at 4Ω.
IT-42 Output Isolation Transformer
The IT-42 is an output isolation transformer accessory
for the QSC CX302 amplifier, allowing it to drive two
25, 70 and 100 volt distributed lines in stereo or
parallel or a single 140 or 200 volt line in bridged
mono. The IT-42 is pre-wired for quick and convenient
mounting to the back of the CX302 amplifier and
requires no additional rack space.
All the accessories listed are RoHS compliant.
RoHS
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the world's most powerful network audio solution
New World Center Exterior, Miami Beach, FL — photo by Claudia Uribe
Combining unprecedented capabilities and
able audio solution. Built from the ground up
performance with extraordinary reliability
ized processing allows the routing of any
on a powerful, open, IT-friendly foundation,
and support, Q-Sys offers unsurpassed
input to any output without convoluted
the Q-Sys platform transcends the limitations
value for facilities across the spectrum of
variable-latency signal paths. This
in scope, performance, and usability that
installed sound.
approach, also common in the IT industry
keep other network audio control systems
with centralized servers, eliminates
from reaching their full potential. With the
What’s at the Core
configurations, Q-Sys is ready for any sized
job, from boardrooms and clubs to airports
and stadiums. But it’s not just power that
sets Q-Sys apart. Q-Sys sets new standards
in terms of:
• Ease-of-use — An intuitive user interface
that supports remote access makes Q-Sys
easy to configure, operate, and maintain.
• Reliability — Field-proven for over 40
years, QSC reliability ensures that you
can depend on Q-Sys for missioncritical deployments.
• Support — Our worldwide support network is ready to help 24/7, keeping you
running around the clock.
the capacity chokepoints inherent in
distributed processing, allowing allocation
bandwidth to handle even the most complex
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• Simple, flexible architecture — Central-
Q-Sys™ has no equal as an integrated, scal-
The heart of the Q-Sys centralized processing
architecture is the Q-Sys Core. The Core runs
of the system’s full power as needed.
Furthermore, it vastly simplifies system
QSC-developed DSP algorithms under a
customized Linux operating system running
on Intel® microprocessors and motherboards.
Core 250i / 500i
This Intel hardware already meets industrybest reliability standards and is used in many
of the world’s most mission-critical projects.
The Core has a number of distinct
advantages over systems based on
proprietary DSP chips:
Core 1000 / 3000 / 4000
Core models
Q-Sys™ redundancy
The Q-Sys Core is currently available in six
In mission-critical applications—particularly
• Hardware-independent processing —
sizes tailored to the varying requirements
those involving life safety—it is imperative
Q-Sys doesn’t depend on proprietary
of different facilities. The Core 1000, Core
to ensure continued operation of an
hardware that is sustained exclusively
3000, and Core 4000 are each designed to
emergency paging system, even when
by narrow, specialized markets. Instead,
work with ins and outs provided by one or
individual components are compromised
advances in processing power are driven
more external I/O Frame. The all new Core
by an adverse event such as power
by the entire global IT industry, and
250i and 500i combine I/O Frame and Core
failure, fire, or flood. Whether dozens
software improvements don’t require
functionality into a single integrated unit
or thousands of people, the public
new hardware.
supporting up to eight internal I/O cards.
depends on timely and clearly audible
design, allowing configuration to be
driven by actual needs rather than by
hardware limitations.
evacuation guidance. Eliminating any
• Fewer points of failure — Cables and
connectors are far more prone to failure
Any Core may be ordered with a Multi-track
single point of failure becomes a vital
than digitally wired and routed signal
Playback Expansion Option that increases
aspect of preventing injury or death. Every
paths. By keeping processing in the Core,
internal multi-track playback from 16
component of Q-Sys has been developed
Q-Sys maximizes system reliability by
channels to either 64 (MTP-64) or 128
with full awareness of this fact. Building
minimizing the number of intercon-
(MTP-128) channels.
on our well-earned reputation, we’ve
system.
a redundancy-friendly architecture that
Total Network Channel Capacity
• Straightforward system redundancy —
offers the best possible protection against
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a backup unit that can sense failure of
Core 500i
128
assume all system functions. This
Core 1000
128
simple, fail-safe redundancy approach
Core 3000
256
Core 4000
1024
the primary Core and immediately
system failure.
Core redundancy allows a second Core
to be connected to the network. Should
the primary Core go offline for any
reason, the secondary Core takes over.
provides the ultimate in dependability
for mission-critical applications.
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Every Core is designed to function as
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taken reliability to the next level with
nections required to complete a whole
™
CoreCore
Q-Sys
Q-Sys™
Gigabit Switch
I/O Frame
I/O Frame
AES Digital Audio
I/O Frame
Up to 16
Audio Sources
QSC DataPort
Amplifiers
QSC
Loudspeakers
QSC DataPort
Amplifiers
QSC Loudspeakers
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“Q-SYS is the new century’s version of the old system, with a lot more power, capability, expandability
and far less hardware. When you add it all up, Q-SYS knocked everything else off the charts.”
Rod Sintow, Pro Sound & Video — Florida and California
I/O Frame, rear
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Mic/Line Analog Input Card
I/O Cards
Network redundancy may be
DAB-801 provides 2 + 1 redundancy,
implemented by simply adding additional
while adding a second DAB-801 will
network switches and cabling. In the
implement 4 + 1 redundancy.
Typically located near an audio source or
event of a network failure, the Q-Sys
destination, each I/O Frame enables up
components switch over instantly to the
back-up network.
I/O Frame redundancy gives the
designer the option of adding redundant
I/O peripherals for high-priority areas.
Total System redundancy eliminates any
single point of failure by combining all
four primary redundancy types: network,
Core, I/O, and amplifier.
N+1 Amplifier redundancy is made
possible with the QSC DAB-801 (DataPort
amplifier backup panel), which configures
five 2-channel QSC DataPort amplifiers so
that the fifth amplifier automatically kicks
in if a problem is detected with any of the
other four (4 + 1 redundancy). A second
DAB-801 may be added to implement
8 + 1 redundancy. When 4-channel
amplifiers are selected, a single
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Analog Line Output Card
Q -Sys™ I/O Peripherals
I/O Frame
The Q-Sys™ I/O Frame provides the
points of connection that interface Q-Sys
with other components of the audio
system, including microphones, mixers
and power amplifiers. The I/O Frame
converts analog audio input signals to
digital and passes them over the network
to the Core. The I/O Frame also receives
the processed digital audio signal back
from the Core, converts it back to analog
and feeds it to the output devices.
High-performance A/D and D/A converters
are used to ensure audiophile quality
throughout. In the case of the Q-Sys Core
250i and 500i, the I/O Frame and the
Core are integrated into a single unit.
to 16 channels of input and/or output by
housing up to four cards, which may be
mixed and matched in a single unit. The
following cards are available for both the
integrated Cores (up to eight cards total)
and the I/O Frame:
• Mic/Line Analog Input Card (CIML4/
CIML4-HP) — Four channels of
switchable mic/line-level analog audio
input with 48 V phantom power.
This input card provides the interface
between Q-Sys and input devices
such as microphones, mixers, and CD/
DVD players. The input card is also
available in a high performance version
(CIML4-HP) featuring broadcast quality
pre-amps and A/D converters.
I/O Frame, front
DataPort Output Card
CobraNet™ Digital Input/Output Card
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QSC amplifiers. The DataPort interface
I/O-22
Four channels of balanced, line-level
allows audio, status monitoring, and
analog output for interfacing between
control between Q-Sys and QSC
Our new analog I/O box, the Q-Sys
Q-Sys and outboard equipment such
DataPort power amplifiers.
I/O-22, is a compact, standalone unit
as non-DataPort amplifiers, recording
• CobraNet™ Digital Input/Output
designed for use when audio sources
devices and teleconference systems.
Card (CCN32) — Input/output
and destinations are physically spread
interfacing with legacy CobraNet-based
out, such as the individual seats in a
(CAES4) — Four input and four output
audio networks. The CobraNet card
conferencing system or individual rooms
channels of AES-3 digital audio for
allows for several operating modes,
in a multi-room venue. Providing two
interfacing between Q-Sys and digital
4x4, 8x8, 16x16, and 32x32. In an I/O
mic/line inputs and two line outputs, the
devices such as mixing consoles and
Frame the CobraNet card can be used
I/O-22 is ideal for applications such as
recording devices.
in 4x4, 8x8, and 16x16 mode, whereas
legislative or judicial chambers, meeting
• DataPort Output Card (CODP4) — Four
inserting it into a Core allows all these
rooms, ballrooms, ancillary zones,
audio output channels (2 DataPorts)
as well as the additional 32x32 mode.
classrooms, VIP suites, and stage patching.
• AES-3 Digital Input/Output Card
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• Analog Line Output Card (COL4) —
for connection to DataPort equipped
The I/O-22 connects directly to the Gigabit
Ethernet network via redundant Q-LAN
ports (RJ-45 Ethernet connectors). Other
connections include a scriptable RS-232
port and eight GPIO ports, as well as USB
and remote display ports that are reserved
for future use. The unit is powered via
PoE (Power over Ethernet) or 24 VDC and
I/O-22
includes an 8.5 watt mono amplifier to
drive a local monitor speaker.
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Q-Sys™ Paging Peripherals
channels, there’s no need to cascade
Paging is a key function in a huge
A single Q-Sys Core supports more than
variety of installed sound applications
enough paging capacity for even the
including shopping centers, convention
centers, corporate offices, military bases,
multiple units to form a central matrix.
largest facilities.
• Networked Page Stations — Ruggedly
transportation terminals, theme parks,
built to withstand daily use, our line of
factories, health care facilities, and
desktop and wall-mount page stations
campuses. Q-Sys™ offers a suite of tools
are powered over Ethernet and offer
that provide sophisticated paging and
secure access, high-fidelity gooseneck
messaging functionality to support any
or handheld microphones, and
sized paging application.
capacitive touch buttons rather than
failure-prone push buttons.
Q-Sys paging advantages
• Scriptable control — Q-Sys scripting
NEW!
Gooseneck Page Station
capabilities allow paging functions to
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Q-Sys offers a number of paging-specific
be added or customized as needed for
that offers visible feedback and audible
advantages that sets it apart from
your installation. For example, Q-Sys can
cues. Paging status, alerts, and operational
alternative approaches:
be enabled to communicate with visual
details are also reported via illuminated
displays or building management systems
status indicators and a built-in 240 x 64
using their serial or Ethernet protocols.
monochrome graphics LCD display.
• Simple, integrated platform — Q-Sys
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enables paging with a vastly simplified bill
• PA Router — Designed to support live
The Page Station rear panel auxiliary audio
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of materials. Features such as Playback,
and delayed paging, as well as scheduled
inputs accommodate accessories such as
Record, and Store-and-Forward for
messaging, the PA Router provides
a secondary microphone (located near
example, are all stored to the Q-Sys Core.
functions such as announcement
the gangway or rail platform) or other local
Competing systems require separate,
recording, live page routing, triggered
sources. An auxiliary output can drive a local
expensive hardware.
playback, and event scheduling.
amplifier, powered loudspeaker or other
• Ample paging capacity — With Cores
supporting up to 1024 total network
NEW!
PS-X Paging Accessory
destination device. And a GPIO interface
Q‑Sys Networked Page Stations
can be configured to use external events to
affect paging operation or to be the source
Available with either gooseneck or
of events to affect external control systems.
handheld microphone (push to talk),
Q-Sys Networked Page Stations are
the Q-Sys Networked Page Station is
designed for both desktop and wall-
a dual-port network device that is fully
mounted installation. All models include
configurable from Q-Sys Designer. Each
a microphone, either handheld (H) or
station connects to a Q-Sys system via
gooseneck (G). The handheld is a push-
Q-LAN, which handles all audio deliveries
to-talk, dynamic paging microphone with
to and from the station. Two Q-LAN
a unique magnetic docking system and
network interfaces are provided, allowing
cable strain relief for flexible placement
each station to connect to two switch
when not in use. The gooseneck is a high-
ports or to be deployed on two separate
fidelity dynamic microphone optimized for
networks to support a variety of redundant
paging applications. Four Networked Page
operation modes for mission-critical
Station models are currently available:
applications. The network port also delivers
power to the page station using PoE
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• PS-1600H/G — 16 buttons total, including
(Power over Ethernet).
four command buttons (command
The Page Station front-panel's user
code A-D). Also includes a numeric
interface includes a capacitive touchpad
keypad and supports security features
including automatic logoff time out, logon
User Control software options
User Control hardware options
• User Control Interface tool — Q-Sys
Q-Sys allows UCI screens to be hosted on
Designer’s UCI tool lets you create
QSC touch screen controllers, multiple PC
custom control panels that may be
workstations, and iOS devices:
requirements, and user restrictions.
• PS-1650H/G — 16 command buttons
(command code A-P).
• PS-800H/G — 8 command buttons
(command code A-H).
• PS-400H/G — 4 command buttons
(command code A-D).
• PS-X — a handheld paging accessory
viewed and operated by an end-user
from any computer on the network, as
• QSC Touch Screen Controllers — QSC
well as from a Wi-Fi connected iPad or
offers two full-color LCD capacitive
iPhone. Allowing a unique look and feel,
touch controllers, each with their own
for any Q-Sys Page Station, providing
these controls may be built, either from
templates in the Q-Sys Designer UCI
a secondary remote microphone (for
scratch or from provided templates,
tool to help ensure a user-friendly
applications such as an airport gangway or
by pulling in elements directly from
layout of control elements such as
rail platform).
the system schematic. An IP-based
buttons and faders. A given control
It is designed to fit into a standard U.S.
external control protocol is also enabled,
may be assigned to multiple controllers
2-gang wall box.
ensuring that Q-Sys can connect with
simultaneously, with changes made
third-party controllers for truly limitless
on one unit instantly reflected on the
control capabilities.
display of the others. Available in black
• Virtual Page Station – used in conjunction
with a local control interface (TSC-3 or UCI
• Q-Sys UCI Viewer — The Q-Sys
and white, both models support fullcolor bit-mapped images for display
the exact same functionality as any of the
workstations throughout a facility,
of room diagrams, corporate logos, or
physical models listed above.
providing every staff member with
Q -Sys™ Control Peripherals
Designed for true one-touch control of audio
functions, Q-Sys also manages a wide variety
of equipment utilizing built-in GPIO and
TCP/IP instruction sets. With Q-Sys, nearly
every audio processing parameter can be a
command source or a command destination,
for third-party control.
other graphical elements;
a customized user control interface
• TSC-3 features a 3.5 inch screen with
specifically tailored for their area of
320 x 240 resolution. It is powered
responsibility. Designer’s Administrator
via PoE (Power over Ethernet) and is
utility allows the facility manager to
designed for flush mount installation
create password and user access rights
in a standard U.S. 2-gang wall box, or
for each UCI.
