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QSC KW153 15 Inch Three Way Active PA Loudspeaker

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Product Description

Thunderous bass. Intelligible midrange. Ultra-clear highs. Integrated amplifier and transducer protection. These optimum results are only attainable with a 15 inch 3-way powered speaker constructed of the highest quality materials utilizing the latest technological advances in speaker design.

QSC KW153 Three-Way Active PA Loudspeaker
The QSC KW153 15-inch powered loudspeaker delivers on all of these fronts while remaining fully transportable for bands and DJs alike, thanks to its lightweight Class D amplifier and comfortable, ergonomic handles. But its trapezoidal design and M10 rigging points also make it the perfect choice for permanent installations.

In designing the KW Series, QSC's engineers have created what can only be described as the next evolutionary step in wood enclosure loudspeakers. All models in the line are smaller, significantly lighter, and more rugged than previous wood enclosure loudspeakers. The KW153 represents the pinnacle of this series, packing a huge punch into a surprisingly manageable package.

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QSC KW153 Loudspeaker Powered PA Speaker Features:
  • Incredible performance in a lightweight, birch design
  • 1000 watt Class D power modules in all models (2 x 500 watts)
  • 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 (full-range models)
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation (full-range models)
A Powerful Reputation
QSC first made its name as one of the industry’s premier power amplifier manufacturers. So it should come as no surprise that the KW153 features a super-clean, ultra-lightweight, highly-reliable, 1000 watt (2 x 500) Class D power module. You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing your speakers are driven by amplifiers from a legendary company with 50 years of experience in the field.

Speaking of Excellence
In addition to the 1.75 inch diaphragm compression driver that all KW Series speakers feature, the QSC KW153 sports a 15 inch woofer and a 6.5 inch midrange transducer. This 3-way configuration not only takes some of the stress off each of the individual components, it also results in a much smoother and wider overall frequency response — 35 Hz to 18 kHz at -6 dB and 33 Hz to 20 kHz at -10 dB.

We’ve Got You Covered
All the power and frequency response in the world won’t really help your show if the majority of your audience is sitting outside the “sweet spot”. That’s where QSC’s proprietary Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) comes into play. DMT duplicates LF and HF dispersion across the entire listening area, effectively eliminating dead zones and hot spots. With the KW153, there is no longer a bad seat in the house.

Hooking Up
The KW153’s rear panel offers such a wide variety of input jacks and gain controls that it actually qualifies as a mixer. Here you’ll find Mic/Line Input A and Line Input B, each equipped with a combo XLR/Balanced TRS 1/4” jack, a Gain control, and a Signal LED. Mic/Line Input A has a rotary four-stage gain control ranging from 0dB to -36dB, allowing you to actually patch a balanced microphone directly to the KW153. Line Input B also features a stereo pair of RCA jacks for connecting audio devices such as an MP3 player, laptop, tablet, unbalanced external mixer, and more. Both channels have passive Line Outs on XLR jack, but there’s a main Post Gain - Mix Line Out, also on XLR.

Preset EQs and Filters
The rear panel of the KW153 also features switches for selecting preset EQ settings. The HF switch offers Flat and Vocal Boost settings. Flat offers you the highest possible accuracy, while Vocal Boost adds the midrange presence that is so critical for vocal clarity.

Set the LF switch to NORM for no effect, or choose DEEP for additional bass extension if you’re not using a subwoofer. If you do have a subwoofer (for those looking for a sub to include, the QSC KW181 works wonders!), selecting EXT SUB cuts the amount of low frequencies the KW153 produces so your sub can handle the heavy lifting.

There’s also a LED switch on the rear panel that selects what mode the front-mounted LED indicates. Choose from POWER to tell at a glance if the KW153 is powered on; LIMIT to monitor when the clip limiter circuit has been engaged; or OFF for situations where you don’t want the LED to be illuminated at all.

Remote Gain Control
Useful for install situations where you may need to control the gain of multiple daisy-chained KW Series speakers remotely, the KW153 has a Phoenix-style connector for integrating an external potentiometer. There’s also an Auto-Standby mode that kicks in after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Road-Ready Construction
The KW153 is designed to endure the rigors of the road for years to come. Its cabinetry is constructed of premium-grade Baltic birch and finished with a chip and scratch-resistant textured paint. You’ll find the cast aluminum handles to be comfortable and ergonomic, despite their low weight. The black powder-coated 16 gauge steel grille is highly effective at protecting the KW153’s transducers. There’s even a wobble-free connection for the included threaded speaker pole.

