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  • 6 May, 2014

    Featured Case Studies

    Toronto’s New Ripley’s Aquarium Takes Control with Q-SYS™ Core 500i

    Toronto, ON, Canada (April 27, 2014) — Located at the base of the iconic CN Tower in Toronto, the state-of-the-art Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened earlier this year. The new high-tech building, shaped like a multi-faceted shell, features an open window on the roof above the main entrance, which represents a window to the aquatic world. The facility’s new sound reinforcement and paging systems feature a full complement of QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers, managed by a Q-SYS™ Core 500i integrated system platform. The Q-SYS system centralizes the control of all background audio content throughout the new aquarium and represents the first large-scale installation of the processor to feature the optional MTP-128 playback engine, which expands the system’s capabilities from the standard 16 tracks to 128 tracks. At 135,000 square feet (12,542 square meters), Ripley’s…

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  • 25 March, 2014

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Launches New Online Design Tool

    QSC has launched a new online tool to help make it easier to select the most appropriate system of QSC cinema products for a specific application. QSC offers the industry’s most comprehensive catalog of cinema audio products, including processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. Although such a wide selection assures that we can provide the most appropriate solution for any specific cinema application, we also recognize that so many choices can make it challenging to select the best package. The new Online Application Guide makes that selection much easier. Simply enter a few basic parameters for your application, click “View Results”, and you’ll get a basic system package which can be used as a starting point to tailor the most optimal system configuration for your requirements, at the most cost-effective price.  The new Online Application Guide can be accessed at…

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  • 25 March, 2014

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Introduces New DPA-Q Network Amplifiers

    Designed specifically for use with the Q-SYS™ Network Audio Platform, QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the new DPA-Q Network Amplifier Series. DPA-Q amplifiers combine high power output with Q-SYS network connectivity and processing to create the ultimate audio routing and power solution for cinema sound applications.  Q-SYS, introduced by QSC in 2007, is an extremely powerful yet simple-to-use digital audio network platform that has been installed in hundreds of large commercial applications around the world. Since it is completely scalable, it’s also a cost-effective option for cinema operators who want to take advantage of the benefits offered by a networked audio solution. With the new DPA-Q amplifiers, putting a cinema’s audio system on the network is as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable.  Network access offers many benefits, including the…

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  • 20 March, 2014

    Products & Solutions

    Q-SYS for Cinema Immersive Audio

    At CinemaCon 2014 in booth 213F, QSC Audio Products will be demonstrating a versatile processing platform that can accommodate any object-based or channel-based immersive sound format. Q-SYS, the company’s network audio platform, now has the capability to directly accept a network connection from a Dolby® CP850 processor, and it can also function as the rendering engine for MDA, the multi-dimensional audio format developed by DTS®, Inc. Immersive sound, which features a three-dimensional array of loudspeakers and the ability to place sounds anywhere in the cinema, offers filmmakers more creative freedom in the production of a cinema soundtrack. It also offers cinemagoers a much greater sense of engagement with the action on screen. Although standards are still being proposed, there are several formats which have been developed to produce the immersive audio…

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  • 19 March, 2014

    Corporate

    QSC Ships Colossal Cinema System for CinemaCon 2014

    At CinemaCon, the Colosseum is used for all screenings and product reels sponsored by the major film studios and distributors.  Since the room is far larger than most cinemas, a combination of QSC professional audio gear and cinema products are used.  

