The QSC CP8 is a multipurpose loudspeaker suitable for portable or installed live-sound applications. Whether carting the speaker to gigs or installing it on stage as a vocal monitor, you’ll find the monitor exhibits a powerful sound.
The monitor gives you the ability to mix up a mic/line input, a line input, and a music playback device, supplying a total of three inputs. Thus, the CP8 can function as your sole PA if you’re an acoustic singer/songwriter playing anything from intimate clubs to menu-venue gigs. However, put the monitor on a speaker pole or yoke it to the ceiling, and you’ll have secured a dependable element in your club’s permanent PA system.
The QSC CP8 is capable of handling up to 1000W peak thanks to its Class-D amplifier, doing so through its 8″ cone LF transducer and 1.4″ HF compression driver. You can reach SPL values of up to 124 dB, and the construction of the monitors ensures an even frequency response from 56 Hz to 20 kHz.
The rear panel offers controls sure to be useful to your practice, whether it’s the one-touch 25 dB Mic Boost switch on input B, or the contour selector switch; the latter tailors the speaker’s response to better suit common scenarios such as dance floor, speech address system, and floor monitor. These contours are made possible by the DSP system programmed into the device.
Finally, the unit is relatively compact and portable. It measures 16.2 x 10.7 x 10.1″, and weighs 21 lb, making it easier to handle than many conventional live-sound monitors or instrument amplifiers.
- General Features at a Glance
- Relatively compact at 16.2 x 10.7 x 10.1″
- 1000W peak-power Class-D amplifier module
- Easily selectable contours for commonly used applications
- DSP with Intrinsic Correction to bolster sound quality and speaker protection
- Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) for consistent frequency response across the entire coverage area
- Lightweight and portable at 21 lb
- For use as main PA, stage monitor, or instrument amplifier
- 35mm pole socket
QSC CP8 specs
|Configuration||2-way active loudspeaker|
|Transducers||LF Driver: 8.0″ / 203.0 mm, cone
HF Driver: 1.4″ / 35.6 mm, compression driver
|Frequency Response||56 Hz to 20 kHz at -6 dB
53 Hz to 20 kHz at -10 dB
|Nominal Coverage Angle||90°, axisymetric|
|Max SPL||124 dB measured at 3.3″ / 1.0 m with dynamic pink noise|
|Peak Power Output||LF Driver: 800 W
HF Driver: 200 W
|Controls||Power, gain, mic boost, 6-way contour selector|
|Indicators||Power, input signal, input B microphone, limiter|
|Connectors||2 x XLR-1/4″ combination input (line input and mic/line input, locking)
1 x 3.5 mm TRS input
1 x XLR output (mix output)
|Attachment||M10 threaded insert|
|Grille||18 Gauge powered coated steel|
|AC Power||Universal power supply, 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz|
|AC Power Consumption||100 VAC, 0.75 A / 120 VAC, 1.0 A / 240 VAC 0.31 A (at 1/8 power)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||16.2 x 10.7 x 10.1″ / 411 x 273 x 256 mm|
|Weight||21.0 lb/ 9.5 kg|
|Package Weight||25.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||19.0 x 14.0 x 14.0″|