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  • 6 June, 2016

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    QSC Staff Engineer Luis Esparza Named to Board of Directors of ALMA International

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 2,  2016) - QSC is very proud to announce the appointment of Staff Engineer Luis Esparza to the Board of Directors of ALMA International, the professional association that is the global source of standards, networking, and education for the acoustics, audio, and loudspeaker industry.  A key member of the QSC engineering team for more than 11 years, Esparza has been a leader in transducer development for the company’s acclaimed loudspeaker products and solutions. “I’m very honored to join the board of ALMA, who has a long standing tradition of supporting both the loudspeaker manufacturers of the world as well as the loudspeaker engineering profession,” says Esparza. “I hope I can share my own experiences as a loudspeaker and transducer engineer to assist ALMA further in being a worldwide resource for knowledge and standards in the global…

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  • 6 June, 2016

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    QSC Announces New Sr. Director of Systems Sales, Americas

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (June 6, 2016) – QSC, LLC, is pleased to announce the promotion of Frank West to Sr. Director of Systems Sales, Americas. Frank will play a critical role in continuing the growth of the Systems business. West brings a proven track record of sales performance, sales leadership, and a wide network of market relationships to this newly created position. His growth mindset, dedication, and deep market understanding will be invaluable assets to QSC’s growth strategy. “I am extremely happy to have such a capable and forward-thinking person in this highly important position,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “Frank has been an instrumental member at QSC and we look forward to the leadership he will bring our sales team.” Frank joined QSC in 2014 as Director of Systems Sales, US Central. In the last two years, Frank has played an integral role in…

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  • 24 May, 2016

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    QSC Expands its European Presence with the Appointments of French Distributors Algam and AED

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 19, 2016) —QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of two new distribution partners in France, Algam Entreprises and AED Distribution.  Algam will represent the QSC Systems Division and AED will represent the QSC Professional Division, respectively, to offer the company’s renowned portfolio of integrated systems and live sound products and solutions to customers throughout the country.  Both firms bring many years of expertise as leading distributors in the region, enabling premium manufacturers of professional audio visual products to consistently gain top market share positions in the region.  The new appointments follow a long and successful collaboration between QSC and Sennheiser France, who, by mutual agreement, will end their distribution arrangements at the beginning of July 2016. This decision, taken at the highest level in each…

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  • 23 May, 2016

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    QSC Debuts New AcousticDesign™ Series Pendant Loudspeakers

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (May 23, 2016) - QSC, LLC, a leading manufacturer of digital signal processing, IP conferencing cameras, networked signal transport, audio/video control systems, power amplifiers, and loudspeaker products for nearly five decades introduces two new pendant mount loudspeakers to the award-winning AcousticDesign™ Series at InfoComm 2016. The new QSC AcousticDesign Series pendant loudspeakers (AD-P) utilize the same design philosophy as the recently launched, award-winning ceiling models (AD-C). Directivity Matched Transition (DMT™) has been implemented across platforms for surface, ceiling, and now pendant applications, allowing these loudspeakers to deliver pristine audio reproduction for installations requiring a refined audio experience. QSC Product Manager for Installed Loudspeakers Travis Nie says that “applying the sound physics of…

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  • 23 May, 2016

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    QSC To Unveil New Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging Solution at InfoComm 2016

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (May 23, 2016) - QSC, LLC, a leading manufacturer of digital signal processing, IP conferencing cameras, networked signal transport, audio/video control systems, power amplifiers, and loudspeaker products for nearly five decades, is pleased to introduce its AV-to-USB Bridging solution, which includes the Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge and two PTZ-IP Conferencing cameras—the Q-SYS PTZ-12X72 and Q-SYS PTZ-20X60. The new Q-SYS PTZ-IP Cameras and Q-SYS I/O-USB Bridge will solve the problem of the meeting room geography when integrating soft codec conferencing with camera feeds and audio by introducing IP-based cameras and USB bridge into the Q-SYS platform. Soft codec and BYOD integration – Forget the hassle of downloading drivers and USB extenders. This new AV-to-USB Bridging solution fully integrates with the Q-SYS platform, changing the way…

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  • 23 May, 2016

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    QSC Expands SPA Series Amplifier Offerings

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (May 23, 2016) – QSC, LLC, will expand its amplifier solution with the introduction of new SPA Series amplifiers. QSC is introducing two new models to the SPA Series amplifiers, well suited for use in corporate AV applications. The SPA2-200 and SPA4-100 offer 2x200W or 4x100W per channel into 8Ω and 4Ω outputs, with the ability to bridge channels for 70V and 100V capability. These amplifiers are ENERGY STAR compliant, with fast and quiet power-up circuitry. These half-rack size amplifiers offer a unique mounting system for flexible options, such as under the table, wall-mounted behind a display, or side-by-side in a credenza rack. They have an aesthetic design that easily blends into a corporate environment, and they include remote control capabilities for applications such as fire and safety paging. “The SPA2-200 and SPA4-100 are two…

