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QSC K12 Powered Speaker Produces "Club" Sound In Compact Enclosure!

Introducing the new standard in powered speaker systems, the QSC K Series. This new standard in Class D power modules is breaking the traditional loudspeaker paradigm. Made from premium-grade materials and advanced construction processes the K Series allows for a wide range of live and installed applications. Every model is fitted with the identical 1.75" HF device (fullrange models) and woofers of the same high quality for unparalleled performance, regardless of speaker size.

The K12 has completely changed the game when it comes to powered speakers used for a permanent install application. The auto-shutoff feature lets you rest easy in knowing that when the music shuts down so does the power amp on the speaker. The integrated cooling fan puts will put you at ease during hot summer gigs, ensuring that your equipment is safe from failure due to heat. QSC has literally made setting up your PA system dummy-proof with the K-Series. The cross-over, limiter, and any fancy rack components have been engineered right into the QSC K-series to give you killer sound right out of the box.

The levels of sonic clarity and total output defy the system's size and weight thanks to extensive DSP processing that is employed throughout. Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs that accept both Mic and Line Level input. Also, a set of RCA phono inputs (except KSub) allow for additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers. Mix up to three audio sources on each channel for additional output flexibility. Preset EQ settings are provided by on-board switches. Set your LF switch 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.

Multiple K Series speakers can be "daisy-chained" for total gain control from a single remote pot. Auto-standby mode is engaged after 5 minutes of inactivity. Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board Euroblock connector.

Rather than conventional speaker plastics, the fullrange models are housed in rugged ABS enclosures that give off a professional appearance at home in any application. For ease of transport and long term durability the K Series offer ergonomic aluminum handles and a highly protective steel grille. Other features include a unique Tilt-Direct pole cup mounting system. Simply turn the dial to engage a 7.5 degree downward tilt 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. The K SERIES M10 KIT (sold separately) or Yoke bracket (sold separately) allows for suspended applications.

Features

  • Lightweight portable powered speakers with legendary QSC amplifier power and reliability
  • 1000 watt Class D power modules in all models (2x500 W)
  • Extensive DSP enhances system performance
  • Attractive and professional appearance
  • Rugged ABS enclosures (K8, K10 and K12)
  • Tour-grade 18 gauge steel grilles
  • Ergonomic handles with comfortable, non-slip grip
  • 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct™ (fullrange models)
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation (fullrange models)
  • K10 and K12 perform as main PA or stage monitors

Extensive DSP

  • DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.
  • Intrinsic Correction™, first featured in our high-end line-array products maps 65-75 spacially-averaged measurements to IIR and FIR filters that actively adjust time, frequency and amplitude response to a maximally flat bandpass target. The result is a speaker that behaves equally well across the entire sound field.
  • DEEP™ and excursion limiting allow for extended low-frequency response by actively managing low-frequency transients without degradation of the underlying signal or adjacent frequencies.
  • GuardRail™ protection, first introduced on our GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

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QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (29)
  • Great sound quality (29)
  • Attractive (27)
  • Easy to mount (22)
  • Easy to setup (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (28)
  • Outdoors (19)
  • Large rooms (18)
  • Basic systems (13)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (31), Audiophile (5), Tech savvy (5), Practical (4), Technically challenged (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only word to describe it is WOW

I have used almost every kind of passive and powered speaker in the market so when the K series came out i was thinking to my self " they cant possibly sound as...Read complete review

I have used almost every kind of passive and powered speaker in the market so when the K series came out i was thinking to my self " they cant possibly sound as good as the mackie 450"
WRONGGGGG
Not only the k12s were much lighter and sexier then the mackies 450 that i used to love they have every possible input and output that you would possibly need, they sound amazing especially when DEEP mode is on.
with 1000watt of power you can push the ish out of them
i was soo happy with QSC that after purchasing 2 k12s i went back the next week to buy 2 ksubs and now i plan on purchasing another pair of speakers maybe the k10s or k8
QSC is the new industry standard hands down

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A mobile dj

Qsc k12 thay ar ok for small room,s thay dont trow the sound like the mackie smr 450 , 1000 w no way for k12 maybe 300w i have the k sub it is...Read complete review

Qsc k12 thay ar ok for small room,s thay dont trow the sound like the mackie smr 450 , 1000 w no way for k12 maybe 300w i have the k sub it is ok i use thise spekars for 100 people or less im not impres, im lookin to go back to new hd macie the 12 inch and the sub 15 inch

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5.0

K-12 Is Our Workhorse!

