QSC has introduced the new E Series range of passive loudspeakers, designed for sound reinforcement in entertainment applications such as live performance, DJ and dance music, karaoke and stage monitoring and production.
When used as part of a complete E Series Entertainment System – with the company’s PLD and GXD amplifiers and TouchMix digital mixers—the E Series takes advantage of advanced DSP settings in these latest generation products for a higher level of performance.
“QSC is dedicated to building products that help even an inexperienced user get professional results that would otherwise require a far more skilled operator,” states Gerry Tschetter, QSC vice president, professional product development. “We applied this same philosophy in creating the E Series. A system of E Series loudspeakers paired with a GXD or PLD power amplifier or a TouchMix digital mixer offer much more than just a group of audio components. It’s a system which offers a complete QSC solution that will deliver superior professional sounding results.”
The new E Series line consists of four models incorporating the company’s DMT (Directivity Matched Transition), designed to deliver uniform frequency response across the entire coverage area.
The E10 has a 10-inch, die cast frame woofer with a 2.5-inch voice-coil housed in an enclosure that can also serve as a stage monitor. The E12 is a trapezoidal, two-way loudspeaker using a 12-inch die cast aluminum woofer with a 3-inch voice-coil, and the 15mm, 11-ply enclosure provides enough volume to deliver solid low-frequency extension down to 60 Hz.
The E15 is a trapezoidal, two-way loudspeaker using a 15-inch, 500-watt, die cast aluminum frame woofer with a 3-inch voice coil, intended for use when high-power and authoritative low-end are needed from a full-range loudspeaker.
The E18SW is a subwoofer with a single, high-powered, 18-inch, aluminum frame woofer, designed to produce low-end for live performance with kick drum and bass in the PA or for high-level, high-energy dance music. A threaded, M20 pole socket is provided with the E18SW for sub/satellite use with any of the E Series two-way models. For portable applications it includes attachment points for four optional casters.
All four models are constructed of rugged plywood and coated in black, textured paint. Heavy-duty grilles lined with foam provide protection for the woofers.
The three two-way models are equipped with an all-metal, dual-angle, 35 mm socket that allows the loudspeaker to be mounted vertically on a pole or angled down by 10 degrees to improve audience coverage and reduce rear wall reflections. Multiple mounting options using E Series yoke or M8 eyebolts are supported. Input connections include dual NL4 as well as screw terminal receptacles.
Advanced E Series DSP settings for use as part of a complete QSC system will soon be available for download at the company website to support a variety of application, including live sound reinforcement (with and without subwoofers), stage monitoring, dance music and karaoke.