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  • 10 January, 2014

    Corporate

    QSC Promotes Danny Pickett

    QSC Audio Products is pleased to announce the promotion of Danny Pickett to Director, Global Cinema Sales. Danny Pickett joined QSC Cinema in 2005 as Key Accounts Manager, and was tasked with selecting and setting up European cinema dealers for QSC Audio Products. In 2010, he was promoted to Cinema Sales Manager, taking on management and support for domestic and international cinema dealers.  As Director, Global Cinema Sales, Danny will have overall responsibility for all domestic and international sales operations and customer technical support. “Danny has proven to be one of our strongest assets in cinema sales,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC Audio Products. “Since he became Cinema Sales Manager, our global cinema sales have grown significantly, and a large percentage of that increase was directly related to the…

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  • 5 December, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Announces New Small Room Loudspeakers

    QSC Audio Products announces three new cost-effective loudspeakers for smaller cinemas that meet sound output requirements without compromising sound quality. The new models include two passive full-range, two-way screen channel loudspeakers and a compact, narrow profile subwoofer.  Combined with the QSC SC-2150 screen channel loudspeaker and SR-8101 surround, QSC now offers the most complete range of loudspeaker products tailored to the needs and budgets of small room cinema applications. Optimized for rooms up to 35 feet (11 meters) from the screen to the last row of seating, the new SC-1120 two-way screen channel loudspeaker features a 12-inch low frequency driver and a 1.75-inch voice coil high frequency driver.  The new SC-1150 two-way screen channel loudspeaker is designed for rooms up to 45 feet (14 meters) in length, featuring a single 15-inch low frequency…

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  • 19 November, 2013

    Corporate

    QSC Appoints New Head of R&D

    QSC Audio Products, LLC., is very pleased to announce the appointment of John White to the position of Vice President, Research and Development.   In his new role at QSC, White will be providing technical and managerial leadership to the development programs at the company, and proactively plan and execute personnel development, process management and infrastructure management within the R&D department.  White will report to the COO of QSC, Jatan Shah. “We are tremendously excited to have Dr. John White join the dedicated professionals at QSC, “says Jatan Shah.  “As QSC continues to develop new, revolutionary technology platforms to serve our customers, we look forward to having John offer his leadership and expertise to our cutting-edge research and product development team.” White brings his vast amount of technical experience at some of the world’s leading…

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  • 31 October, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-Sys Controls Chills and Thrills at Plano’s Dark Hour Haunted House

    Plano, TX (October 31, 2103)-- The latest addition to the billion-dollar haunted house industry, the new Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano, Texas featured an extensive all-QSC Audio multi-zone sound system controlled by dual redundant Q-Sys Core 500i processors. The high-tech haunt, comprises three terrifying realms -- dominion of the dead, coven manor, and voodoo vengeance -- all outfitted with a variety of QSC Audio active K Series, KW Series, and KLA Series loudspeakers, as well as AcousticPerformance and AcousticDesign loudspeakers driven by CX Series and PowerLight 3 Series amplifiers. Throughout the Dark Hour attraction, which begins in a graveyard, continues through the haunted house and finishes in a voodoo-themed area, Q-Sys and a full complement of QSC loudspeakers reinforced the chills and thrills with special effects and ambient sound. The entire audio…

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  • 25 October, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    New Post-Production System from QSC

    At ShowEast in Hollywood, Florida this week, QSC Audio Products introduced a new complete loudspeaker system for critical listening applications. The Reference Monitor System (shown here with optional baffle wings) includes screen channel and subwoofer loudspeakers, signal processing, and power amplifiers, resulting in a fully-optimized system for the best possible listening experience when high quality sound is paramount. The Reference Monitor System loudspeaker components are the new RSC-112 three-way loudspeaker and the new RSB-212 subwoofer.  The RSC-112 is the screen channel component of the Reference Monitor System.  It features a 12” (305 mm) woofer with 4” (102 mm) voice coil for exceptional low frequency bandwidth reproduction. The LF driver crosses over into a high power capacity, neodymium mid frequency compression driver with 3.5” (90 mm) voice coil and…

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  • 23 October, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Demonstrates Q-SYS for Immersive Sound

