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QSC GX5 500 Watt 8 Ohm Power Lightweight Amplifier with Class H System for Professional Quality

  • mfr: GX5
  • SKU: GX5-120
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Product highlights

  • 500-watt range amplifier
  • Maximum performance and portability
  • GuardRail protection delivers full peak power
  • Power levels matched to the most popular speakers
  • Optimized for maximum real-world headroom
  • Fits in compact, inexpensive effects racks
  • Lightweight at less than 26 lb
  • Detented gain controls for precise setting
  • Front panel LEDs monitor power, signal, and clipping
  • Subwoofer/satellite crossover built-in

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QSC GX5 500 Watt 8 Ohm Power Lightweight Amplifier with Class H System for Professional Quality

The QSC GX5 500 Watt 8 Ohm Power Amplifier is ideal for professional entertainers who require maximum performance and portability on a limited budget. Professional audio quality, meticulous engineering, precision manufacturing, and long-term reliability are all intrinsic to GX. Add contemporary styling, multiple input/output options, and lightweight, and advanced protection circuitry, and the GX5 clearly represents real value, something everyone can use.

500-Watt Range

It delivers just the right amount of power to the most popular speakers used by entertainers. Typically, loudspeaker manufacturers recommend an amplifier with a power output equal to the speaker’s ‘Program (Music) Power’ rating or two times (2x) the ‘Continuous (RMS) Power' rating. The GX5 provides full performance for 500-watt (Program) speakers.

Class H System

The GX5 uses a Class H system, based on key elements of the PL Series, (PLX, PL3, CX, DCA) almost doubling power in the same size and weight. QSC design expertise allows the output devices to shift from low-power to high-power rails in less than a millionth of a second, ensuring that the output power is always right where it needs to be without excess loss.

Mid-Weight Performance

It features the use of premium toroidal power transformers for reliable ‘mid-weight’ performance. A variable-speed fan moves air crosswise through the amplifier, drawing cool air in over the power transformer, through the fan, and then over the heat sink. This keeps the transformer cool and allows a full-size heat sink to fit in a down-sized chassis.

GuardRail Protection

GuardRail protection delivers full peak power while preventing detrimental overloads. During excessive clipping, or extreme overheating, GuardRail reduces gain just enough to preserve the integrity of the music, protect the speakers and keep the audience excited, without unprofessional distortion levels or shutdowns.

Subwoofer/Satellite Crossover

A subwoofer reduces strain on the full-range speaker, allowing it to play louder, or letting a smaller speaker do the same job. GX5 supports this mode with a Crossover switch that splits the full-range input entering Ch 1, sending 20 Hz -100 Hz to the sub (Ch 1) and 100 Hz - 20 kHz to the top box (Ch 2). The front panel gain controls balance the sub and top box, while GuardRail optimizes peak power into the sub and top individually, for greater musical impact and dynamic range. GuardRail optimizes peak power into the sub and top individually, for greater musical impact and dynamic range.

Specifications

Audio
Audio Output 2 x Combo speakON-1/4" NL4 Output
Tone Adjustment No
General
Configuration Core
AC Input Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz

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You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
Oh no! Please contact our customer service team so we can resolve the issue immediately. You can call us on 1.800.221.0828, email us at [email protected], or send us a message here.  
We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

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All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

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Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

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QSC GX5 500 Watt 8 Ohm Power Lightweight Amplifier with Class H System for Professional Quality

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