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K Series & Kw Series Product Training Assessment - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Multiple Choice: What makes a system considered to be an “active system”?

    • A.

      The loudspeaker and amplifier are combined into a single harmonious unit.

    • B.

      The loudspeaker is designed to be particularly rugged for an active rental life.

    • C.

      The amplifier and loudspeaker connect wirelessly without the need of audio cable.

    • D.

      The loudspeaker can continue performing after the amplifier has failed.

    Correct Answer
    A. The loudspeaker and amplifier are combined into a single harmonious unit.
    Explanation
    An active system is considered to have the loudspeaker and amplifier combined into a single harmonious unit. This means that the loudspeaker and amplifier are integrated into one device, working together seamlessly. This integration allows for better control and optimization of the audio output, resulting in improved sound quality and efficiency. It also simplifies the setup and reduces the need for additional cables and connections.

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  • 2. 

    Multiple Choice: What is the name of QSC’s “secret audio sauce” that uses FIR and IIR filters to deliver smooth performance right out of the box?

    • A.

      Intrinsic Correction

    • B.

      Inherent Performance

    • C.

      Active System Advantage

    • D.

      K Power

    Correct Answer
    A. Intrinsic Correction
    Explanation
    Intrinsic Correction is the name of QSC's "secret audio sauce" that uses FIR and IIR filters to deliver smooth performance right out of the box. This technology allows for precise tuning of the audio system, compensating for any inherent acoustic anomalies or imperfections in the environment. By utilizing both FIR and IIR filters, the system can achieve accurate and consistent sound reproduction, ensuring optimal performance without the need for extensive manual adjustments or additional external processors.

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  • 3. 

    Multiple Choice: What is the main difference between different sizes of K Series loudspeakers?

    • A.

      Coverage Pattern and Low-End Bass Extension

    • B.

      Width and Color

    • C.

      Wattage of power modules

    • D.

      Weight and Mounting Options

    Correct Answer
    A. Coverage Pattern and Low-End Bass Extension
    Explanation
    The main difference between different sizes of K Series loudspeakers is the coverage pattern and low-end bass extension. This means that each size of the loudspeakers will have a different range and direction of sound coverage, as well as varying levels of bass extension. The other options, such as width and color, wattage of power modules, and weight and mounting options, do not directly affect the main difference between the different sizes of K Series loudspeakers.

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  • 4. 

    Multiple Choice: What does DMT stand for?

    • A.

      Directivity Matched Transition

    • B.

      Directional Music Theory

    • C.

      Deployment Melding Technology

    • D.

      Dual Mobility Transformation

    Correct Answer
    A. Directivity Matched Transition
    Explanation
    DMT stands for Directivity Matched Transition. This term refers to a technology or technique used in audio engineering to ensure a smooth transition between different loudspeaker coverage patterns. By matching the directivity of adjacent loudspeakers, DMT helps to minimize interference and improve the overall sound quality and coverage consistency in a sound system.

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  • 5. 

    Multiple Choice: What does DMT do?

    • A.

      DMT matches the natural high-frequency coverage angle of the woofer to the compression driver at the crossover frequency.

    • B.

      DMT enables the amplifier in one K Series loudspeaker to send digital signal processing to another loudspeaker.

    • C.

      DMT analyzes a room and provides suggestions for loudspeaker placement.

    • D.

      DMT automatically adjusts loudspeaker gain levels to compensate for room acoustics.

    Correct Answer
    A. DMT matches the natural high-frequency coverage angle of the woofer to the compression driver at the crossover frequency.
  • 6. 

    Multiple Choice: What is the coverage angle of the K8 loudspeaker?

    • A.

      105 degrees

    • B.

      90 degrees

    • C.

      75 degrees

    • D.

      180 degrees

    Correct Answer
    A. 105 degrees
    Explanation
    The coverage angle of the K8 loudspeaker is 105 degrees. This means that the loudspeaker is designed to project sound in a wide angle of 105 degrees, allowing for a broad coverage area.

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  • 7. 

    Multiple Choice: What does DEEP™ do?