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Viewer), an I/O-22 plus a microphone of
surface mounting with the included kit.
• Q-Sys Controller App — The Q-Sys
• TSC-8 features an 8.4 inch screen with
Controller App is a downloadable
800 x 600 resolution. It is designed
application for iOS that turns any iPad,
for flush-mount installation in a wall,
iPhone, or iPod touch into a mobile
lectern or other flat surface using the
host for a UCI created in the Q-Sys
TSC-8-BX wall box.
Designer software.
iOS App Controller
NEW!
TSC-3 Touchscreen
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Q-Sys™ Networking with Q-LAN
One of the major strengths of a Q-Sys™
system is Q-LAN, our IT-friendly third-
Ethernet switches. We don’t rely on
uncommon switches with costly
proprietary features.
• Familiar IP-standard protocols —
generation networked media distribution
Q-LAN transports audio-stream packets
technology. Instead of reinventing the wheel,
using the same Layer 3 networking
we designed Q-LAN around off-the-shelf
protocols (UDP/IP) that IT staff
networking components, enabling Q-Sys to
everywhere already implement and
operate over standard Gigabit Ethernet with
troubleshoot on a daily basis.
no proprietary network equipment required.
• Wide area access — Q-LAN’s
That means that many existing facilities
compatibility with standard protocols
are already equipped to run Q-Sys without
and networking hardware allows
network upgrades, and new networks can
remote connection of user interface and
take advantage of lower costs and broader
control components through standard
equipment choices by using commodity
network segments (e.g. fast Ethernet,
hardware. It also means that your IT staff
Wi-Fi, or WAN), extending control
will already be familiar with the networking
beyond the confines of the local area.
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required for Q-Sys operation, allowing you to
• Infrastructure sharing — Q-LAN uses
leverage existing tools and training in support
Layer 3 DiffServ QoS to categorize
of your new advanced audio capabilities.
and prioritize network traffic, thereby
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Q-LAN advantages
network without segregating audio
traffic via tedious VLAN configuration.
Q-LAN enables the following Q-Sys
• Low, fixed latency — Q-LAN audio
advantages:
latency is less than 0.66 ms, allowing
• Existing network hardware — Q-LAN
overall system latency to be fixed at
passes audio through standard Gigabit
Q-Sys Designer GUI
a low 2.5 ms from any input, through
the Core to any output. With fixed
latency, the complex calculations
and adjustments required for typical
distributed DSP systems are a thing of
the past.
• Precise timing — Q-LAN uses the IEEE
1588 Precision time protocol (PTP) to
establish and distribute a master clock
for audio packet synchronization.
• Fault tolerance — For maximum
protection against failure, Q-Sys accommodates a fully redundant networking
configuration, and Q-LAN supports all
standard Ethernet and Layer 3 fault
tolerance strategies (spanning tree, link
aggregation, IP routing, vendor-specific
meshing and fail-over, self-monitoring,
and redundant power supplies).
Networking for Amplifiers
While Q-Sys works well with any standard
power amplifier, the full benefit of
an integrated solution is realized
when Q-Sys is used with DataPortequipped QSC amplifiers. QSC was
first to commercialize Ethernet-enabled
amplifier control and monitoring,
and Q-Sys reflects that long-standing
expertise. Using a standard VGA-style
connector that simplifies wiring and
speeds installation, a DataPort makes
the amplifier part of a smart, centrally
controlled system that enables efficient
system supervision and control.
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System management via DataPort
selected QSC loudspeakers, subwoofers
Powerful system control
or line arrays are configured and
Keeping track of the condition of each
connected to a DataPort amplifier,
While Q-Sys Designer’s interface is
amp and loudspeaker in a complex,
Q-Sys automatically supplies tailored
straightforward, the system’s capabilities
facility-wide system can be a daunting,
settings for Intrinsic Correction ,
are deep and powerful:
labor-intensive task. DataPort allows Q-Sys
crossover, and other DSP parameters.
to handle this for you by monitoring the
Q-Sys even calculates peak voltage
performance of every component in the
limiter settings based on the specific
system. Information passed between
QSC amplifier to prevent the over
Q-Sys and the amplifier via DataPort
driving of loudspeakers.
™
• Mixing and routing — Mix signal from
any input with any other input, and
route it to any output.
• DSP processing — Apply a complete
enables far more effective management
range of DSP processing including EQ,
of the overall installed sound system:
dynamics, crossovers, delays
• Real time performance metrics — DataPort enables real-time reporting
on the status of each amplifier channel
and its attached loads, including speaker
logged in the Q-Sys Event Log.
• Reduced downtime — Component
in performance and respond with
appropriate maintenance before
component failure results in costly
downtime. Alerts may also be scheduled
for Layer 3 audio networking, and is
an industry effort to define an audio
network “interoperability standard”
that would allow devices from
multiple manufacturers to discover
and recognize each other on a single
network. This new standard will
maintain full compatibility with the ITstandards upon which Q-LAN is based.
status can be checked remotely
from any location with an Internet
connection. Amplifier status, channel
status, channel metering, and channel
monitoring are all available for display
via any Q-Sys control panel. The system
can also alert the operator to issues at
the first sign of unusual activity.
• Remote diagnostics — DataPort
enables the use of Q-Sys diagnostic
tools to troubleshoot issues remotely.
• Optimization and protection — When
pre-specified voicings in Q-Sys. For
non-QSC speaker models, “custom”
configurations can be created, named,
and used throughout the system.
• System supervision — Monitor the
status, on-site or remotely, of the
Q-Sys system and all QSC
DataPort amplifiers.
• Real time metrics — Insert meters
and virtual test probes anywhere in
the signal path to take real-time
measurements and remotely
to prompt regular maintenance.
• Remote status reporting — System
speakers benefit from optimized,
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system manager to pick up on changes
Society, X192 is an emerging standard
• Speaker optimization — QSC loud-
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metrics reported via DataPort allow the
Sanctioned by the Audio Engineering
and Acoustic Echo Cancellation.
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fault detection. Status and events are
The AES-X192
Interoperability Initiative
Q-Sys™ Designer
Q -Sys Designer is a software application
that provides the interface for design,
configuration, and control of the Q-Sys
system. The strength of Designer lies in
its combination of power and simplicity.
Remarkably intuitive and easy to use for
even the most complex audio systems,
Q-Sys Designer enables straightforward
and detailed configuration, giving system
managers powerful control without clutter
or complication.
For a more detailed look at Q-Sys, the Q-Sys 2013 Brochure is available by request.
diagnose and correct issues.
• Acoustical analysis — Connect a
measurement microphone for onsite acoustical measurements.
• Event logging — Keep a history of
system performance and events
using integrated logging tools.
In short, Q-Sys Designer provides everything you need to configure, operate,
and maintain your audio system at
peak performance, and does so in a
centralized environment that is at once
straightforward and powerful.
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QSControl.net™ Version 3
BASIS™ | RAVE | DSP
Networked control, transport, processing and
monitoring — from source to loudspeaker
QSControl.net is a versatile foundation for networked
audio systems that extend from microphone and other
inputs to loudspeakers and similar outputs. QSC
designed this proprietary technology expressly for
system integrators, contractors, consultants and
concert audio engineers who need to integrate signal
processing, amplifier management and audio transport
functions with QSC power amplifiers and loudspeakers.
The powerful BASIS hardware platform integrates
control, monitoring, protection and processing of
amplifiers and loudspeakers with configurable DSP
and CobraNet™ digital audio transport via Ethernet:
BASIS products are the core of the QSControl.net
enabled products. QSC’s RAVE units, which combine
DSP functions with CobraNet digital audio transport,
and the DSP 322ua dedicated signal processor, are
also integral to QSControl.net systems. BASIS, RAVE
and DSP units are all programmed and controlled via
QSC’s Venue Manager software. Far more than digital
signal transport and processing, QSControl.net integrates
the entire audio system – CX, PL2, PL3 and DCA
series amplifiers as well as a growing range of
loudspeaker systems including AcousticDesign™,
WideLine™, ILA, and DCS products. Ideally suited for
applications both large and small, the power of
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QSControl.net is the logical choice anywhere a need
exists for a complete system-wide audio solution –
installations such as stadiums, arenas, theatres,
nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, houses of worship,
corporate campuses and educational facilities, as well
as large scale touring concert systems.
Integrated Technologies
QSControl.net combines three distinct QSC technologies
of configurable DSP, amplifier/loudspeaker control
and monitoring, and CobraNet audio transport into a
single unified system. As noted earlier, various
QSControl.net hardware devices (BASIS, RAVE and
the DSP 322ua) include functionally appropriate
elements of all these technologies. All of the
technologies and devices found within the QSControl.
net platform can be programmed and controlled from
a single networked computer or simultaneously from
multiple networked computers.
QSCreator Custom Control Panels
QSCreator is hosted inside our Venue Manager software
to facilitate custom control panel creation. Control
panels with a custom look and feel are designed by
selecting from an extensive library of faders, knobs,
buttons, meters, indicators and graphic tools. Once a
control screen design has been developed, QSCreator
can be established as the only software required for
system operations. This prevents accidental adjustments
or unauthorized tampering while keeping the control
template as easy-to-use as possible.
Network Audio Controller (NAC–100)
D I G I T AL
Features
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• Color graphics display
• Power over Ethernet
• Recall Global Presets
• Rotary “wheel” control of an entire system
•Controllers can track each other
NET W ORK
This fully networked wall controller adds a
dimension of versatility to QSControl.net systems.
Its compact, unobtrusive design blends well with
virtually any décor – convention facilities, retail
environments, houses of worship and a multitude
of other applications. The QSControl.net NAC-100
can be quickly and easily programmed to build
an interface that customers will understand and
appreciate. The NAC-100 wall controller offers
a simple, secure, cost-effective alternative to
networked PC control. Multiple wall controllers can
be deployed in any project and used simultaneously
to manage different aspects of your system.
• Available in black or white
QSControl.net System Solution
Wireless Remote
Laptop with
QSControl.net
Software
QSControl.net
Software
NAC-100
Ethernet Switch
RAVE 522ua
Up to 8
Additional Audio
Sources
with P.O.E.
BASIS 904zz
QSControl.net / CobraNet
BASIS 922uz
ILA v2 Loudspeakers
and Subwoofers
AcousticDesign Loudspeakers
Front of House
Console
QSC Amplifiers
AcousticDesign Ceiling
Loudspeakers
QSC Amplifiers
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BASIS™ | RAVE | DSP
Powerful, Programmable
Processing
Graphic Equalizers
Duckers
• Two Octave ISO
• Up to eight channels of audio can
be “ducked” simultaneously. Fade-in
and fade-out times can be up to 60
seconds each. The priority channel can
also be part of the ducker’s output mix.
• One Octave ISO
The QSControl.net platform provides
an extensive set of processing functions, including:
• Two-Third Octave ISO
• One-Third Octave ISO
• Custom (choose number of bands, start
frequency and end frequency).
Matrix Mixers
•Up to 24 Inputs and Outputs.
• High-pass, low-pass, all-pass, shelf,
parametric, parametric shelf, Butterworth
high and low-pass, Bessel-Thomson
high and low-pass.
Noise Generators
• Pink noise
Gain Sharing Automixing
• White noise
• Facilitates any number of inputs up to 22.
• Sine generator
Filters
• Direct outputs available for every input.
Delays
D I G I T AL
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NET W ORK
• A unique Program Reference Input
automatically attenuates the selected
input whenever program material is
sensed.*
Crossovers
• Up to 910 milliseconds.
• Linkwitz-Riley
• Units measured in time, meters or feet.
• Bessel-Thomson in-phase
Macros
*This latter feature is especially
useful for applications using several
microphones, an automixer and multiple
sources of program material (e.g., CD,
DVD, etc.). With the Program Reference
Input, the volume of the microphones
can be automatically attenuated to keep
the other sources from bleeding into
the system.
• Bessel-Thomson symmetrical
• User-definable custom blocks with
password protection.
• Butterworth
• 2-way, 3-way and 4-way general
purpose adjustable.
Dynamics
• Compressor
• Peak limiter
• Dynamics processor
• Noise gate
• Automatic Gain Control — automatically
boosts below-threshold signal levels
up to a user-defined target output level
and reduces above-threshold signal
levels down to a user-defined target
output level. Music, speech and custom
operating modes.
Routers
• Can accommodate any combination of
inputs and outputs up to 24 x 24.
Gain Controls
• Can accommodate any channel count
up to 24.
Model
Analog
CobraNet
Analog
Outputs
DataPort
CobraNet
Monitor I/O
BASIS 904zz
-
-
24 of 32 -
8 (16 channels)
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YES
BASIS 914lz
4 XLR line level
-
16 of 32 -
8 (16 channels)
32
-
BASIS 922az
8 line level
16 of 32 -
4 (8 channels)
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YES
25 pin AES/EBU
(8 channels) 16 of 32 -
4 (8 channels)
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YES
BASIS 922uz
8 universal
mic/line
-
16 of 32
-
4 (8 channels)
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YES
DSP 322ua
8 universal
mic/line
-
-
8 line level
-
-
-
RAVE 522ua
8 universal
mic/l ine
-
16 of 32
8 line level
-
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-
BASIS 922dz
-
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Inputs
Digital
SC28 System Controller
The SC28 is a dedicated speaker processor with
factory-optimized tunings for QSC loudspeaker
systems. User-adjustable 6 band parametric
equalizer, high and low shelving filters and signal
delay optimize the system for acoustic, environmental
or aesthetic considerations.
