QSC KW153 Active Powered Loudspeaker, 3-Way, 1000w, 15'' (Pair)

QSC KW153 Active Powered Loudspeaker, 3-Way, 1000w, 15'' (Pair)
QSC KW153 Active Powered Loudspeaker, 3-Way, 1000w, 15'' (Pair)
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QSC KW153 Active Powered Loudspeaker, 3-Way, 1000w, 15''

Inputs, Outputs and Mixing
Combo XLR and 1/4"" TRS inputs accept both mic- and line-level input while a set of RCA phono inputs (except KSub) allow additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers. As many as 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.

Sophisticated digital signal processing provides greater low-frequency extension while precisely protecting the woofer from over-excursion.

Directivity Matched Transition matches the HF coverage angle to the natural coverage angle of the woofer for uniform frequency response over the entire coverage area.

Axisymmetric Wave Guide
The axisymmetric wave guide eliminates the phase distortions of typical asymmetric horns for more natural reproduction.

1000 Watts
The same state-of-the-art, light-weight Class D amplifier module powers all the K and KW Series models.

EQ Modes
Optimize for a specific application with the simple flip of a switch.

Energy Management
Automatic standby mode conserves energy and extends the life of the loudspeaker.

LED Operation
Switch selectable: On (power indicator) / off (dark) / limit (limiter indication)

Remote Control
Easy-to-use remote gain control is ideal for installed applications.

Pro Appearance
Sleek lines and a full grille for a more professional look than other molded loudspeakers.

Locking IEC Power Cable
Help prevent unexpected interruptions.

Mic/line and RCA inputs along with onboard mixing controls allow greater flexibility.

Tilt-Direct™ Pole Mount
A simple turn of the dial is all it takes to alter the vertical directivity by 7.5 degrees.

Suspension and Mounting
With integrated threaded inserts, KW Series is equally at home in mounted or flown applications.

Threaded Pole
The KW181 subwoofer comes with a threaded pole for a snug, safe fit.

Intrinsic Correction
An exclusive QSC process that applies extensive acoustic measurements to noticeably improve audio quality.

Class D
Higher efficiency produces less heat and more sonic performance with lower overall current draw.

QSC's Guardrail™ technology protect your loudspeakers from overexcursion. On-demand cooling fan and thermal limiting prevent overheated electronics.


  • 15” woofer; 6.5” midrange woofer; 1.75” diaphragm compression driver
  • 75° conical DMT coverage
  • Maximum SPL 134 dB peak
  • 1000-watt Class D power modules in all models (2 × 500 W continuous)
  • Onboard mixer with two combo XLR and ¼” inputs, and stereo RCA inputs, (three audio input sources); two direct channel outputs and single summed balanced output
  • Extensive DSP featuring DEEP™ and Intrinsic Correction™ enhances system performance
  • DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures uniform coverage across the entire sound field
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch enclosures
  • Four-position Mic/Line gain
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • 35 mm standard (non-tilt) pole socket
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation

QSC KW153 Active Powered Loudspeaker, 3-Way, 1000w, 15''


  • Configuration: 15"" 3-way trapezoidal
  • Transducers:  15"" cone transducer
  • Low-frequency:  6.5"" mid range cone transducer
  • Mid-frequency:  6.5"" mid range cone transducer
  • High-frequency: 1.75"" diaphragm compression driver
  • Frequency Response (-6 dB): 35 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 33 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Nominal Coverage (-6 dB) : 75° axisymmetric
  • Maximum SPL1: 134 dB peak


  • Power Output2: 1000 W Class D (500 W LF + 500 W MF/HF) continuous; 2000 W peak
  • Controls: Power, Gain A, Gain B, Channel A Input Gain (0 dB / 12 dB / 24 dB / 36 dB), LF Mode (Ext Sub/Norm/DEEP™), 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/¼"" line/mic level input, Balanced female XLR/¼"" 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, GuardRail™
  • Transducer Protection: Thermal limiting, excursion limiting
  • AC Power Input: Universal power supply 100–240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
  • AC Power Consumption (1/8 Power): 100 VAC, 2.3 A, 120 VAC, 2.01 A, 230 VAC, 1.13 A


  • Material: 15 mm painted birch plywood
  • Finish: Black textured paint
  • Grille: Black powder coated 16 gauge steel
  • Dimensions (HWD) inches: 43.1 x 18.5 x 16.8
  • Dimensions (HWD) mm: 1094 × 470 × 427
  • Net Weight: 87 lb / 39.5 kg
More Information
Condition New
UPC 7132890538
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