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QSC KW181 18" Powered Subwoofer
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QSC KW181 Active Powered 18" Subwoofer Loudspeaker
Building on the success of our K Series, the KW Series represents the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. Our system engineers have created the KW Series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of our popular K Series while at the same time designing a product that is both smaller and significantly lighter than previous wood enclosure models.

High Output: Like K Series, the KW181 features a QSC designed, 1000 watt (2 x 500 W continuous) Class D power module. And continuing in the K Series tradition, every model is fitted with the identical woofers of the same high quality design, regardless of speaker size.

Defined Coverage Area: Directivity Matched Transition (DMT™) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.

DSP: Extensive signal processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a product in this category:
Intrinsic Correction™, first featured in our high-end line array products maps 65-75 spatially-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.
Connectivity: KW Series features a four-position mic / line gain switch that allows for connection of a wide variety of devices. Combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both mic and line level input. 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.

Control: 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.

Remote Gain: Remote gain control capability is offered via a potentiometer (not included) connected to the on-board Phoenix-Style connector. In an installed application, multiple KW 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.

Premium-grade materials: KW Series is designed to withstand the rigors of professional use. Advanced construction processes, premium-grade Baltic birch cabinetry, ergonomic, cast aluminum handles, low-noise casters (KW181) and a highly protective steel grille provide for ease of transport and long term durability. Integrated threaded pole receptacle (KW181) provides for a positive, wobble free connection to a threaded speaker pole (included).

QSC KW181 Active Powered 18" Subwoofer Loudspeaker
  • K Series performance in a lightweight, birch design
  • 1000 watt Class D power modules in all models (2 x 500 W continuous)
  • 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
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles

QSC KW181 Active Powered 18" Subwoofer Loudspeaker
  • Configuration: 18" subwoofer
  • Transducer: 18" cone transducer
  • Frequency Response (-6 dB): 38 Hz - 124 Hz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 34 Hz - 143 Hz
  • Maximum SPL (1 meter): 135 dB peak
  • Power Output: 1000 W Class D (500 W LF, 500 W HF) continuous, 2000 W Peak
  • Input Impedance (ohms) XLR/(1/4"): 38k balanced / 19k unbalanced
  • Controls: Power, Gain, LF Mode (Normal/DEEP™), Polarity (Normal/Reverse), Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
  • Indicators: Power, Signal, Standby, Limit
  • Connectors: Dual balanced female XLR/¼" line level input, Dual Balanced male XLR full range line level out, 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 Protectio: Thermal limiting, excursion limiting
  • AC Power Input: Universal power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
  • AC Power Consumption:
  • AC Power Consumption 100 VAC: 2.3 A
  • AC Power Consumption 120 VAC: 2.01 A
  • AC Power Consumption 230 VAC: 1.13 A
  • Material: 15mm painted birch plywood
  • Finish: Black textured paint
  • Grille: Rugged Powder-Coated steel Grille
  • Dimensions (HWD): 20.1" x 23.4" x 29.9" with casters 510 mm x 595 mm x 761 mm with casters
  • Weight (Net): 88 lbs (40 kg)

QSC KW181 Active Powered 18" Subwoofer Loudspeaker
(1) KW181 Powered 18" Subwoofer
(1) Speaker Pole for attaching mid/hi speaker above subwoofer