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  • 10 May, 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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  • 26 April, 2016

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    Calvary Chapel South Bay Lifts Up their Sound with QSC WideLine

    Gardena, CA  (April 26, 2016)— Quiet Voice Audio (QVA) recently performed a major upgrade to the sound system at Calvary Chapel South Bay (CCSB), installing QSC WL3082 WideLine 8 Series Line Arrays with GP 118 and GP 218 Series Subwoofers, and dedicated PLD Series Processing Amplifiers. The line array loudspeaker system, installed in a left, center, right configuration, is designed to support the church’s three Sunday services, featuring a dynamic, contemporary Christian music program, and replace a 20-year-old system. Jon Bart, QVA’s Owner and Senior Design Engineer, reports that the company has enjoyed a nearly decade-long relationship with Senior Pastor Jeff Gill at CCSB. “Our first few meetings with Pastor Jeff and Worship Leader Kevin Click gave us insight into the scope of the music department's role in services and also the complexity of the coverage of the…

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  • 25 April, 2016

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    Absolute Music’s Studios Warms Up with QSC K Series Loudspeakers

    Bournemouth, UK,   (April 2016) — Absolute Music, one of the UK’s premiere retailers of musical instrument equipment, features a massive recording and rehearsal complex as part of  their 34,000 square foot headquarters, with 10 dedicated rehearsal rooms, 5 practice rooms, a recording studio and a café. As the mission for Absolute Music’s Studios is to provide their customers with conveniently located recording and rehearsal facilities along with the best equipment available, they chose QSC K Series loudspeakers for each of their rooms. Absolute Music’s Rehearsal Studios were created after the company saw that the area was not offering their customers adequate rehearsal spaces with a full complement of gear.  In selecting the equipment, Absolute Music’s goal was to furnish the rooms with the best high end gear, and chose premiere brands such as AKG and Sennheiser…

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  • 21 April, 2016

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    Acoustic Design™ Series wins top honors at ISE 2016

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (April 21, 2016) – QSC, LLC is honored to accept the “BEST of ISE” 2016 Award from rAVe [Publications] in both the Best New Meeting Room Speaker category and Best New Live Mixer for Rental and Staging for the new AcousticDesign Series Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers (AD-C). QSC was also recognized with the 2016 Top New Technology (TNT) Award from EH Publishing, which was presented at the show. “We are thrilled to see that these new ceiling-mount addition to our award-winning AcousticDesign™ Series is already turning heads in the loudspeaker business,” said Patrick Heyn, Director of Marketing for QSC Systems. “They are unquestionably best-in-class in performance, and when you pair it with a Q-SYS™ platform and gain access to custom limiting, crossover and monitoring, this series becomes an unbeatable sonic value proposition.” rAVe BEST of…

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  • 18 April, 2016

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    SXSW Gear Expo and QSC Sightings in Austin

    QSC displayed and demonstrated the TouchMix compact digital mixer along with K Family powered loudspeakers at this year’s SXSW Music Gear Expo in the Austin Convention Center. The TouchMix and K Family are the perfect sound system for gigging bands, DJ’s, rappers, clubs and venues who want to sound their best!

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  • 1 April, 2016

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    QSC Wins Best Online Training Award from Systems Contract News

    COSTA MESA, CA., April 1, 2016 – QSC, LLC, is honored to accept a 2016 SCN Stellar Service Award for Best Online Training Program. Readers of Systems Contract News voted for their favorite online training programs. QSC has worked to change the online training game entirely with their unique brand of short, impactful, and entertaining courses that leave users wanting more. Q-SYSTraining.com translates challenging concepts into highly visual videos, like this explanation of acoustic echo cancellation.  Q-SYS™ Level 1 Training balance real-world scenarios with powerful visuals, and its well-known humor. All videos are designed to keep the viewer’s attention because they last no more than 5 minutes. QSC professionals provide clear instructions and walk users through actual use cases. Product courses are broken into modular, bite-size searchable segments so users can…

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  • 23 March, 2016

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    Strange Brew, Lounge Side Wins AMA Sound Awards with QSC K and KW Series

    “We’ve been an all-QSC venue everywhere since we opened, including outside on our patios and in the coffee house. Our guest artists—and it seems like everyone else too—have always raved about our sound right from when we first opened the doors.”   Austin, TX (March 23, 2016) —In a town known for its all-encompassing music scene and more than 250 live sound venues, Strange Brew, Lounge Side distinguishes itself with an eclectic calendar of acts ranging from local favorites to renowned artists like Patty Griffin, Christopher Cross, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. In recent years, Strange Brew has also scored big at the Austin Music Awards, an event that kicks off the South by Southwest Music Festival here every year. With a dozen AMA awards under its belt including Best Live Music Venue, Best Acoustic Venue, Best Venue to Play, and this year’s award for Best Club…

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  • 4 March, 2016

    Press Release

    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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  • 4 March, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC K Series Loudspeakers Provide the Sound Inspiration for Spartan Race

