QSC K10 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 23 customer reviews
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from Roseville, MI
April 3, 2013Music Background:
Gospel, Jazz, R&B
K10 is Flawless!!!!I bought the QSC K10 to try it out after a Recommendation from my sweetwater Engineer, Aaron Rom. Right out of the box it sounded Phenomenal! I have a Yamaha cp33 stage piano and it sounds absolutely gorgeous coming through the K10. I will soon be adding a workstation synthesizer to my set-up (Sticking with Motif as The Kronos has turned out to be a disappointment). But as for the K10, you could run a toy Casio through it and not believe your ears. I registered it with QSC and its covered for 6 years!!!! I know it's price but take it from me... IT IS WELL WORTH IT!!!!!! I'll be purchasing a second k10 to run in stereo for sure! Hope this helps someone and GOD BLESS QSC!!!!!
from Washington, DC
February 2, 2013Music Background:
Keyboard Monitor/AmpWhen we toured through Tennessee and Texas I noticed that EVERY venue we played used the QSCs as their house speakers and monitors. After hearing their clean and detailed sound I was sold and decided to shell out for the K10 with no regrets. This thing cranks, the bass response is unbelievable, and the two inputs and direct out make this a no-brainer, one stop monitoring solution for my Nord electro and RD700GX. I use it on stage and run it to the mains or just as a speaker/amp in smaller venues. The optional speaker bag is really handy too!
from Wichita Falls, TX
November 20, 2012Music Background:
Great SpeakerAs a mobile DJ, these speakers were appealing on so many different levels. I love how light they are, how much power they have in a small space and the sonic quality of the speakers. By adding these speakers, my set up time has been cut in half by not having to run an amp rack with my mains and all of the extra wiring that entailed. I have two of these paired with the KW181 subs and this system rocks! I am now just saving up more money to buy another pair and another pair of subs for big gigs.
from Santa Rosa Beach, FL
October 29, 2012Music Background:
QSC K10 Rocks!I purchased this speaker to use as a keyboard amplifier. It has exceeded my expectations - it sounds like a powerful studio monitor - crystal clear with all the highs and lows you'd expect. It makes my Roland keyboard amplifier sound weak next to it. I plan on purchasing another K10 and the sub to go along with it now!
from Oklahoma City US
October 19, 2012Music Background:
Servantamazing sound for small speakers
from Marion, In
October 14, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist, semi pro
The only choice!Go and listen to these amazing speakers, if you are looking for incridible sound, they are the only choice. Thanks Greg Baum for making us take the time to listen.
from Ft. Myers, FL USA
August 29, 2012Music Background:
Elite Sound System For Elite VoicesElite voices deserve these elite speakers. K10's are the best music dollars I have ever spent. Coupled with an Audio Tecnica AE 5400 mic they deliver every pristine nuace of a great singer. They are not magic though they won't make a bad singer sound good. LOL
April 18, 2012Music Background:
Love themclear, clean, powerful, love them.
from Denver, CO
March 31, 2012Music Background:
I've been singing for 30+ years.
QSC K10I was looking for something for live performances that reproduced clear, quallity music and brought out clear, intelligible, great frequency response for voice, with quality volume. The QSC K10 did just that. It blew me away! My friends also were very impressed.
from Bryan, TX
March 29, 2012Music Background:
Lots of sound from a small packageThe K Series are simply amazing. Perfect for any mobile sound needs. For very small applications, you don't even need a mixer. You can plug in a microphone and an RCA device straight into the back of the speaker and go to work.
from Pismo Beach, Ca.
