QSC E15 / E18SW System Stereo Tops and Subs with 4-Channel Amplifier

BH #QSE115SSUBSY (B&H Kit) • MFR #E115 SAT/SUB SYSTEM
QSC E15 / E18SW System Stereo Tops and Subs with 4-Channel Amplifier
Key Features
  • For Live Stage, Theater, and DJ Setups
  • Two E115 Full-Range Loudspeakers
  • Two E118sw 18" Subwoofers
  • PLD4.5 Power Amplifier with DSP
The QSC E15 / E18SW System combines two E115 15" two-way loudspeakers with two E118sw 18" subwoofers and a PLD4.5 processing amplifier to create a turnkey sound reinforcement solution for clubs, bars, houses of worship, touring bands, and mobile DJs.
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QSC E15 / E18SW System Stereo Tops and Subs with 4-Channel Amplifier


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QSC E115 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2QSC E115 15" Two-Way Passive Loudspeaker (Black)
  • 3QSC E118SW E-Series 18" Passive Subwoofer (Black)
  • 4QSC PLD4.5 Processing Amplifier

The QSC E15 / E18SW System combines two E115 15" two-way loudspeakers with two E118sw 18" subwoofers and a PLD4.5 processing amplifier to create a turnkey sound reinforcement solution for clubs, bars, houses of worship, touring bands, and mobile DJs.

QSC E115 15" Two-Way Passive Loudspeaker (Black)

The black QSC E115 is a trapezoidal, two-way loudspeaker, well suited for sound reinforcement applications including live performance, DJ and dance music, karaoke, and event production. The E115 requires an amplifier with a minimum of 500W continuous (2000W peak) to power the 15.0" woofer and 1.5" compression driver that combine to offer a frequency response of 55 Hz to 20 kHz (-6 dB) with a peak SPL 130 dB. QSC recommends the use of a speaker processor or a power amplifier with integrated DSP in order to set crossovers, limiting, and equalization to ensure the best performance. QSC's GXD or PLD amplifiers, as well as TouchMix digital mixers offer on-board DSP and factory-tuned presets, which provide settings for live sound reinforcement (with and without subwoofers), stage monitoring, dance music, and karaoke.

The 15mm, 11-ply enclosure provides a direct-match-transition (DMT) coverage angle of 75°, assuring that even distant listeners will be well covered. An all-metal, dual-angle, 35mm socket allows the loudspeaker to be mounted vertically on a pole or angled down by 10° to improve audience coverage, and reduce rear wall reflections. Multiple mounting options using E Series Yoke or M8 eyebolts (sold separately) are supported. Input connections include dual NL4 as well as screw terminal receptacles.

  • High-output, professional-quality sound with 500W continuous (2000W peak) power handling
  • E-Series Entertainment System: advanced digital signal processing tunings and options using QSC GXD, PLD amplifiers or TouchMix digital mixers
  • E-Series Entertainment System DSP tunings are now available for PLD and GXD processing amplifiers.
  • Rugged tour-grade textured paint
  • Foam-lined perforated steel grille
  • Dual-angle pole socket
  • Optional accessories include:
    • Transport covers
    • M10 eyebolt kit
UPC: 684284076618

QSC E118SW E-Series 18" Passive Subwoofer (Black)

The black QSC E118SW Passive Subwoofer is a high-performance direct radiation subwoofer, well suited for sound reinforcement applications including live performance, DJ and dance music, karaoke, and event production. The E118SW requires an amplifier with a minimum of 800W continuous (3200W peak) to power the 18" woofer, which offers a frequency response of 37 to 230 Hz (-6 dB) with a peak SPL 133 dB.

QSC recommends the use of a speaker processor or a power amplifier with integrated DSP in order to set crossovers, limiting, and equalization to ensure the best performance. QSC's GXD or PLD amplifiers, as well as TouchMix digital mixers offer on-board DSP and factory-tuned presets, which provide settings for live sound reinforcement, stage monitoring, dance music, and karaoke.

The rugged plywood enclosure is coated in black textured paint and features a heavy-duty grille lined with foam for protection. A threaded, M20 pole socket and speaker pole are provided for sub/satellite use with any of the E-Series two-way full-range loudspeakers. For portable applications, the E118SW includes attachment points for four optional casters.