    “The K Series is ideal for sound people like me on the move, who are setting up events for large groups, moving from stop to stop and throwing them in a truck over and over again. I’ve put them through abuse and rugged situations over and over again, and they always sound excellent.” Across the USA (February 2016) — Reebok Spartan Race, the global leader in obstacle racing, has been innovating the fast-growing sport and lifestyle event industry since 2010. With races held in various environments and in all sorts of weather around the world, and having various degrees of distance, challenge levels and obstacles to overcome, the music is carefully orchestrated to provide the inspiration to keep the participants going in the festival area and along the race route, that sound inspiration is delivered by QSC K Series Loudspeakers.  “When participants are running the…

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  • 26 February, 2016

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    QSC TouchMix Mixers and K and KW Series Loudspeakers Keep Sound on Track for NAMM’s TEC Tracks Sessions

    Anaheim, CA  (February 2016) — At this year’s winter NAMM Show, where thousands of audio industry professionals gather each year, “TEC Tracks” was introduced, which featured a variety of sessions with well-known musicians, engineers, producers, designers and other industry notables. The entire sound system for the TEC Tracks sessions was designed using QSC TouchMix Compact Digital Mixers as well as K Series and KW Series Loudspeakers. “For TEC Tracks, my job was to design the sound systems to ensure that everything sounded great, especially for an event of this kind held for pros in the audio industry,” says Audio Supervisor Mark Frink. The TEC Tracks sessions, held throughout the day for four days in three different rooms, featured panel style tracks, roundtable discussions, Q&A segments and musical performances.  Among the most notable sessions was a panel…

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  • 10 February, 2016

    Press Release

    QSC debuts new AcousticDesign™ Series Ceiling mount loudspeakers

    Amsterdam, Netherlands (February 9, 2016) - QSC introduces the four new ceiling mount loudspeakers to the award-winning AcousticDesign™ Series at ISE 2016. The innovative design of the QSC AcousticDesign™ Series ceiling loudspeakers (AD-C) has the most consistent off-axis ceiling speaker available today. Using a QSC design philosophy called Directivity Matched Transition (DMT™), these loudspeakers deliver pristine audio reproduction for installations requiring a refined audio experience. QSC Product Manager for Installed Loudspeakers Travis Nie says that “the real benefit for the integrator comes when you use the new AD-C loudspeakers in the same installation as the existing AcousticDesign Surface Mount loudspeakers (AD-S).”  There is remarkable consistency in the sonic signatures of the surface mount and ceiling mount version, as governing design philosophies are…

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  • 20 January, 2016

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    A/V Matters Adds Dozens of QSC TouchMix Compact Digital Mixers to its Fleet

    Orlando, FL (January 2016) —AV Matters, a full-service audio-visual production company located in Orlando, Florida, recently added an additional 13 new QSC TouchMix-16 compact digital mixers to its rental equipment inventory. The company’s services include pro audio, lighting, video, projection and staging rental for applications such as corporate conferences, sales meetings, business events, theater, social galas and charity benefits. ““For us, TouchMix-16 is a great, versatile little piece of gear, and we just ordered 13 additional units, so we have a couple dozen now,” reports Mike Evans, President of AV Matters. “I don’t know what we could use that would be more flexible. They go out on almost every event.” AV Matters may be based in Orlando but its corporate audio-visual clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, produce events all over the country and even…

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  • 20 January, 2016

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    Reel Rock Productions Adds QSC TouchMix to its Production and Rental Arsenal

    Tallahassee, FL (January 2016) - Reel Rock Productions, the audio, video and lighting production company for clients including event planners, corporations, nightclubs, churches, museums and many others, together with its service arm, Production Support Group, recently added a number of  QSC TouchMix Compact Digital Mixers to their production and rental arsenal. According to owner Larry Schmidt, Reel Rock selects equipment that includes the features, function and fit to meet the creative goals that they need to accomplish for their clients. One of the biggest determining factors in the decision to choose a mixer is how much real estate is available at the FOH mixing position. “Ideally, we need to be able to have the smallest equipment footprint possible for a space and still have all the functionality and all the bells and whistles that we need to accomplish the…

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  • 20 January, 2016

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    QSC Performs for Taylor Guitars on the NAMM Stage and in their Nashville Showroom

    Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2016) —Taylor Guitars has become well known for the array of eclectic artists over the years who have performed on the company’s stage, including Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Coheed & Cambria, Night Ranger, Plain White T’s, Steven Curtis Chapman, Barenaked Ladies, Christopher Cross, Blondfire, Vintage Trouble and many others. For several years as well as this year, Taylor has chosen QSC as their live sound solution of choice at Winter NAMM, with two hangs of KLA active line array loudspeaker systems and KW122 active loudspeakers.   “After trying several different systems over the years with mixed results, our sound engineers suggested using QSC loudspeakers for our NAMM room, and we couldn’t be happier,” says David Kaye, Tradeshow Manager at Taylor Guitars. “QSC brings out the nuances of our guitars and provide incredible detail either with a…

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