•FIR filters optimize response in both frequency and time
domains by pre-correcting for physical phenomena such
as waveguide acoustical impedance and loudspeaker
cone resonances.
QSC Loudspeaker Selection
•Select the QSC loudspeaker and configuration (2-way,
3-way, 3-way + sub). The SC28 instantly reconfigures
itself for optimal audio reproduction.
QSC Amplifier Selection
• S
elect the QSC amplifier being used to calibrate the
drive signal to the amplifier for proper balance, loudspeaker
protection, and optimized signal to noise ratio.
User-Adjustable Input EQ
•Six (6) parametric filters with adjustable frequency, gain
and bandwidth.
D I G I T AL
•High and low shelf filters with adjustable frequency, gain
and slope.
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NET W ORK
For uncompromised audio quality, the SC28 uses
24-bit, 48 kHz A/D and D/A conversion with 32-bit
floating point DSP. Advanced signal processing algorithms
incorporate IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) as well as FIR
(Finite Impulse Response) filters. QSC system engineers
have employed the power of the SC28 System
Controller’s FIR filters to implement Intrinsic Correction™
of the loudspeaker. Intrinsic Correction is designed to
produce flat acoustical amplitude, frequency and phase
response by compensating for physical phenomena such
as the effects of waveguide acoustical impedance and
loudspeaker cone resonance. The result is excellent
power response and extremely natural, uncolored sound
across the loudspeaker’s frequency band and coverage
area. An array of loudspeakers with Intrinsic Correction
will be very responsive to user-applied equalization.
Intrinsic Correction™
User-Adjustable Delays
• Sub delay adjustable from 0 to 50 ms.
• Array delay adjustable from 0 to 20 ms.
Subwoofer Management
• Selectable stereo or mono-summed subwoofer.
• Adjustable subwoofer gain.
The SC28 is designed for simple, straightforward
operation. Audio inputs and outputs are via balanced,
line-level, analog XLR connectors. Four outputs for
each of the two inputs are provided for use with 2 or
3-way systems plus subwoofers. Tunings are selected
by scrolling through a list of QSC loudspeakers and
selecting the model on the LCD panel. A similar
process is used to select the QSC amplifiers being
used and to configure amplifier input sensitivity for
proper dynamic protection and gain structure. Settings
for future QSC products can be loaded into the SC28
via a rear-mounted USB port.
•System is optimized for operation with or
without subwoofer.
Once the processor settings have been matched to
the system, the user or installer can take advantage
of the integral equalization and delay functions.
Password protection is included to prevent
unauthorized tampering.
• Two (2) XLR line-level inputs.
Loudspeaker Protection
•Optimized thermal and excursion protection for
each transducer.
•User-bypassable for output clip-limiting only.
Channel Linking
•Select linked or independent control of stereo
channel settings.
Features
• Eight (8) XLR line-level outputs.
• Front panel meters for all inputs and outputs.
• Universal AC power input.
•Rear-panel USB port for quick and easy loading of
new loudspeaker tunings.
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The New Standard
K Series Active Loudspeakers
Portable/Production Sound
Installed Sound
The QSC K Series is quite simply The New Standard
in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems and will
satisfy the needs of the most demanding entertainers,
installers and A/V users. QSC’s team of amplifier
engineers has created a Class D power module
unparalleled in the industry. The series consists of
three, bi-amplified 2-way models ranging in woofer
size from 8" to 12" plus a dual 12" subwoofer.
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The selection of woofer diameter and coverage for the
various K Series models is not arbitrary but is based
on acoustical science. K Series is designed using a
concept called Directivity Matched Transition (DMT™).
DMT matches the high-frequency coverage angle to
the natural coverage of the woofer at crossover
frequency. As a result, frequency response remains far
more uniform across the entire audience area. The K8
delivers wide 105° coverage making it a great choice
for performers who work in more intimate venues
where the audience is closer to the stage and spread
more widely. The more directional K12 with its 75°
coverage is a better choice when more “throw”
is needed. The K10, of course, strikes a balance
between both width and throw. All models boast
the same 1000 watt power module and the
same high-quality, neodymium HF driver.
Extensive DSP is employed throughout, providing
levels of sonic clarity and total output that exceed
expectations for systems of this size and weight.
On-board switches select preset EQ contours. Combo
XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept either Microphone or
Line Level input while a set of RCA phono inputs (not
available on KSub) allow additional connectivity to
portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers.
Up to three audio sources can be mixed internally and
summed to a balanced output for ”daisy-chaining”
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of multiple units. Separate direct thru-puts are also
provided on each channel for additional flexibility.
Full-range models are housed in rugged ABS enclosures
with a professional appearance that is at home in any
application. ABS is a far more robust material than
conventional speaker plastics and offers sonic
benefits due to its internal rigidity. Ergonomic aluminum
handles and a highly protective steel grille complete
the package for ease of transport and long term
durability. The K12 and K10 enclosures are also
designed for floor monitor use.
The K Series full-range models feature 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. Integrated M10 suspension
points allow for suspended applications with a
K Series M10 Kit (sold separately) or Yoke bracket
(sold separately).
The KSub is a dual-12" bandpass design,
constructed of premium birch and includes highquality, anti-rattle casters. The subwoofer features a
threaded pole receptacle for a positive, wobble-free
connection to a threaded speaker pole (included).
Remote gain control capability is offered via an
external potentiometer (not included) that may be
wired to the on-board Euroblock connector. In an
installed application, multiple K Series speakers can
be ”daisy-chained” for total gain control from a single
remote pot. Auto-standby mode is engaged after 5
minutes of inactivity and disengages instantly when
an audio signal is present.
K8
K10
K12
KSub
System Type
Trapezoidal 2-way
Multipurpose 2-way
Multipurpose 2-way
Bandpass Subwoofer
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
61 Hz – 20 kHz
56 Hz – 20 kHz
48 Hz – 20 kHz
44 Hz – 148 Hz
Frequency Response (-3 dB)
66 Hz – 18 kHz
60 Hz – 18 kHz
52 Hz – 18 kHz
48 Hz – 134 Hz
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB)
105° conical
90° conical
75° conical
N/A
Output 1 (Peak SPL @ 1M)
127 dB
129 dB
131 dB
130 dB
Amplifier Power
1000 W continuous Class D
1000 W continuous Class D
1000 W continuous Class D
1000 W continuous Class D
System Performance
Current Consumption
1/8 Power 2
Driver Information
LF
HF
100 VAC, 2.3 A • 120 VAC, 2.01 A • 230 VAC, 1.13 A
8" cone transducer
10" cone transducer
12" cone transducer
Dual 12" cone transducers
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
N/A
Controls / Selectors
Power • Gain A • Gain B • Channel A Input Gain (Mic/Line) • LF Mode (Ext Sub/Norm/DEEP™) •
HF Mode (Flat/Vocal Boost) • Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
Power • Gain • LF Mode (Normal/DEEP™) •
Polarity (Normal/Reverse) •
Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
Indicator LEDs
Power • Signal A • Signal B • Standby • Limit • Mic
Power • Signal • Standby • Limit
Signal Connectors
Balanced female XLR / 1/4" mic/line level input • Balanced female XLR / 1/4" line level input • Dual Balanced male XLR
full-range line level out • Balanced male XLR “mix” out • Stereo RCA line level input • Remote gain control •
Locking IEC power connector
Dual balanced female XLR / 1/4" line level
input • Dual Balanced male XLR full-range
line level out • Remote gain control •
Locking IEC power connector
AC Power Connector
Universal power supply 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Dimensions (HWD) inches
17.7" x 11" x 10.6"
20.4" x 12.6" x 11.8"
23.7" x 14" x 14"
26" x 14" x 28.1" (including casters)
Dimensions (HWD) mm
450 mm x 280 mm x 269 mm
519 mm x 320 mm x 300 mm
603 mm x 356 mm x 356 mm
665 mm x 356 mm x 714 mm
Net Weight (each)
27 lb / 12.2 kg
32 lb / 14.5 kg
41 lb / 18.6 kg
74 lb / 33.6 kg
1 Calculated for 1 m, based on sensitivity (full-space for full range systems and half-space for LF-only and subwoofer systems) and peak power capability of amplifier.
2 1/8 power is representative of current draw with typical music program material with occasional clipping.
Features
• Lightweight, portable, powered speakers with legendary
QSC amplifier power and reliability.
RoHS
Available K Series Accessories
• K8 TOTE
• K8 YOKE
• K8 OUTDOOR COVER
• 1000 watt continuous Class D, bi-amplified power
modules in all models.
• K10 TOTE
• K10 YOKE
• K10 OUTDOOR COVER
• K12 TOTE
• K12 YOKE
• K12 OUTDOOR COVER
• Extensive DSP enhances system performance.
• KSub COVER
• K Series M10 KIT
• K Series POLE EXTENSION
• Rugged ABS enclosures (K8, K10 and K12).
• Tour-grade 18 gauge steel grilles.
• Ergonomic handles with comfortable, non-slip grip.
• 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct™ (full-range models).
• M10 rigging points for suspended installation
(full-range models).
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• Attractive and professional appearance.
• K10 and K12 perform as main PA or stage monitors.
Extensive DSP
• Intrinsic Correction™, first featured in our high-end line-array
products maps 65-75 spacially-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 lowfrequency response by actively managing low-frequency
transients without degradation of the underlying signal or
adjacent frequencies.
• GuardRail™ protection, first introduced on our GX Series
amplifiers, protects both the amplifier module and your
performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.
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KW Series Active Loudspeakers
Portable/Production Sound
Installed Sound
Building on the success of our K Series, the KW
Series represents the next evolutionary step in wood
enclosure loudspeakers. Our system engineers
have created the KW Series to feature all the same
ground breaking 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.
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Like K Series, each of the four KW Series models
features a QSC-designed, 1000 watt 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 signal processing is employed throughout,
providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that
defy all expectations for a product in this category.
KW Series features a four-position mic / line
gain switch that allows for connection of a wide
variety of devices. Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs
accept both mic and line level input while a set of
RCA phono inputs (except KW181) allow additional
connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players
and line-level mixers. Up to three audio sources
can be mixed internally and summed to a balanced
output for ”daisy-chaining” of multiple units. Separate
direct outputs are also provided on each channel for
additional output flexibility.
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On-board switches provide preset EQ settings.
The HF setting (full-range models) can be set to
VOCAL BOOST for additional presence in the critical
midfrequency area or FLAT for accurate reproduction
of the incoming signal. The LF switch can be set
to NORM, DEEP™ for additional bass extension,
or EXT SUB (full-range models) for use with an
external subwoofer. The rear panel LED switch can
be set to POWER, illuminating the front-mounted LED
when the unit is powered on, OFF for applications
where it is not desirable to illuminate the front LED, or
LIMIT which indicates to the system operator that the
clip limiter circuit has been engaged during operation.
The KW122 and KW152 feature 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.
Remote gain control capability is offered via a
potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board
Euroblock connector. In an installed application, multiple
KW Series speakers can be ”daisy-chained” for total gain
control from a single remote pot. Auto-standby mode is
engaged after 5 minutes of inactivity.
KW Series is designed to withstand the rigors
of professional use. Advanced construction
processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry,
ergonomic cast aluminum handles, low-noise casters
KW122
KW152
KW153
KW181
System Type
Multipurpose 2-way
Trapezoidal 2-way
Trapezoidal 3-way
Ported Subwoofer
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
50 Hz – 20 kHz
43.7 Hz – 20 kHz
33 Hz – 20 kHz
34 Hz – 143 Hz
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
53.2 Hz – 18 kHz
47.4 Hz – 18 kHz
35 Hz – 18 kHz
38 Hz – 124 Hz
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB)
75° axisymmetric
60° axisymmetric
75° axisymmetric
N/A
Output 1 (Peak SPL @ 1M)
131 dB
133 dB
134 dB
135 dB
Amplifier Power
1000 W continuous Class D
1000 W continuous Class D
1000 W continuous Class D
1000 W continuous Class D
System Performance
Current Consumption
1/8 Power 2
Driver Information
LF
100 VAC, 2.3 A • 120 VAC, 2.01 A • 230 VAC, 1.13 A
12" cone transducer
15" cone transducer
15" cone transducer
18" cone transducer
MF
–
–
6.5" mid range cone transducer
–
HF
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
N/A
Controls / Selectors
Power • Gain A • Gain B • Channel A Input Gain (0 dB/12 dB/24 dB/36 dB)
LF Mode (Ext Sub/Norm/DEEP™) • HF Mode (Flat/Vocal Boost) • Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
Power • Gain • LF Mode (Normal/DEEP™) •
Polarity (Normal/Reverse) •
Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
Indicator LEDs
Power • Signal A • Signal B • Standby • Limit • Mic (24 dB and 36 dB settings)
Power • Signal • Standby • Limit
Signal Connectors
Balanced female XLR / ¼" mic/line level input • Balanced female XLR / ¼" line level input • Dual Balanced male XLR
full range line level out • Balanced male XLR “mix” out • Stereo RCA line level input • Remote gain control •
Locking IEC power connector
Dual balanced female XLR / 1/4" line level
input • Dual Balanced male XLR full-range
line level out • Remote gain control •
Locking IEC power connector
AC Power Connector
Universal power supply 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
Dimensions (HWD) inches
26" x 15" x 15.4"
32.1" x 17.5" x 15.2"
43.1" x 18.5" x 16.8"
20.1" x 23.4" x 29.9" with casters
Dimensions (HWD) mm
660 mm x 381 mm x 391 mm
816 mm x 445 mm x 386 mm
1094 mm x 470 mm x 427 mm
510 mm x 595 mm x 761 mm with casters
Net Weight (each)
49 lb / 22.2 kg
62 lb / 28 kg
87 lb / 39.5 kg
88 lb / 40 kg
1 Calculated for 1 m, based on sensitivity (full-space for full range systems and half-space for LF-only and subwoofer systems) and peak power capability of amplifier.