800W continuous, 3200W peak
E-Series Entertainment System offers advanced digital signal processing tunings and options using QSC GXD, PLD amplifiers or TouchMix digital mixers
Foam-lined perforated steel grille
Constructed of rugged plywood and coated in black, textured paint
Includes speaker pole
UPC: 684284076625

QSC PLD4.5 Processing Amplifier

The QSC PLD4.5 Processing Amplifier from PLD Series is designed specifically for the needs of portable and production sound system users. It provides efficient, robust, and high-fidelity power to drive multiple channels and configurations of loudspeakers while simultaneously deploying sophisticated digital processing with minimal operator complexity. This powerful and lightweight 4-channel amplifier with onboard, advanced DSP has the capability to configure and combine channels in various ways to drive a wide range of loudspeaker systems.

The PLD4.5 Processing Amplifier features the Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology (FAST) that actively distributes the total amplifier power in various combinations across 1, 2, 3, or all 4 outputs. This flexibility allows PLD Series amplifiers to drive (for example) 4 full-range loudspeakers or subwoofers; a high-power subwoofer and a bi-amplified speaker; a single high-power full-range loudspeaker and subwoofer combo; or multiple power-hungry subwoofers from a single, very high output mono-block.

This amplifier uses QSC fourth generation class-D power amp design in combination with a custom power stage utilizing a purpose-built output device. This MOSFET device provides high voltage operation without needing a full bridge output and offers good audio quality due to co-location of the semiconductors. Additionally, it benefits from the PowerLight power supply, further enhanced with PFC (Power Factor Correction) that aligns the current waveform with the AC mains voltage waveform. PFC enables this amplifier to draw current from the wall in an efficient and controlled manner resulting in power from a single standard AC breaker. Additionally, it offers multi-stage sleep modes, saving energy when possible without ever sacrificing performance. The result is a powerful and flexible platform that offers low weight and efficiency.

The PLD4.5 Processing Amplifier also doubles as a loudspeaker processor. The close integration of processing and amplification allows the DSP to monitor and respond to amplifier behavior, making dynamics processing accurate and effective. This synergistic approach employs both RMS and Peak Limiters that allow the combination of amplifier and loudspeaker to produce more output without being pushed to distortion or destruction.

In addition to the dynamics processing, the onboard DSP offers 4 channels of crossover filters, parametric EQ, and alignment delay - everything needed to optimize a loudspeaker system. The amplifier also offers Intrinsic Correction, a combination of IIR and FIR Filtering and loudspeaker processing methodology. Intrinsic Correction compensates for the non-linearities in loudspeaker array and horn design and results in good performance from your QSC loudspeakers (sold separately).

The on-board processing is managed and stored as presets, with 20 factory presets for the most common loudspeaker applications. For great customization, the built-in Preset Wizard streamlines amplifier setup and provides loudspeaker selection of passive loudspeakers (sold separately).

With 4 channels of amplification plus drive rack signal processing in just 2RU, this amplifier replaces equipment taking up as much as 3 times the rack space.

With a dedicated front panel UI complete with LED meters and indicators, a 400 x 240 TFT color display, a rotary encoder and ergonomic navigation buttons, this amplifier provides an intuitive interface for the user to control the system. The complete system can be set up in mere minutes.

FAST (Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology) drives most any loudspeaker system or configuration by distributing total amplifier power across 1, 2, 3, or all 4 channels
4 channels of full function onboard loudspeaker DSP with crossover and parametric EQ filters, limiting and alignment delay eliminate the need for outboard loudspeaker processors
Powerful Intrinsic Correction processing maximizes the sonic performance of QSC loudspeakers
20 factory preset configurations that can be modified and stored in the 50 user presets
PowerLight universal switch mode power supply with PFC for efficiency, good audio performance, and low weight
4 input XLR connectors, and 6 NL-4 output connectors
Integrated front panel with channel select and mute buttons, input and output LED metering, 400 x 240 LCD, intuitive navigation buttons, LED power button and indicator, and cast aluminum handles
Preset Wizard simplifies amplifier configuration providing loudspeaker selection from a list of passive speakers
UPC: 684284060570

