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QSC K8 8" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker

B&H # QSK8 Mfr # K8
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Product Highlights
  • Powerful, Lightweight, & Versatile
  • 1000 Watt QSC Amplifier Built-In
  • Strong ABS Enclosure, Tough Steel Grille
  • 35mm Pole Sockets with Tilt Capability
  • Mix & Output Three Signals Internally

Packed with a powerful 1000 watt amplifier, a tough yet professional looking exterior, and some really flexible input and output mixing capabilities, the K8 from QSC stands out as a great option in the active loudspeaker market. Since powered speakers get used in many different kinds of ways, the K8 has been equipped to adapt to any situation.

You can use the K8 as a stand-alone PA system, without the need for an external mixer. Simply attach a microphone directly into its XLR combo input, and if needed, attach a second sound source to the other XLR combo input, and a third source (such as an MP3 player) to the RCA stereo input. There are two gain knobs that you can use to balance the mix, and a dedicated XLR output that outputs the mixed signal to a second K8 or any other active loudspeaker. For more involved professional installations, there are designated suspension points and kits available, and a Euroblock connector to remotely control the gain.

The back panel features a couple of easy-to-use switches that allow you to accentuate a person's speaking voice, or to add depth to the bass in music. Don't let the simplicity of the controls fool you; extensive digital signal processing is going on under the hood of the K8 that help it achieve its amazing sound quality. There's even a tilting feature in its standard 35mm pole mounting socket that enables you to point the K8 down toward the audience, so they can fully experience and appreciate your program material. If you're looking for a reliable powered speaker that's filled with useful functions and supplies great sound, look no further than the QSC K8.

Integrated DSP technology dramatically improves overall sound quality and total output
Robust ABS enclosure adds an external toughness, creates a clean and professional appearance, and gives the K8 an internal rigidity that adds to its sonic clarity
18 gauge steel grille will protect the speakers for years to come against the rigors of touring and live use
Inputs include a combo XLR and 1/4" TRS jack for mic or line level signals, and a stereo RCA jack for connecting MP3 players and other devices
The LED light on the front panel illuminates when powered on, you can disengage the light completely, and it can be put into LIMIT mode where it will only illuminate when the clip limiter circuit activates
The cast aluminum handles have been designed to make transporting the K8 as comfortable as possible
35mm pole sockets are built-in and feature a Tilt-Direct functionality that allows you to aim the acoustic energy of the drivers downward at a 7.5 degree angle to better reach your audience
M10 rigging points and M5 yoke attachment points are integrated into the design
Can be used as a stand alone PA, or as a stage monitor
Active or Passive Active
Frequency Response 66 Hz - 18 kHz (-6 dB)
Power Capacity 1000W Class D
(500W LF, 500W HF)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 127 dB peak (1 meter)
Nominal Sensitivity 105° Conical (-6 dB)
Impedance XLR & 1/4" : 40k Balanced / 20k Unbalanced
XLR & 1/4" : Mic Mode: 2260 Balanced
RCA : 10k
Low Frequency Driver 8" Cone Transducer
High Frequency Driver 1.75" Diaphragm Compression Driver
Enclosure Material Impact Resistant ABS
Input Connections Balanced Female XLR & 1/4" Combo, Line/Mic Level Input
Balanced Female XLR & 1/4" Line Level Input
Stereo RCA Line Level Input
Dual Balanced Male XLR Full Range Line Level Output
Balanced Male XLR "Mix" Output
Dimensions 17.7 x 11 x 10.6" (450 x 280 x 269 mm)
Weight 27 lbs (12.2 kg)
QSC K8 8" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker
  • Locking NEMA 1-15 Power Cable
  • Locking CEE 7/4 Power Cable
  • User Manual CD
  • Wiring Hookup Diagram
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    QSCK8 8" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to mount (3)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (3)

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      5.0

      Blown Away!

      By Wayne

      from WV

      About Me Audiophile, Cautious Audio Buyer, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great sound dispersion
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Haven't found any

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Church Music Ministry
      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Outdoors

      Comments about QSC K8 8" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

      I was blown away by the incredible sound potential of this powered speaker. I was looking for a solution to having to lug big speakers, a separate amplifier and mixing board when I go to churches to perform. A friend suggested that I check out the QSC K8. Now I can carry all my sound gear (literally) in two hands, making only one trip from my car to the performance location.
      The sound of the QSC K8 is incredible. I have not had the nerve to crank up the gain past halfway yet, for fear of blowing out windows. The highs are crystal clear and the lows have great depth. This has been one of the best purchases that I have ever made.

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      5.0

      Great sound in a small inexpensive pkg

      By TechMgr

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about QSC K8 8" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

        We own 8 of these, 8 of the K10, four K12, and four KW181 subs for our meeting rooms and banquets.

        Staff love the ease of use and small size. The sound is great and the price is right!

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        5.0

        As Front Fills

        By Jsound

        from Toledo, Oh

        About Me Audiophile, Live Sound, Mastering Engineer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Easy to Mount
        • Good Power Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about QSC K8 8" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

          I'm using six of these as front fills for my church. Four of them are laying on their own GP218 dual 18" sub to fill in for a Wideline array.
          I purchased them because of their 105 degree conical coverage. I was wanting a larger driver for the mids, but the coverage decreases as size increases, and I have a very wide seating area to fill. I knew the coverage would make a difference because four of the K8s are laying on their side on top of the subs, and the other two are standing up straight.
          HOWEVER...
          I am not disappointed! There is now full sound all the way across the front of the sanctuary. After some minor tweaking (slight dip in the 3K-4K area) and a delay to match the arrays, the sound is incredible. Not a seat in the front of the sanctuary is without sound.
          Highly recommended!

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