2 1/8 power is representative of current draw with typical music program material with occasional clipping.
Features
• K Series performance in a lightweight, birch design.
• 1000 watt Class D power modules in all models.
• 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™ (KW122, KW152).
• M10 rigging points for suspended installation (full-range models).
• KW122 also functions as stage monitor.
Extensive DSP
• Intrinsic Correction™, first featured in our high-end line-array
products maps 65-75 spacially-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 lowfrequency response by actively managing low-frequency
transients without degradation of the underlying signal or
adjacent frequencies.
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(KW181) and a highly protective steel grille provide
for ease of transport and long term durability.
Integrated M10 suspension points allow for flown
applications with a KW M10 KIT (sold separately);
and a threaded pole receptacle (KW181) provides
for a positive, wobble-free connection to a threaded
speaker pole (included).
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• G
uardRail™ protection, first introduced on our GX Series
amplifiers, protects both the amplifier module and your
performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.
Available KW Series Accessories
• KW122 COVER
• KW181 COVER
• KW152 COVER
• KW M10 KIT
• KW153 COVER
• KW SUS KIT 122
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Examples shown
with optional KLA
AF12 array frame
KLA Series Active Loudspeakers
Fixed Arcuate, Active Line Array System
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The KLA Series brings the power and sophistication
of a line array system into an easy-to-use product,
significantly redefining the line array product category.
With its simple Lift, Click and Play approach, KLA can
be deployed in a fraction of the time required by
comparable line array products. This fixed arcuate,
active line array system is ideal for a wide range
of portable and permanently installed applications
ranging from live entertainment to houses of worship
or other venues where a line array system is desired.
KLA Power Module
The KLA Series is comprised of two models, the
KLA12, a 12", 2-way loudspeaker and the KLA181, an
18" subwoofer. The KLA12 features a highly efficient
500 W x 500 W power amp module and the KLA181
offers the same highly efficient power amp module
in a 1000 W configuration. This efficient design
enables up to five KLA models (any combination of
KLA12 and KLA181) to be driven off of a single
15 Amp/120 V or 8 Amp/230 V electrical circuit.
KLA loudspeakers incorporate QSC’s DEEP™ DSP
algorithm, providing extended bass response by
actively managing potentially damaging low-frequency
transients, and GuardRail™ circuitry protection which
prevents the amplifier module from unnatural and
destructive clipping. As an energy saving feature, the
Auto Standby mode automatically engages after five
minutes of inactivity; but upon resumption of audio
signal, the power module on the KLA will awaken
instantly for immediate output.
In an installed application, multiple KLA Series
loudspeakers can be “daisy-chained” for total gain
control from a single remote pot wired to the
on-board Euroblock connector. Additional power
module characteristics on KLA include a balanced,
line-level XLR input in parallel with an XLR "Thru"
connector, powerCON® In and Out connectors,
Attenuation Control and LED indicators for Signal,
Limit, and Power and Standby status.
KLA12
Housed in a rugged ABS enclosure that results in both
light weight and long-term durability, the KLA12 features
a 12-inch low frequency transducer coupled with a
1.75-inch compression driver. Designed to be used
exclusively as a fixed arcuate line array, each KLA12
is set at a 90˚ x 18˚ splay angle, allowing 90˚ vertical
arrays to be configured using only five boxes (most
other solutions require six). KLA’s unique self-contained
SOLO™ (Single-Operator Logistics) Rigging System
enables users to quickly assemble (and disassemble)
the line array in a fraction of the time as other fixed
arcuate line array systems and without the need for
special tools or external hardware.
KLA12
KLA181
Configuration
2-way Line Array Element
Ported Subwoofer
Transducers
Low-frequency
High-frequency
12" cone transducer
1.75" diaphragm compression driver
18" cone transducer
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Frequency Response (-6 dB)
49 Hz – 18 kHz
38 Hz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
44 Hz – 20 kHz
33 Hz
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB)
90 x 18 degree
–
Output (Peak SPL @ 1 meter)
131 dB
135 dB
Amplifiers
Power Output
500 W x 500 W continuous
1000 W continuous
Input Impedance (Ω)
XLR: 40k balanced / 20k unbalanced
XLR: 40k balanced / 20k unbalanced
Controls
Power • Attenuation • LF Setting (External Sub/
Normal/DEEP™)• Array Size (1–5) • Front LED
(Pwr/Limit/Off)
Power • Attenuation • LF Mode (Normal/DEEP™) • Polarity
(Normal/Reverse) • Front LED (Pwr/Limit/Off)
Indicators
Limit • Standby • Power • Signal
Connectors
Balanced female XLR line level input • Balanced male XLR full range line level out • Remote gain control • Locking
powerCON power connector AC In • Locking powerCON power connector AC Out
Cooling
On demand, 50 mm variable speed fan
Amplifier Protection
Thermal limiting • Output overcurrent • Overtemperature muting • GuardRail™
Transducer Protection
Thermal limiting • Excursion limiting
AC Power Input
Universal power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
AC Power Consumption 1/8 Power2
100 VAC, 2.3 A • 120 VAC, 2.01 A • 230 VAC, 1.13 A
Enclosure
Impact resistant ABS
Painted birch plywood
Finish
Black or White Paint
Black or White textured paint
Grille
Black or White powder coated steel
Black or White powder coated steel
Dimensions (HWD)
15.0" x 23.4" x 16.6" (381mm x 594mm x 422mm)
21.6" x 23.4" x 25.7" (547mm x 594mm x 653mm)
Weight (Net)
55 lbs / 25.0 kg
104 lbs / 47.2 kg
Available Accessories
KLA12 TOTE • K Series M10 KIT •
KLA AF12 Array Frame
KW181 Pole • KLA181 Cover • KLA AF12 Array Frame
1
1 C alculated for 1 m, based on sensitivity (full-space for full range systems and half-space for LF-only and
subwoofer systems) and peak power capability of amplifier.
2 1 /8 power is representative of current draw with typical music program material with occasional clipping.
RoHS
Rigging & Deployment
KLA181
Up to five KLA enclosures (any combination
of KLA12 and KLA181) can be flown via
M10 fittings on the top of each enclosure. An
optional KLA AF12 array frame is also available.
Along with DEEP™, GuardRail™, Auto Standby,
balanced thru-level XLR input connectors,
Attenuation and Remote Gains Controls and LED
indicators, the KLA181 subwoofer also includes a
polarity switch for low frequency directivity control.
For maximum deployment flexibility, KLA
loudspeakers can be either ground deployed
or flown. As a ground stack, up to two KLA12
enclosures can be mounted over the KLA181
or the KW181 subwoofer via a threaded pole
socket, or without a sub using an appropriately
rated loudspeaker stand. KLA12 enclosures
also feature the Tilt-Direct™ 35mm pole
socket allowing the loudspeaker to be aimed
downward 9° for the best audience coverage.
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KLA12’s Ar-Q™ (Arcuate Equalization)
processing enables users to quickly tune the array,
making appropriate frequency compensation
adjustments based on the number of boxes.
With the click of a dial, the user can select
the total number of boxes deployed in the
array resulting in an evenly balanced and
accurate tonal curve. QSC’s proprietary
Intrinsic Correction™, first introduced with
the WideLine™ Series, actively adjusts time,
frequency and amplitude response to achieve a
maximally flat bandpass target.
Available KLA Series Accessories
• KLA12 TOTE
• KLA AF12 Array Frame
• KLA Series M10 KIT
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ILA Series v2
Installation Line Array
Installed Sound
Most line array systems are designed for touring
applications which require extreme ruggedization
and expensive suspension hardware. By focusing on
installation applications, QSC drove cost out of the
ILA System while retaining the performance of
high-end touring line array systems. ILA System v2
takes this concept and builds on it by offering a
complete and accessible solution consisting of
processing, amplification, line array, subwoofer
and suspension accessories.
WL2802-i with WL118-sw
using EB2082-i extension
bar and FB2082-i fly-bar.
WL2082-i
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Each Installation Line Array element uses a pair of
high-power, neodymium magnet, 8" diameter
low-frequency drivers. For high frequencies, a pair of
1.75" (voice coil diameter) neodymium compression
drivers with titanium domes are mounted on a
patented* multiple aperture diffraction waveguide that
provides extremely wide coverage (140º). As a result,
a WL2082-i system will rarely require additional side
or center fill speakers and solid stereo imaging is
preserved across the entire listening area.
Available in black or white, the WL2082-i enclosure is
made of high impact polystyrene with extensive internal
ribs to eliminate acoustic losses due to sidewall flex.
The Installation Line Array may be used in outdoor
applications where the system is not directly exposed
to the elements.
GP118-sw Subwoofer
The GP118-sw omits the ILA-compatible suspension
hardware but retains the identical acoustical
performance of the WL118-sw at a lower cost. Each
GP118-sw includes a total of eight (8) threaded
M10 inserts for single box suspension in permanent
installations. In ground-supported applications,
multiple units can be stacked vertically utilizing the
interlocking feet and recess features machined into
the enclosure's top panel. Also included on the GP
version is a screw-in (M20) pole mount to provide
flexibility as a “Sub-Sat” system when used with
full-range pole mount speakers such as K or KW.
WL118-sw Subwoofer
The WL118-sw is a single 18" version of the popular
WideLine-10 touring, dual 18" subwoofer. ILA subs
may be suspended at the top of an ILA array using the
standard FB2082-i array frame. When trim height is
limited, the ILA sub may be suspended behind the
array using the available EB2082-i extension bar.
*Patent No. 7,177,437
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GP118-sw
WL2802-i
GP118-sw
WL118-sw
System Type
3-way line array element,
Bi-amp or Tri-amp
Vented box,
direct radiating
Vented box,
direct radiating
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
68 Hz – 22 kHz
29 Hz – 800 Hz
29 Hz – 800 Hz
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
80 Hz – 20 kHz
32 Hz – 200 Hz
32 Hz – 200 Hz
Nominal Coverage
140° H
N/A
N/A
Power Handling 1
LF / MF / SUB
400 W
850 W
850 W
100 W
N/A
N/A
Peak Output 2
132 dB
134.5 dB
134.5 dB
Driver Information
LF
2 x 8" transducers; 2" voice coil;
neodymium magnet
18" transducer, 4" voice coil,
ferrite magnet
18" transducer, 4" voice coil,
ferrite magnet
2 x 1.75" titanium diaphragm,
neodymium magnet
N/A
N/A
Controls / Selectors
Bi-amp/tri-amp selector switch,
N/A
LF/MF shading switch
N/A
Input Connectors
2 x NL8 in parallel
2 x NL8 in parallel and
2 x NL4 in parallel
2 x NL8 in parallel and
2 x NL4 in parallel
Suspension /
Attachment Point
Integral rigging system,
vertical splay adjustable in
1 degree increments from
0-10 degrees
8 x M10 threaded inserts
Integral, non-adjustable
(straight array only)
Dimensions (HWD) inches
11.8" x 27" x 13.4"
22.1" x 27.6" x 30.3"
22.1" x 27.6" x 30.3"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
300 mm x 686 mm x 340 mm
562 mm x 702 mm x 771 mm
562 mm x 702 mm x 771 mm
Net Weight (each)
37 lb / 16.8 kg
107 lb / 48.5 kg
111 lb / 50.4 kg
HF
HF
1 Continuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours.
2 Calculated at 1 m using power capacity and system sensitivity.
6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
EASE Focus Software
This free software may be downloaded
from the support section of the QSC
website and is available for ILA,
WideLine-10 and WideLine-8.
EASE Focus is a software tool that aids
in system planning and deployment.
Functions performed include:
•Calculating the number of enclosures
required for a given space.
•Determining optimum splay angles
between enclosures.
•Calculating the angle to set the array grid
in a single (variable) pick-point or fixed
suspension point application.
•Predicting the acoustical response and SPL
throughout the venue.
RoHS
Processing
The ILA v2 System
From Console
SC28
ILA with WL118-sw
Subwoofer
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The SC28 is a 2 input, 8 output digital system
controller containing pre-programmed tunings for the
ILA and other QSC loudspeaker systems. In addition to
the preset tunings, the SC28 offers user-adjustable
equalization and delay. Simple to operate yet
uncompromised in audio quality, the SC28 uses
48 kHz, 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion with 32-bit,
floating point DSP for wide dynamic range and low distortion.
Available ILA Accessories
•FB2082-i: Fly-bar, may be used with either
WL2082-i or WL118-sw.
•EB2082-i: Extension bar allows suspending
WL118-sw behind WL2082-i.
•PB2082-i: Pullback bar for WL2082-i.
•QRP-KIT-1: Four quick release pins, for use
in place of included bolts.
•GS115-sw: Ground stack kit for WL118-sw.
•AB2082-i: Allows increased splay
between enclosures.
CMX Series Amplifiers
CMX800V — HF
CMX2000V — MF, LF, SUB
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WL3082 shown hung
from AF3082-S.
WideLine-8
Line Array System
Concert Systems
Installed Sound
WL3082
Designed for the most demanding concert and
installation audio professionals, the WideLine™
WideLine-8 system packs full size line array performance
into an ultra compact package measuring less than
20" (508 mm) wide and 9" (229 mm) high.
WideLine-8 fits “difficult” venues with height or
sightline restrictions that limit the placement and size
of the array. It eases transport requirements to avoid
rising fuel costs.
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Each tri-amplified WideLine-8
element uses a pair of highpower neodymium 8"
low-frequency drivers. Both
generate the low frequencies,
but to maintain wide 140°
horizontal coverage at crossover, only one extends into
the mid-range. High frequencies are handled by a 3"
diaphragm, neodymium compression driver on QSC’s
patented* multiple aperture diffraction slot
waveguide. Enclosures are Baltic birch plywood with
an environmentally friendly, field-repairable
waterborne polymer finish and lightweight, rustproof
aluminum suspension fittings.
