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  • January 31, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Receives Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 31, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is proud to announce that its Q-SYS Development team has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for its work on the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor Q-LAN network media distribution technology specifically in the category of “Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport over IP Networks” at the 71st Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® awards ceremony in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). QSC would like to recognize the key developers of Q-LAN: Derek Lieb, Gert Rosenboom and Jeff Evanson, as well as the rest of the original Q-SYS development team, including Rich Zwiebel, John Britton, John Dunn and David Kessner. Q-LAN is the native protocol suite for audio and…

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  • January 29, 2020

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    QSC collaborates with Audiologic to serve the UK and Ireland with Live Sound portfolio

    London, January 29, 2020 - - As of January 1, 2020, QSC has appointed Audiologic as a UK exclusive distribution partner for Live Sound. Audiologic will provide a holistic customer support, from daily interaction to service and training. Audiologic is a leading provider of pro-audio and commercial sound equipment who has already successfully worked as Industry Market Partner for the QSC Systems portfolio. Audiologic is one of the AV industry’s most respected providers in the UK and Ireland combining detailed product knowledge with excellent standards of customer service. “We are extremely proud to be awarded the exclusive UK distribution for QSC Live Sound products”, says Andy Lewis, Managing Director at Audiologic. “Over the past two years, we have demonstrated real in-market value for QSC with their Systems portfolio with proven system design services, technical…

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  • January 23, 2020

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    Jason Moss Joins QSC as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 23, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce Jason Moss joins the company as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development. As part of the QSC Executive Team led by Joe Pham, President and CEO, Moss will be responsible for developing and managing strategic alliances with leading AV/IT collaboration manufacturers and service providers globally. Jason Moss joins QSC from Logitech where he most recently served as Head of Go-to-Market & Alliances, Video Collaboration. With over 20 years in the industry, Moss spent the last nine years developing partnerships with top collaboration and SaaS companies, and drove adoption and integration of Logitech products into many applications and markets. He also led global OEM strategic accounts, setting strategy and directing sales and business development initiatives. “As our Systems business…

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  • January 22, 2020

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    QSC K Series Inducted into the NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame

    COSTA MESA, CA (January 22, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — QSC is proud to announce that K Series active loudspeakers have been inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Founded in 2004 by former Mix magazine editor George Petersen, the TECnology Hall of Fame honors and recognizes audio products that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of recording, live sound, and audio technology. To be eligible for consideration, products must have been on the market for at least ten years. Launched in 2009, the QSC K Series sported a best-in-class 1,000 watts of extremely clean amplification in an ABS enclosure that combined a 1.75-inch compression tweeter with either an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch woofer. A dual-12-inch KSub active subwoofer completed the line. The K Series remarkably delivered both studio-quality sound as…

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  • January 21, 2020

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    QSC Introduces New Training for Q-SYS Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 21, 2020) – QSC is excited to announce the deployment of Q-SYS Level One for Cinema training. This innovative, modular online course is specially constructed for cinema engineers who want to learn how to use Q-SYS in cinema auditoriums. Students will learn the basics of designing a multiplex cinema with the Q-SYS Ecosystem while receiving an overview of Q-SYS Designer Software. Much of the course material is shared with the award-winning Q-SYS Level One training, but users will also learn about peripherals and components that are exclusive to cinema applications. The six-module course covers topics ranging from a basic Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema introduction, including hardware introductions to Q-SYS Core Cinema processors, the DCIO and DPA-Q Series network amplifiers, and continues with user control interfaces. The curriculum culminates…

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  • January 7, 2020

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    QSC CP Series Nominated for a 2020 Sound on Sound Award

    Costa Mesa, CA -- QSC, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for a 2020 Sound on Sound Award by the readers of Sound on Sound magazine for its CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. Introduced last year, CP represents the best-in-class active loudspeaker solution for customers who desire QSC performance, quality and reliability at a value price point. Further enhancing the products’ appeal, an ultra-compact form factor and light weight combine to offer effortless transport and deployment in both portable and installed applications. The SOS Awards were launched in 2010 with a mission to honor and celebrate the finest products in the industry. Now in its 10th year, each voting category consists of a shortlist of nomination selected by the SOS editorial team, and voted on by the industry. The results will be compiled and announced in time for…

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  • December 20, 2019

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    QSC Named 2019 Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year in the Annual Dealers’ Choice Awards by Musical Merchandise Review (MMR)

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 20, 2019) – QSC is very proud to announce that it has been named Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year in the 27th Annual Musical Merchandise Review "MMR" Magazine Dealers’ Choice Awards. The election of QSC by musical instrument retailers as the top sound reinforcement brand caps an already monumental year for the company, highlighted by the introduction of the KS118 subwoofer in October and already a runaway best-seller. MMR Magazine states, “Our voters decided this year that QSC is delivering on their mission statement to be the ‘leading and most trusted provider of high quality professional audio/ video systems. QSC understands that sound reinforcement isn’t just about concert and club-thumping beats. Sure, their loudspeakers serve thousands – if not millions – of eager concertgoers in any given year, but the California-based company taps…