    • A.

      DEEP is a DSP algorithm that extends bass response without using a subwoofer.

    • B.

      DEEP matches the crossover of your subwoofer to match that of your loudspeaker.

    • C.

      DEEP allows you adjust the angle of your loudspeaker’s pole cup.

    • D.

      DEEP technology is what makes it possible to integrate a loudspeaker and amplifier together.

    Correct Answer
    A. DEEP is a DSP algorithm that extends bass response without using a subwoofer.
    Explanation
    DEEP™ is a DSP algorithm that enhances the bass response of a loudspeaker system without the need for a subwoofer. This technology utilizes digital signal processing techniques to optimize the low-frequency output of the loudspeaker, resulting in improved bass performance. By implementing DEEP™, users can experience deep and powerful bass without the additional cost and setup of a separate subwoofer.

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  • 8. 

    Multiple Choice: Tilt-Direct™ allows you to toggle your loudspeaker between which two angles of directivity?

    • A.

      0° and 7.5°

    • B.

      10° and 90°

    • C.

      45° and 75°

    • D.

      5° and 25°

    Correct Answer
    A. 0° and 7.5°
    Explanation
    Tilt-Direct™ allows you to toggle your loudspeaker between the angles of 0° and 7.5° of directivity.

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  • 9. 

    Check Boxes: Which of the following are features of the K Series outdoor cover? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      Removable amplifier panel

    • B.

      Temporary weather resistance

    • C.

      Vented panel that maintains airflow

    • D.

      Protection from minor accidents

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Removable amplifier panel
    B. Temporary weather resistance
    C. Vented panel that maintains airflow
    D. Protection from minor accidents
    Explanation
    The K Series outdoor cover has multiple features. Firstly, it has a removable amplifier panel, which allows for easy access and maintenance of the amplifier. Secondly, it offers temporary weather resistance, meaning it is designed to withstand outdoor conditions for a limited period of time. Additionally, the cover has a vented panel that maintains airflow, preventing overheating of the equipment. Lastly, it provides protection from minor accidents, ensuring the safety and durability of the amplifier.

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  • 10. 

    Multiple Choice: How does Darryl Jones describe the sound he gets from his K Series loudspeakers?

    • A.

      Clean, clear, pure, with a lot of wattage

    • B.

      Dirty and tinny

    • C.

      Messy, useless, and forgettable

    • D.

      Painful and annoying

    Correct Answer
    A. Clean, clear, pure, with a lot of wattage
    Explanation
    Darryl Jones describes the sound he gets from his K Series loudspeakers as clean, clear, pure, with a lot of wattage.

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  • 11. 

    Check Boxes: Which of the following models are part of the K Series line of loudspeakers? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      K8

    • B.

      K10

    • C.

      K12

    • D.

      KSub

    • E.

      K15

    • F.

      K20

    • G.

      K9

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. K8
    B. K10
    C. K12
    D. KSub
    Explanation
    The K Series line of loudspeakers includes the models K8, K10, K12, and KSub. These models are specifically mentioned as being part of the K Series line, so they are the correct answers.

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  • 12. 

    Check Boxes: Which of the following models are part of the KW Series line of loudspeakers? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      KW122

    • B.

      KW152

    • C.

      KW153

    • D.

      KW181

    • E.

      KW212

    • F.

      KW132

    • G.

      KWSub

    • H.

      KW10

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. KW122
    B. KW152
    C. KW153
    D. KW181
    Explanation
    The models KW122, KW152, KW153, and KW181 are part of the KW Series line of loudspeakers.

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  • 13. 

    Multiple Choice: What material are K Series loudspeaker enclosures made from?

    • A.

      ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

    • B.

      Walnut plywood

    • C.

      MDF (medium density fiberboard)

    • D.

      APC (acrylic polycarbonate)

    Correct Answer
    A. ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
    Explanation
    K Series loudspeaker enclosures are made from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This material is commonly used in the manufacturing of loudspeaker enclosures due to its durability, impact resistance, and lightweight properties. ABS is also known for its ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

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  • 14. 