*Patent No. 7,177,437
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Flexible Arrays
An elegantly simple 4-point suspension system
combined with light weight, compact size and
excellent handling ergonomics mean that one
crew person can easily deploy an array. A single
AF3082-L array frame suspends up to twelve line
array elements or up to twelve line array elements
plus four subwoofers.
Arrays can be assembled using only WL3082
elements for events where extreme low end below
62 Hz is not required. For additional subbass impact,
WL212-sw subwoofers can be flown at the top of the
array, or behind the fullrange array by utilizing the
EB3082 extension bar.
Arrays of up to twelve WL3082 modules, with four
WL212-sw subwoofers flown behind can be
accommodated by the combination of 2 x AF3082-S
small array frames and a single EB3082 extension bar.
As many as twelve WL3082 modules can be
suspended using one AF3082-S while the AF3082-L
large array frame can be used to assemble arrays of up
to twelve WL3082 modules alone or suspended below
up to four WL212-sw subwoofers. The AF8-10 adapter
frame allows the user to add WL3082 WideLine-8
arrays beneath WL2102 WideLine-10 arrays. The
PB3082 pullback bar can be used to attain extra
downangle in flown arrays or as a suspension bar for
arrays of up to eight WL3082 modules.
*Note: In application where the AF3082-S (small array
frame) is utilized, a PB3082 (pull-back bar) will be required
for setting the array angle (focusing) of each array.
WL3082
Six WL3082 shown with two WL212-sw
behind array, hung from two AF3082-S
and one EB3082.
System Type
Dual 8", 3-way, tri-amp line-array
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
62 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
68 Hz – 18 kHz
Nominal Coverage
140° H
Power Handling 1
LF / MF / HF
250 W / 250 W / 85 W
Peak Output 2
LF / MF / HF
128 dB / 128 dB / 133 dB
Driver Information
LF
Dual, 8" woofer, 2.5" voice coil
1.4" exit, 3" diaphragm, neodymium
magnet compression
HF
Input Connectors
2 x NL8
Suspension /
Attachment Point
Integral rigging system, vertical splay
adjustable in 1° increments
from 0°- 10°
Dimensions (HWD) inches
9" x 20" x 16"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
229 mm x 508 mm x 406 mm
Net Weight (each)
38 lb / 17 kg
1 Continuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Calculated at 1 m using power capacity and system sensitivity.
6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
RoHS
Optimized Groundstacking
-10°
0°
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The WideLine-8 system can be flown or ground
stacked. WideLine-8 rigging doubles as an optimized
groundstacking system. The WideLine-8 sub suspension
system includes a unique provision that allows the
lowest line array element stacked over a sub to be
tilted up or down by as much as 10°, offering better
coverage of listeners near the stage. WideLine-8 subs
can be used as a base for stacking up to six
WideLine-8 elements.
+10°
Four WL3082 on top of two WL212-sw.
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WL212-sw
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GP212-sw
WideLine-8 Subwoofers
GP212-sw
Concert Systems
Installed Sound
The GP212-sw omits the WideLine-8 compatible
suspension hardware but retains all the acoustical
performance of the WL212-sw at a lower cost. For
suspension in permanent installations each GP212-sw
subwoofer includes a total of six (6) threaded M10
inserts. For ground-supported applications, the
subwoofers may be stacked horizontally using their
interlocking feet and recess features machined into
the enclosure’s top panel. A screw-in (M20) pole
mount has been added to provide flexibility in use
with small 2-way pole-mount full-range speakers.
The WL212-sw, WideLine-8 Subwoofer, and the
GP212-sw are acoustically identical subwoofers,
differing primarily in suspension hardware. Both
subwoofers set a new benchmark for extraordinary
acoustic output from a miniscule enclosure. At first
glance, the enclosure seems too small for a pair of 4"
voice coil, long-excursion 12" woofers. The extremely
low profile (under 15" / 38 mm) also makes the
WL212-sw sub a great choice for installed and
portable use under a stage or in other tight quarters.
The 4th order bandpass design produces 135 dB
peak SPL and has LF extension to 32 Hz – all the
power and punch needed for popular music.
WL212-sw
Enclosure width matches the WL3082 (WideLine-8)
allowing it to be flown above or behind a WideLine-8
array. Adding WL212-sw subwoofers to tri-amplified
WL3082 arrays creates a 4-way active system. A
WideLine-8 system can be flown or ground stacked.
WideLine-8 rigging doubles as an optimized groundstacking system. The WL212-sw suspension system
includes a unique provision that allows the lowest line
array element stacked over a sub to be tilted up or
down by as much as 10°, offering better coverage of
listeners near the stage. WideLine-8 subs can be used
as a base for stacking up to six WideLine-8 elements.
Both Models
•
Dual 12" woofers in a 4th order bandpass enclosure.
•135 dB SPL peak output capability.
•32 Hz – 107 Hz frequency range.
•Premium birch plywood with extensive
internal bracing.
WL212-sw
•May be flown at the top of a WL3082 array
or behind the array.
•Integral suspension hardware also supports
WL3082 in ground stack applications.
GP212-sw
•Six (6) threaded M10 flypoints
for suspended applications.
•M20 threaded pole-socket
for sub/sat use.
Two WL212-sw shown hung
from AF3082-L with six WL3082
hung beneath.
GP212-sw
WL212-sw
System Type
Dual 12", 4th order bandpass
subwoofer
Dual 12", 4th order bandpass
subwoofer
Frequency Range
(- 10 dB)
32 Hz – 107 Hz
32 Hz – 107 Hz
Frequency Response
(± 3 dB)
40 Hz – 100 Hz
40 Hz – 100 Hz
Power handling 1
1100 W
1100 W
Peak output 2
135 dB
135 dB
Driver Information
LF
Dual 12" transducers, 4" voice coil,
ferrite magnet
Dual 12" transducers, 4" voice coil,
ferrite magnet
Input Connectors
2 x NL8 in parallel and 2 x NL4 in
parallel
2 x NL8 in parallel and 2 x NL4 in
parallel
Suspension / Attachment Point
6 x M10 threaded inserts
Integral, non-adjustable
Dimensions (HWD) inches
15" x 20" x 29"
15" x 20" x 29"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
381 mm x 508 mm x 737 mm
381 mm x 508 mm x 737 mm
Net Weight (each)
99.5 lb / 45.1 kg
109 lb / 49.4 kg
1 C ontinuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Calculated at 1 m using power capacity and system sensitivity. Assumed 6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio.
RoHS
Available WideLine-8 Accessories
•AF3082-L: Large array frame, supports up to twelve (12)
WideLine-8 elements and four (4) WideLine-8 subs with
10:1 design factor.
•AF3082-S: Small array frame, supports up to twelve (12)
WideLine-8 elements with 10:1 design factor.
•AF8-10: Adapter frame that allows suspension of WL3082
under WL2012.
•EB3082: Extension bar, required for system with the
subwoofers flown behind the main array.
GP212-sw shown with KW122
CP212-2
•PB3082: Allows extra down-angle in flown arrays and
functions as a suspension bar for small WL3082 arrays.
•CP212-0: Caster pallet for up to four (4) WL212-sw or GP212-sw.
•CVR212-2: Soft padded cover for two (2) WL212-sw or GP212-sw.
•CP212-2: Caster pallet for two (2) WL212-sw or two (2)
GP212-sw, includes a padded soft cover.
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•CP3082-4: Caster pallet for four (4) WL3082 line array
elements, includes a padded soft cover.
CP3082
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WL2102-w shown hung
from AF2102-LA.
WideLine-10
Line Array System
Concert Systems
Installed Sound
WL2102-w
The WideLine™ WL2102-w is a compact, high-output,
wide dispersion line array loudspeaker system renowned
for its ability to meet and exceed requirements for
applications ranging from corporate meetings to large
venue reinforcement of highlevel popular music. From
ballrooms to churches to
concert venues, WideLine-10
provides full-range, warm,
open, natural sound with
exceptionally wide
horizontal coverage (140°).
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Wide coverage provides more latitude in array
placement and may reduce or eliminate the need for
supplemental fill speakers.
Each WideLine-10 array element consists of two 10",
long-throw, low-frequency drivers in a ported
trapezoidal, premium quality birch plywood enclosure.
The high-frequency component is a 3" diaphragm,
neodymium high-frequency driver mounted on QSC’s
patented* multiple aperture diffraction slot waveguide.
Both LF transducers handle low frequencies, but only
one extends into the mid-frequencies thus reducing
phase and coverage anomalies in the critical crossover
region. The system may be operated in either
bi-amplified or tri-amplified mode.
A strong emphasis has been placed on reduction of
system setup time and labor costs. Two array grids are
available: The small grid supports up to 8 flown
enclosures or 4 stacked; the large array frame supports
up to 24 flown or 12 stacked.
*Patent No. 7,177,437
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WL2102-w
System Type
3-way line array element,
Bi-amp or Tri-amp
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
48 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
55 Hz – 18 kHz
Nominal Coverage
140° H
Power Handling
LF / MF
600 W
1
HF
Peak Output
LF / MF
80 W
2
Available WideLine-10 Accessories
133 dB / 133 dB
Driver Information
LF
2 x 10" transducer, 3" voice coil,
ferrite magnet
3" titanium diaphragm,
neodymium magnet
HF
Controls / Selectors
Bi-amp/tri-amp selector switch, LF / MF
shading switch
Input Connectors
2 x NL8
Suspension /
Attachment Point
Integral rigging system, vertical splay
adjustable in 1° increments
from 2°- 10°, plus 0°
Dimensions (HWD) inches
10.8" x 27.4" x 20.75"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
274 mm x 696 mm x 527 mm
Net Weight
WL2102-w: 83 lb / 37.7 kg
Empty WL-10
Eight Pack Rack.
•AF2102-LA: May be used to stack twelve (12) or fly
twenty-four (24) WL2102-w.
•WL-10 Eight-Pack Rack: Transport/storage unit,
accommodates eight (8) WL2102-w plus one AF2102-LA.
•AF8-10: Adapter frame that allows suspension of WL3082
under WL2012-w.
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1 C ontinuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours bi-amp mode
unless otherwise stated.
2 C alculated at 1 m using power capacity and system sensitivity.
6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
•WL Small Grid: May be used to stack four (4) or fly
eight (8) WL2102-w.
RoHS
Fully loaded WL-10
Eight Pack Rack.
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Four WL218-sw shown
hung from AF218-sw.
WideLine-10 Subwoofers
Concert Systems
Installed Sound
WL218-sw array shown with
a combination WideLine-10
and WideLine-8 array.
the interlocking feet and recess features. For ease of
transport, the WL218-sw includes a caster pallet with
rugged 3.5" ball bearing casters and an easy-to-use,
snap-on mechanism for attachment to the enclosure.
GP218-sw
The WL218-sw and the GP218-sw are premium, highperformance dual 18" subwoofers designed for use in
the most demanding touring or installed concert
applications. They are acoustically identical subwoofers,
differing primarily in suspension hardware.
LOUDSPE AK ER S
With an impressive combination of punch, lowfrequency extension and musical accuracy, these
subwoofers are ideal companions for the acclaimed QSC
WideLine™ Series as well as other professional sound
reinforcement systems. The 18" woofers incorporate a
double layer spider and triple roll surround for extended
and controlled excursion at extreme power. The 4" voice
coil is wound on a fiberglass former to prevent
deformation at high operating temperatures and is
extensively vented to reduce power compression. Both
enclosures are constructed of premium quality birch
plywood with extensive internal bracing and finished to
stand up to heavy use.
The GP218-sw omits the WL218-sw suspension
hardware and trapezoidal shape but retains all the
acoustical performance of the WL218-sw at a lower
cost. For ground-supported applications, the
subwoofers may be stacked horizontally using their
interlocking feet and recess features machined into
the enclosure’s top panel. For suspension in
permanent installations, each GP218-sw subwoofer
includes a total of sixteen (16) threaded M10 inserts.
An optional transport caster pallet is available.
WL218-sw
The WL218-sw can be flown or ground stacked. Using
the AF218-sw array frame, up to eight WL218-sw
subwoofers may be suspended with a 10:1 design
factor. The subwoofers may be stacked vertically using
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GP218-sw
GP218-sw
WL218-sw
System Type
2 x 18" vented subwoofer
2 x 18" vented subwoofer
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
27.4 Hz – 1.2 kHz (without processing)
31 Hz – 1 kHz (without processing)
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
31.4 Hz – 240 Hz (without processing)
37 Hz – 200 Hz (without processing)
Power handling 1
1700 W
1700 W
Peak output 2
140.5 dB
139 dB
Driver Information
LF
Dual 18" transducers, 4" voice coil,
ceramic magnet assembly
Dual 18" transducers, 4" voice coil,
ceramic magnet assembly
Input Connectors
2 x NL4 in parallel
2 x NL4 in parallel
Suspension / Attachment Point
16 x M10 threaded inserts
Integral rigging system, vertical splay
adjustable in 1° increments from 0° - 10°
Dimensions (HWD) inches
20" x 47.17" x 30"
21.3" x 45.9" x 34.75"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
508 mm x 1198 mm x 762 mm
541 mm x 1166 mm x 882 mm
191 lb / 86.6 kg — speaker only
204 lb / 92.5 kg — speaker only
244 lb / 110 kg — includes dolly
System Performance
Net Weight (each)
1 C ontinuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Calculated at 1 m using power capacity and system sensitivity. Assumed 6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio.
RoHS
Available WideLine-10 Subwoofer Accessories
•AF218-sw: Array frame.
•CVR218: Soft cover for WL218-sw.
• CVRGP218: Soft cover for GP218-sw.
• CP218-0: Caster pallet for GP218-sw.
For the WL218-sw the caster pallet
is included.
CP218-0 caster pallet.
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•CP218-1: Caster pallet for GP218-sw, includes
a padded soft cover.
CP218-1 caster pallet
with soft cover.
