Cinema isn’t simply a product, it’s an experience. There’s a magic that happens when the lights go down and the audience lets itself be drawn into the world on screen. And sound is as important as sight in bringing that magic to life.

Technology

At QSC, innovation is a combination of industry best practices and our own design inventions and lab-proven technology breakthroughs.

Experience

For over 30 years, QSC has been bringing out the magic in cinema sound. We’ve built a reputation for unmatched quality, performance, and reliability as the only major manufacturer of complete cinema solutions.

Expertise

With processing, amplification, and loudspeakers integrated into a seamless whole, QSC is the complete solution for all your cinema sound needs.

QSC Cinema products are designed for the unique requirements of digital cinema soundtracks. Amps with ultra-low distortion combine with extended low-frequency woofers and phase-coherent mid/high elements for exceptional power, coverage, and intelligibility.

Our secret is simple: Build it to last. You can’t afford lost revenue from downtime and refunds, and we can’t afford a reputation that’s less than stellar. Long-term reliability continues to be a key ingredient of every product we make.

More than a collection of individual parts, a cinema sound system is an interconnected whole. That’s why QSC designs system-level operation into each of our components. With our unique, systemfocused approach, installation is faster, setup is easier, and operation is more efficient.

Working both directly and through our worldwide network of regional dealers, QSC’s mission is your satisfaction. Our product support team helps tailor systems to your specific technical and budgetary requirements. We provide diagrams that speed installation, and we’re available for on-site commissioning and training. If service issues arise, we understand that lost time means lost revenue, so our top priority is to get you up and running fast. And with a single point of responsibility, you know exactly who to call when you need help.

How do you measure the overall value of a sound system? Will it meet the sound quality expectations of tomorrow’s tech-savvy audiences? Has every last detail been thought through to save you time and money? Do the components interface seamlessly, allowing efficient centralized monitoring and management? And does it all work without fail show after show, year after year, avoiding costly downtime and replacement? These are the standards by which we measure ourselves at QSC, and which make our products the best long-term value in cinema sound.

Who we are

At QSC, our success in cinema reflects a hands-on background in theatrical exhibition that informs both product design and customer relations. We’ve operated projection booths, managed theatres, and worked for audio and projection manufacturers and post-production studios. We know what it’s like to wire a theater or climb behind the screen to get at a speaker. And we know what it costs when technical issues delay theater openings or result in Saturday night refunds.

The result is a cinema product line that not only sounds spectacular, but is also remarkably fast to install, simple to set up, and trouble-free to own. And we back every product and system with the kind of support that comes from knowing what it’s like to operate a cinema complex. 

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QSC Holds Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity

Employees, Partners, Customers, Friends and Family Join Together Support these Important Causes

QSC Announces DPM Series Digital Processor/Monitors

QSC, LLC announces the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. (USL)

Two of the most powerful brands in the cinema equipment industry join forces

Beth Figge Joins QSC Cinema as Business Development Director

QSC Announces New Cinema Trailer

QSC is pleased to announce the availability of the first QSC cinema trailer, which will be provided free-of-charge to theatres equipped with complete QSC Cinema sound systems.

The Networked Cinema - Film Journal International (PDF)

Cinema Tech Tip: Free Loading

Take advantage of free acoustical power: always place subwoofers on the floor behind the screen – NOT on a platform with the screen loudspeakers. Floor-positioned subwoofers take advantage of “half-space” loading, which increases radiated power by about 3 dB, WITHOUT adding any extra amplifier power. Even better: place the subwoofers on the floor AND push them all the way back against the solid wall behind the screen. That is called “quarter space” loading, and results in about 6 dB greater SPL, without using a larger amplifier. The very low frequencies produced by the subwoofers have no problem going right through any draping or masking below the screen.

Jason Bourne Premieres with QSC Sound

Cinema Tech Tip: Looks Can Be Deceiving - VGA vs DataPort

It may look like any old VGA video connector, but it’s not. DCA and ISA Series amplifiers and DCP, DCM, and DXP processors use a special QSC connection interface called DataPort, which enables DSP crossovers, speaker-specific EQ, and monitoring and control of amplifier and loudspeaker functions on a single cable. Although many off-the-shelf VGA cables may work with satisfactory results, the QSC DataPort specification requires that all 15 pin conductors be present and that all audio I/O conductors be shielded. Many VGA cables use only 7 pins. If pins 5 or 10 are tied to ground, damage to amplifier may result. Therefore, only QSC supplied DataPort cables should be used.

