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  • 5 May, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Releases Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif (May 5, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is excited to announce the availability of Software-based Dante® for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As part of its strategic partnership with Audinate, these feature licenses allow integrators to enable Dante networked audio integration on Q-SYS Core 110f processors running Q-SYS Designer Software v8.3.1 or higher. This software implementation eliminates the need for additional hardware I/O to integrate Dante into the Q-SYS audio, video & control workflow and greatly increases platform interoperability between Q-SYS and Dante-enabled devices. “We were thrilled to work with Audinate to deliver the industry’s first software-based Dante implementation on a DSP processor,” says Trent Wagner, Audio Product Manager, QSC. “This launch delivers on our steadfast commitment to software innovation within the Q-SYS Ecosystem.…

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  • 30 April, 2020

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    Two New Loudspeakers from QSC Now Shipping

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC announces its shipping two new loudspeakers – the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system, and the AC-C2T-LP, a low-profile ceiling-mount full range loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, AD-P.HALO features an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single pendant-mount enclosure. This purpose-built design is ready to install right out of the box, eliminating complex and time-consuming assembly while greatly expediting the installation process and reducing overall labor costs. The AD-P.HALO is ideal for applications where music inspires the overall atmosphere, such as high-end retail or hospitality. At 200 watts RMS, the AD-P.HALO offers significant dynamic headroom that far surpasses the background music performance of traditional two-way pendant-mount…

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  • 28 April, 2020

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    QSC Announces the Premiere of [email protected]

    Costa Mesa, CA (April 28, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es, Cn] — QSC is proud to announce the premiere of [email protected], a comprehensive online launch point dedicated to users’ success across a vast range of solutions and applications. Through its “Connect, Learn and Experience” architecture, [email protected] visitors are treated to unique collection of online training, tutorials, certification, webinars, entertainment and live online support from company experts, all of which is constantly curated and updated. [email protected] is a valuable tool for everyone from systems contractors, integrators, A/V IT technicians, A/V consultants, musicians, artists, djs, live sound engineers, recording pros, HOW musical directors, cinema technicians, cinema dealers and end users at all levels of expertise. [email protected] programs are offered completely free-of-charge and are available in a variety of time zones and…

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  • 14 April, 2020

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    QSC Announces Availability of New Axon Networked Audio I/O Endpoints

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 14, 2020) – [Fr, De, Es] – QSC announces it is now shipping two new Axon AES67 networked audio I/O endpoints, from Attero Tech by QSC. The A8Mio (8-channel) and A4Mio (4-channel) are interoperable, flexible and cost-effective solutions that easily integrate analog mic/line sources into a wide range of network audio applications, including the Q-SYS Ecosystem. These Axon endpoints are Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable offering a single-cable installation in a 1/2-RU (A8Mio) or 1/3-RU (A4Mio) form factor with surface-mount or rack-mount capabilities. “As our industry navigates toward fully networked conference, training and multi-purpose rooms, these Attero Tech by QSC endpoints enable integrators to quickly add analog audio sources to virtually any installed network AV system, including the Q-SYS Ecosystem, providing maximum flexibility,…

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  • 30 March, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Strengthens its Presence in the Netherlands

    Sinsheim (March 30, 2020) – [De] – QSC announces the opening of QSC Netherlands BV, effective April 1, 2020. Based in Geldermalsen, QSC Netherlands BV will serve as the business development hub for Live Sound & Systems in the Benelux region as well as house QSC’s EMEA service repair operation. The facility will offer service repair trainings for QSC distributor’s service staff while also handling service and repair for QSC in Germany. QSC Netherlands also includes demonstration and training facilities for customers to experience QSC products first hand and receive hands-on classroom training. “QSC Netherlands BV is the next strategic step in expanding our regional footprint in the European region”, says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales & Marketing, QSC EMEA. “This enables QSC to get closer to the market and to deliver even better customer experiences. We look…

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  • 17 March, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Brings the Sound of the Miami Symphony to an Architectural Landmark

