12" 2-way PA speaker — 800W continuous
Our take on the QSC E12 by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
A beautiful sound
I remember the first time I heard a QSC powered speaker in a club. I was astonished at the quality of the sound emanating from such a compact enclosure. Now QSC offers this kind of sonic firepower with their E Series passive PA speakers. Their E12 speaker features a heavy-duty 12" woofer and a 1" compression driver in a compact plywood enclosure coated with black textured paint. The E12 handles up to 400 watts RMS, delivering powerful, clear sound that belies its small size.
Pair it with a QSC
QSC designed the E12 to work well with any mixer or amplifier, but its performance is greatly enhanced when you pair it up with a QSC GXD power amp or with their TouchMix digital mixer. The built-in signal processing in those products optimizes this speaker for live sound, floor monitor, karaoke, or DJ applications, either with a subwoofer or by itself.
The E12 features a metal dual-angle socket that allows you to mount the speaker in the usual manner, or angled down 10º to improve coverage of the room. The metal grille protects the drivers from damage on the gig or in the van. QSC knows that you go to a lot of trouble to play live gigs. They've designed a speaker that brings your performance to your audience without compromise.
- 2-way PA speaker
- 12" low-frequency driver
- 1" high-frequency compression driver
- plywood enclosure coated with black textured paint
- inputs: two NL4 connectors, screw terminals
- power rating: 400 watts RMS, 1600 watts peak
- frequency range: 64-20,000 Hz (-6 dB)
- impedance: 8 ohms
- max SPL: 128 dB
- dimensions: 14-1/4"W x 24-1/4"H x 14-5/8"D
- weight: 51 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- PA passive loudspeaker
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Information
Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|System Frequency response||64-20k|
Two-Way Speaker System: The QSC E12 is a compact, two-way loudspeaker. It features a 1" high frequency compression driver and a 12" die-cast frame woofer with a 3" voice-coil for full-range sound.
DMT (Directivity Matched Transition): The E12 incorporates QSC's DMT (Directivity Matched Transition) design with a wide 85° coverage.
Bass Port: The E12 utilizes a front-firing slot port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response.
Rugged Enclosure: The E12 features a trapezoidal plywood enclosure with a rugged tour-grade textured black paint. There is a perforated, powder-coated steel grille with foam lining to protect the enclosed drivers (the grilled can be removed by removing twelve screws). There are two side-mounted top-mounted handles to help carry the speaker around to performances.
Speaker Terminals: The QSC E12 is outfitted with NL4 and barrier-strip connections to connect speaker wire (sold separately). There are two NL4 terminals, one is for input and the other can be used to pass a full-range audio signal to another passive loudspeaker or passive subwoofer (sold separately) in your system.
Recommended Amplifiers & Mixers: When used with QSC's GXD amplifiers or with QSC's TouchMix digital mixers, the E Series loudspeaker can also take advantage of advanced DSP (digital signal processing). QSC has developed E Series DSP settings for all three platforms. These settings support a variety of applications including live sound reinforcement (with and without subwoofers), stage monitoring, dance music, and karaoke.
Mounting & Suspension: The QSC E12's multi-purpose enclosure is outfitted with six M8 suspensions points and a dual-angle 35mm pole socket.
- M8 Rigging Points: The E Series loudspeaker has six M8 threaded attachment points for suspending or flying.
- Dual-Angle Pole Socket: The E12 has dual-angle pole sockets that allow the loudspeaker cabinet to sit upright on a stand or tilt downward at a 10° angle to better cover the audience.
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