1000-watt powered subwoofer (2 x 500-watt Class D amplifiers)
1000 watts continuous output, 2000 watts peak
Includes fixed-length, M20 threaded speaker pole and pole-mounting cup
Rugged birch plywood enclosure with textured black paint
Building on the success of QSC's K Series, the KW181 subwoofer, like the rest of QSC's KW active loudspeakers, represents QSC's next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. The system engineers created the KW series to feature all the groundbreaking electronic attributes of the popular K Series while at the same time designing a product that is both smaller and significantly lighter than previous wood enclosure models.High OutputLike it K series predecessors, the QSC KW181 speaker features a QSC designed, 1000W (2 x 500) Class D power module. The loudspeaker is also fitted with an 18" cone transducer of the same high-quality design.DSPExtensive signal processing is employed throughout the QSC loudspeaker, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy all expectations for a speaker in this category:Intrinsic Correction: first featured in QSC's high-end line array products, it 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 an active speaker that behaves equally well across the entire sound fieldDEEP and excursion limiting allow for extended low-frequency response by actively managing low-frequency transients without degradation of the underlying signal or adjacent frequenciesGuardRail protection, first introduced on QSC's GX Series amplifiers protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clippingConnectivity:The QSC KW181 subwoofer speaker features dual balanced female XLR / 1/4" line levelinput, dual balanced male XLR full-range line leave out, remote gain control via a potentiometer (sold separately), and a locking IEC power connector.Control:The QSC KW181 speaker has an LF switch which can be set to NORM, DEEP for additional bass extension. The rear panel LED switch
QSC KW181 Powered Subwoofer
The QSC KW181 is an 18 inch, 1000 watt powered PA subwoofer. Rugged and made to outlast the wear of the road, the KW181 subwoofer comes equiped with low-noise casters and a threaded speaker pole.
The KW Series
Building on the success of our K Series, the KW Series represents the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. QSC's 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.
With high output, extensive signal processing and versatile connectivity you can be assured you're getting some of the best speakers on the market today!
Please see our comparison chart to find out which KW Series Loudspeaker suits your needs.