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Dave Garoutte:
I just helped a friend with a gig where he used a QSC cardiod sub.
It really did work well!
Just one on one side for a 200ish outdoor gig.
Plenty of kick in front and surprisingly quiet on stage.

John Schalk:

--- Quote from: Dave Garoutte on July 16, 2018, 11:24:29 am ---I just helped a friend with a gig where he used a QSC cardiod sub.
It really did work well!
Just one on one side for a 200ish outdoor gig.
Plenty of kick in front and surprisingly quiet on stage.

--- End quote ---

Was it the KS212C?  I heard a demo of one at Sweetwater's Gear Fest and I was impressed by the reduction in rearward bass output.  It seems like a very well thought out sub, but I wondered if the design would have enough output for a typical rock/pop event.  QSC lists 132dB max peak output, but in their measurement note they don't stipulate if that is whole or half space loading.  Interesting that you felt that one per side provided plenty of kick for 200 peeps outdoors.

Dave Garoutte:
Yes I believe it was the 12.
This was a beer garden venue.  probably 50' wide x 75' deep.
KW12 tops, single sub, side and front fills.
Not rock concert levels, but plenty loud.
The sub kept up just fine.
Major un-subbage on 15" high stage.
The sub was on stage left.

(Brian) Frost:
I really want to know how they compare to a kw181.  since they are more expensive that a kw181 are they even as good when you disregard the benefits of cardiod pattern?

Geert Friedhof:
Were the people sitting and quiet? What kind of music? Were the tops crossed or fullrange?

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