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Ethernet Switch
BASIS 914lz
PowerLight 3
Amplifiers
BASIS 914lz
PowerLight 3
Amplifiers
Combination
WL-10 and WL-8 Array
with WL218 Subwoofers
Combination
WL-10 and WL-8 Array
with WL218 Subwoofers
Wireless Laptop
System Control
GP218 Subwoofers Ground-stacked
Ethernet Switch
GP218 Subwoofers Ground-stacked
BASIS 922az
BASIS 922az
Digital Console
with CobraNet™
Outputs
PowerLight 3
Amplifiers
PowerLight 3
Amplifiers
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CSM Series Stage Monitors
Fully Networked
Concert System Solutions
QSC Concert Systems offer the highest degree of
flexibility while providing maximum use and scalability
in inventory management. Using QSControl.net digital
processors throughout the system allows the user
to easily reconfigure and combine multiple speaker
systems at a “click of the mouse”, while maintaining
full system remote control and monitoring of the
entire “front to back” audio chain via wired and/or
wireless PC control.
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BASIS 922az, PL325 and
PL380 amplifiers.
NEW!
WLWX Weatherized WideLine™
The AF3082-wx is a compatible, aluminum array
frame for use when suspending the WL3082-wx. Array
frames for the standard WL3802 are not compatible
with the WL3082-wx.
Installed Sound
GP218-wx
WL2102-wx
The GP218-wx is a weather resistant, installation
version of the WideLine-10 GP218 subwoofer. The
standard version includes no suspension provisions
but M10 suspension points may be added on request.
The WL2102-wx is a weather resistant, installation
version of the WideLine-10 WL2102-w line array. All
portable rigging hardware is removed and replaced
with four female M10 fittings (eight total) mounted
to either end of the enclosure. The loudspeaker is
designed for 3-way operation only and no handles
are provided. An adjustable, external, bolt-on rigging
system for box-to-box connection and adjustment
of splay angles is included.
Enclosure Construction
WideLine-wx models are constructed using premium
birch plywood which is fully encapsulated in fiberglass.
The input connector plate is replaced by a hard wired,
captive, UV resistant, outdoor-rated (direct burial)
cable with a gland-nut through the cabinet for
water-proofing. The cable will be 3 meters in length
unless otherwise specified at the time the order is
placed. Grilles are stainless steel, covered in outdoor
rated, vinyl coating and lined with acoustic foam and a
fine woven stainless steel mesh.
The AF2102-wx is a compatible, aluminum array
frame for use when suspending the WL2102-wx. Array
frames for the standard WL2102-w are not compatible
with the WL2102-wx.
WL3082-wx
The WL3082-wx is a weather resistant, installation
version of the WideLine-8 WL3082 line array. All
portable rigging hardware is removed and replaced
with four female M10 fittings (eight total) mounted to
either end of the enclosure. The loudspeaker is
designed for 3-way operation only. An adjustable,
external, bolt-on rigging system for box-to-box
connection and adjustment of splay angles is included.
Delivery
WideLine WX models are strictly built to order. Please
allow 90 days plus shipping time from the time the
P.O. is received by QSC for delivery.
WL3082-wx
GP218-wx
System Type
Tri-amp line array element
Tri-amp line array element
2 x 18" vented subwoofer
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
48 Hz – 20 kHz
62 Hz – 20 kHz
27.4 Hz –1.2 kHz (without processing)
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
55 Hz – 18 kHz
68 Hz – 18 kHz
31.4 Hz – 240 Hz (without processing)
Nominal Coverage
140° H
140° H
N/A
Power Handling
LF / MF
600 W
250 W
1700 W
80 W
85 W
N/A
127 dB / 133 dB
122 dB / 128 dB
141 dB
2 x 10" transducer, 3" voice coil, ferrite magnet
2 x 10" transducer, 3" voice coil, ferrite magnet
2 x 18" transducers, 4" voice coil, ceramic magnet
3" titanium diaphragm, neodymium magnet
3" titanium diaphragm, neodymium magnet
N/A
Input Connectors
Tinned, bare wire
Tinned, bare wire
Tinned, bare wire
Suspension / Attachment Point
Integral rigging system, vertical splay adjustable
in 1° increments from 0°-10°
Integral rigging system, vertical splay adjustable
in 1° increments from 0°-10°
None (M10 points available by request)
Dimensions (HWD) inches
11.75" x 27.25" x 18.5"
9.5" x 20" x 15.5"
21.13" x 30.13" x 47.32"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
298 mm x 692 mm x 470 mm
241 mm x 508 mm x 394 mm
537 mm x 765 mm x 1202 mm
Net Weight
92.5 lb / 42 kg
61 lb / 27.7 kg
215 lb / 97.5 kg
1
HF
Peak Output
LF / MF
2
Driver Information
LF
HF
1 C ontinuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours bi-amp mode unless otherwise stated.
2 C alculated at 1 m using power capacity and system sensitivity. 6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
LOUDSPE AK ER S
WL2102-wx
RoHS
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CSM Series
Concert Stage Monitor Systems
Concert Systems
CSM10 | CSM12 | CSM15
LOUDSPE AK ER S
The CSM Series are “system packages” comprised
of stage monitor loudspeakers, proprietary digital
processing and high-power amplifiers in a tightly
integrated design that offers the highest output to
size ratio of any premium brand stage monitor on
the market to date. Combining elegant industrial
design with state of the art driver and waveguide
technology, these very low-profile wedges embody
all the contemporary attributes asked for by today’s
most demanding monitor engineers. Achieving all this
requires very specific power and digital processing.
The amazing performance of the CSM models is a
result of extensive and sophisticated application of
digital signal processing. The processing algorithms
can not be readily replicated on other DSP platforms.
CSM Series are designed only for use with the
appropriate QSC processing using a digital controller
from the QSControl.net™ series of processors.
Selectable Coverage Pattern
CSM models utilize a selectable pattern control
“shutter” system that enables the user to limit the
amount of high-frequency energy spilling over into the
audience, while increasing its upstage coverage angle.
By opening the shutter, the vertical coverage is
converted to an asymmetrical pattern of +45° and
-75° off axis, while maintaining a nominal 50° pattern
50
in the horizontal. With the shutter closed, the
enclosure can be used as a wide coverage 150°H x
50°V utility fill speaker.
Internal Angle Adjusters
In addition to the generous upstage
coverage of the CSM waveguide,
special integral hardware provides
up to an additional 15°, in 1°
increments, of angle to the
enclosure to gain more extreme
upstage coverage.
Hidden and Protected Connectors
One of the problematic conditions that have long
plagued most stage monitor designs is the location of
the input and output speaker connections. If they are
located on the sides, they can often be in the way
when placing multiple monitors side by side. If they
get mounted on the down-stage side (facing the
audience), they tend to become unsightly and
cluttered in view from the
audience. If they are placed on
the up-stage side (facing the
musician), they tend to wind up
under the performer's feet and
often get damaged or broken
during performances.
CSM10
CSM12
CSM15
System Type
2-way wedge
2-way wedge
2-way wedge
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
70 Hz – 20 kHz
55 Hz – 20 kHz
45 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB)
80 Hz – 14 kHz
65 Hz – 14 kHz
55 Hz – 14 kHz
Wedge
50° H x +45°/-75° V
50° H x +45°/-75° V
50° H x +45°/-75° V
Multipurpose
150° H x 50° V
150° H x 50° V
150° H x 50° V
Passive
450 W
550 W
650 W
Low-frequency
450 W
550 W
650 W
High-frequency
110 W
110 W
110 W
Passive
95 dB
96.5 dB
98 dB
Low-frequency
95 dB
96.5 dB
98 dB
High-frequency
108 dB
108 dB
108 dB
Passive
128 dB
130 dB
131.5 dB
Low-frequency
128 dB
130 dB
131.5 dB
High-frequency
134.5 dB
134.5 dB
134.5 dB
Low-frequency
10" / 3" voice coil woofer
12" / 4" voice coil woofer
15" / 4" voice coil woofer
High-frequency
3" diaphragm / 1.4" exit
3" diaphragm / 1.4" exit
3" diaphragm / 1.4" exit
Dimensions (HWD) inches
12.1" x 14.7" x 24"
12.1" x 19.7" x 24"
13.1" x 21.7" x 26.1"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
307 mm x 373 mm x 610 mm
307 mm x 500 mm x 610 mm
333 mm x 551 mm x 663 mm
Net Weight (each)
60 lb / 27.2 kg
77 lb / 34.9 kg
86 lb / 39 kg
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB)
Power Handling (Continuous)
Sensitivity (SPL 1 W at 1 m)
Max Calculated Output (SPL at 1 m)
Driver Information
LOUDSPE AK ER S
RoHS
CSM Series utilize a unique recessed connector pocket
mounted on the bottom side of the enclosure, that
with the use of its four corner rubber feet, enable the
user to dress the cables in any direction needed
(360°), while fully protecting the cable end connectors
from damage or sight issues.
CSM drive rack: BASIS 922az,
PL325 and PL380 amplifiers.
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NEW!
AcousticDesign™ Series
Ceiling Loudspeakers
Installed Sound
The acoustically identical AD-C820R/S and
AD-C821R/S loudspeakers measure 91dB sensitivity
(1W/1m) and at full continuous power are capable of
producing 114 dB maximum SPL.
AD-C1200
AD-C820/821
The AD-C820R/S and AD-C821R/S (R for Round
Grille and S for Square Grille) loudspeaker systems
are designed for systems requiring high SPL output in
a ceiling mounted loudspeaker. These loudspeakers
continue the AcousticDesign™ Series philosophy
of bringing natural and accurate sound quality,
combined with versatility and reliability, to high-ceiling
applications.
Their 8" woofer features a treated paper cone
mounted on a steel frame, while optimized
enclosures offer low frequency of the system down
to 52 Hz. The 1.4" compression driver fires through
the center of the woofer and is acoustically mated
to the woofer for a smooth transition at crossover.
Collectively, both transducers achieve a 90 degree
axisymmetric nominal coverage.
High-current, low tolerance network components
provide smooth full-range, passive performance. The
included 70V/100V, custom-designed transformer is
optimized for low line loss as well as accurate and
transparent acoustic performance.
The AD-C820R/S Systems ship with the AD-C800BB
backcan and are perfect for pre-installed applications.
The AD-C821R/S Systems incorporate a fully integrated,
factory sealed enclosure and use “dog-ear” style
mounting - perfect for blind mount installations. Both
models also include a set of tile rails and C-rings to
complete the installation.
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The AD-C1200 is designed for systems that require highoutput, large format ceiling mounted loudspeakers.
Utilizing custom-designed transducers and crossover
networks, in combination with an acoustically
optimized enclosure, the AD-C1200 continues the
AcousticDesign™ Series philosophy to bring this same
versatility and reliability to high-ceiling applications.
Each AD-C1200 has coaxial transducers, a transformer
and a crossover network factory-mounted on a steel
baffle. The baffle is designed to mount to the QSC
enclosure (AD-C1200BB) or to any 2.5 ft3 enclosure
using industry-standard transducer / baffle mounting
points. A square grille (AD-C1200SG) is available to
finish the installation.
The 12" woofer is made with a treated paper cone
on a steel frame. In the optimized enclosure, usable
low frequency of the system extends down to 37 Hz.
The 1.75" compression driver fires through the center
of the woofer and is acoustically mated to the woofer
for a smooth transition at the crossover. Collectively
these transducers achieve an 85 degree axisymmetric
nominal coverage.
High-current, low tolerance network components
provide smooth full-range, passive performance. The
included 70V / 100V custom-designed transformer
is optimized for low line loss as well as accurate and
transparent acoustic performance.
NEW!
NEW!
AD-C820/C821
AD-C1200
System Type
2-way, ceiling / flush mounted,
ported system
2-way, ceiling / flush mounted,
ported system
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
52 Hz – 18 kHz
37 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency Response (-6 dB)
61 Hz – 18 kHz
42 Hz – 18 kHz
Nominal Coverage
90° axisymmetric
85° axisymmetric
Full Range
Power Capacity 1
Sensitivity 2
Peak SPL 3
200 W (100 hrs)
91 dB
120 dB
300 W (100 hrs)
93 dB
124 dB
Driver Information
LF
8" weather resistant, treated paper
cone woofer
12" weather resistant, treated
paper cone woofer, 75 mm voice
coil, ferrite magnet
1.4" co-axial compression driver
1.75" co-axial compression driver
Controls / Selectors
70 V: 100, 50, 25, 12.5 W
100 V: 100, 50, 25 W
16Ω Externally Selectable
70 V: 150, 75, 37.5 W
100 V: 150, 75, 37.5, 18.2 W
16Ω Internally Selectable
Input Connectors
AD-C820: Ceramic block
AD-C821: 4-pin Euroblock
Fire protective sub-chamber
Ceramic block terminals
Fire protective sub-chamber
Suspension /
Attachment Point
AD-C820: Pre-installed back box with
4 mounting straps; AD-C821: Captive,
integral mounting clamps
Pre-installed back box with
4 mounting tabs
Dimensions (HWD) inches
14.9" x 14.9" x 8.3"
23" x 18" x 15.5"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
379 mm x 379 mm x 211 mm
584 mm x 454 mm x 393 mm
Net Weight (each)
17.5 lb / 7.9 kg
78 lb / 35.3 kg
HF
1 Continuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Based on nominal impedance, measured in full space. 1 W @ 1 m.
3 Calculated using specified power capacity and system sensitivity. 6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
RoHS
The AD-C1200 loudspeaker system measures 93dB
sensitivity (1W/1m) and at full continuous power is
capable of producing 118dB SPL (1W/1m) output.
Available AD-C Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
ADC-MR4: Mud Ring Bracket for AD-C42T.
ADC-NC4: New Construction Bracket for AD-C42T.
ADC-MR: Mud Ring Bracket for AD-CI52T.
ADC-NC: New Construction Bracket for AD-CI52T.
ADC-MRS: Mud Ring Bracket for AD-CI52ST and
AD-C820R/S & AD-C821R/S.