    True/False: The K10 and K12 also make for great stage monitors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The K10 and K12 also make for great stage monitors" is true. This suggests that both the K10 and K12 are suitable for use as stage monitors, indicating that they are capable of providing clear and accurate sound monitoring for performers on stage.

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  • 15. 

    Multiple Choice: What is the simplest way to transport the KSub?

    • A.

      Use the integrated casters.

    • B.

      Hire a team of stagehands.

    • C.

      Truck’s tow hitch and thirty feet of aircraft cable

    • D.

      Push with a bulldozer.

    Correct Answer
    A. Use the integrated casters.
    Explanation
    The simplest way to transport the KSub is by using the integrated casters. This means that the KSub is equipped with wheels that allow it to be easily rolled from one location to another. This method does not require any additional equipment or manpower, making it the most convenient and straightforward option for transportation.

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  • 16. 

    True/False: Yoke mounts for K Series loudspeakers allow them to be flown vertically or horizontally.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yoke mounts for K Series loudspeakers provide the flexibility to fly them either vertically or horizontally. This means that the loudspeakers can be securely suspended from above in either orientation, depending on the specific requirements of the installation. This versatility allows for optimal positioning and coverage of sound, making it easier to adapt to different venues and setups.

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  • 17. 

    Check Boxes: Which of the following are available accessories for K Series loudspeakers?  Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Pole Mount

    • B.

      Yoke Mount

    • C.

      Outdoor Cover

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pole Mount
    B. Yoke Mount
    C. Outdoor Cover
    Explanation
    The available accessories for K Series loudspeakers include a Pole Mount, Yoke Mount, and an Outdoor Cover. These accessories provide additional functionality and protection for the loudspeakers. The Pole Mount allows for easy mounting on a pole, while the Yoke Mount offers a secure mounting option on a wall or ceiling. The Outdoor Cover helps to protect the loudspeakers from the elements when used outdoors.

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  • 18. 

    Multiple Choice: What material are KW Series loudspeaker enclosures made from?

    • A.

      Premium birch plywood

    • B.

      Plastic resin

    • C.

      Titanium plate

    • D.

      Recycled paper pulp

    Correct Answer
    A. Premium birch plywood
    Explanation
    The KW Series loudspeaker enclosures are made from premium birch plywood. This material is known for its durability and high-quality sound reproduction. Birch plywood is commonly used in speaker construction due to its resonance properties and ability to minimize unwanted vibrations. It provides a solid and stable structure for the loudspeaker, ensuring optimal performance and sound quality.

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  • 19. 

    Multiple Choice: Approximately how heavy is the K Series Class D power module?

    • A.

      6 pounds (2.7 kg)

    • B.

      60 pounds (27 kg)

    • C.

      600 pounds (270 kg)

    • D.

      .6 pounds (.27 kg)

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 pounds (2.7 kg)
    Explanation
    The K Series Class D power module weighs approximately 6 pounds (2.7 kg).

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  • 20. 

    Multiple Choice: Why does Dweezil Zappa use K Series loudspeakers?

    • A.

      K Series faithfully reproduces the sound of the instrument without punishing the audience

    • B.

      K Series loudspeakers make a decent peanut butter and jelly sandwich

    • C.

      K Series are a comfortable alternative to a feather pillow

    • D.

      K Series horribly distorts an instruments intended sound and hurts everyone’s ears

    Correct Answer
    A. K Series faithfully reproduces the sound of the instrument without punishing the audience
    Explanation
    Dweezil Zappa uses K Series loudspeakers because they faithfully reproduce the sound of the instrument without causing discomfort to the audience.

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  • 21. 

    Multiple Choice: What changing trend led to the emphasis on K for Musicians?

    • A.

      Increased use of electronic and digital instruments as well as sophistication of acoustic instruments

    • B.

      Increased use of professional kazoos in mainstream music

    • C.

