Product Comparison: QSC K10 vs QSC K12


General Specifications
Brand
QSC
QSC
Model
K10
K12
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The QSC K Series is quite simply the new standard in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems. Under the direction of Pat Quilter, QSC's team of amplifier engineers have created a new standard in Class D power modules unparalleled in the industry. Next, breaking from the traditional loudspeaker paradigm, all full-range models (K8, K10, K12) are fitted with the identical 1.75' HF device for unparalleled performance, regardless of speaker size. Extensive DSP processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy the system's size and weight. Premium-grade materials, advanced construction processes and multiple mounting and suspension options allow for a wide range of live and installed applications.
The QSC K Series is quite simply the new standard in lightweight powered loudspeaker systems. Under the direction of Pat Quilter, QSC's team of amplifier engineers have created a new standard in Class D power modules unparalleled in the industry. Next, breaking from the traditional loudspeaker paradigm, all full-range models (K8, K10, K12) are fitted with the identical 1.75' HF device for unparalleled performance, regardless of speaker size. Extensive DSP processing is employed throughout, providing levels of sonic clarity and total output that defy the system's size and weight. Premium-grade materials, advanced construction processes and multiple mounting and suspension options allow for a wide range of live and installed applications.
Key Specs
Bluetooth Enabled
No
Yes
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Peak Power
2000 watts
2000 watts
Minimum Frequency Response
60 Hz
52 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
18 kHz
18 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
QSC K10 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • Before we got this speaker we had the original K10 boxes, and they were fantastic! Cannot believe that QSC has made an already fantastic speaker even more awesome!
  • I also discovered that the K10.2 gave a deeper sound and compared to many twelve inch speaker enclosures. In other words, it kicks with full deep response. The clarity is unreal!
  • I purchased this unit. I am not disappointed! It will meet my need for a smaller, easy-to-carry powerful unit for smaller setups. Did I mention that this unit proudly offers up 2000 watts of power?
  • The sound quality is better than the installed systems in most cases. Quick and easy setup with a Touchmix feeding directly into these.
  • Overall I am super happy and would buy these again...... good clean sound, lots of power, and really light. I think I finally met the perfect speaker......
QSC K12 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • These K12.2's have blown my expectations away and then some.
  • The K12.2 speakers are OUTSTANDNG! I can"t say enough how happy I am about using this gear! Reliable, efficient, sleek, light, professional appearance and excellent sound. I"d say more but lm in my way to use my QSC gear at a festival.
  • If you're reading this, you're already interested so...JUST GO AHEAD AND BUY THEM! You will not be disappointed. These are KILLER front of house speakers.
  • The speakers fired up right away and sound absolutely awesome. We have a medium size sanctuary about 80 x 100 feet with a slightly raised stage with the speakers mounted on poles in chambers on each side.
  • Not only my ears experienced a difference, but so did the band's and the crowd's. And my back! These puppies are as advertised and deserve the highest rating of any PA gear I've purchased in my 40 years of buying.
Size & Weight
Height
20.4 in.
23.7 in.
Width
12.6 in.
14 in.
Depth
11.8 in.
14 in.
Weight
32 lbs.
41 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
QSC K10 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • I find it fairly easy to carry the K10 (it's 32 pounds), even with the QSC case which adds another pound or two to the weight. I would recommend the QSC case too. It's very well made and fits the speaker perfectly, as you would expect.
  • These are definitely great and light weight to use as monitors for a 4+ piece live band, but did not satisfy my expectations while using it for mains.
  • Solid construction and versatile. Light weight imo.
  • The sound it's very similar like upa 10 from Meyer sound but less weight.
  • As a monitor, this is great. Compact, light and very portable.
QSC K12 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • The subtle nuances of the sampled instrument sounds comes through the QSC loud and clear. And the size and weight of the K12 is super portable.
  • Lightweight at 39 lbs (replaced 70-lb passives + 30-lb amp), easy setup, great integration with my QSC TouchMix 16, and the sound is crystal clear.
  • I forgot to mention that I love the weight of the speakers as well. Great job QSC !!!
  • I have a B-52 Matrix 1000, a Matrix 2000 and 4 QSC HPR 153i and had to stay with QSC for the quality of the audio the space I save and the weight!
  • I can't believe the balance, clarity, richness, and fullness with tons of headroom to spare from these speakers, especially given the size and weight.
Features
Extras
Attractive and professional appearance, Rugged ABS enclosures, 1000-watt continuous Class D power modules in all models, Eyebolt and yoke mount accessories available, 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct™
Attractive and professional appearance, Rugged ABS enclosures, 1000-watt continuous Class D power modules in all models, Eyebolt and yoke mount accessories available, 35 mm pole sockets with Tilt-Direct™
HF Driver Size
1.75 in.
1.75 in.
LF Driver Size
10 in.
12 in.
Number Of Channels
2
2
MP3 Player Compatible
No
No
MP3 Player Dock Included
No
No
Microphone Included
No
No
Speaker Stand(s) Included
No
No
Input(s)
XLR 1/4" line/mic, XLR 1/4" line level, RCA Stereo
XLR 1/4" line/mic, XLR 1/4" line level
On/Off Switch
Yes
Yes
Power Source
Plug-in
Plug-in
What customers say about "Features"
QSC K10 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • The preset feature makes it easy to change settings for specific items. We used the "live" present without any subwoofers. We could hear the bass guitar clear without any major eq"s, vocals sound clear and crisp, and we could also hear the cajon clearly.
  • And I can also depend on QSC product quality. These are rugged and substantial, yet not clunky and clumsy.
  • I will be selling my JBL's now. This speaker is the finest speaker ever made
  • The presets are perfect. They work great as wedge monitors or PAs. Full range sound even without a subwoofer. Look high and low and you won't better bang for the buck.
  • The only reason I don't give this 5-stars: when in floor monitor position, the cable jacks end up being perilously close to the ground.
QSC K12 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • I pair these with one Turbosound Milan 15 in sub and this combination is sick. Just played a outdoor gig with 2 bands and everyone was blown away by the sound. Plenty loud, great clarity, without a hint of distortion.
  • Last night we had a wedding with 300+ guests in a fairly large ballroom. The sound was amazing. Crystal clear separation of the high and low frequencies. Low end really shook the room and mids and highs carried every note.
  • Also use it in my studio as a playback monitor for tracking other instruments when client is not use to using headphones.
  • QSC keeps doing it. These are simply the best you are going to buy for the money. Solid. DSP is not overdone.
  • Full and balanced sound! I highly recommend these. I can just imagine what they'll sound like with a sub!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, cUL Listed
CE, cUL Listed
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