QSC 122i

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Designed for vocal, DJ, P.A. and stage-monitor applications, QSC's new HPR122i powered loudspeaker can be pole-mounted using a stand socket or flown with the aid of nine integral M10 suspension points. Built to meet the same specifications used to create the RMX line of amplifiers, the HPR122i power module provides a total of 500W.

Offering those considering plastic-box speakers an opportunity to upgrade to a higher-powered, plywood enclosure system, the HPR122i is operable between 53 Hz and 20 kHz. Equipped with a 12-inch low-frequency driver featuring a three-inch voice coil and neodymium magnet structure, the two-way enclosure features a compression driver with a 1.4-inch diaphragm coupled to a 75-degree conical horn at the high end.

The HPR122i's proprietary power module incorporates the same circuit designs used on QSC's RMX Series amplifiers. Thick, deeply-finned aluminum heat-sink extrusions offer mechanical strength and an abundance of surface area that promotes cool operating temperatures, even when the loudspeaker is pushed to extremes. Looking beyond its capacity to produce power, the module additionally includes sophisticated signal-processing functions that have been mindfully tailored to the loudspeaker system's specific needs: Each amplifier channel, for instance, is equipped with its own limiting within parameters optimized across the operable bandwidth.

Constructed of birch plywood, the HPR122i enclosure features a black textured paint finish and 16-gauge perforated steel grille. Ergonomically placed handles enhance portability, while the cabinet's nine threaded M10 inserts facilitate a wide-ranging number of suspension options. An LED power indicator is mounted on the grille and can be turned off as needed with a rear-panel switch.

Measuring 27 inches high by 14.5 inches wide and 15 inches deep, the HPR122i tips the scales at 60 pounds. Now shipping, its estimated street price is $799.

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