FAQ | What is the difference between the K12 and KW122 powered loudspeakers?

Updated at May 10th, 2023

Your engagement helps us create the content you need. Click here to review this article.

Table of Contents


The cabinet of the K and KW loudspeakers is the most discernible difference. 

The K12 is made of durable and lightweight ABS plastic, while the KW122 is made of texture coated, premium-grade Baltic-birch plywood. The wooden enclosure reduces cabinet resonance frequencies which were EQ'd out from the K-series speakers, and returned to the KW to give a higher SPL (131 dB max SPL for the KW122, and 127 dB max SPL for the K12). 

Also, while the power amp of the K and KW series are the same 1000W module, the input module is different. The K12 offers a "MIC/LINE" switch for channel A depending on the type of input source, and the KW122 offers a "MIC/LINE" gain knob on channel A to select a 12, 24, or 36 dB increase to the input, allowing more versatility when working with a low-gain input sources. All other input/output connections and controls are the same.