QSC Cinema News

  • September 22, 2015

    In The News

    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.

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  • September 22, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC in World's First Cinema

    QSC Cinema products are installed in the recently refurbished Eden Theatre in La Ciotat, France.  The Eden Theatre is an historic landmark where the Lumière brothers screened one of their first moving pictures in 1896 - "The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station (L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat)". In fact, legend has it that the audience were so terrified by the moving images of the steam locomotive that some of them leapt from their seats to flee the train. And this was 30 years before sound on film!    Today, the theatre is refitted with state-of the-art digital projection and sound, including QSC cinema loudspeakers and power amplifiers.  The July/August edition of Theatre World includes a feature article on the entire project.

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  • July 21, 2015

    Award

    QSC Cinema Wins Honors

    Barry Ferrell, Mark Mayfield, and Danny Pickett recently returned from the annual International Cinema Technology Association’s (ICTA) summer Business Retreat in Austin, Texas, where QSC Cinema was honored to receive the “Teddy Award” for ICTA Manufacturer of the Year.   This is the second time that QSC has won this honor. The award is especially meaningful because it is voted by Cinema dealers. It’s a testament to the great quality, delivery and service which is the winning combination for QSC.   Also at the event, Barry Ferrell was honored as outgoing member of the Board of Directors. Mark Mayfield was named to the Board of Directors for a 3-year term.  

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  • June 10, 2015

    Press Release

    Firmware Updates

    Important Reminder: Update firmware on DPA Series amplifiers and Q-SYS Cores DPA and DPA-Q Series amplifiers are a revolutionary advancement in amplifier technology.  As with any software-controlled electronics, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you regularly check for the latest version software and firmware.  This will ensure that you have access to the latest features and that any “bugs” or other operational irregularities are resolved before they become problematic.   For DPA Series Amplifiers There are two software tools for updating DPA amplifiers: Amplifier Navigator and Amp Restore Utility.  Amplifier Navigator updates the amplifier’s firmware to the current firmware version and preserves all user-defined presets (50 in total). Amp Restore Utility will restore the firmware image to factory default.  That means all user-defined presets (50 in total) are…

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  • June 1, 2015

    In The News

    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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  • May 19, 2015

    Press Release

    QSC Cinema Dealer Meeting

    QSC’s Cinema group held an International Dealer Meeting on April 21 in Las Vegas, just prior to the beginning of CinemaCon, the industry’s largest trade event.  Despite the very early hour, nearly 100 dealers from 24 countries around the globe attended the standing-room-only event.  Barry Ferrell, Danny Pickett, and Mark Mayfield shared product and application information, and updates on marketing and sales activities. 

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  • February 26, 2015

    Press Release

    Amplifier Navigator Software for DPA Amplifiers

    Amplifier Navigator 2.0 enables computer (Mac and PC) control and monitoring of DPA* amplifiers and provides a mechanism for on-line and off-line creation, editing and storing of Presets and Loudspeaker files.  With Amplifier Navigator software, you can remotely control and monitor all functions of connected DPA amplifiers, including channel configuration, crossover and EQ filter setup, limiter adjustment, and temperature, voltage, and current history. It also provides a mechanism to create, store, and recall Presets and Loudspeaker Profiles to and from the PC or Mac.  Preset and Loudspeaker Profile Libraries can also be downloaded/uploaded to connected amplifiers, enabling "cloning" amplifiers for multi-function racks with duplicate amps.  Amplifier Navigator V2.0 also provides firmware management - if you connect one or more amplifiers to a computer running Amp…

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  • December 29, 2014

    Press Release

    New Videos Address Real-World Amplifier Specifications

    In a new video recently released by QSC Cinema, Barry Ferrell, the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, provides a tutorial and demonstration of the power output capabilities of the new DPA/DPA-Q amplifier platform. “With the advent of immersive audio and the need for high powered surround loudspeakers, we’ve seen a fair amount of ‘overspecification’, where amplifiers are sized larger than they need to be for most common cinema applications,” says Ferrell.  “Part of this comes from a misunderstanding of amplifier performance and specifications.”  The video provides an overview of QSC’s new Class D amplifier platform, which is used in the DPA/DPA-Q cinema amplifiers and the CXD/CXD-Q and PLD series professional audio amplifiers.  Because of the platform’s extremely DC high voltage rails and regulated power supply, the amplifiers are able to…

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  • September 3, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC at Norwegian Film Fest

    Since 1973, the Norwegian International Film Festival has been held annually in Haugesund, Norway.  It runs for 10 days in August, during which attendees have the opportunity to view over 70 films from 24 countries. In the cinema world, the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund is considered "The Nordic Cannes". Most of the films are screened at Edda Kino, which has five theatres.  QSC Cinema products are installed in four of the venues, including the DCP 100 and DCP 300 digital cinema processors and DCS loudspeakers. The largest room, Edda 1, which accommodates 529 people, is where the major premieres are screened. Edda 1 is equipped with three model SC-434 4-way screen channel systems, three model SB-7218 dual 18-inch subwoofers, and twenty-four SR Series surround loudspeakers.  All the loudspeakers are powered by DCA power amplifiers, including…

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  • July 17, 2014

    Press Release

    QSC Promotes Barry Ferrell

    QSC Audio Products, LLC., is proud to announce the promotion of Barry Ferrell to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.  Barry Ferrell began his career at the company in 1990 as an Applications Engineer and was the first technical hire at the company in the sales and marketing department. In 2009, Barry assumed the leadership role of the Cinema Group at QSC, and was promoted to Vice President of Cinema in October 2012. Under Barry's leadership, QSC has become a leader in the global cinema market. Over his 23-year career at QSC, Barry has served as the product manager for every cinema product developed at QSC, including DCA amplifiers, DCM crossover/monitors, DCS loudspeakers, and the DCP line of Digital Cinema Processors.  In addition, Barry has had significant input in the development of other major products in the Installation markets.  …

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  • June 16, 2014

    Press Release

    New Immersive Surround Loudspeaker

    QSC Audio Products is pleased to introduce the newest member of the SR Series surround loudspeaker family, the SR-1290. In response to new audio requirements created by immersive sound formats, the SR-1290 offers high power output, more flexible mounting options, and outstanding sonic performance in a stylish, cost-effective, compact loudspeaker enclosure. “The growing interest in object-based audio and so-called ‘immersive sound’ formats presents some new challenges to both the theatre owner and the sound system designer,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Business Unit Manager for QSC’s Cinema Group. “A properly configured system requires many more surround loudspeakers and amplifier channels, which can mean a significantly higher cost compared to a 5.1 or 7.1 system. The loudspeakers must be capable of producing higher output,…

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  • March 25, 2014

    Press Release

    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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  • March 24, 2014

    Press Release

    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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  • March 20, 2014

    Press Release

    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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  • March 19, 2014

    Press Release

    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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  • January 9, 2014

    Press Release

    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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  • December 4, 2013

    Press Release

    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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  • November 19, 2013

    Press Release

    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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  • October 25, 2013

    Press Release

    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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  • October 23, 2013

    Press Release

    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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