November 29, 2011Music Background:
Live sound engineer
Best PA speaker ever usedI have been mixing live sound for bands big and small, large venue and small, indoors and out, tried most of the good brands, but never heard such a clean, sweet, natural sound. Everything I plugged in raw from a 58 to a Martin Concert guitar, to an iPod, never sounded so real, clean, natural, punchy, powerful, with excellent sound at low to mid volumes,(100 db or less). Haven't tried pushing bass through yet. Even though the 10s put out a rich bass vibe, I likely will add subs for larger venues.
from Harker Heights, Texas
November 4, 2011Music Background:
Pricy, but Well Worth It!This is a fantastic speaker. If you're serious about high quality sound in a small, light weight case, this is the way to go. I'm a P.E.teacher that uses music all the time in my gym classes. I had been using a Samson XP-300. It was a good speaker, but broke down twice in the first 2 years (poorly soldered wiring.) It also weighed a ton. Moving to this model is like going from a cathode ray tube television to a flat screen LED! Two solid built-in handles are a nice touch. Once again, the sound is super full and rich. Can't be beat!
from evansville, Indiana
September 10, 2011Music Background:
I made the correct choice!I debated over several other brands, but I couldn't be happier with the k 10. This speaker is very clear sounding and made my acoustic guitar and vocal sound amazing! I have been using the jbl jrx15's for several years. The jbl is a good speaker for the bucks, but is not in the same class as the k 10. I love their weight, features and they are LOUD! I intend to purchase a second k 10 in the near future. Finally, Sweetwater was a pleasure to deal with! Thanks
from Washington, DC
August 31, 2011Music Background:
Full Time DJ
exactly what I was looking for`Exceptional power to size ratio. Clarity and presence. Lightweight. Convenient I/O options. The only thing better would be a would cabinet, but the KW series was out of my budget and weight constraints. Couldn't be happier with the K10's.
from Chicopee, MA.
July 25, 2011Music Background:
weekend warrior, working on first solo original record.
Everything they say...These things are so far above any other passive or powered speakers that I've used. I am a solo act (acoustic guitar and vocals) and I use a pair of K10s with the Allen & Heath ZED10FX mixer and I have to say that its a pleasure doing gigs with this set up. I got the bags for the speakers too which I would highly recommend. These speakers are LOUD when they have to be (I use them outside sometimes) but also perfect for the restaurants and small clubs I play. Great sound, looks and easy to carry.
from South Carolina
June 29, 2011Music Background:
Professional/ Vocals and Guitar. Well lets put it this way, I do it for the love and the money...
These are the real deal.I used these for one man show using backing tracks, guitar and vocals. This all you will need for average gigs, inside or out. I have a great business relationship with one of the engineers. This guy has the time to make sure you are happy with the gear, suggest ideas if you have questions and always making sure that your purchase is what you want and need. I have bought thousands of dollars of gear from Musicians Friend and American Musical Supply. Prices will be the same but you are going to get true customer service here at Sweetwater.
from Stambruges, Belgium
May 22, 2011Music Background:
renting company, dj, live gig
The purest sound I ever heardI use this piece of gear for mobile dj and live gigs, the first time I turn them on and listened to it, this sounded exactly like a studio monitor with a perfect balance in sound and clarity. For me, it just sounds better than my studio monitors and they are better than any high end hifi gear, also for domestic use. My bose system sounds like a cheap installation in comparison with the QSC and I don(t compare about the volume, just the quality of sound.
from Phoenix, AZ
February 21, 2011Music Background:
Full Time Touring Musician (8+ years)
Amazing SpeakerI'm absolutely blown away by the clarity and power of these speakers. Over the years, I've used a bunch of different powered speakers, and full PA's, and these are by far above and beyond everything (especially in their price range). 1,000 WATTS is no joke, and it shows the pure power of what they can do.
The K10's plus the KSUB's I feel are one of the best combinations you can buy. You get a larger speaker than the K8's, but a wider spread than the K12, making it one of the best live speaker combos you'll find.
I play primarily as a duo, but even with a band, add a sub and you'll be blown away by the power.