By Temporary Tempo Mobile Entertainment

from Temecula, CA

About Me Pro Audio / DJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dependable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • DJ / Mixing
    • Outdoors

    Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

    The K-12 is our go-to speaker. We have 8 pairs now. Super dependable and rock solid. I own a professional wedding DJ / Entertainment company and these speakers are awesome. They are tough and always perform flawlessly! I would't choose any other brand.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    amazing

    By DJE

    from chicago

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing

      Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

      great speakes. i have 3 pair and i would recommend them to everyone.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Powerful Speaker perfect for Mobile DJ

      By DjMan-E

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Profesional Mobile Dj

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing
      • Outdoors

      Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

      I am a mobile DJ always focus to provide the best entertainment with the best sound quality. My QSC K12 has definitely made my life much easier not having to worry about sound problems. it looks great and it helps me show off my djing skills. this is the best Dj Mobile speaker.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Awesome

      By Mike Swing

      from Austin, Tx

      About Me Audiophile, DJ, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Home
      • Mobile Events
      • Outdoors

      Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

      Incredible speaker and great sound. When I tested all the brands side by side with the same music playing, QSC stood out from the rest. You will not be sorry.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Speaker Money Can Buy!!

      By bnt

      from Marshfield Wisconsin

      About Me House Parties, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Concert Halls
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Outdoors
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

        These speakers are built with high end quality. They run continuously at 1,000 Watts and it's peaking is at 2,000 Watts however these speakers will not clip so you could go above the 2,000 Watts if you would need to. The best part is you could use these speakers as a stand alone system.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Grandwizard Dj Vinny Love

        from Brooklyn, New York

        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy / Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Outdoors
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

        I had a new years gig in Manhattan NYC and building had lots of security, so bringing a lot of equipment was not an option. So I picked up these QSC K12 2. along with a laptop and a Pioneer Wego and I was ready to go. The party was a blast. The speakers held their own throughout the function without distortion or loss of power or bass.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        awsome

        By chris

        from glendora nj

        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • DJ / Mixing
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

          light weight and affordable. just awesome

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding performance!

          By DJP

          from Fort Knox, KY

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • DJ / Mixing
            • Home
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
            • Outdoors

            Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

            I put this product to use at a military ball inside one of the Hyatt Regency's Ballrooms this past weekend and I was very impressed with its performance! The room had about 180-200 people in it but could have easily fit 250. I used 2 K12's with 2 Ksubs for this event but really didn't need both subs. I also was able to fit all my equipment in my 2 door Infiniti G37!! I didn't need any help as everything was light enough for me to carry. Upload took about 15 min and setup took about 15-20 min. Im so happy with this purchase and would recommend this to anyone!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice Speakers for the SIZE...

            By DJ-JWONDER

            from BAY AREA

            About Me Pro Audio / DJ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • DJ / Mixing
              • Larger Rooms
              • Outdoors
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

              I have got to say, these are great speakers for the size. I have gotten a lot of compliments for the size and sound. I have 2 k12's with 2 kw181's. I have done a crowd of 250 easy with the gains at 12. I've also done gigs with these alone, and they did very well. The DEEP bass is great. I didn't believe at first until I've used it..it comes in handy when I don't need the subs. But, get the covers...you'll be grateful. I'm glad I puchased these. With the casters, I put both 12's on with my mixing console and just wheel it in to gigs. I don't need my handtruck anymore..unless there's stairs..lol. I've always used 2 peavey sp4's with a SP218 and 2 crown 4000 to push them, now I have less setup time and less weight on my back and less storage. 22 yrs of DJing has gotten much better..Thanks to QSC K & KW series. I prob will get the KW152's for bigger events 300+. One last thing, I did push these to go red (clip) for a good couple minutes..and it DID NOT stutter or shut off..that's my take after owning them for the past 6 mos. Hope this helps, I depended on reviews before purchasing myself.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              "Big sound comes in small packages"

