QSC has unveiled the K.2 Series, the next generation of its K Family line of powered loudspeakers.
Comprised of the 8in K8.2, 10in K10.2 and 12in K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, the K.2 Series offers a number of significant feature upgrades.
The company has also announced the KS212C, a single-box powered cardioid subwoofer.
Each loudspeaker model in the K.2 Series is equipped with a 2000-watt power module, with DMT (Directivity-Matched Transition) that ensures smooth coverage across the entire listening area. On-board DSP provides Intrinsic Correction voicing and advanced system management to further optimise performance.
The new models provide operators with a library of preset contours for common applications such as Stage Monitor, Dance Music, Musical Instrument Amplification, Hand-held Microphone and more, while also offering storable Scenes to recall user-configurable settings such as input type, delay, EQ, cross-over and selected contour via the loudspeakers’ LCD screen and control panel. All three models can be operated as either main PA or as a floor monitor, while they can also be flown, wall- or truss-mounted, or placed on a speaker pole, either straight-firing or with 7.5-degree down-tilt utilising the new dual pole cup.
Meanwhile, the new KS212C cardioid subwoofer is designed to complement both the new K.2 loudspeaker line as well as legacy K Series full-range models, and is best suited for mobile entertainers, AV production and rental professionals, as well as modestly-sized performance venues. Dual 12in long-excursion drivers, each arranged in a 6th order bandpass chamber, are powered by a 3,600 Watt amplifier and controlled by the system’s DSP to produce 15 dB more output at the front of the cabinet than at the rear. Highly portable, the cabinet features comfortable, aluminium handles and four, rear-mounted casters. Two M20 sockets are provided to accept a 35mm speaker pole in either vertical or horizontal deployment of the sub.
The K.2 Series will be available in select markets in mid-May 2017. Estimated (US) street prices are: $649.99 for the K8.2; $699.99 for the K10.2 and $799.99 for the K12.2. The KS212C cardioid subwoofer is expected to ship in late Summer 2017 with an estimated US street price of $1,399.99.