QSC Cinema
Press Releases

  • December 7, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC Cinema Q-SYS Platform Software Release to Support AES67

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (December 7, 2016) - QSC, LLC, is pleased to announce that the Q-SYS™ Platform will support AES67, an interoperability standard for audio-over-IP between various networking solutions. This new feature will be added to the Q-SYS Platform as part of the upcoming Q-SYS Designer v5.3 software release, further supporting its market position as the only software-based audio/video/control platform on the market today.  AES67 allows high performance audio streaming between Q-SYS and third-party products supporting different native networked audio technology such as Dante, RAVENNA and Livewire without requiring any additional hardware or license costs. Martin Barbour, QSC Product Manager for Installed Systems says, “The support of AES67 is yet another example of the malleable and evolutionary nature of the Q-SYS Platform. We are committed to…

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  • November 2, 2016

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

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 25, 2016) –Responding to employees’ strong desire to contribute more to the community, QSC recently held a charity golf tournament on Saturday, October 8,  2016 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA. Through the efforts and contributions of the QSC team and their partners, the event raised more than $24,000 to benefit both the NAMM Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity. Partner companies, customers, friends and family joined QSC to benefit these worthwhile causes, participating in a variety of ways to raise funds such as corporate sponsorships, banner displays, gift bags, foursomes, contest sponsorships, meal sponsorships, golfer registration and lunch tickets. “QSC is grateful that our employees, suppliers, customers, friends and family members gathered together with such enthusiasm to support these two very worthy causes,”…

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  • October 18, 2016

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    QSC Announces DPM Series Digital Processor/Monitors

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 10, 2016) – QSC announces the new DPM Series of digital signal processors/monitors. DPM is a powerful audio signal processing solution for today’s D-Cinema audio systems. The DPM builds on the legacy of QSC’s DCM and DCP products to provide all signal processing and monitoring functions for Digital Cinema in a single integrated system. Designed to be used with QSC’s Digital Cinema Amplifiers (DCA) and featuring advanced Intrinsic Correction™ settings for QSC’s Digital Cinema Speakers (DCS), the DPM optimizes QSC loudspeaker and amplifier performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuration. The DPM is configurable for passive or bi-amp operation for 5.1 or 7.1 systems.  Two models are available: DPM 100 and DPM 100H (with HDMI in/out and Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby® Surround 7.1, and DTS-HD® decoding) for…

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  • October 3, 2016

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

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 3, 2016) – QSC, LLC announces the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. (“USL”), effective September 30, 2016.  The acquisition will allow QSC to offer an industry-leading portfolio of audio-visual processing and B-chain solutions under the QSC and USL brands for the motion picture exhibition industry. “As the first major acquisition in the nearly 50-year history of our company, we naturally wanted to find a company that would be an excellent strategic fit for QSC,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating Officer of QSC. “We recognize the many valuable contributions that USL has made to the cinema industry over the years, and are confident that the integration of the two companies will provide an even more powerful total value proposition for our customers.  The two companies are complementary in terms of product offering and how we…

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  • September 7, 2016

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    Beth Figge Joins QSC Cinema as Business Development Director

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (August 17, 2016) – QSC is pleased to announce that as of September 6, cinema industry veteran Beth Figge is joining the QSC Cinema team.  Beth has extensive experience in the Cinema products industry, having served as Cinema Sales Manager for companies such as Dolby Labs, Doremi, Moving Image Technologies, Sony Cinema Products, and JBL Professional.  She is also a member of the board of directors of the International Cinema Technology Association, who honored her in 2014 with the prestigious “Allen Award” for outstanding contributions to the ICTA and the industry. As Director of Cinema Business Development, Beth will be responsible for cultivating customer relationships and developing new business through complete cinema system sales, by serving as a technology/product advocate for the QSC Cinema products portfolio. “The growth…

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  • August 11, 2016

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    Jason Bourne Premieres with QSC Sound

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (August 11, 2016) - When scouting for a location for the premiere of Jason Bourne, Universal Pictures chose Las Vegas, an obvious choice since it’s the scene of the film’s climactic and chaotic car chase. But finding a venue large and grand enough to launch the film was another matter – there aren’t many movie theatres that can accommodate the thousands of celebrities and industry insiders expected to attend.  Knowing that CinemaCon, the theatrical exhibition industry’s largest trade event, is held each year at Caesars Palace and that screenings are successfully done in the Colosseum, Universal felt confident that the 4,000 seat venue could provide a fitting launch pad for the new $120 million action thriller.  The bigger challenge: the Colosseum was never built as a movie theatre.  Converting the massive room from a live performance…

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  • July 20, 2016

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    QSC Wins Cinema Manufacturer of the Year – Again

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (July 20, 2016) - For the second year in a row, QSC Cinema was honored with the prestigious “Teddy” Award, an annual award voted by dealer members of the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA).  The award recognizes the ICTA Manufacturer of the Year who best exemplifies the progressive principles of product development, and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of their product without qualification.  The Teddy Award was presented to QSC at the recent annual ICTA Convention in Vancouver, BC, Canada. “I can’t tell you how honored we are to receive this recognition from our dealers,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of QSC.  “The award criteria represents many of the goals that we strive for as an organization, and this…

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  • May 10, 2016

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    Chris Humphrey Joins QSC as Vice President, Marketing

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 10, 2016) – 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.    Chris Humphrey  brings a rich career of global marketing experience in technology oriented businesses to QSC, with more than 20 years of executive marketing roles at companies which focus on IT related services, including enterprise software, embedded computing, storage networking, scientific instrumentation and security.  “I am very excited to have Chris Humphrey join the QSC Executive Team,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “With his vast IT and technology related experience, Chris brings a wealth of sophisticated marketing expertise that will complement the further expansion of our…

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  • March 4, 2016

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    QSC Announces New Cinema Trailer

    “Many theatre owners are quite proud of the fact that they have invested in a QSC Cinema sound system, and they want to share this fact with their patrons,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC. “In fact, our customers have been asking for a QSC trailer for a number of years. We are extremely happy to be able to finally deliver it to them.” The new QSC trailer, entitled “Underwater Symphony”, is available as a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) in 4k resolution, both Scope and Flat.  Initially, 5.1 and 7.1 audio formats will be available; versions with immersive formats will also offered in the near future. “Underwater Symphony” features full animation and an original soundtrack. For image production, QSC selected Imaginary Forces, a creative studio and full service production company specializing in branding content for commercial…

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  • October 30, 2015

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    New compact Subwoofer

    At ShowEast 2015, 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.  Each driver is loaded into its own internal chamber. An ingenious folded port design minimizes cabinet depth, yet still provides full port volume.  The port also acts as internal bracing, creating a stiffer, less resonant cabinet. All of this allows the enclosure to be at least 20% thinner than any other dual 18” subwoofer you can buy, occupying up to 40% less floor space in your theatre.  In a multi-theatre complex, that extra square footage translates into more revenue-generating seating or concession space.  And, you can stack four on a shipping pallet, significantly reducing freight costs. “Conventional thinking says that subwoofers must be large, refrigerator-sized enclosures,” says Barry…

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  • September 22, 2015

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    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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  • June 10, 2015

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    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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  • May 19, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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