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Based on its ABS-molded K Series (reviewed with high marks by PAR reviewer Will James in 2009), QSC’s new KW Series features the same build philosophy, design elements, and 1,000 W of Class-D amplification (2 x 500 W per cabinet), but features Baltic birch wood enclosures. The KW Series comprises four models — the KW122 (12- inch, 2-way multipurpose loudspeaker), KW152 (15-inch, 2-way trapezoidal loudspeaker), KW153 (15-inch, 3-way trapezoidal loudspeaker) and KW181 (18-inch subwoofer).
Each KW Series cabinet features a four-position mic/line gain switch that allows for connection of a wide variety of devices; combo XLR and 1/4-inch TRS inputs accept both mic- and line-level input while a set of RCA phono inputs (except KW181) allow additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers. 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.