    During exhibit hours at ShowEast 2013 this week in Hollywood, Florida, QSC Audio Products, LLC, is demonstrating a proof of concept of an end-to-end solution for the playback of object-based immersive sound program material in their booth #709 on the trade show floor. The demonstrations highlight the capability of the QSC Q-SYS audio signal processing and routing platform to render MDA (multi-dimensional audio) files in real-time. MDA is an open platform, object-based audio format developed by DTS, Inc. that allows every element of a soundtrack to be mapped in 3D space, storing all of the spatial and behavioral information as metadata.  For the demos, test program content files were created using a ProTools MDA plug-in at The Dub Stage, a prominent Hollywood, CA post-production facility. The audio files were combined into a DCP (digital cinema package), which will be…

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  • 22 October, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Roser Community Church Installs QSC Audio Q-Sys™ Core 500i and TSC Touch Screens

    Anna Maria, FL (October 22, 2013) — Located in Anna Maria, a retirement community of just over 1,800 situated on a barrier island at the mouth of Tampa Bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Roser Community Church recently upgraded its sound system that incorporates a Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform featuring a Core 500i. The system, installed by Creative Sound Solutions, LLC of Cape Coral, FL, is optimizing the performance of a single powered loudspeaker and enabling easy operation of the entire audio system via a custom iPad user interface and the TSC-3 and TSC-8 Networked Touch Screen Controllers. “The church is in a retirement community, so the system is simple enough that anyone can use it,” comments Jacob Broadway, Sarasota Office Manager at Creative Sound Solutions, who added that the church’s new Q-Sys system is programmed for two modes of operation: auto-mix and…

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  • 15 October, 2013

    Software

    QSC Announces Software Updates

    QSC Audio Products has released updates to three PC-based software applications for its DCP Series cinema processors.  All three updates provide an array of new features and enhanced simplicity of operation. DCP Manager 3.01.18  DCP Manager is used to communicate with DCP Series cinema processors, and allow you to configure and monitor the operation of a cinema sound system.  A menu-driven approach enables quick configuration of signal flow and parameter presets for all amplifiers and loudspeakers.  All configuration data is stored in the DCP devise, and can also be saved to a removable SD memory card in the DCP for backup and to quickly reproduce settings on other DCP units. The DCP Series is a line of integrated Digital Cinema Processors that bring together all the essential functions of cinema audio: crossovers, booth monitor, routing, EQ, and status…

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  • 14 October, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Lea County Event Center in New Mexico Upgrades with QSC WideLine System

    Hobbs, NM (October 14 2013) — The Lea County Event Center, located in Hobbs, NM in the southeastern corner of the state, has upgraded its installed sound system to QSC WideLine-8 line arrays powered by  CX Series amplifiers. The multi-use venue, which can seat more than 10,000 people, hosts a diverse program of commercial, industrial, community, social, sports and entertainment events throughout the year. In order to accommodate such a wide variety of events and to meet the venue’s budget, Casey McGrew, Senior Consultant at Tarpley Media Systems in Lubbock, TX, specified three hangs each of 10 WL3082 arrays together with four WL212-sw subwoofers and twenty three matching CX Series amplifiers to power the system. “We covered almost 300 degrees with the three QSC arrays,” said McGrew, who specified a mono summed configuration, with the entire array covering a floor area…

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  • 19 September, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Historic Canadian Hockey Shrine Reopens with Q-Sys™ Network Infrastructure

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September 19, 2013) —Toronto’s historic Maple Leaf Gardens was gutted in 2010 and the interior completely rebuilt over the last few years, reopening as the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) at the Gardens and featuring a brand new audio network infrastructure driven by three QSC Q-Sys™ Core 1000 processors and more than 32 QSC amplifiers to power the loudspeakers. The multi-purpose, four-story building now houses a 70,000-sq.-ft. Loblaw’s food store at street level with Ryerson University’s new 222,970-sq.-ft. sports facilities, including an NHL-sized ice hockey rink, multi-purpose courts and other amenities, on its upper levels. Originally built in 1931 and known as Canada’s “Cathedral of Hockey,” the venue is revered as the historic home of the Toronto Maple Leafs team, and was added to the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2009. The…

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  • 12 September, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-SYS at The Dub Stage

