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Whenever I hear a band sounding great in a local club, it's amazing how often they are playing through QSC speakers. Now, QSC's CP Series CP8 offers their legendary sound quality in a compact, lightweight powered speaker for the budget-conscious. With its 3-channel input mixer, onboard digital signal processing, and 1000-watt amplifier, the CP8 gives you the power and flexibility to work in a variety of settings.
The CP8's 8" woofer and 1.4" high-frequency compression driver work together to deliver a clear, powerful, full-range sound. Digital signal processing balances the power between drivers and offers a variety of sound settings that let you tailor the sound to your particular application. QSC's DMT™ (Directed Matched Transition) design ensures that the woofer and tweeter's sound patterns match at the crossover point, and produce a flat frequency response throughout the coverage area. A built-in limiter protects the speakers from overload damage.
The CP8's tough, lightweight polypropylene enclosure and powder-coated steel grille stand up to the hazards of storage and setup. You can set up your CP8 as a floor wedge monitor, on a speaker stand for PA coverage, or surface-mounted via a yoke mount (sold separately).
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|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||8|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1.4|
|System Frequency response||56-20k|
|RMS Power rating||Not given|
|Program Power rating||---|
|Peak Power rating||1000|
|Line Inputs||(2) XLR/1/4" combo|
|Tone Controls||6 Preset contours|
Overview: The QSC CP8 is a compact and portable 2-way, powered PA speaker featuring a 1000 watt peak power Class-D amplifier in a sleek and rugged enclosure. The CP8's flexible design makes it ideal as a main PA, stage monitor, or instrument amplifier, for both portable and installed applications.
Enclosure and Drivers: The CP8 features a 2-way speaker design that includes an 8" woofer and a 1.4" compression driver housed in a durable polypropylene ported enclosure and protected by a powder-coated steel grill. The enclosure features a top-mounted carry handle for portability and a 35mm socket on the bottom for pole-mounting. The PA speaker has feet that allow it to sit upright and also incorporates a beveled back section, allowing it to lay at an upward angle, acting as a stage monitor.
Amplifier: Powering the 2-way driver system is a 1000 watt peak power Class-D amplifier, designed specifically for the matched transducers, with 800 watts peak power for the woofer and 200 watts peak power for the high frequency compression driver. The amp uses convection cooling for heat dissipation, even in hot climates, without adding any background noise, while carefully tailored, sophisticated dynamics processing protect the drivers from damaging distortion. QSC also incorporates Directivity Matched Transition technology that provides a consistent frequency response across the entire coverage area. The result is a highly accurate and musical sound that maintains full signal integrity, even at high SPLs.
Intrinsic Correction and DSP: The CP8 utilizes QSC's advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) with Intrinsic Correction, providing superior sound quality in any speaker array. A rear-panel switch allows you to select one of 6 different Voicing Contour presets for specific applications:
Control Panel: The CP8's rear control panel provides the following jacks and controls:
Warranty: QSC provides a standard 1 year warranty, but will extend it to 3 years with product registration.
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