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Zxa5 vs new QSC k.2

DjCity 12:12 PM - 23 August, 2017
I have been the proud owner of zxa5's. They are amazing speakers.
One of them crapped out on me this past weekend. I set up, ran a signal and got..... nothing. No sound. Speaker is not blown. I think the amp module is done. I have no light on the full range / high pass.

Speaker is still under warranty so its at the shop getting repaired.

While my speaker is down, I went to guitar center and heard the new k12.2. I was impressed!
I had them demo it against the zxa5 and it sounded better and brighter.

Now I know this is at guitar center in their small room with relatively low(ish) volume but damn if it did not sound better.

I'm asking you peeps that know....
Is the k.2 series really a better performing speaker than the legendary ZXA5?
It's rated at 2000w, has dps, is lighter, half the price and sounded better (at guitar center)

Chime in!
DjCity 3:50 PM - 27 August, 2017
Anyone?

Nobody has an opinion on this?
DJ GaFFle 11:28 AM - 28 August, 2017
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I had them demo it against the zxa5 and it sounded better and brighter.

Now I know this is at guitar center in their small room with relatively low(ish) volume but damn if it did not sound better.

I'm asking you peeps that know....
Is the k.2 series really a better performing speaker than the legendary ZXA5?
It's rated at 2000w, has dps, is lighter, half the price and sounded better (at guitar center)

Chime in!

I've never heard the K.2 series but seems ludicrous saying they sound better than the ZXA5s. Maybe that GC had more "incentive" to push their high-volume, new QSC as opposed to the older and more rare EV ZXA5 stuff. People's perception of good sound is all relative anyway but QSC does make some solid performing and reliable speakers. I guarantee, most DJs would have less issues with them over some ZXA5s due to its lack of a limiter.
pdidy 5:35 AM - 31 August, 2017
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I've never heard the K.2 series but seems ludicrous saying they sound better than the ZXA5s.

Same for me, ive never heard the k.2 and still would never even entertain the thought that the qsc k.2 could sound better than a zxa5. And I still love, own and use k12's today which I'll probably never sell because they're too dependable/reliable under any condition.
DjCity 5:21 PM - 31 August, 2017
I meant k12.2
DjCity 5:25 PM - 31 August, 2017
My ZXA5 is repaired. It was a blown fuse and soder on board.
Tech said it was nothing I did.

I like the idea of the k12.2
Lighter, smaller, more powerful (on paper)
Dps and half the price.

Don't know if it's worth the trade.

That's what I'm asking. Should I give up the Zxa5's for the K12.2?

Would you do it?
pdidy 5:42 PM - 31 August, 2017
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I meant k12.2

yes i understood that, i knew you were not talking about the original k12 i have.
DjCity 6:27 PM - 31 August, 2017
Pdiddy......
What's up man. Been a while.

Quote:
I have been the proud owner of zxa5's. They are amazing

I went to guitar center and heard the new k12.2. I was impressed!
I had them demo it against the zxa5 and it sounded better and brighter. (At guitar ctr)

Now I know this is at guitar center in their small room with relatively low(ish) volume but damn if it did not sound better.

I'm asking you peeps that know....
Is the k.2 series really a *****better performing*****speaker than the legendary ZXA5?
It's rated at 2000w, has dps, is lighter, half the price and sounded better (at guitar center)

Chime in!


Trying to find out if it performs better or at least as good as the ZXA5.

How do the 1st k series stack up to the ZXA5?

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I like the idea of the k12.2
Lighter, smaller, more powerful (on paper)
Dps and half the price.

Don't know if it's worth the trade.

That's what I'm asking. Should I give up the Zxa5's for the K12.2?

Would you do it?


This is what I'm asking.
Is it on par with the ZXA5 in reliability, dependability, durability, power and sound.