              By mistermagic

              from Santa Ana, CA

              About Me Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                These speakers are very versatile. I bought these speakers after years of lugging around an amplifier for my speakers, now I have the convenience of both in one. I am able to play music via my IPod directly through the speakers while I continue to set up my main system. I used to play piano and now I can practice again by using this speaker as my amp. The speakers are very stylish, easy to transport and mount. The sound quality is outstanding and easily can fill a large room if needed.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Easily the new Standard in Mobile DJing

                By DJ K-Fiedz

                from Somerville NJ

                About Me Audio Engineer, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • DJ / Mixing
                • Home
                • Larger Rooms
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                • Outdoors
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                First, QSC has come a long way in the Audio industry, always being high quality. Starting with the amps in the Cabs, they are super reliable, and run very cool. The cabs have a Celestion Mid/Bass drivers in them, and produce a super clear, crisp sound. The HF Driver is so accurately tuned, any where you are listening to the speaker(s) it sounds so nice. With these cabs, you do not need to put a ton of power through them to get a nice sound. The inputs are a huge plus, you can run 3 different wires from all different sources through 1 speaker. The effects are very nice too. DEEP adds a lot more bass and lower frequency to the speaker, when switching the vocal boost adds a lot more HF to the compression driver, for the extra clarity. The ABS sounds full and warm, but is a scratch magnet, so GET CASES, to protect your major investment. Add a powered sub for the gigs that require more bass response, and songs that have a low frequncy root. The Ksub is good, but the KW 118 sub is really the way to go. The bass coming out of the K12 is good, but not sub bass, and you will hear that when you listen to them. Over-all, this is by far the best speaker I have heard, compared to the JBL PRX 600's, RCF's, Mackies, and Bose. It is easy to move around, and just the most practical for really any application.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The New Standard For Powered Speakers!

                By Tmag Sound

                from San Diego, CA.

                About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • DJ / Mixing
                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                  When you're for hire and DJ for a living, you quickly learn, you buy & use the best and most reliable gear you can afford. Your reputation, your business, rides on every gig.

                  I heard a pair of K8's at a local event. I couldn't believe my ears. Wow, just wow! The next day, I was at my distributor who demo a pair of K12 on top of a pair of K-Subs. The clear mids & "punch you in the chest" lows were without peer. Nothing even comes close.

                  Within a week, I sold my JBL SRX 715's and 718S along with three QSC PLX2 3602's and purchased the K12's, K Subs and factory covers for all. I've done about 25 gigs so far, half of which I only used the K12's by themselves. Largest gig indoor was for 550 (wedding reception) and outdoor gig for 1,400. Worth every hard earn penny I spent for them. I've never pushed them past 50% power, never had to.

                  Don't listen to me, listen to these speakers. But keep your eyes open, cause you won't believe you ears!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  QSC HAS HIT A HOME RUN WITH THE K SERIES

                  By The Sixty Minute Man

                  from Anderson S.C.

                  About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • DJ / Mixing
                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                    These bad boys are worth the $$$$. Best puchase I have made in 25 years of DJing! These speakers will peel paint of the walls. Riki Vernon - Sixty Minute Man Productions

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    A mobile dj

                    By dany

                    from new york

                    About Me Mobile DJ

                    Pros

                    • The qcs k12 they ar ok

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                    Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                    Qsc k12 thay ar ok for small room,s thay dont trow the sound like the mackie smr 450 , 1000 w no way for k12 maybe 300w i have the k sub it is ok i use thise spekars for 100 people or less im not impres, im lookin to go back to new hd macie the 12 inch and the sub 15 inch

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Outdoors Too!

