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QSC K12 vs K12.2 specs

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Tony Mamoh:
The specs for the 'new' QSC K12.2 claims it delivers 2000watts. The previously issued K12 was always advertised to deliver 1000watts.

What on earth makes the K12.2 have 2000 watts? The drivers appear very similar. The major difference in both boxes seems to be the Bluetooth enabled feature on the new K12.2 . Is there something I am not seeing? Or is this the usual game of manufacturers playing with numbers to give buyers a quick attraction (until they read the fine prints.....wherein lies the devil and/or the truth)?

Mac Kerr:

--- Quote from: Tony Mamoh on July 23, 2017, 11:28:34 am ---The specs for the 'new' QSC K12.2 claims it delivers 2000watts. The previously issued K12 was always advertised to deliver 1000watts.

What on earth makes the K12.2 have 2000 watts? The drivers appear very similar. The major difference in both boxes seems to be the Bluetooth enabled feature on the new K12.2 . Is there something I am not seeing? Or is this the usual game of manufacturers playing with numbers to give buyers a quick attraction (until they read the fine prints.....wherein lies the devil and/or the truth)?

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The amp has 3dB more headroom?

Mac

Will Knight:

--- Quote from: Tony Mamoh on July 23, 2017, 11:28:34 am ---The specs for the 'new' QSC K12.2 claims it delivers 2000watts. The previously issued K12 was always advertised to deliver 1000watts.

What on earth makes the K12.2 have 2000 watts? The drivers appear very similar. The major difference in both boxes seems to be the Bluetooth enabled feature on the new K12.2 . Is there something I am not seeing? Or is this the usual game of manufacturers playing with numbers to give buyers a quick attraction (until they read the fine prints.....wherein lies the devil and/or the truth)?

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Here is an extract from QSC explaining the new power amp strategy for the K2.

"....Legacy K Series ampliers were measured on a test-bench to deliver up to 500W+500W into an optimal load, with Peaks of 1000W. In contrast, the new K.2 amplier has been measured in-system to deliver 900W into the LF driver, with Peaks of 1800W. This smarter power distribution of 1800W+225W results in almost twice the power delivered to the LF driver compared to legacy K (1800W vs 1000W Peak)."..

Nathan Riddle:
Great! An extra 800w of peak power that is useless for all but advertising!

I wonder why spend the r&d on a new amp that won't yield better results?

(The new dsp/drivers excluded)

Thomas Le:
It's all marketing, there's no way a QSC k2 speaker can beat a JBL SRX800P even though the k2 and SRX800P both tout 2kW. The SRX800P can rip apart with up to 136dB max SPL while the k2 12 only does 132dB max SPL.

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