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  • December 19, 2019

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    QSC Now Shipping New DPA-Q Network Amplifiers

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (December 19, 2019) – QSC announces the global availability of the new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers in four- and eight-channel models. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers unite the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices, and native network transport, plus the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. “The addition of DPA-Q amplifiers to a Q-SYS design is an excellent example of a native ecosystem approach to network design,” says Barry Ferrell, Vice President, Cinema Product Development and Strategy. “Technicians can take advantage of next-generation amplifier design, while also utilizing the native signature features and technologies QSC is known for, such as Intrinsic Correction. This native approach can greatly reduce installation and setup time, while also maximizing…

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  • December 18, 2019

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    Montreal’s Musicopratik Rehearsal Studios Upgrades with QSC CP Series Loudspeakers

    MONTREAL, QC (December 18, 2019) — [De, Fr] — For 15 years, Musicopratik has been one of the premier band rehearsal studios in Montreal, and the only one in the artistically and culturally vibrant borough of Verdun. “We know we’re not the only game in the whole city, so we like to stand out by offering our customers very high-quality equipment to practice on, from backline to speakers,” says co-owner Patrick Mainville. Ever in pursuit of that high standard, Musicopratik recently swapped out every single main and monitor speaker in their rehearsal rooms for QSC CP12 compact active loudspeakers. “We have five rehearsal rooms, ranging from 15 by 15 feet to about 20 by 24. We also have a recording studio with a prep area, and the CP12s went in all of them,” Mainville continues. “Since we started in 2005, we’ve owned many major brands of powered stage monitors except QSC.…

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  • December 17, 2019

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    QSC EMEA takes Live Sound business direct in Germany, the UK and Ireland

    Sinsheim, December 16, 2019 - [De] - As of January 1, 2020, QSC EMEA will become the exclusive distributor of its live sound portfolio in Germany and in the UK and Ireland. QSC is pleased to announce its new distribution organization. Freddy Sicko, Director Live Sound Central Europe, will lead the organization in those countries. Sicko, who joined QSC EMEA at the beginning of 2019, brings decades of pro-audio industry experience in various leadership positions to the company. Most recently, he was General Manager of Shure MEA’s office in Dubai. QSC EMEA welcomes two seasoned sales professionals Carsten Schiedeck, Sales Manager Retail, Germany, and Emma O’Sullivan, Sales Manager Retail, the UK and Ireland, who will be responsible for MI retailers in those countries respectively. Jens Stellmacher, Director Business Development, AV Rental, will be responsible for…

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  • December 5, 2019

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    QSC KS118 Active Subwoofer Nominated for 2019 Best Loudspeaker in 34th Annual Music and Sound Dealer Awards

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 5, 2019) — [De, Fr, Es] — QSC, LLC is proud to announce that its KS118 active subwoofer has been nominated as the 2019 Best Loudspeaker of the Year in the 34th Annual Music & Sound Dealer Awards presented by Music and Sound Retailer magazine. The KS118, a very high output active subwoofer producing impressive low frequencies, is the newest member of the popular KS Series family. It features robust design, legendary QSC amplification and versatile DSP features, making it an ideal choice for mobile entertainment, AV rental, event production, clubs and performance venues for which dynamic sound reproduction and commanding low frequency performance are needed. The KS118 joins a number of other QSC Live Sound products that have been honored with Music and Sound Dealer nominations and awards in recent years, including the QSC K.2 Series™ active…

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  • November 4, 2019

    Press Release

    Rentex Upgrades AV Rental Portfolio with QSC CP Series

    CANTON, MA (November 4, 2019) – Founded in 1980, with  locations in major cities from coast to coast, Rentex is one of the largest and most trusted wholesale renters of audio-visual  equipment in the USA. Providing equipment to AV rental, staging, production and other live event companies, their business model thrives by partnering with their customers, ensuring that that contractors and event producers can handle any scenario their clients might throw at them. In fulfillment of this goal, Rentex offers a mammoth selection of meticulously maintained and quality-checked equipment -  that assortment most recently enhanced with the purchase of 200 QSC CP Series CP12 compact powered loudspeakers. “We house and maintain a very large inventory with the goal of augmenting our clients’ inventories,” says Director of Technology Ken Carmichael. “We can have gear at any…

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  • October 31, 2019

    Press Release

    Ian Freer Joins QSC as Field Sales Engineer

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 31, 2019) – QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Freer as Field Sales Engineer (Cinema), APAC. In his new role, Ian will be primarily responsible for product support in the Asia Pacific region.  Ian brings a comprehensive career of technical support knowledge, with over twenty years of roles in the cinema industry.   “I am excited to have Ian Freer join the Cinema team,” says Barry Ferrell, Vice President, Cinema Product Development. “With his extensive technical experience, Ian brings hands-on expertise with a demonstrated history of customer success. He will be essential in providing around-the-clock support on a global scale.”  Freer spent the last few years as an audio-video technician at Connect NZ, providing technical support, writing instructional technical documentation, and assisting with project management. Prior to…

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  • October 30, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Welcomes William Chan and Promotes Andy Pearce and Ron Marchant