Integrated Protection
QSC's Guardrail™ technology protects your KW153’s woofer from over excursion — the primary cause of voice coil burnout. There’s also an on-demand cooling fan on the rear panel and internal thermal limiting circuitry to prevent the electronics from overheating.

Product Specifications

QSC KW153 Loudspeaker Powered PA Speaker Specifications

  • Configuration: 15 inch, 3 way trapezoidal
  • Transducers:
    • Low Frequency: 15 inch cone transducer
    • Mid-Frequency: 6.5 inch mid range cone transducer
    • High Frequency: 1.75 inch diaphragm compression driver
  • Frequency Response (-6 dB): 35 Hz – 18 kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 33 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Nominal Coverage (-6 dB): 75 degrees axisymmetric
  • Maximum SPL (1 meter): 134 dB peak
  • Power Output: 1000 watts Class D
  • Connectors:
    • Balanced female XLR / ¼ inch line/mic level input
    • Balanced female XLR / ¼ inch line/mic 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
  • Material: 15 mm painted birch plywood
  • Grille: Black powder coated 16 gauge steel
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 43.1 x 18.5 x 16.8 inches (1094 x 470 x 427 mm)
  • Weight: 87 pounds


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Marksman Submitted: 7/23/2018
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Very clear and powerful, loving it to the max.
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This is a well worth the price loud speaker. Produces clear, crisp and powerful sound. A comment from one of my musician friend, who herd me playing at a backyard party, (I thought it was a live band playing, sounds great.)
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Kendall Gould Submitted: 7/22/2018
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These are amazing speakers. Period.
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Setup was simple, and the options are numerous. Best purchase I've made in speakers. Totally pro. Made even the mp3 music player sound terrific.
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Art Submitted: 5/19/2018
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The best PA cabinet on the market!
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QSC speakers, in my opinion, are the best in the industry! The KW153 when paired with the KW181 subs are a perfect match. Crystal clear high ends and heart thumping lows and plenty of power for outdoor venues. And the warranty service is second to none. You can't go wrong with QSC!
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Rupesh DJ RU Submitted: 5/16/2018
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Amazing sound!
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The QSC KW153 sounds amazing I have a pair of k12s, kw152, & KW181. I used the 153 with the subs at an event I was djing. I was blown away by the sound. Adding the mid range make a huge difference.
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Keith Submitted: 1/25/2018
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Best 3 way on the market
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If you’re doing live band set up this 3 way is the way to go,the highs are crisp,the mids and vocal boost are amazing and the bass is solid I still recommend a sub but you can get by without one pending size of venue.QSC is the real deal
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Donny Hammonds Submitted: 1/11/2018
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Very Satisfied!!
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The KW153 is not as heavy as it looks and is easy to place on top of my two K181's. The sound is clear and punchy. I went from the k12 tops to these and my kick drum and low is more defined. I love them and glad I made the purchase! QSC never disappoints me. Thumbs up!!!!
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Albert Espinoza Submitted: 11/29/2017
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Great Investment, Well Worth The Money
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One of the best investments we ever made, When performing at are venues.. People & Friends would come up and give us...compliments about our New System, the clarity of our sound & music...also added 2 subs Kw181 to the Kw153..Are Sound Engineer, George has been running sound for many years.. He couldn’t believe it himself, the power sound & punch out of this system..QSC might be a little pricey..Let me just say, Well Worth The Money...We plan to add 2 more Kw181s next year...
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Billy James Submitted: 1/14/2017
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I Love these Speakers
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they are Great Sounding Speakers
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Michael Williams Submitted: 12/12/2016
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"Well worth the money"
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Just a bad speaker I LOVE IT!
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Changing Tides Outreach Ministries Submitted: 9/19/2016
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Reach Out & Touch Some One!
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Put the KW153 with a good quality sub under her, and you have a system that will be the envy of all audio enthusiasts! It truly is an awesome speaker!
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