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  • 27 January, 2015

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    Joe Pham Appointed to the InfoComm International Board of Directors

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 27, 2015) - QSC is proud to announce that QSC President and CEO, Joe Pham has been appointed to the InfoComm International Board of Directors.  Joe joins the panel of audiovisual industry executives who contribute their knowledge and expertise to set strategic goals and guide the overall direction of InfoComm International.  In addition to his InfoComm Board appointment, Joe was also recently appointed President of PAMA (the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance). “I am honored to have been appointed to both the InfoComm Board as well as, the Presidency of PAMA and to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a dynamic group of industry professionals,” says Joe. “With respect to InfoComm, I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members to better serve our member organizations and promote the industry as our respective…

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  • 22 January, 2015

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    QSC Announces TouchMix Feature Upgrades

    Winter NAMM 2015, Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015) - QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) is announcing a firmware upgrade for its TouchMix™ line of compact digital mixers. TouchMix version 2.0 firmware offers added functionality including support for password protected, multi-level security access, expanded Wi-Fi options (including wired connection to an infrastructure router) and programmability of User Buttons. In addition, the TouchMix iOS app has been expanded to include a personal monitor mix application for both iPhone and iPod Touch devices and allows TouchMix operators the ability to limit access of connected external devices to one or combination of mix busses. The company also pleased to announce the TouchMix-8 mixer with its smaller channel count is now shipping.  “We’re extremely pleased with how well the market has responded to TouchMix” says QSC VP of Professional…

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  • 22 January, 2015

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    QSC Highlights New Processing Amplifiers at WNAMM

    Winter NAMM 2015, Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) is featuring their new GXD Series Processing Amplifiers for entertainment and production applications at this year’s Winter NAMM. GXD Series Amplifiers offer world renowned QSC power, performance and reliability coupled with the convenience of onboard digital signal processing. Featuring contemporary styling, multiple routing options and advanced protection circuitry, GXD Series Amplifiers represent best in class value with features entertainers and audio professionals can use. Housed in a 2U rack-mount configuration, GXD Series amplifiers feature class-D power devices for high power output in a lightweight chassis design. Unlike other amplifiers in their class, GXD models offer complete loudspeaker processing capability enabling users to optimize and get the most from their loudspeaker…

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  • 22 January, 2015

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    QSC Appoints Fitisemanu APAC Sales Manager

    Winter NAMM 2015, Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) is pleased to announce the appointment of Polisi “Fitz” Fitisemanu to the position of Sales Manager, QSC Professional for the company’s Asia-Pacific Region. A 25 year professional audio veteran, Fitisemanu has worked at the retail, distribution, rental and installation levels and founded United Sound Agencies (USA) where he promoted American made professional audio systems to dealers and users in New Zealand and the South Pacific region. “When the opportunity arose to be a candidate for the Asia-Pacific Sales Manager position with QSC, it was a ’no brainer’ for me, that is to say there was no way I was going to turn down the chance to work for such an amazing company,” states Fitisemanu. “I have long admired QSC and have been a QSC user for most of my professional career. I am thrilled and…

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  • 14 January, 2015

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    QSC Welcomes Special Guests to WNAMM

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 14, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) will be playing host to a few of their closest musical friends at this year’s Winter NAMM show.  A number of special guests will be on hand to help demonstrate the QSC TouchMix™ line of compact digital mixers, as well as the award winning K Series line of powered loudspeakers.  Among those scheduled to be at the QSC booth to help demonstrate TouchMix will be Grammy-nominated blue grass quartet, Nu-Blu, keyboard virtuoso Ed Roth and his all-star band, Leftover Cuties with their special blend of Americana music and Andy Vargas, vocalist for Santana. Demonstrating K Family series loudspeakers will be drummer Omar Hakim who has played with the likes of Weather Report, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Sting and Madonna, Chad Wakerman who has played with guitarists Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers and Dweezil Zappa as well…

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  • 12 January, 2015

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    QSC to Stream Live From the Winter NAMM Show Floor

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 12, 2015) – QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) announced they will be streaming live coverage of their booth activities directly from the 2015 Winter NAMM show floor. Viewers will be able to see and hear live stage performances, product demonstrations, interviews with QSC musical guests and artists and other show floor activities from the convenience of their computer, smart phone or other online mobile device. “There’s nothing quite like attending the NAMM Show but unfortunately few people are able to enjoy the experience,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Vice-President Professional Products. “By streaming the activities and events from our booth at this year’s show, QSC enthusiasts around the world have the opportunity to participate and feel a part of the QSC Winter NAMM experience.” End users and enthusiasts interested in tuning in to the QSC Winter…

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  • 29 December, 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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  • 14 November, 2014

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    QSC Unveils New Processing Amplifiers

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 14, 2015) - QSC is pleased to announce the addition of GXD Series Processing Amplifiers to their line of amplifiers for entertainment and production applications. GXD Series Amplifiers offer world renowned QSC power, performance and reliability coupled with the convenience of onboard digital signal processing. Featuring contemporary styling, multiple routing options and advanced protection circuitry, GXD Series Amplifiers represent best in class value with features entertainers and audio professionals can use. Housed in a 2U rack-mount configuration, GXD Series amplifiers feature class-D power devices for high power output in a lightweight chassis design. Unlike other amplifiers in their class, GXD models offer complete loudspeaker processing capability enabling users to optimize and get the most from their loudspeaker systems.  DSP…

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  • 13 November, 2014

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    QSC Announces Product Presentation and Training Tour