      Desire to create less accurate, poorly made amplification since nobody listens to music anymore

    Correct Answer
    A. Increased use of electronic and digital instruments as well as sophistication of acoustic instruments
    Explanation
    The emphasis on K for Musicians is due to the increased use of electronic and digital instruments as well as the sophistication of acoustic instruments. This changing trend in the music industry has led to a greater focus on incorporating technology into musical performances and recordings. The advancement of electronic and digital instruments has allowed musicians to explore new sounds and styles, while the improvement in acoustic instruments has enhanced the overall quality and range of musical expression.

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  • 22. 

    Multiple Choice: What two words describe the K Series when it comes to moving them around?

    • A.

      Lightweight and Portable

    • B.

      Heavy and Stubborn

    • C.

      Wafer-thin and Levitating

    • D.

      Unstoppable and Unmovable

    Correct Answer
    A. Lightweight and Portable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lightweight and Portable." This suggests that the K Series is easy to move around due to its light weight and portability.

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  • 23. 

    Multiple Choice: What type of system is defined by a loudspeaker being powered by a separate amplifier and processor that are often made by different manufacturers and not designed to work together smoothly?

    • A.

      Passive system

    • B.

      Inferior system

    • C.

      Inactive system

    • D.

      Disadvantage System

    Correct Answer
    A. Passive system
    Explanation
    A passive system is defined by a loudspeaker being powered by a separate amplifier and processor that are often made by different manufacturers and not designed to work together smoothly. This means that the components in a passive system are not specifically designed to complement each other, leading to potential compatibility issues and a lack of seamless integration.

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  • 24. 

    Check Boxes: What are the main areas that distinguish the difference between the K and KW Series? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Enclosure Type

    • B.

      Coverage Area

    • C.

      Subwoofer Needs

    • D.

      Power Supply

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Enclosure Type
    B. Coverage Area
    C. Subwoofer Needs
    Explanation
    The main areas that distinguish the difference between the K and KW Series are the Enclosure Type, Coverage Area, and Subwoofer Needs. The Enclosure Type refers to the design and construction of the speaker cabinet, which can affect the sound quality and overall performance. The Coverage Area refers to the distance and angle at which the speakers can effectively project sound, determining their suitability for different venues and applications. The Subwoofer Needs indicate whether or not the speakers require additional subwoofers to achieve optimal low-frequency response. Power Supply is not mentioned as a distinguishing factor between the K and KW Series.

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  • 25. 

    True/False: The KSub provides a bit more rock 'n roll punch, while the KW181 is geared more towards a resonate sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the statement suggests that the KSub provides a stronger and more powerful sound, which is associated with a "rock 'n roll punch." On the other hand, the KW181 is described as being geared towards a resonate sound, indicating that it is designed to produce a more balanced and sustained tone. Therefore, the statement implies that the KSub is better suited for a more aggressive and energetic musical style, while the KW181 is better suited for a smoother and more resonant sound.

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  • 26. 

    Check Boxes:Which of the following are features of the rear panel on the K and KW Series? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Built-in Mixer

    • B.

      LF Setting Control

    • C.

      Remote Gain

    • D.

      LCD Panel

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Built-in Mixer
    B. LF Setting Control
    C. Remote Gain
    Explanation
    The rear panel on the K and KW Series has several features. It includes a built-in mixer, which allows for mixing and adjusting audio inputs. It also has LF setting control, which allows for adjusting the low-frequency response of the speakers. Additionally, it has remote gain control, which enables adjusting the volume remotely. However, there is no mention of an LCD panel on the rear panel, so this feature is not included.

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  • 27. 

    Check Boxes: Which examples for system setup were given in the KfM System Examples section? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Keyboard and Vocal Microphone

    • B.

      Acoustic Guitar and Vocal Microphone

    • C.

      Acoustic Drumkit

    • D.

      Electric Guitar

    • E.

      Full Symphony Orchestra

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Keyboard and Vocal Microphone
    B. Acoustic Guitar and Vocal Microphone
    C. Acoustic Drumkit
    D. Electric Guitar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Keyboard and Vocal Microphone, Acoustic Guitar and Vocal Microphone, Acoustic Drumkit, and Electric Guitar. These examples were given in the KfM System Examples section.

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