• ADC-NCS: New Construction Bracket for AD-CI52ST and
AD-C820R/S & AD-C821R/S.
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AcousticDesign™ Series
Ceiling Loudspeakers
Installed Sound
The AcousticDesign™ Series is a line of installation
loudspeakers designed for trouble-free operation and
versatility in a wide variety of applications ranging
from restaurants to retail and office spaces, houses
of worship, convention centers and transportation
settings. AcousticDesign loudspeakers offer natural and
pleasing sound reproduction with very low distortion
characteristics. The AD Series is comprised of two
product categories, the AD-C (in-ceiling) loudspeakers
and AD-S (surface mount) loudspeakers. Each is
designed to provide seamless sonic integration with
the other, allowing for mixed use in any installation.
LOUDSPE AK ER S
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AcousticDesign loudspeakers are supported in EASE
Address, providing systems designers the ability
to quickly and easily develop simple designs and
performance predictions for ceiling loudspeaker layout.
Designers can download a copy of the EASE Address
software from the QSC website at no charge.
AD-C42T
Designed for background music and general purpose
playback, the AD-C42T ceiling mount loudspeaker is
ideal for installations where a small, minimally intrusive
footprint is desired. Rated for 40 W continuous (160 W peak) power handling, the AD-C42T features
a 4" polypropylene cone woofer combined with a
0.75" titanium diaphragm dome tweeter and offers
88 dB (1 W/1 m) sensitivity. The coaxial post is
mounted slightly off center in the low frequency driver
to minimize destructive interference and maintain
smooth, 100° conical dispersion. For maximum
flexibility, the AD-C42T also incorporates a 70V / 100V
transformer with multiple taps plus an 8Ω bypass for
low impedance operation.
The baffle and mounting tabs are molded from highimpact polystyrene while the rear, sealed enclosure is
constructed from heavy gauge powder coated steel,
optimized to deliver usable audio output below 70 Hz.
The AD-C42T’s fascia features an attractive aluminum
grille backed with acoustically transparent cloth.
The input cup on the rear of the enclosure features
a conduit attachment point with an additional
knockout for daisy-chain wiring. The AD-C42T’s hightemperature-resistant ceramic input screw terminal
complies with European safety standards.
The AD-C42T ships complete with C-rings and tile
rails; new construction rings (ADC-NC4) and mud
rings (ADC-MR4) are available as options.
AD-CI52T | AD-CI52ST
These high-performance in-ceiling loudspeakers
deliver accurate, high-fidelity sound for foreground/
background music and paging systems alike. The
AD-CI52ST's large-ported enclosure offers extended
low frequency response while its shallow depth is
ideal for installations with limited mounting space.
The AD-CI52T provides an even less visually intrusive
option and the unit is fully sealed. A weather-resistant
5.25" transducer with a fiberglass cone, 25 mm voice
coil and rubber surround delivers the low frequencies
in both models, while the high-frequencies are
provided by a pure titanium 1" dome tweeter with a
neodymium magnet.
AD-CI52T and AD-CI52ST feature a custom, low
distortion, wide bandwidth transformer enabling both
models to be used on either 70/100V lines. The
transformer tap switch offers multiple output settings and
includes an 8Ω bypass for low impedance operation.
The AD-CI52T and the AD-CI52ST models ship
complete with C-rings and tile rails; new construction
rings (ADC-NC4) and mud rings (ADC-MR4) are
available as options.
AD-C42T
AD-CI52T
AD-CI52ST
AD-C81Tw
System Type
2-way, ceiling / flush
mounted,
sealed system
2-way, ceiling / flush
mounted,
ported system
Shallow can, 2-way,
ceiling / flush mounted,
ported system
Subwoofer,
ceiling / flush mounted,
ported system
Frequency Range
(-10 dB)
60 Hz – 20 kHz
65 Hz – 20 kHz
53 Hz – 20 kHz
28 Hz – 208 Hz
Frequency
Response
(±3 dB)
72 Hz – 20 kHz
85 Hz – 20 kHz
63 Hz – 20 kHz
39 Hz – 184 Hz
Nominal Coverage
100° conical
90° conical
100° conical
N/A
Full Range
Power Capacity 1
Sensitivity 2
Peak SPL 3
EASE Address Software
40 W (100 hrs)
88 dB
110 dB
40 W (100 hrs)
86 dB
108 dB
40 W (100 hrs)
87.5 dB
109 dB
100 W (100 hrs)
92 dB
118 dB
4" weather resistant,
polypropelene cone
woofer
5.25" weather resistant,
low distortion fiberglass
cone woofer,
25 mm voice coil,
neodymium magnet
5.25" weather resistant,
low distortion fiberglass
cone woofer,
25 mm voice coil,
neodymium magnet
8" weather resistant,
polypropelene cone
woofer,
rubber surround
0.75" titanium dome
tweeter,
rubber surround
1" titanium dome
tweeter,
rubber surround
1" titanium dome
tweeter,
rubber surround
N/A
Controls /
Selectors
70 V: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8 W
100 V: 30, 15, 7.5 W
8Ω Externally
Selectable
70 V: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8 W
100 V: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8 W
8Ω Externally
Selectable
70 V: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8 W
100 V: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8 W
8Ω Externally
Selectable
70 V: 60, 30, 15, 7.5 W
100 V: 60, 30, 15 W
8Ω Externally
Selectable
Input Connectors
Ceramic block or 4-pin
Euro terminals,
fire protective subchamber
4-pin Euro terminals,
fire protective
sub-chamber
4-pin Euro terminals,
fire protective
sub-chamber
Ceramic block or 4-pin
Euro terminals,
fire protective
sub-chamber
Suspension /
Attachment Point
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Dimensions
(HWD) inches
7.5" x 7.5" x 9.3"
8.5" x 8.5" x 9.3"
12.6" x 12.6" x 3.75"
12.6" x 12.6" x 14.8"
Dimensions
(HWD) mm
191 mm x 191 mm x
236 mm
216 mm x 216 mm x
236 mm
321 mm x 321 mm x
95 mm
320 mm x 320 mm x
376 mm
Net Weight (each)
6.1 lb / 2.7 kg
7.5 lb / 3.4 kg
8 lb / 3.7 kg
20 lb / 9.1 kg
Driver Information
LF
HF
AD-C81Tw
The AD-C81Tw ceiling mount subwoofer supplements
AcousticDesign systems with low frequency extension
that is acoustically ideal for both ceiling-mount and
surface mount models. Rated for 100 W continuous
(400 W peak) power handling, the AD-C81Tw extends
low-frequency output below 40 Hz and has a 120 Hz
low-pass filter that is switchable from the front panel.
For maximum flexibility, the AD-C81Tw incorporates
a 70/100 volt transformer with multiple taps plus an
8Ω bypass for low impedance operation.
The unit’s 8" woofer features a polypropylene cone
with synthetic rubber surround. The driver works with
the large port to provide solid low-frequency extension
EASE Address is a software that allows the
modeling of acoustic sources, in particular
distributed loudspeaker systems, in two
dimensions. It allows the system designer
to quickly develop a simple design for
a ceiling loudspeaker system, while also
allowing the easy and quick prediction of
the system performance in a given hall.
RoHS
without undesirable port turbulence. This highly
efficient design offers 92dB (1 W/1 m) sensitivity.
The baffle and mounting tabs are molded from highimpact polystyrene while the enclosure is constructed
from heavy gauge powder coated steel. For minimum
vertical clearance, the input cup is on the side of the
enclosure: it features a conduit attachment point,
plus an additional knockout for daisy-chain wiring.
The high temperature-resistant ceramic input screw
terminal complies with European safety standards. The
AD-C81Tw’s fascia features an attractive aluminum
grille backed with acoustically transparent cloth.
LOUDSPE AK ER S
1 Continuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Based on nominal impedance, measured in full space. 1 W @ 1 m.
3 Calculated using specified power capacity and system sensitivity. 6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
This is free software that may be
downloaded from the support section of
the QSC website
The AD-C81Tw ships complete with C-rings and tile
rails; new construction rings (ADC-NCS) and mud
rings (ADC-MRS) are available as options.
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AcousticDesign™ Series
Loudspeakers
Installed Sound
AD-S32T
Designed for background and general purpose audio
playback, the AD-S32T surface mount loudspeaker is
acoustically matched with both ceiling and surface
mount speakers in the AcousticDesign Series. Full
sounding and fully featured in a surprisingly small
package, the AD-S32T has 85 dB sensitivity, 30
watts continuous power handling and can handle
120 watt peaks.
The 3" woofer has a polypropylene cone and synthetic
rubber surround for reliable operation in high humidity.
It is optimized to deliver usable output below 70 Hz.
The humbucking magnet structure can be used next
to CRT monitors without interference. The 0.75" dome
tweeter has a titanium diaphragm and a cloth surround.
The waveguide provides 100° by 100° dispersion.
LOUDSPE AK ER S
The attractive, compact enclosure is molded from high
impact polystyrene, and like all the AcousticDesign Series
loudspeakers, is available in black or white and can be
painted to match any specific décor. An aluminum
grille backed with acoustically transparent foam protects
the components from the elements. For outdoor
applications, the plated screw input signal terminals
can be sealed with the included weather cover. A wide
bandwidth transformer with multiple power taps for
either 70 volt or 100 volt lines and a bypass switch for
8 ohm operation is part of the AD-S32T system. A
versatile ball mount assembly and yoke mount, both
included, simplify installation.
AD-S52 | S52T
The AD-S52 is designed for flat, full-range output:
ideal for background/foreground music, paging,
secondary coverage in live performance venues, or
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anywhere accurate reproduction and audio quality are
key requirements. Sleek, contemporary styling blends
easily into hotels, restaurants, sports bars, convention
facilities, and multimedia environments.
The AD-S52 high-output, 2-way design includes a
5.25" weatherproof, low-frequency transducer with
magnetic shielding for use next to CRT monitors, along
with a 1" neodymium tweeter. Dynamic power
protection incorporated into the crossover network
protects the system against accidental overloads. The
AD-S52T includes a 70/100 volt matching transformer
for distributed systems. A rear panel switch selects the
power level: it can also bypass the transformer
completely for 8Ω operation, providing greater flexibility
than many competing products.
The AD-S52 system includes a ball-mount assembly
for convenient installation in a wide variety of
orientations. The ball mount adapter’s back plate
can be removed to reduce the overall depth of the
assembly and the footprint of the wall mount. A
weather-resistant, input connection cover protects
the input terminals.
Available AD-S52 | S52T Accessories
• YM-5 Yoke Mount
AD-S82 | S82H
When higher acoustic output is called for, the full-range
AD-S82 and AD-S82H surface mount loudspeakers
are the choice for background/foreground music and
paging applications that require accurate reproduction
and audio quality. Their flat response also makes them
ideal for secondary coverage in live performance facilities.
Sleek, contemporary, yet unobtrusive styling meets the
needs of multiple venues including hotels, restaurants,
AD-S32T
AD-S52
AD-S52T
AD-S82
(standard output)
AD-S82H
(high output)
AD-S282H
AD-S282HT
System Type
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Compact 2-way,
surface mount, ported
loudspeaker system
Frequency Range
(-10 dB)
65 Hz – 20 Hz
60 Hz – 20 kHz
60 Hz – 20 kHz
65 Hz – 19 kHz
60 Hz – 22 kHz
60 Hz – 29.5 kHz
60 Hz – 29.5 kHz
Frequency Response
(±3 dB)
73 Hz – 20 kHz
75 Hz – 19 kHz
75 Hz – 19 kHz
85 Hz – 18 kHz
80 Hz – 21 kHz
80 Hz – 27.7 kHz
80 Hz – 27.7 kHz
Nominal Coverage
100°H x 100°V
90°H x 90°V
90°H x 90°V
90°H x 60°V
(rotatable)
90°H x 60°V
(rotatable)
90°H x 60°V
90°H x 60°V
Full Range
Power Capacity 1
Sensitivity 2
Peak SPL 3
30 W (100 hrs)
85 dB
105 dB
60 W (100 hrs)
86.5 dB
110 dB
60 W (100 hrs)
86 dB
107 dB
110 W (8 hrs)
90.5 dB
117 dB
240 W (8 hrs)
90.5 dB
120 dB
450 W (8 hrs)
93 dB
125 dB
450 W (8 hrs)
93 dB
125 dB
3" weather resistant,
polypropylene cone
woofer
5.25" shielded,
weather-resistant
5.25" shielded,
weather-resistant
8" fiberglass cone,
1 1/4" voice coil
8" high-power treated
paper cone,
2" voice coil,
neodymium magnet
8" high-power treated
dual paper cone,
2" voice coil,
neodymium magnet
8" high-power treated
dual paper cone,
2" voice coil,
neodymium magnet
0.75" neodymium tweeter 1" neodymium tweeter
1" neodymium tweeter
1" titanium dome tweeter, 1" high output
neodymium magnet
compression driver
1" high output
compression driver
1" high output
compression driver
Controls / Selectors
70 V: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8 W
100 V: 30, 15, 7.5 W
8Ω Selectable
Rotary Knob
N/A
70 V: 30, 15, 7.5 3.75 W
100 V: 30, 15, 7.5 W
8Ω Selectable
Rotary Knob
N/A
N/A
N/A
70 V: 200, 100, 25, 20 W
100 V: 200, 100, 50 W
8Ω Externally
Selectable
Input Connectors
Screw terminals
5-way binding
posts x 2
5-way binding
posts x 2
Concealed 5-way
binding posts x 2,
IntelliDock mounting/
connection system
Concealed 5-way
binding posts x 2,
IntelliDock mounting/
connection system
Suspension /
Attachment Point
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
OmniMount Pro60.0
Attachment
OmniMount Pro60.0
Attachment
Dimensions (HWD)
inches
7.9" x 4.8" x 5.5"
11.3" x 7.0" x 8.3"
11.3" x 7.0" x 8.3"
17.4" x 10.0" x 11.2"
17.4" x 10.0" x 11.2"
26.2" x 10.2" x 11.4"
26.2" x 10.2" x 11.4"
Dimensions (HWD)
mm
201 mm x 122 mm
x 140 mm
287 mm x 178 mm
x 212 mm
287 mm x 178 mm
x 212 mm
445 mm x 255 mm
x 285 mm
445 mm x 255 mm
x 285 mm
665 mm x 259 mm
x 290 mm
665 mm x 259 mm
x 290 mm
Weight (each)
4 lb / 1.8 kg
15 lb / 6.8 kg
18 lb / 8.2 kg
16.2 lb / 7.4 kg
16.9 lb / 7.7 kg
27.7 lb / 12.6 kg
27.7 lb / 12.6 kg
Driver Information
LF
HF
Barrier Strip
(switchable: passive/bi-amp)
Barrier Strip
1 Continous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Based on nominal impedance, measured in full space. 1 W @ 1 m.