    The Dub Stage, one of the top audio post-production facilities in Hollywood, has chosen QSC Q-SYS to support its audio signal processing and routing.  Q-SYS is a complete digital audio network and processing platform that allows complete flexibility and control of complex audio systems. Originally developed for sophisticated commercial audio installations, Q-SYS can be scaled up or down to cost-effectively accommodate systems of almost any size, including 5.1, 7.1, 11.1, 13.1 and MDA (Multi-Dimensional Audio) cinema audio formats. While the new immersive cinema sound formats have expanded the palette for sound designers and mixers, they have also significantly increased the complexity of the post-production environment.  Just a few years ago most films were mixed only in either 5.1 or 7.1 formats.  Today, as the digital cinema transition is nearing completion, the…

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  • 23 August, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Old Dominion University “The Ted” Arena Upgrades to QSC

    Norfolk, VA (August  23, 2013) — The multi-purpose Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, colloquially known as “The Ted,” has undergone  a comprehensive upgrade with an end-to-end installed sound system from QSC for its tenth anniversary. The audio system overhaul at the arena, which seats 8,639 for basketball games, comprised of two separate QSC WideLine-8 line array systems as well as AcousticDesign™ Surface Mount and Ceiling Mount loudspeakers powered by PowerLight™ 3 and CX Series amplifiers, with a Q-Sys™ Core 500i  handling all signal distribution and system processing. “We’ve been a longtime supporter of QSC and their product lines,” says Jeff Hathaway, Audio-Visual Systems Designer, who has worked for Onyx AudioVisual of Chesapeake, VA for 20 years. “QSC offered us an integral solution for everything from speakers to…

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  • 13 August, 2013

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-Sys Integrated Cores Unlock New Scottish Markets

    London, UK, (August 13, 2013) — Since the launch in early 2012 of the QSC Q-Sys™ Core 250i, Scottish audiovisual integrator Black Light has designed and installed several QSC audio routing and processing systems based around this latest addition to the Q-Sys product family. Recent Core 250i-based Q-Sys installations carried out by Edinburgh-based Black Light have ranged from simple systems in which the Q-Sys Core manages and routes audio to loudspeakers and amplifiers from third-party manufacturers, to projects comprised solely of QSC equipment. One such recently completed installation is the new PA system at the Dundee Ice Arena in Scotland, where the integrated Core 250i serves audio to two loudspeaker arrays, each comprising two KLA12 Active Line Array elements and one KLA181 subwoofer. The KLA arrays are positioned over the ice rink and are the main PA loudspeakers…

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  • 13 August, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    QSC WideLines Provide Powerful Sound and Stability at Key West Songwriters Festival

    Key West, FL (Aug 2013) --The Key West Songwriters Festival, reportedly the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracted more than 150 troubadours, including Jeffrey Steele, Paul Overstreet, Bob DiPiero and Lori McKenna, to the tiny Florida island this year. A Key West institution since 1996, the BMI-sponsored festival provides a five-day platform for country, folk, blues and rock songwriters to perform in their own right at some of the island’s numerous bars and music venues. According to New Orleans native Glen Himmaugh, owner of Backstage*America/Sound of Key West, the shows—which are mostly free—take place at about two-dozen venues on the island. Himmaugh has been providing production for the festival for the past five years. A longtime fan of QSC, Himmaugh has outfitted such island hotspots as the Smokin’ Tuna and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville with QSC…

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  • 1 August, 2013

    Corporate

    QSC Cinema Announces European Warehouse

    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce a distribution center on the European continent for QSC cinema products. QSC has contracted the services of DSV, a global 3PL (or third-party logistics) provider to warehouse and ship QSC cinema products from a location in Ghent, Belgium.  The location was chosen because of its central location for most European countries. The warehouse will maintain an inventory of the most popular QSC cinema products, allowing European cinema customers to receive shipments more quickly and cost-effectively. As of this announcement, QSC cinema product inventory is already in the warehouse and ready to ship.

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