QSC K8Item ID: K8
1,000-watt PA Speaker with 8" Low-frequency Driver and 1.75" High-frequency Driver
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Compact yet powerful active PA speakers from QSC!The K8 — a member of QSC's K Series — offers impressive sound quality, high wattage, and light weight in an incredibly compact package. Engineered by QSC's amplifier engineer team under the direction of Pat Quilter, the K8 incorporates new Class D power modules with extensive DSP processing employed throughout. The end result is a speaker that defies expectations based on its size and weight. The combo XLR and 1/4" inputs can handle either mic or line-level inputs, and RCA inputs let you plug consumer-grade equipment into the K8.
QSC K8 Powered PA Speaker at a Glance:
Sound that defies the speaker's size
Extensive DSP processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy the system's size and weight. DMT (Directivity Matched Transition) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.
Onboard switches provide preset EQ settings. The HF setting can be set to Vocal Boost for additional presence in the critical mid-frequency area or Flat for accurate reproduction of the incoming signal. The LF switch can be set to Norm, Deep for additional bass extension, or Ext Sub (fullrange models) for use with an external subwoofer. The rear panel LED switch can be set to Power, illuminating the front-mounted LED when the unit is powered on, Off for applications where it is not desirable to illuminate the front LED, or Limit which indicates to the system operator that the clip limiter circuit has been engaged during operation. All of this is enclosed inside a compact ABS enclosure.
ABS cabinets for light weight and premium sound
Premium-grade materials, advanced construction processes and multiple mounting and suspension options allow for a wide range of live and installed applications. Fullrange models are housed in rugged ABS enclosures with a professional appearance that is at home in any application. ABS is a far more robust material than conventional speaker plastics and offers an additional measure of sonic clarity due to its internal rigidity. Ergonomic aluminum handles and a highly protective steel grille complete the package for ease of transport and long term durability.
Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both Mic and Line Level input while a set of RCA phono inputs allow additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players, and line-level mixers. Up to three audio sources can be mixed internally and summed to a balanced output for "daisy-chaining" of multiple units. Separate direct outputs are also provided on each channel for additional output flexibility.
The K Series fullrange models feature a unique Tilt-Direct pole cup mounting system. A simple turn of the dial engages a 7.5 degree downward tilt of the speaker allowing acoustic energy to be kept on the audience and off reflective surfaces for applications where maximum coverage from a high-positioned speaker is desired.
QSC K8 Powered PA Speaker Features:
Big sound from a compact speaker with QSC's K8!
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Reviewsbased on 18 reviews
by Chris White from Raleigh NCI have the K-12s and now the K8's! Well dayum! I mean to tell you these sound so great! Nice power and everyone is really impressed with the low end for an 8 inch driver! Put it in Deep Mode and s... read more [+]tep back and let it wash over you! I love these! Incredibly clean sound without ear fatigue. I love these! You are missing out if you don't try these! Ask my sales associate, Jim Swain, at extension 1228! He hooked me up with both the K12's and K8's! close [-]
May 7, 2013
Music Background: Live Sound, DJ, Recording, Pleasure
by shane spann from Waco Tx.I just did an outside gig playing red dirt country and blues with one of these on a pole outside on a street and i am in love! made $75 in tips and didnt get it to half way and i sounded great because... read more [+] this is a great p.a. speaker/solution--twice as good as the fishman sa 220 and cheaper and more powerful...talk to Matt Adams and get one or two--they are money! close [-]
April 28, 2013
Music Background: singer/songwriter guitarist,uke,recording engineer
by Steve Borst from Saranac Lake NYI use K8's for solo and K8's, 10's, 12's and a sub in a Celtic band.
April 18, 2013
Music Background: professional musician/entertainer/guitar teacher.
When compairing the QSC against other systems as I did, it becomes evident that the QSC is far superior live sound.
... read more [+]The compliments at the gigs increased dramatically! Of course I'll take the credit but its "clearly" the QSC. I am also very impressed with Sweetwater and how they interact with a customer. We can pretty much get the same deal anywhere because of the internet but I've only seen this level of customer service At Sweetwater. I will return again and again. close [-]
Revolutionary audio quality
by Jim G from Tampa, FloridaI was originally going to purchase passive speakers to drive with an amp. My Sweetwater rep pointed me in the direction of these speakers. I'm glad he did. The volume that comes from these speakers i... read more [+]s impressive. Especially if you are gain staging correctly and using compression and limiters. I recommend the DBX driverack PX to go with the K8s. The sound is unbelievable. But more important than the volume is the clarity of these speakers. I guess you could call it HD sound. I got the K8's because I do shows in small venues. The dispersion of the K8's is well suited for that environment. If you are doing medium sized venues or have significant room between you and your audience you may want to K10s or K12s since they throw further. I'm using a subwoofer in tandem with the K8s so aside from dispersion I didn't need the larger woofers in the k10 or k12 for bass. I've had them for five months and have had no problems with them. close [-]
April 8, 2013
Music Background: Musician
If you can carry a baby then you can carry these babies. At only 27 lbs, you have no idea how much weight the low end carries. The only indicator on paper of how fantastic these things sound is the 1,000-watt amplifier. The QSC engineers have defied laws of physics and genetics. There should be no way these 8" babies can sound this good and go this low!
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