View Full Version : kw153 user reviews?

02-24-2012, 12:54 PM
I am thinking about upgrading with a pair of QSC kw153's.

I have k12's that I use for monitors and I like them alot although I think that they kind of have a bright digital sound.
Currently I use Mackie sr1530's, they have a full and warm analog type of sound that I prefer but they are older, heavy, and not quite as reliable or loud enough for larger shows.
Can any users out there give me a quick run down on how the QSC kw153's sound and perform with electronic dance music?


DJ Riddims
02-24-2012, 07:03 PM
I have never used the KW153 but have used the KW152 numerous times and it is a great sounding speaker. I will say it clips rather quickly but it nevertheless gets loud and gives a great full sound even when it reaches clipping. The bass response is excellent and can allow you to do some small to medium gigs without a sub. I was going to purchase the KW153 but 87lbs is a a bit to heavy in my opinion.

02-26-2012, 12:07 PM
When you say the kw152 clips easily do you mean the limiter kicking in? Do you use these with subs? I would imagine that running them with full bass would engage the limiters sooner. For most larger events I plan on using the kw153's with hpf and subs.

DJ Riddims
02-26-2012, 09:34 PM
By clipping I mean the limiter is kicking in. I use them with my RCF 4Pro 8001 AS sub.