    Costa Mesa, CA (November 14, 2014) - QSC is pleased to announce its Systems’ Roadshow will be making stops across the US, including dates in Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C, New York and Chicago, offering participants the opportunity to see and hear the company’s latest technologies and meet QSC personnel.  In addition to the product presentations and a “meet and greet” session, the QSC Training and Education will be hosting two free Q-SYS™ Level Two Training sessions with all eligible participants eligible to receive eight credits towards their InfoComm CTS RU requirements.   “The QSC Roadshow is great way for integrators to learn first-hand about QSC’s newest integrated solutions and for certified Q-SYS designers to receive additional training and improve their Q-SYS™ knowledge and skills,” states Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “It’s also an invaluable opportunity…

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  • 1 October, 2014

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    QSC Positions Itself for Growth in Europe through Realigned Distribution Partnerships

    Costa Mesa, CA - (September 29, 2014) – Following the company’s recent restructuring into global, channel-specific business units, Costa Mesa, CA based QSC Audio Products LLC is announcing a realignment of its distribution in The UK and Germany, effective November 1, 2014. The company’s Systems business unit, serving the integrated systems channel, will continue to be represented by Shure Distribution, the QSC distributor for all the company’s Pro and Systems products in the UK and Germany since 1992 and 2007 respectively. “Shure’s capability to support our rapidly-expanding Integrated Systems technology in the region is unparalleled. Their complementary product portfolio, combined with their technical knowledge, vast experience, and highly developed sales and marketing functions make them an ideal partner to deliver compelling QSC System solutions to customers in…

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  • 8 September, 2014

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    Peter E. Schmitt Company Appointed QSC Sales Representatives for Metro New York

    Costa Mesa, CA (September 8, 2014) – QSC Audio Products, LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Peter E. Schmitt Company as its manufacturer’s representative for Metro New York.  Peter E Schmitt is one of the oldest and most respected independent rep firms in the country with its roots dating back nearly 90 years. “I am excited to have Peter E. Schmitt join the QSC team as our independent sales representatives for the New York Metro area,” says Perry Celia, QSC Director of North American Sales. “Their extensive knowledge and deep connections within the New York market, combined with their commitment to customer service and outstanding technical knowledge will be a great asset in the continued success of the QSC brand.” Founded in 1926 by F. Edwin Schmitt, the company’s first line was Sangamo capacitors, currently known as Cornell Dubilier, which served as…

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  • 3 September, 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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  • 17 July, 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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  • 18 June, 2014

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    QSC Showcases New CXD-Q Network Amplifiers for Q-SYS™

    INFOCOMM 2014, LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2014) — Designed specifically for use with the Q-SYS Network Audio Platform, QSC will be showcasing their new CXD-Q Network Amplifier line. CXD-Q models combine the Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST) found in the CXD/PLD amplifier platform with the same Q-SYS network connectivity and processing to create the ultimate audio routing and power solution for installed sound applications.  “CXD-Q represents our ongoing commitment to create installed sound solutions that are incredibly versatile and integrate seamlessly with Q-SYS," says Dale Sandberg, QSC Senior Product Manager.  “As Q-SYS products, they operate like other Q-SYS peripherals utilizing the same standard Layer 3 networking technology for audio streaming, control, and monitoring.  As amplifiers, they feature our new Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST) that…

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  • 18 June, 2014

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    QSC Announces Next Generation Q-SYS™ Enterprise Cores

    INFOCOMM 2014, LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2014) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce that the next generation of Q-SYS™Enterprise Cores will be available in Summer 2014.  Doubling the processing capabilities of the models they supersede (Core 1000 and Core 3000), the new Core 1100 will provide up to 256x network audio Flex-channels and 72x AEC channels using a pair of the latest generation XEON 4-core processors, while the Core 3100 will provide up to 512x512 fixed network audio channels and a whopping 144x AEC channels using a pair of the latest generation XEON 8-core processors.  Additional features include super-sized, low-speed fans for maximum front-to-rear airflow with minimal fan noise, and a premium field-serviceable power-supply. “These next-generation server cores are uniquely suited to manage the extensive audio processing needs in larger deployments…

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  • 18 June, 2014

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    QSC Introduces New Loudspeaker Models

    INFOCOMM 2014, LAS VEGAS (June 18, 2014) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three new loudspeaker models designed for fixed installation applications.  The new AD-S6T and AD-S112sw surface-mount loudspeakers are additions to the popular AcousticDesign Series, while the new AC-C4T (part of the upcoming AcousticCoverage loudspeaker line) offers integrators a cost-effective, in-ceiling loudspeaker solution that is ideal for voice paging and light background music applications. “Today’s integrator is looking for a single solution system including loudspeakers and these new additions to the QSC loudspeaker lineup helps fulfill that growing need,” says Travis Nie, QSC Product Manager – Install Loudspeakers.  “With the continuously growing acceptance of the Q-SYS platform and PLD/CXD amplifiers both of which feature Intrinsic Correction™…

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  • 16 June, 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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  • 29 May, 2014

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    QSC Strengthens its Sales Team in the U.S. with New Appointments

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 28, 2014) – QSC is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its Systems sales team with the appointment of Mike DeFreece and Frank West. Mike DeFreece has been named Director of Sales for the Eastern Region while Frank West has been named Director of Sales for the Central Region, joining Director of Western Regional Sales Ray Biba in the company’s Systems business unit. “I am thrilled to have Mike DeFreece and Frank West join the QSC Systems Team,” says Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “Mike and Frank each have in-depth experience of the marketplace as well as track records of providing customers with outstanding solutions and service. I am very excited about what they will bring to our customers and to QSC.” DeFreece brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role at QSC. Most recently, DeFreece served as the Southeast…

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  • 25 March, 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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  • 24 March, 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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