The QSC KLA12 (KLA12-BK) is a 2-way active powered line array speaker system in black. The KLA Series brings the power and sophistication of a line array system into an easy-to-use product significantly redefining the line array product category. With its simple Lift, Click and Play approach, KLA can be deployed in a fraction of the time required by comparable line array products.
This fixed arcuate, active line array system is ideal for a wide range of portable and permanently installed applications ranging from live entertainment to houses of worship or other venues where a line array system is desired.
The KLA12 at a Glance...
KLA Power Module
The KLA Series is comprised of two models, the KLA12 12-inch, 2-way loudspeaker and the KLA181 18-inch subwoofer. The KLA12 features a highly efficient 500 watt by 500 watt power amp module and the KLA181 offers the same highly efficient power amp module in a 1,000 watt configuration. This efficient design enables up to five KLA models (any combination of KLA12 and KLA181) to be driven off of a single 15 amp, 120 volt electrical circuit.
KLA loudspeakers incorporate QSC's DEEP™ DSP algorithm - providing extended bass response by actively managing potentially damaging low-frequency transients - and GuardRail™ circuitry protection which prevents the amplifier module from unnatural and destructive clipping.
As an energy saving feature, the Auto Standby mode automatically engages after five minutes of inactivity but upon resumption of audio signal, the power module on the KLA will awaken instantly for immediate output.
In an installed application, multiple KLA Series loudspeakers can be "daisy-chained" for total gain control from a single remote pot wired to the on-board Phoenix-style connector. Additional power module characteristics on KLA include a balanced, line-level XLR input in parallel with an XLR "Thru" connector, PowerCon™ In and Thru connectors, Attenuation Control and LED indicators for Signal, Limit, Power and Standby status.
KLA181 Subwoofer In addition to DEEP™ DSP algorithm, GuardRail™, Auto Standby, balanced line-level XLR input with an XLR "Thru" connector, Attenuation Control and LED indicators, the KLA181 subwoofer also includes a polarity switch to optimize summation between subwoofer and top-boxes.
Two KLA12 Loudspeakers over the KLA181 Subwoofer
Rigging & Deployment
For maximum deployment flexibility, KLA loudspeakers can be either ground deployed or flown. As a ground stack, up to two KLA12 enclosures can be mounted over the KLA181 or the KW181 subwoofer via a threaded pole socket, or without a sub using an appropriately rated loudspeaker stand.
Arrays of up to 480 lbs (218 kg) (with a maximum five KLA12 and two KLA181 enclosures) can be flown via the included M10 fittings or the optional KLA AF12 array frame.
|Configuration||Multipurpose 2-way||18" subwoofer|
1.75” diaphragm compression driver
12” cone transducer
18" cone transducer
|Frequency Response (-6 dB)||49 Hz - 18 kHz||38 Hz|
|Frequency Range (-10 dB)||44 Hz - 20 kHz||33 Hz|
|Nominal Coverage||90° H x 18° V||-|
|Maximum SPL (1 meter)||131 dB peak||135 dB peak|
HF: 500 W Class D continuous
LF: 500 W Class D continuous
|1000 W Class D continuous|
|Input Impedance (ohms)||XLR: 40k balanced / 20k unbalanced||XLR: 40k balanced / 20k unbalanced|
|Controls||Power, Attenuation, LF Setting (External Sub/Normal/DEEP™), Array Size (1-5), Front LED (Pwr/Limit/Off)||Power, Attenuation, LF Mode (Normal/DEEP™), Polarity (Normal/Reverse), Front LED (Pwr/Limit/Off)|
|Indicators||Power, Signal, Standby, Limit|
|Connectors||Balanced female XLR line level input, Balanced male XLR full range line level out, Remote attenuation control, Locking powerCON power connector AC In, Locking powerCON® power connector AC Out|
|Cooling||On demand, 50 mm variable speed fan|
|Amplifier Protection||Thermal limiting, output overcurrent, overtemperature muting, GuardRail™|
|Transducer Protection||Thermal limiting, excursion limiting|
|AC Power Input||Universal power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz|
AC Power Consumption
100 VAC, 2.3 A
120 VAC, 2.01 A
230 VAC, 1.13 A
|Material||Impact resistant ABS||Painted birch plywood|
|Finish||Black or White paint||Black or White textured paint|
|Grille||Rugged Powder-Coated Steel Grille||Black or White powder coated 16 gauge steel|
15.0" x 23.4" x 16.6"
(382mm x 594mm x 422mm)
21.6" x 23.1" x 25.7"
(547mm x 586mm x 633mm)
|Weight (Net)||55 lbs (25 kg)||100 lb (45.3 kg)|
|Available Accessories||KLA12 TOTE, K Series M10 Kit, KLA AF12 Array Frame||KW181 POLE|