                    By DJ Dev aka Sir Roberts The Bruce

                    from Chester, PA (Philadelphia Area)

                    About Me Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • DJ / Mixing
                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                      • Outdoors
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                      I wrote a good review earlier about these speakers....but I have to add that I was a little skeptical about taking them outside with out subs.....Boy was I wrong. They held there own at a block party and was even heard three blocks away. Great sound quality and good thump with out a sub..even outdoors. Excellent Speaker....Worth every penny. The new standard.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Incredible Sound With 1 Flaw

                      By Production & Dj Company

                      from Tucson, Az

                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • DJ / Mixing
                        • Larger Rooms
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                        These are incredible speakers and we have over a dozen in stock in our production company. We use them for everything from conferences with public speakers to dj events to concerts. However I have had a couple of them with no fault on the part of us blow. 1st had a woofer blow even though the audio signal was only half way up and the 2nd the amp blew yet again with the audio less than half way up.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Speakers

                        By G

                        from Somerset, MA

                        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • DJ / Mixing
                          • Larger Rooms
                          • Outdoors
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                          These speakers are absolutely amazing, worth every cent!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          THESE ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY 10 STARS

                          By DJ KENNY

                          from BOOGIE DOWN BRONX 10454,10472

                          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Basic Systems
                            • DJ / Mixing
                            • Home
                            • Larger Rooms
                            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                            • Outdoors
                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                            THESE SPEAKERS ARE AWSOME I WENT FROM BEHRINGERS TO THESE. WHAT A HUGH UPGRADE FOR ME AND RIGHT NOW JBL DONT GOT NOTHING ON THE K SERIES

                            QSC

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The only word to describe it is WOW

                            By DJ Hydro

                            from Ithaca NY

                            About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • DJ / Mixing

                              Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                              I have used almost every kind of passive and powered speaker in the market so when the K series came out i was thinking to my self " they cant possibly sound as good as the mackie 450"
                              WRONGGGGG
                              Not only the k12s were much lighter and sexier then the mackies 450 that i used to love they have every possible input and output that you would possibly need, they sound amazing especially when DEEP mode is on.
                              with 1000watt of power you can push the ish out of them
                              i was soo happy with QSC that after purchasing 2 k12s i went back the next week to buy 2 ksubs and now i plan on purchasing another pair of speakers maybe the k10s or k8
                              QSC is the new industry standard hands down

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing!

                              By DJ Ray

                              from New York City

                              About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about QSC K12 12 in 2 Way K Series Powered PA Speaker:

                                These are fantastic sounding speakers. They are like listening to my studio monitors at my desk, but for an entire room. Compact, light, with great plug in features with big clear sound and nice bass response. All around the best portable speaker I have heard - especially for the price.

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                                • Q:

                                  I recently asked if I could connect the output of this into another powered speaker, I need to know which xlr out I would use, is it the one right below the input or the one called "post gain out"
                                  Asked on 10/22/2012 by Rick from Pinellas Park, FL

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                                    A:

                                    You can use either of those XLR outs. The two right below the inputs are direct outs for that channel; whereas the post gain is an after mix out. So lets say you have one input with a microphone and the other with your music you can send just the microphone or just the music or you can send the same mix you've created to your other powered speaker.

                                    Answered on 10/23/2012 by JakeJ from Cypress
                                • Q:

                                  Is it safe to go out of this unit and into another powered speaker, if so, which connector do I use. Thanks
                                  Asked on 10/22/2012 by Rick from Pinellas Park, FL

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    You have the capability of connecting one of these to an additional powered speaker via the through XLR port. This will send the same audio signal the speaker received from the original source to the next speaker.

                                    Answered on 10/22/2012 by Jake from Cypress
                                • Q:

                                  For plugging in a laptop or iPhone, you would use a RCA to mini plug adapter is that right?

                                  Can you plug a mic (xlr) and laptop/iPhone in to the K12 at the same time?
                                  Asked on 8/31/2011 by Anonymous

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    That is correct, buit-in mixer with up to three audio sources can be mixed.