    MIAMI, FL (March 17, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Miami is known for doing everything with a certain high style, and its symphony is no exception. Conductor Eduardo Marturet wields a Swarovski crystal baton, leading the orchestra through repertoire that ranges from Brahms and Beethoven to jazz, Latin, and film scores. For their concerts in unique venues such as the Moore Elastika Building — originally a 1920s furniture store and now an art gallery and event space in the heart of the Design District — events contractor Pete Diaz Productions turned to QSC, specifically a host of CP8 compact powered loudspeakers, K12.2 active loudspeakers and KW181 active subwoofers. “The Moore Building is a centerpiece of the Miami Design District, and the Miami Symphony does several shows there every season,” says Peter Diaz Jr. “We’re their preferred vendor for audio; we use QSC speakers…

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  • 13 March, 2020

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    QSC EMEA goes direct in Austria

    Sinsheim, March 13, 2020 - [De] - As of January 1, 2020, QSC EMEA has opened a new office in Wattens to distribute the QSC Live Sound and Systems product portfolio in Austria. This change will allow QSC to foster closer relationships to all Austrian customers, providing extensive training, pre- and after-sales as well as both technical, repair and marketing support. In his role as Director, Gerd Kostial will oversee the Austrian QSC office as well as manage direct sales to key system integrators. Kostial has decades of experience in the pro audio and AV industry, and most recently held the position of Director at Shure Distribution Austria. Patrik Heider will join Kostial as Sales Manager, mainly concentrating on Live Sound accounts. Additional technical, sales and marketing support will be provided by the QSC EMEA branch located in Sinsheim, Germany. “As one of the…

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  • 27 February, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC GX Amplifiers Power the Great American Legacy of Rock-Ola Jukeboxes

    TORRANCE, CA (February 27, 2020) — [De, Es, Fr] — If music is meant to be shared, no means of sharing it has endured quite like the jukebox. In turn, no brand embodies the jukebox like Rock-Ola. The name implies rock music only by happy coincidence. It’s actually the name of the founder, David Cullen Rockola, who started by manufacturing coin-operated scales in 1927 and moved into amusement machines shortly thereafter. When Alexander Walder-Smith bought the company just over a year ago, he was as passionate about Rock-Ola’s history of American ingenuity as he was about sound quality. One of his first orders of business was to specify QSC GX Series power amplifiers as the heart of every new Rock-Ola jukebox.  “I had been a customer of Rock-Ola for about 20 years, supplying their jukeboxes to the market in the United Kingdom,” explains Walder-Smith. “I was very aware of…

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  • 5 February, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Integrated SUB/SAT Pendant Loudspeaker System to AcousticDesign Series

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2020) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC introduces the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system as part of the AcousticDesign™ Series featuring an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single enclosure. This purpose-built system is ready to install right out the box, eliminating the need for complex and time-consuming assembly of multiple hardware components. The AD-P.HALO provides integrators a hassle-free design that greatly expedites the installation process and reduces overall labor costs. The AD-P.HALOHALO brings high performance output and enhanced musicality for background music applications, such as high-end retail and hospitality where music inspires the overall atmosphere. At 200 watts RMS, the AD-P.HALO offers significant dynamic headroom that far surpasses the background music performance of…

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  • 3 February, 2020

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    Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Goes Live

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 3, 2020) – [De] – QSC is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Q-SYS™ Reflect Enterprise Manager, which provides realtime monitoring and management for the Q-SYS audio, video & control (AV&C) Ecosystem including any connected, third-party devices. As the first software service deployed on the new Q-SYS Reflect Cloud platform, Enterprise Manager brings mission-critical data oversight and managed services capabilities to AV systems. This new cloud-based subscription service is ideal for AV/IT system administrators looking to avoid reactionary maintenance and reduce overall support costs associated with their AV systems by providing realtime device and system monitoring, advanced event log diagnostics plus intelligent alerts and notifications. Users have the ability to fine tune and right-size Enterprise Manager’s capabilities…

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  • 31 January, 2020

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    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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  • 29 January, 2020

    Press Release

    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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  • 23 January, 2020

    Press Release

    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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  • 22 January, 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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  • 21 January, 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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  • 7 January, 2020

    Press Release

    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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  • 20 December, 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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  • 19 December, 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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  • 18 December, 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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  • 17 December, 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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