Q-SYS Cores

The World’s Most Powerful Software Based DSP Solution for Audio, Video & Control

Q-SYS™, QSC’s software based DSP platform, gives the systems integrator and end user a unified software design tool and feature set suitable for projects of any scale. With the bandwidth to handle even the most complex configurations, Q-SYS is ready for any job, from boardrooms and clubs to airports and stadiums.

Built from the ground up, the Q-SYS Core is at the heart of the Q-SYS system and runs QSC-developed DSP algorithms under a customized Linux operating system running on Intel® microprocessors and motherboards. This Intel hardware already meets industry-best reliability standards and is used in many of the world’s most mission-critical projects on a powerful, open, IT-friendly foundation, the Q-SYS Platform transcends the limitations in scope, performance, and usability that keep other network audio control systems from reaching their full potential.

  • Layer 3 networking: Ensures Q-SYS can run on the backbone of existing IT infrastructure eliminating the need for a dedicated audio network.
  • Industry leading hardware design: Future-proof investment in standards based software and computer technology running on Intel processors.
  • Suite of software based conferencing technology applications: Including third-generation AEC, multiple-instance SIP Softphones, Gain Sharing and Gating Automixers.
  • Unified software platform: Single training investment in one software design tool for small to large systems of all applications types.

New Unified Core

The Q-SYS™ Core 110f is the latest addition to the Q-SYS Core family, providing a solution for small, single room projects up to the largest Enterprise scale deployments. The continuity of the Q-SYS software based DSP platform the Q-SYS Core 110f to leverage all the features that are available across the entire Q-SYS Platform. This smaller Core is ideal for:

  • acoustic echo canceling and sound reinforcement in small to large meeting or multipurpose rooms
  • sound reinforcement in performance venues such as house of worship and theater
  • background music systems
  • wide area paging in airports, convention centers and hospitals


    Local Analog I/O Network Audio Channels AEC Channels Multitrack Audio Players Local I/O Card Capacity 
Unified Core
(small scale)
Core 110f 24 (8 input, 8 output, 8 Flex);
16x16 USB Audio Channels
128 x 128
16 16 (upgradable to 32) N/A (Built-in I/O on this model)
Integrated Cores
(medium scale)
Core 250i (discontinued) Up to 32 analog, up to 64x64 AES/CobraNet/Dante/AVB 64 Flex in/out
40 16 (upgradable to 128) 8
Core 500i
Up to 32 analog, up to 128x128 AES/CobraNet/Dante/AVB 128 Flex
32 16 (upgradable to 128) 8
Enterprise Cores
(large scale)
Core 1100
Up to 4 analog, up to 16 AES, up to 64x64 CobraNet/Dante/AVB 256 x 256
96 16 (upgradable to 128) 1
Core 3100 Up to 4 analog, up to 16 AES, up to 64x64 CobraNet/Dante/AVB 512 x 512 192 16 (upgradable to 128) 1

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Q-SYS Training Level 1 - Online

Learn anywhere, anytime: Rather than take you away from your work, QSC gives you the flexibility to learn Q-SYS™ on your own time, from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device.

Real-time, dynamic demonstrations: No boring videos here. Our fast-paced demonstrations are highly visual and hosted by seasoned QSC educators, and presented in real-time.

Multiple languages available: Q-SYS Training is available in English, Spanish and Chinese with more languages planned for future release.

Q-SYS Training Level 2 - Classroom

Experienced Trainers: One-on-one instruction from advanced application engineers and trainers who specialize in a wide variety on installations.

Hands-on Experience: Each student works on a full Q-SYS™ workstation with the latest Q-SYS hardware and software.

Advanced Application-based Curriculum: Topics include Public Address, Conferencing Suite (AEC, Softphone, proper gain staging,  Automixers), Networking Troubleshooting, Introduction to Third Party Control, Core-to-Core Streaming/Paging, GPIO integration, Advanced User Control Interface and more.

Q-SYS Training has been approved by
Infocomm for RU credits.
Level 1: 4 RU Level 2: 8 RU