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 30, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce William Chan has joined QSC as Senior Director, North Asia reporting to Markus Winkler, SVP Asia and EMEA. In this newly created role, William is responsible for sales and business operations in the North Asia region, including a focus on driving new revenue growth in Greater China and Japan for QSC Live Sound, Cinema, and Systems portfolios. Additionally, William will be part of the APAC leadership team developing and implementing the long term expansion of QSC’s sales and support infrastructure across Asia. William brings with him a highly successful career leading Asia sales and marketing teams, with over fifteen years in senior leadership roles. Prior to QSC, William served as Managing Director for Shure Asia Limited, where he drove strategic direction and management of all vertical…

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  • October 23, 2019

    Press Release

    FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez Mixes Poncho Sanchez with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 23, 2019) — [Es] — FOH Engineer Larry Sanchez can still remember being thrown into the lion’s den, decades ago, mixing his very first gig at front-of-house standing behind an aircraft carrier-sized analog console. Fast forward to today and Sanchez can typically be found behind his QSC TouchMix-30 PRO compact digital mixer. Sanchez has mixed on nearly every brand and type of live console, for the last 30-plus years working almost exclusively as FOH engineer for Poncho Sanchez (no relation), the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Award-winning band leader and conguero (conga player). But as the 67-year-old band leader has cut back on his busy touring schedule, says Sanchez, he started to open himself up to freelance work — and went looking for a mixing console to help book gigs. TouchMix was his top choice, says Sanchez. “I was already a fan. A friend of…

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  • October 22, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Ships Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi Networked Audio Interface

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 22, 2019) – QSC has begun shipping the new Attero Tech Synapse D32Mi networked audio interface and released a supporting update to uniFY Control Panel software. This newest model in the Synapse series of 1U rack-mount network audio interfaces provides 32 mic/line analog inputs with studio-grade microphone preamps and Dante/AES67 connectivity, including up to 24-bit, 96 kHz analog-to-Dante conversion. The inputs are available as either terminal blocks or DB25 connections. The D32Mi’s combination of exceptional performance, high channel density, flexible control capabilities, and simple integration with the Q-SYS Ecosystem makes it an excellent choice for studio, live event, and fixed installation applications. The newest Synapse model offers front panel and network control of mic preamp gain, phantom power, and muting. Easily-assignable…

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  • October 17, 2019

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    QSC Promotes Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 17, 2019) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is pleased to announce the promotions of Anna Csontos and Markus Winkler effective October 1, 2019. Csontos, who joined the company in 2011, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Market Officer and Chief of Staff, adding to her current executive sales leadership responsibility for QSC’s business and product portfolio in the Americas. Markus Winkler, who joined QSC in 2017, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, EMEA & APAC, expanding his executive sales leadership responsibilities to include QSC’s business and product portfolio for all of EMEA and APAC. The timing of these leadership changes were in part triggered by Gene Joly’s decision to retire at the end of January 2020. Joly joined QSC in 2016, assuming executive sales and business unit leadership responsibility for QSC’s Live Sound…

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  • October 14, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Announces DCI Compliance for CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 14, 2019) – QSC announces the CMS-5000 has been found to meet all of the requirements of the Digital Cinema System Specification Version 1.2, published by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI). This certification validates that the next-generation cinema media server can reliably play controlled digital cinema content in movie theatres around the world and can reproduce high-quality images and sound as well as secure the content against piracy. The certification testing was conducted by Aegisolve, Inc., an accredited cybersecurity laboratory under the Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) (NVLAP Lab Code: 200802-0) and licensed by DCI for digital cinema equipment compliance testing. DCI is a joint venture of five major Hollywood studios whose primary purpose is to establish and…

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  • October 8, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Powerful KS118 Active Subwoofer to KS Series Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 8th, 2019) — [De, Fr, Es] — Succeeding the highly acclaimed KW181 model, QSC is pleased to introduce the KS118 active subwoofer, the newest member of the KS Series subwoofer family. With its robust design, legendary QSC amplification and versatile DSP features, the KS118 is the perfect choice for mobile entertainment, AV rental, event production, clubs and performance  venues for which very high output and commanding low frequency performance is needed. Featuring a long excursion 18-inch direct radiating driver powered by a 3600 Watt Class D amplifier, the KS118 delivers high sound pressure levels with dynamic and musical sound reproduction of very low frequencies. On-board DSP optimizes and protects system performance while also offering advanced capabilities such as the ability to array two units in a cardioid arrangement, maximizing low…

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  • October 1, 2019

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    QSC Announces Acquisition of Attero Tech

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, Calif. (October 1, 2019) – [Es, Fr, De] – QSC announces the acquisition of Attero Tech, effective September 30, 2019. This combines the rapidly growing portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem with Attero Tech’s highly innovative portfolio of networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals, as well as boosting QSC’s development capabilities with Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff joining the multi-national QSC team. “This acquisition is a natural next step for our organizations given our long relationship, highly compatible portfolios and the exceptional shared values and company cooperation that have developed over the last several years,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating and Technology Officer, QSC. “Both QSC and Attero Tech were early adopters of network audio transport technology, including CobraNet,…

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