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QSC Holds Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity

Employees, Partners, Customers, Friends and Family Join Together Support these Important Causes

QSC Announces DPM Series Digital Processor/Monitors

QSC, LLC announces the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. (USL)

Two of the most powerful brands in the cinema equipment industry join forces

Beth Figge Joins QSC Cinema as Business Development Director

QSC Announces New Cinema Trailer

QSC is pleased to announce the availability of the first QSC cinema trailer, which will be provided free-of-charge to theatres equipped with complete QSC Cinema sound systems.

Jason Bourne Premieres with QSC Sound

QSC Wins Cinema Manufacturer of the Year – Again

Chris Humphrey Joins QSC as Vice President, Marketing

QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Humphrey as Vice President, Marketing. In his new role, Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC.

New compact Subwoofer

QSC introduced the latest in its line of compact, space-saving subwoofers. The new QSC SB-2180 subwoofer is the thinnest dual 18 inch subwoofer on the market.

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Jason Bourne Premieres with QSC Sound

Chris Humphrey Joins QSC as Vice President, Marketing

QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Humphrey as Vice President, Marketing. In his new role, Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC.

New compact Subwoofer

QSC introduced the latest in its line of compact, space-saving subwoofers. The new QSC SB-2180 subwoofer is the thinnest dual 18 inch subwoofer on the market.

QSC Announces New Cinema Trailer

QSC is pleased to announce the availability of the first QSC cinema trailer, which will be provided free-of-charge to theatres equipped with complete QSC Cinema sound systems.

QSC Announces Software Updates

QSC Audio Products has released updates to three PC-based software applications for its DCP Series cinema processors.

QSC Cinema Announces European Warehouse

QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce a distribution center on the European continent for QSC cinema products.

New Service Partner in Europe

QSC Cinema Forms Service Partnership with dcinex

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The Networked Cinema - Film Journal International (PDF)

The Practical Realities of Immersive Audio

The July 2016 issue of Boxoffice magazine includes an article by QSC marketing director Mark Mayfield that discusses the implications of immersive audio for cinema installers and operators.

Sound Balance

This article from Screen Trade magazine describes the "three legs" of cinema sound that define the quality of sound experienced by your customers.

Refurbished Eden Theatre in La Ciotat, France Features QSC Cinema Products (PDF)

Theatre World magazine talks about QSC cinema products in the theatre where the Lumiere Brothers publicly premiered the first motion picture.

QSC in World's First Cinema

QSC Cinema products are installed in the famous Eden Theatre in La Ciotat, France, where the Lumiere Brothers screened their first film in 1896.

Converting the Colosseum

This article, originally published in Film Journal International, explores what it takes to turn a 4,000 seat performance venue into the world’s largest cinema each year at CinemaCon.

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Cinema Tech Tip: Free Loading

Take advantage of free acoustical power: always place subwoofers on the floor behind the screen – NOT on a platform with the screen loudspeakers. Floor-positioned subwoofers take advantage of “half-space” loading, which increases radiated power by about 3 dB, WITHOUT adding any extra amplifier power. Even better: place the subwoofers on the floor AND push them all the way back against the solid wall behind the screen. That is called “quarter space” loading, and results in about 6 dB greater SPL, without using a larger amplifier. The very low frequencies produced by the subwoofers have no problem going right through any draping or masking below the screen.

Cinema Tech Tip: Looks Can Be Deceiving - VGA vs DataPort

It may look like any old VGA video connector, but it’s not. DCA and ISA Series amplifiers and DCP, DCM, and DXP processors use a special QSC connection interface called DataPort, which enables DSP crossovers, speaker-specific EQ, and monitoring and control of amplifier and loudspeaker functions on a single cable. Although many off-the-shelf VGA cables may work with satisfactory results, the QSC DataPort specification requires that all 15 pin conductors be present and that all audio I/O conductors be shielded. Many VGA cables use only 7 pins. If pins 5 or 10 are tied to ground, damage to amplifier may result. Therefore, only QSC supplied DataPort cables should be used.

Cinema Tech Tip: No Tilt Required

The mid-high frequency section of most 3- and 4-way QSC screen channel loudspeakers has a pre-set downward tilt. When it is properly elevated to approximately 5/8 image height behind the screen and aimed to the last row in a typical stadium-style cinema, there is no need for additional downward tilt. This allows you to minimize the distance from the horn to the screen, and keep it flush within a baffle wall.

Cinema Tech Tip: What does “Axisymmetric” really mean?

All QSC SR Series surround loudspeakers feature Axisymmetric coverage. That means that sound is distributed evenly on all axes within the loudspeaker’s defined coverage angle. Unlike many conventional loudspeakers, there is no vertical and horizontal coverage pattern, so aiming is made much simpler. Up/down tilt and side-to-side “pan” aiming is all that is needed to cover any area in a cinema.

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