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QSC AD-S12 AcousticDesign 12-Inch Surface Mount Speaker

QSC AD-S12 AcousticDesign 12-Inch Surface Mount Speaker

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The AD-S12 from QSC’s AcousticDesign series is a surface-mounted, low-impedance, two-way pendant-mount loudspeaker. It’s ideal in foreground and background sound reinforcement situations utilizing 70/100V or 16Ω bypass configurations. The AD-S12 features a 12" weather-treated paper cone woofer with a 2.5" voice coil. Its compression driver matches the sensitivity and performance of the woofer for outstanding full-range reproduction. Among its many features, Intrinsic Correction™ voicings can be deployed to optimize installation and performance.

Achieve coherent transition between transducers with Directivity Matched Transition™ (DMT), QSC’s design philosophy where the high-frequency waveguide is matched to the natural conical behavior of the woofer at the crossover point. DMT’s improved off-axis power response results in consistent 75° conical coverage.

Install your AD-S12 safely, securely, and swiftly. Each AcousticDesign model comes with the award-winning X-Mount™ system for simple and easy wall or ceiling installation in either horizontal or vertical orientations. The pivot planes feature knurled surfaces to prevent drifting or sagging over time, while articulation marks allow you to preconfigure the mounting system on the ground—without requiring special tools. The AD-S12 also comes with M10 fittings for optional yoke mount (YMS12) or shoulder eyebolt (M10 Kit-C) accessories for installation versatility (optional accessories sold separately).

AcousticDesign speakers are free of obtrusive branding. They’re available in black or white, as well as paintable to match any décor. Boasting rugged ABS enclosures, sealed input panel covers, and powder-coated aluminum grilles, all surface-mounted models exceed IEC60529 IP-54 ratings for dust and splash resistance.

More about QSC’s AcousticDesign Series

Easy installation, flexible mounting options, and rugged, high-weather resistance are just three of the features that set QSC’s AcousticDesign™ series apart. These premium loudspeakers are designed to give contractors and integrators versatile, reliable solutions for permanent sound installations. Unified by premium audio quality and consistent tonal characteristics this series is comprised of ceiling, surface, and pendant alternatives ideal for environments where you need the perfect combination of performance, coverage, and aesthetic appeal.

QSC AD-S12 Features

  • DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures smooth, uniform frequency response over the coverage area
  • X-Mount™ system enables the loudspeaker to be easily installed and deployed at a variety of angles with no slippage over time
  • Advanced voicing filter sets using QSC Intrinsic Correction™, available through either Q-Sys processing or CXD amplifier platforms
  • Lightweight ABS enclosures offer long-term durability and lasting good looks
  • Sealed input panel cover and powder coated aluminum grilles for added weather resistance
  • Meets IEC60529 IP-54 for dust and splash resistance
  • M10 fittings for optional yoke mount or suspended installations
  • AD-S12 Surface Mount Speaker1
  • X-Mount mounting system1
  • Euroblock connector1
  • Input panel cover1
  • System Details
    • Effective frequency range1 52 – 20k Hz
    • Rated noise power / voltage2 300 watts / 50 volts (rms)
    • Broad-band sensitivity3 95 dB SPL
    • Coverage angle (-6 dB) 75°
    • Directivity factor (Q) 12
    • Directivity Index 11 dB
    • Maximum continuous SPL4 120 dB
    • Maximum peak SPL4 126 dB
    • Rated impedance 8 ohms
    • Recommended amplifier power 600 watts
    • HF transducer 1” exit / 1.4” voice-coil compression driver
    • LF transducer 12” weather resistant paper cone woofer, 2.5” / 64 mm voice-coil
    • Input connector type Euroblock connector with parallel output
    • Enclosure material Painted ABS polymer
    • Grille material Powder coated aluminum
    • X-Mount material Powder coated aluminum
  • Enclosure Details
    • Ingress protection IP-54
    • Operating environment Designed for indoor and outdoor use
    • Testing:
    • The AD Series loudspeakers qualified for outdoor use using the following tests
      • Salt fog: MIL-STD-810G Method 509.5 for 100 hrs.
      • Humidity: MIL-STD-810G Method 507.5, Natural cycle B2, cyclic high RH for 7 days
      • High and low temperature: tested to QSC internal standards between -20° and 50° C
    • Operating Temperature Range -20 to 50 °C / -4 to 122 °F
    • Net weight 35.2 lb / 16 kg
    • Product dimensions 23.4” x 13.9” x 12.7” (594 x 354 x 323 mm)
    • Shipping weight 46.3 lb / 21 kg
    • Shipping dimensions 34.5” x 17.9” X 17.2” (765 x 455 x 437 mm)
  • Notes
    • 1 - Free-field, -10 dB from on-axis sensitivity
    • 2 - IEC60268-1 noise signal for 2 hours
    • 3 - On-Axis, free-field sensitivity, 2.83V, 1 m
    • 4 - Calculated from rated noise voltage and sensitivity

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