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QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker

B&H # QSK12 MFR # K12
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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
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You Pay: $799.99

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Packed with a powerful 1000 watt amplifier, a tough yet professional looking exterior, and some really flexible input and output mixing capabilities, the K12 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 K12 has been equipped to adapt to any situation.

You can use the K12 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 K12 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 K12 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 K12 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 K12.

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 K12 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 K12 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, as a stage monitor, or as a FOH speaker
UPC: 684284055316
Active or Passive Active
Frequency Response 52 Hz - 18 kHz (-6 dB)
Power Capacity 1000W Class D
(500W LF, 500W HF)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 131 dB peak (1 meter)
Nominal Sensitivity 75° Conical (-6 dB)
Impedance XLR & 1/4" : 40k Balanced / 20k Unbalanced
XLR & 1/4" : Mic Mode: 2260 Balanced
RCA : 10k
Low Frequency Driver 12" 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 23.7 x 14 x 14" (603 x 356 x 356 mm)
Weight 41 lbs (18.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 47.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 18.5 x 18.5"
QSC K12 12" 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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    QSCK12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker
     
    5.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to mount (4)
    • Great sound quality (4)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Performances (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Great quality and sound

    By Joe

    from Brooklyn

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer
    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

      Awesome sound, Great Quanlity

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing Powered Speaker

      By Swolock

      from New Jersey

      About Me Keyboard Player

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

          After obsessive and extensive research I settled on this powered speaker for my stage piano. The sound quality is excellent and it's got enough oomph to cut through the other instruments when it needs to. The keyboard is stereo so I wouldn't mind picking up another one to take full advantage of both channels. In fact, the guy in charge of our PA just bought two. It looks good too. Not flashy or gimmicky.

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          • No

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          5.0

          u need a good speaker??? here u go k12!!

          By tommi

          from ny

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Mount
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

              love it great sound

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These Little Speakers WAM!!!

              By Dj Rock

              from Salem, New Jersey

              About Me Pro Audio / DJ

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

                    Haven't Pulled Out My 15" JBL JRX 100s Since I Got Em! Light Weight, Mobile and They Pound! These Little Boys Pack A Big Punch!!!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    QSC K12 Speakers are awesome!!!

                    By Mike Dee

                    from Ashburnham, MA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

                      I bought the K12s to use for smaller gigs for my mobile Dj service, but after using them I think I am going to use them on most gigs and maybe only bring out my large mains for bigger venues. I am very impressed with the sound quality and loudness. The "Deep " setting is great for dance songs where you want a little more bass but don't want bring a sub. Great Speaker and with the B&H Stand And cable Deal I also got a great buy! Thanks again B&H for another Great Shopping Experience!

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                      5.0

                      Awesome speakers!

                      By Robert

                      from South New Jersey

                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • DJ / Mixing
                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Larger Rooms
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

                        I use them for DJing party's and events. Amazing power and clarity!
                        Lightweight, nice looking!

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        One Word...AWESOME!!!

                        By [...]

                        from Washington, D.C.

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Superior Quality
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

                        Professional audio & Mobile Disc Jockey.
                        Hands down the best Active Speaker out there! Easy to set up, numerous audio connections and unclipable. DJ'd the high school prom of 400 and told to turn it down...the K-12s's ROCK!!!

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                        5.0

                        Amazing Speaker!!!

                        By Sound Guy

                        from White Plains, NY

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about QSC K12 12" 2-Way 1000 Watt Powered Speaker:

                          This speaker is really amazing. It's got loads of power and provides more low end than you'd expect from a 12" speaker due to QSC's 'DEEP' technology. I would definitely recommend this product.

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