I use this speaker with an Allen and Heath mixer, and the combination of the two can't be beat. You will not be dissapointed with any of the three speakers in the K Series line up. (K8, K10, or K12).
from Rochester, NY
January 23, 2010Music Background:
Part time musician - guitarist and vocalist
great speakersI recently bought a set of these after trying several other big name speakers ....WOW !!! I use them now for solo gigs as well as with a 4 piece band...at 31 pounds each ..they are easy on the back and great on the ears !! They are perfect for anyone who is tired of lugging heavy gear. I used them in a small bar recently with 4 piece band...I had more than enough headroom and the clarity of each instrument was terrific. ... and I only use one for small solo gigs... if you are not sure ..try them ..I did, and I'm keeping my set!!
from Upstate, NY
October 12, 2009Music Background:
This powered speaker puts all acoustic guitar amps to shameI consider my use of this speaker somewhat non-standard in that I'm not using it as a PA system, but hopefully there are others that can benefit from my experience.
I was initially looking for an acoustic guitar amp for live use in a four piece rock and roll band. I run piezo saddles in my electric guitar and switch between or sometimes layer the piezo and magnetic pickup signals (each signal goes to a different amp). I quickly found however that none of the standard acoustic guitar amplifiers could keep up with the band or even my 40 watt tube amp. So after speaking with my Sales Engineer, I decided to try the K10. I was actually going to go with the K8, but that cabinet is not configured for stage monitor orientation.
So the K10 arrives and I plug in my piezo rig, which consists of a Boss AD-8. First of all, I noticed the extremely clean sound. 20-20k, clean, balanced and quiet. Then I noticed how incredibly loud this speaker can get. So much so that it overpowered my tube amp, which was definitely a first. No matter how I eq'd the AD-8, the speaker delivered and it never went into clipping. Even with the volume on the speaker and my pre-amp dimed, it seemed as though the speaker never broke a sweat. At one point I was seeking more cut than my pre-amp could deliver, so I switched the K10 eq into "vocal" and holy smokes that was exactly what the doctor ordered.
I've had some past experience withe JBL's first gen EON and the first gen Mackie SRM450 and while those were great speakers, this just blows them away. This speaker is smaller, lighter, more powerful and better sounding; very smooth from bottom to top. And there are more ins and outs and overall control on this speaker than you could ever need. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with this purchase. Thank you Sweetwater for making the suggestion; you guys actually do know about the gear you sell and I am extremely impressed!
from COLUMBUS, OHIO
August 4, 2009Music Background:
LIVE SOUND ENGINEER/VOCALIST
GOOD SPEAKER, GREAT VALUETHE K10'S SOUND GREAT, BUT SEEM TO FEEDBACK VERY EASILY DUE TO THE WIDE ANGLE OF SOUND THE PRODUCE. I WOULD RECCOMEND THE 12'S FOR INDOOR LIVE SOUND AS THEY HAVE A TIGHTER ANGLE. (75 VERSUS 90 DEGREES)
PREVIOUSLY USED MAKIE SRM450'S AND THERE IS NO COMPARISON. THE SOUND CLARITY AND QUALITY IS AMAZING, BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO MIC THE KICK DRUM AND BASS AMP I RECCOMEND EXTERNAL SUBS. THE BUILT IN CROSSOVERS MAKE SETUP SO EASY. THEY ALSO HAVE DROP SET UP AND SOUND CHECK TIME FOR A 6 PIECE BAND TO LESS THAN 40 MINUTES. (KEYS, ACOUSTIC GUITARS, ELECTIRIC, BASS, DRUMS, HORNS AND VOCALS)
I THINK THE GRILLES ARE A LITTLE CHEAP AND THE XLR 1/4 COMBO JACKS SEEM LOOSE WHEN CONNECTED TO XLR CABLES.
from Westfield, Indiana
July 11, 2012Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
I like them.I love the versatility of the QSC K10 inputs. You get pre and post volume control, RCA plugins as well as XLR. We're using them for monitors and the vocalists are happy with them, but they can also serve as auxiliary PA speakers too.
from tewksbury ma
February 29, 2012Music Background:
musician for 22 yrs
own one and it let me downWas using it as a bass amp to play through the pa never over taxed it just simple stage volume playing small clubs and the speaker blew not happy goin back to conventional bass amp cant trust it. Sucks because it worked for 2 years with no problems , should have stuck with a JBL product