KW153

Powered, 15" 3-way, 75° conical DMT


Onboard mixer with two combo XLR and ¼” inputs, and stereo RCA inputs, (three audio input sources); two direct channel outputs and single summed balanced output

Features

  • 15” woofer; 6.5” midrange woofer; 1.75” diaphragm compression driver
  • 75° conical DMT coverage
  • Maximum SPL 134 dB peak
  • 1000-watt Class D power modules in all models (2 × 500 W continuous)
  • Tour-grade 16 gauge steel grilles
  • Rugged, texture-painted birch enclosures
  • Four-position Mic/Line gain
  • Comfortable ergonomic handles
  • 35 mm standard (non-tilt) pole socket
  • M10 rigging points for suspended installation
  • Extensive DSP featuring DEEP™ and Intrinsic Correction™ enhances system performance:
    • DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) provides for matched LF and HF coverage across the entire listening area, eliminating unnatural "dead" or "hot" frequency zones.
    • Intrinsic Correction™, first featured in our high-end line-array products maps 65–75 spatially-averaged measurements to IIR and FIR filters that actively adjust time, frequency and amplitude response to a maximally flat band pass target. The result is a speaker that behaves equally well across the entire sound field.
    • DEEP™ and excursion limiting allow for extended low-frequency response by actively managing low-frequency transients without degradation of the underlying signal or adjacent frequencies.
    • GuardRail™ protection protects both the amplifier module and your performance from unnatural and destructive clipping.

 

SPECIFICATIONS KW153
Configuration 15" 3-way trapezoidal
Transducers
Low-frequency
Mid-frequency
High-frequency
15" cone transducer

6.5" mid range cone transducer

1.75" diaphragm compression driver
Frequency Response (-6 dB) 35 Hz to 18 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 33 Hz to 20 kHz
Nominal Coverage (-6 dB) 75° axisymmetric
Maximum SPL1 134 dB peak
Amplifier
Power Output2 1000 W Class D (500 W LF + 500 W MF/HF) continuous
2000 W peak
Input Impedance Channel A XLR / ¼":
Mic gain setting Balanced Unbalanced
0 dB 38 kΩ 19 kΩ
+12 dB 10 kΩ 5 kΩ
+24 dB 2.66 kΩ 1.33 kΩ
+36 dB 660Ω 330Ω
Channel B XLR / ¼": 38 kΩ balanced / 19 kΩ unbalanced
Channel B RCA: 10 kΩ
Controls Power, Gain A, Gain B, Channel A Input Gain (0 dB / 12 dB / 24 dB / 36 dB), LF Mode (Ext Sub/Norm/DEEP™), HF Mode (Flat/Vocal Boost), Front LED (On/Off/Limit)
Indicators Power, Signal A, Signal B, Standby, Limit, Mic (24 dB and 36 dB settings)
Connectors Balanced female XLR/¼" line/mic level input, Balanced female XLR/¼" line level input, Dual Balanced male XLR full range line level out , Balanced male XLR "mix" out, Stereo RCA line level input, Remote gain control, Locking IEC power connector
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 to 60 Hz
AC Power Consumption
(1/8 Power)
100 VAC, 2.3 A
120 VAC, 2.01 A
230 VAC, 1.13 A
Enclosure
Material 15 mm painted birch plywood
Finish Black textured paint
Grille Black powder coated 16 gauge steel
Dimensions (HWD) inches 43.1 x 18.5 x 16.8
Dimensions (HWD) mm 1094 × 470 × 427
Net Weight 87 lb / 39.5 kg
Available Accessories KW153 cover, KW M10 kit

All specifications are subject to change without notice.