QSC KW153 3-Way Powered Speaker 15 inch - 1000 watts

QSC KW153 3-Way Active Speaker 15 inch - 1000 watts is a lightweight and rugged speaker - perfect or installed sound or portable use!

A 3 way Active Speaker with great room coverage, will work for just getting started or an already established sound system.

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QSC KW153 3-Way Powered Speaker 15 inch - 1000 watts

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QSC KW153 offers the great technology of their K series in a smaller and lighter cabinet, offering a great sound for a great price for beginners as well as pros.

Starting with a 1000 watt continuous power, from the internal class D amp, the QSC KW153 offers a 15" woofer, 6.5" mid range woofer, and a 1.75" diaphragm compression driver horn. QSC has incorporated internal signal processing allowing the speaker to equally produce audio across your entire sound field. Their Directivity Matched Transition (DMTÖ) takes low frequencies and high frequencies and matches them to help remove hot zones or dead zones in your audio.Internal amp protection keeps the amp protected from unwanted clipping. QSC also uses their DEEPÖ feature which boosts your low end with out taking away from your other sound layers.

QSC KW153 3-Way Active Speaker 15 inch - 1000 watts has a set of RCA phono inputs allows for use of MP3 players, CD Players and other line level input devices. 3 audio sources can be mixed and sent through a output for sending to other attached speakers.

Combination XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs will allow both mic and line level inputs. 
Included on board EQ switch allows High Frequencies to be set to Vocal Boost for added presence to voice, or Flat for a natural sound. The Low frequencies can be set to NORM, DEEPÖ for added bass response, or EXT SUB for use with a KW series subwoofer. LED switch on the rear can be set to illuminate the front LED or allow it to be turned off if so desired, or set to limit which will show the operator when the signal is clipping internally. Includes standard  speaker stand mounting hole on bottom for speaker stand applications. All this sound technology with quality constructed baltic birch cabinets, aluminum handles, and integrated M10 suspension points for hanging. The KW series will fill any sound need for any application.

Additional Information

Manufacturer QSC
Technical Specifications "Configuration - 15"" 3 way trapezoidal

Transducers -
       Low frequency - 15 "" cone transducer
       Mid frequency -  6.5"" mid range cone transducer
       High frequency - 1.75"" diaphragm compression

Frequency response (-6dB) -  35Hz - 18kHz

Frequency range (-10dB) -   33Hz - 20 kHz

Nominal coverage (-6dB) - 75¦ axisymmetric

Maximum SPL - 134 dB peak

Power Output 1000 W Class D (500 W LF, 500 W MF/HF) continuous
2000 W peak

Input Impedance (ohms) Channel A XLR / +"":
Mic gain setting Balanced Unbalanced
0 dB 38k 19k
+12 dB 10k 5k
+24 dB 2.66k 1.33k
+36 dB 660 ohms 330 ohms
Channel B XLR / +"": 38k balanced / 19k unbalanced
Channel B RCA:

Controls Power, Gain A, Gain B, Channel A Input Gain (0 dB / 12 dB / 24 dB / 36 dB), LF Mode (Ext Sub/Norm/DEEPÖ), HF Mode (Flat/Vocal Boost), Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
Indicators Power, Signal A, Signal B, Standby, Limit, Mic (24 dB and 36 dB settings)
Connectors Balanced female XLR/+"" line/mic level input, Balanced female XLR/+"" 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
Cooling On demand, 50 mm variable speed fan

Amplifier Protection Thermal limiting, output overcurrent, overtemperature muting, GuardRailÖ

Transducer Protection

Thermal limiting, excursion limiting
AC Power Input

Universal power supply 100-240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
AC Power Consumption
(1/8 Power)
100 VAC, 2.3 A
120 VAC, 2.01 A
230 VAC, 1.13 A

Material  -  15mm painted birch plywood

Finish  -  Black textured paint

Grille  -  Black powder coated 16 gauge steel

Dimensions (HxWxD) - 43.1""x18.5""x16.8""

Weight - 87lb

Dimensions N/A
Features "ò 1000 watt Class D amplifier (2 x 500 Watt cont)
ò Extensive DSP featuring DEEPÖ and Intrinsic CorrectionÖ enhances performance
ò DMTÖ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures uniform coverage across sound field
ò Rugged, texture painted birch enclosures
ò Four position mic/line gain
ò 16 gauge steel grilles
ò ergonomic handles
ò 35 mm speaker mount holes
ò M10 rigging points for hanging