QSC E115 15" Two-Way Passive Loudspeaker (Black) Specs

PA Speaker
ConfigurationPassive 2-Way
Total Power Capacity500 W RMS
2000 W Peak
System Impedance8 Ohms (Nominal)
Drivers
HF Driver1 x Compression Driver with 1.5" / 38 mm Throat
HF Voice Coil2.8" / 71.1 mm
LF Driver1 x 15" / 38.1 cm Woofer
LF Voice Coil3.5" / 88.9 mm
Performance
Frequency Range43 Hz to 20 kHz -10 dB
Frequency Response55 Hz to 20 kHz -6 dB
Maximum SPL130 dB
Coverage Angle75° H x 75° V
Speaker Sensitivity97 dB
Connectivity
Audio I/O2 x speakON NL4
1 x Barrier Strip
Signal Processing
Crossover1.6 kHz
Physical
Mounting1 x 1.4" / 35 mm Pole Socket (Dual Angle)
Handles2 x Side
Construction MaterialPerforated Metal Grille, Plywood
Dimensions16.5 x 28.2 x 17.5" / 419.1 x 716.3 x 444.5 mm
Weight68 lb / 30.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight76 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32 x 20.5 x 10.5"

QSC E118SW E-Series 18" Passive Subwoofer (Black) Specs

PA Speaker
ConfigurationPassive Subwoofer
Total Power Capacity800 W RMS
3200 W Peak
System Impedance4 Ohms (Nominal)
Drivers
LF Driver1 x 18" / 45.72 cm Woofer
LF Voice Coil4" / 10 cm
Performance
Frequency Range32 Hz to 230 Hz -10 dB
Frequency Response37 Hz to 230 Hz -6 dB
Maximum SPL133 dB
Speaker Sensitivity98 dB
Connectivity
Audio I/O2 x speakON NL4
1 x Barrier Strip
Physical
Mounting1 x M20 (Top)
Handles4 x Side
Construction MaterialMetal Grille, Plywood
Dimensions23 x 24 x 24" / 59 x 62 x 61 cm
Weight94 lb / 43 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.3 x 28 x 27"

QSC PLD4.5 Processing Amplifier Specs

Channels4 Channels Continuous:

8 Ω: 1150 W

4 Ω: 1250 W

2 Ω: 625 W

2 Channels Continuous:

8 Ω: 2250 W

4 Ω: 2250 W

2 Ω: 2100 W

1 Channel Continuous:

8 Ω: 4200 W

4 Ω: 4200 W

2 Ω: 4250 W

1 Ω: 3700 W

1-1.0 kHz sine wave, 1% THD, 1 channel driven

DistortionTypical Distortion:

8 Ω: 0.01 to 0.03%

4 Ω: 0.03 to 0.06%

Maximum Distortion:

4 to 8 Ω: 1.0%

20 Hz to 15 kHz +/- 0.2 dB

Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz + 0.2 dB

-0.7 dB (8 Ω)

Noise Characteristics
OutputUnweighted Output Unmuted: -101 dB

Weighted Output Muted: -109 dB

Gain38.4 dB (1.2 V setting)
Damping Factor> 150
Input Impedance> 10 k, balanced or unbalanced
Maximum Input Level3.9 V Setting: 12.28 V (+24 dBu)

1.2 V Setting: 3.88 V (+14 dBu)

Controls and IndicatorsFront:

Power

Channel mute buttons

Channel select buttons

Channel input signal and clip LED indicators

Channel output and limit LED meters

Home, enter, exit, gain navigation buttons

Control knob

Rear:

AC power disconnect

Input ConnectorsFemale XLR
Output ConnectorsNL4
AmplifierAmplifier and load protection: Short circuit, open circuit, thermal, RF protection. On / Off muting, DC fault shutdown, active inrush limiting, input current limiting
AC PowerInput: Universal power supply 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Agency ApprovalUL, CE, RoHS / WEEE compliant, FCC Class A (conducted and radiated emissions)
Dimensions (H x W x D)3.50 x 19.00 x 16.00" (8.89 x 48.26 x 40.64 cm)
Weight22.00 lb (9.98 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight26.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.8 x 20.2 x 6.7"
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