                                    Answered on 9/1/2011 by DJ Menergy from Cypress, CA
                                • Q:

                                  I have 2 QSC12 powerd speakers plus 1 K SUB we are using in a full size gym setting where is the best spot to place the sub to get the
                                  best clarity for a church setting and what is the best way connect
                                  the speakers ```
                                  Asked on 5/1/2011 by travis from albany oregon

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    If it's a church setting, the best place to put it is right in front. The way you can hook it up is interlink them because there powered speakers.

                                    Answered on 5/4/2011 by Henry from Cypress, CA
                                • Q:

                                  Is it normal for the speaker, once it is on a speaker stand to "wobble" a little bit. I even turned the so called dial, which didn't do much, and it still seems prone to wobbling especially when you have people jumping up and down on a dance floor.
                                  Asked on 3/10/2011 by DJ Rick from Pinellas Park, FL

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    It will have some natural give and take on the speaker stand - make sure you are using the 1" 3/8 end of your speaker stand pole.

                                    Answered on 3/10/2011 by Brent from Orange CA
                                • Q:

                                  If I use 2 QSC K12's - being that they are active speakers, and then use 2 subwoofers that are passive but use my amps for them, will that work or will they be out of phase with each other?
                                  Asked on 3/5/2011 by Lynn from Altoona, PA

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    It will work fine when you plug the two passive subs into the amplified speakers.

                                    Answered on 3/7/2011 by Anonymous
                                • Q:

                                  What are the product warranty options on these speakers?
                                  Asked on 9/23/2010 by Becca the bar owner from winter park colorado

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    these speakers come with a limited one year warranty. however, if you register your speakers on QSC's website, you can extend the warranty to six years for free! This extended warranty is normally $99. See their website for more details:

                                    http://www.qscaudio.com/warranty/warrantyinfo.htm

                                    Answered on 9/24/2010 by Adrian from PSSL
                                • Q:

                                  Does this speaker have good bass?
                                  Asked on 6/29/2010 by Anonymous

                                  2 answers

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    I'd recommedn adding a subwoofer for more bass.

                                    Answered on 6/30/2010 by Jake from Cypress, CA
                                  • A:

                                    Yes this speaker has great base
                                    it has a switch on the back that lets you control the setting
                                    turn deep mode on and it will sound live you have a sub with you

                                    Answered on 6/30/2010 by DJ Hydro from Ithaca NY
                                • Q:

                                  HOW MUCH DOES THIS WEIGH?
                                  Asked on 6/22/2010 by DJ JIMMYP from FT LAUDERDALE, FL

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    This speaker weighs in at 41 lbs.

                                    Answered on 6/23/2010 by Izzy @ PSSL from Cypress, CA
                                • Q:

                                  On 3/25/2010, you said that "the QSC K12 2 Way 12" Powered Loud Speaker will actually top out at around 1000 watts". So is 1,000 watts the K12's peak rating? How many continuous watts is the K12 rated for?
                                  Asked on 4/6/2010 by Anonymous

                                  3 answers

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    The amplifier SPECIFICATIONS for the K12 2 Way 12" Powered Loud Speaker by QSC.

                                    Amplifiers
                                    Power Output 1000 W Class D
                                    (500 W LF, 500 W HF)

                                    Answered on 4/7/2010 by OD from CYPRESS
                                  • A:

                                    Yes, 1000 is there peak. And they run around 500 watts continuous....however, if you have to push them a little...they won't clip on you. Great speakers that will hold its on under pressure.

                                    Answered on 4/18/2010 by DJ Dev aka Robert The Bruce from Chester, PA
                                  • A:

                                    According to the specs the QSC K12 is rated at 1000W continuous and 2000W peak. Not that it matters much, QSC is famous for engineering, they produce speakers that are extremely efficient, so the wattage rating is very deceiving. They perform way past what you'd expect. If you can, test drive them first. If not, just buy them, you won't be disappointed.

                                    Answered on 6/18/2010 by DJ Perez from Columbus, Ohio
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