3 Calculated using specified power capacity and system sensitivity. 6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
The AD-S82 is a 2-way system housed in a weather
resistant, ported enclosure made from injection-molded,
high-impact polystyrene. The low-frequency transducer
is an 8" weatherproof driver with a heavy-duty
double-roll cloth surround. For applications requiring
higher power handling and acoustic output, the
ADS82H (High Output) replaces the 1" titanium
dome tweeter used in the AD-S82 with a 1" exit
compression driver. Both models use a 90° x 60°
version of QSC’s patented, rotatable Advanced
Directivity™ waveguide. Both are available with or
without a 70/100 volt transformer.
QSC’s IntelliDock™ intelligent mounting system sets a
new standard for ease of installation and security. The
IntelliDock system includes everything necessary to
mount, wire, and position the speaker. A single step
locks the speaker securely onto the docking station
while simultaneously making electrical connections.
This unique and innovative design reduces installation
time and wiring, while decreasing the risk of theft. Four
mounting configurations are available, including a
standard yoke mount.
Available AD-S82 Mounting Accessories
• ID-8 | ID-8T IntelliDock
• YM-8 | YM-8T Yoke Mount
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sports bars, convention facilities, and multimedia
environments. Its magnetically shielded low-frequency
driver is suitable for use near CRT monitors.
RoHS
AD-S282H | S282HT
When additional low-frequency performance and
higher acoustical output are required, choose the
dual-8" AD-S282H with 1" exit compression driver. For
mounting flexibility, a yoke bracket is included. The
AD-S282HT includes a 70/100 volt transformer for
distributed systems. A rear panel switch selects the
power level or bypasses the transformer for 8Ω
operation, providing greater flexibility than many
competing products.
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NEW!
AcousticDesign™ Subwoofer
Installed Sound
AD-S28Tw
The AD-S28Tw is acoustically matched to the entire
AD Series and is designed to supplement audio
systems by adding low-frequency extension. Rated for
250 watts continuous power handling and able to
take up to 700 watt peaks, the AD-S28Tw is a great
complement to any of the ceiling-mount or surfacemount AD Series models.
The dual 8" woofers are equipped with polypropylene
cones for protection in humid environments. The
bandpass enclosure features two chambers. One
chamber is completely sealed, while the other
chamber features a large port. The bandpass design
allows for tight precise bass with extension down to
36 Hz. This highly efficient design has a sensitivity of
94 dB SPL (1W @ 1m). The AD-S28Tw has a built-in
passive low-pass filter set at 120 Hz.
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The marine grade plywood enclosure is built to the
highest standard to provide exceptional resistance to
high humidity. The zinc-plated steel grille has a black
foam backing, molded ABS endcaps and a rotatable
logo. On the rear of the enclosure is the input cup
with a hinged door to conceal the controls and input
connections. Input and output nickel plated screw
terminals accept wiring from 18 AWG (1.02 mm2) to
12 AWG (2.053 mm2). Two rotary switches can be
found in the input cup. One switch selects between the
70/100 volt transformer taps, while the other switch
enables or disables the internal passive low-pass filter.
The AD-S28Tw can be deployed in a number of ways.
With the included rubber feet attached, the subwoofer
can be floor or shelf-standing. Suspended installation
is available with either the included forged-shoulder
eyebolts and accessories or the included steel yoke.
AD-S28Tw
System Type
Surface mount bandpass subwoofer, ported
Low-frequency Transducer
Dual 8" (200 mm) weather resistant, polypropylene
cone woofers, rubber surround
Frequency Range 1
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Frequency Response (-6 dB)
42 Hz – 165 Hz
Useable Frequency Range (-10 dB)
36 Hz – 205 Hz
Filter
120 Hz low-pass, passive, bypassable
Maximum Output 2
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Calculated Peak / Continuous Output
2π (half space)
4π (full space)
124 dB SPL / 118 dB SPL
118 dB SPL / 112 dB SPL
Nominal Impedance
8Ω
Power Rating
39
RMS Power Handling 3
250 W (2 hours IEC)
Recommended Max Amp Power
500 W RMS
Sensitivity
94 dB, 2.83 V, 1 m, half space (2π)
Transformers
39
Type
Custom low distortion laminated core,
wide bandwidth design
Taps
70 V: 200, 100, 50, 25 W / 100 V: 200, 100, 50 W /
8Ω selected by switch
Environmental
Exceeds Mil Spec 810 for humidity, salt spray and
dust; IEC 60529 IP-X4 splash rating
Connectors
4 position barrier strip; 2 in / 2 out
Dimensions (HWD) inches
15.9" x 9.9" x 22.75"
Dimensions (HWD) mm
404 mm x 251 mm x 603 mm
Weight
43 lb / 19.5 kg
1 All frequency ranges specified refer to measured free field response.
2 Calculated SPL at 1m, speaker operating at rated RMS power with pink noise within
specified frequency range.
3 Maximum input power tested in accordance with IEC 268-5 recommendations,
50 Hz – 20 kHz band limiting, 6 dB signal crest factor.
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RoHS
Distributed System
Wireless Remote
Laptop with
QSControl.net
Software
QSControl.net
Software
NAC-100
Ethernet Switch
RAVE 522aa
Up to 8
Additional Audio
Sources
with P.O.E.
BASIS 902zz
QSControl.net / CobraNet
BASIS 922uz
AcousticDesign
Loudspeakers
AcousticDesign Ceiling
Loudspeakers
Up to 16
Additional Audio
Sources
CX Amplifiers
AcousticDesign
Subwoofers
In facilities ranging from hospitality to houses of
worship to themed attractions, QSControl.net™ version 3
is capable of managing an entire venue’s digital audio
routing and processing requirements. The new
NAC-100 wall controller may be programmed to
perform a broad range of simple or complex system control tasks.
AcousticDesign Ceiling
Subwoofers
Facility owners and system designers are increasingly
recognizing the need for subwoofers in background
and foreground music systems. Extended
low-frequencies bring power and energy to the
music without excessive overall level that can annoy
customers and intrude on conversation. Our system
example uses the new AcousticDesign AD-S28Tw
surface mount subwoofer as well as the AD-C81Tw
ceiling subwoofer. Consider adding subwoofers to
your next high-quality music installation. You and
your customers will thank you for it.
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Distributed System Solutions
CX Amplifiers
A growing selection of AcousticDesign™ ceiling
and surface mount loudspeakers powered by the
respected CX Series amplifiers give system designers
and installers the reliability and accurate reproduction
they’re looking for.
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ISIS Series Loudspeakers
Entertainers | Musicians | DJs
Concert Systems
I-82H
The QSC I-82H is an 8", 2-way, full-range loudspeaker
that is well suited to applications in which low to
moderate levels and very high-quality sound
reinforcement are required. With the ability to be pole
and mic stand mounted, truss mounted, or used as a
floor monitor/stage fill, these injection molded
speakers are an excellent choice for musicians, mobile
entertainers, and others needing a high-quality,
lightweight SR package that sounds great, is visually
unobtrusive, and is easy to transport.
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The I-82H enclosure incorporates an 8"
weatherproof, LF transducer and a 1"
exit HF compression driver. Dynamic
Protection circuitry is included in the
network to protect the HF driver from
overload damage. The HF driver is
coupled with QSC’s unique Advanced
Directivity™ rotatable waveguide — enabling
the loudspeaker to deliver well-controlled
coverage, regardless of its orientation.
An ideal solution for a variety of mobile SR
applications, the I-82H includes a pole cup bracket for
pole mount applications as well as a 5/8"-27 mic
stand adapter. With the addition of QSC’s optional
I-YM8 Yoke Mount/Floor Monitor Kit, the I-82H can be
horizontally pole mounted for pan and tilt aiming or
used as a floor monitor. For truss mounting, the I-YM8
accepts most industry standard truss clamps.
I-82H Accessories Included
• Pole cup bracket
• Mic stand adapter
Optional I-82H Accessories
• I-YM8 Yoke Mount/Floor Monitor Kit
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I-282H
The QSC I-282H is a dual 8", 2-way, full-range
loudspeaker that is well suited to applications in which
moderate levels and very high-quality sound
reinforcement are required. Pole mounted, truss
mounted, or used as a floor monitor/stage fill, these
injection molded speakers are an excellent choice for
musicians, mobile entertainers, and anyone else
needing a high-quality, lightweight SR package that
sounds superb, is visually unobtrusive, and with its
built-in handles, is easy to transport.
An ideal solution for a variety of mobile SR
applications, the I-282H includes a cup for pole
mounting. By using the included yoke mount with
swivel extension feet, the I-282-H can be vertically or
horizontally mounted for pan and tilt focusing or used
as a floor monitor. For truss mounting, the yoke
accepts most industry standard truss clamps.
Nominal Coverage
I-282H
Compact 2-way,
ported enclosure
60 Hz – 22 kHz
60 Hz – 29.5 kHz
80 Hz – 21 kHz
80 Hz – 27.7 kHz
90°H x 60°V (rotatable)
90°H x 60°V (rotatable)
Power Capacity 1 / Sensitivity 2 / Peak SPL 3
Full Range
240 W (8 hrs) / 90.5 dB / 120 dB
450 W (8 hrs) / 93 dB / 126 dB
Driver Information
LF
8" high power treated
paper cone, 2" voice coil,
neodymium magnet
8" high power treated
paper cone x 2, 2" voice coil,
neodymium magnet
Driver Information
HF
1" exit compression driver
1" exit compression driver,
1.7" voice coil
Input Connectors
NL4 in parallel x 2
NL4 in parallel x 2
Suspension / Attachment Point
Yoke mount optional, pole mount
socket, mic stand adapter included
Yoke mount, pole mount socket,
mic stand adapter included
Dimensions (HWD)
inches
Dimensions (HWD)
mm
17.4" x 10" x 11.2"
26.17" x 11.44" x 10.21"
442 mm x 254 mm
x 284 mm
665 mm x 261 mm
x 259 mm
Net Weight (each)
17.5 lb / 7.9 kg
28.5 lb / 12.9 kg
1 Continuous IEC specified test signal, 2 hours unless otherwise stated.
2 Based on nominal impedance, measured in full space. 1 W @ 1 m.
3 Calculated using specified power capacity and system sensitivity.
6 dB peak-to-average signal ratio assumed.
LOUDSPE AK ER S
The I-282H enclosure incorporates two 8" weather
resistant, LF transducers and a 1" exit HF compression
driver. Bi-amplified or full-range operation may be
selected by means of a rear-panel switch. The HF
driver is coupled with QSC’s unique Advanced
Directivity™ rotatable waveguide — enabling the
loudspeaker to deliver well-controlled coverage,
regardless of its orientation.
System Type
Frequency Range
(-10 dB)
Frequency Response
(-6 dB)
I-82H
Compact 2-way,
ported enclosure
RoHS
I-282H Accessories Included
• Yoke Mount
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Understanding Sound
Reinforcement, The Learner's
Guide
Sound Engineers | Musicians | DJs
Understanding the fundamentals of audio,
acoustics and sound reinforcement can be challenging
to the first-time learner. In this self-paced course, this
knowledge is presented through narration, images
and animation in a concise and easy-to-follow
manner. Whether the learner is an individual Sound
Engineer, Musician or DJ or a member of a House of
Worship, School, Public Facility, Community
Organization or Private Enterprise or simply anyone with
an interest in live sound, this program promises to
deliver a comprehensive and practical education that
will be of real and lasting value. 62
Learning Applications Included in the Program:
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Sound & Hearing
Signal Path & Gain Structure
Mixing Consoles Equalization
Acoustics Microphones
Signal Processors
Power Amplifiers
Loudspeakers
Cables, Connectors & Impedance
Additional Information:
• Plays on DVD-equipped PC and Mac computers as well
as standard DVD and Blu-Ray players
• Contains both English and Spanish narrations
• Updated graphics bring the course material to life
• Program also includes chapter quizzes available
online, free with product registration at www.qscaudio.com.
Main Contacts
SALES
MARKETING
Greg McLagan
Vice President, Global Sales
[email protected]
(714) 957-7170
Gerry Tschetter
Vice President, Marketing
[email protected]
(714) 327-4619
International
David Fuller
Director, Technical Marketing
[email protected]
(714) 688-7222
Shawn Watts
Sr. Director, International Sales & Global Education
[email protected]
(714) 327-4637
Manolo Yanes
Sales Manager, Latin America
[email protected]
(714) 276-4932
Mark Bailey
Sales Manager, EMEA
[email protected]
+44 7921 021319
U.S. Domestic
Perry Celia
Director, U.S. Sales - Western Region
[email protected]
(714) 668-7219
Mark Healy
Director, U.S. Sales – Eastern Region
[email protected]
(714) 327-4620
Ray van Straten
Director, Marketing Communications
[email protected]
(714) 327-4634
TECHNICAL SERVICES
Paul Dinneweth
Service Engineering Manager
[email protected]
(714) 327-4671
Tracey Homan
Systems Engineering Manager
[email protected]
(714) 327-4670
Susan Tolson
Customer Care Manager
[email protected]
(714) 327-4651
Q-Sys™
Scott Kalarchik
Director, Engineered Systems
[email protected]
(714) 957-7126
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Notes
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Fax: 714-754-6174
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