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  • 8 October, 2020

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    A Generous Donor Helps The Shepherd’s House Church Achieve a Major Sonic Upgrade with QSC

    Fort Worth, TX (October 8, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Robert Wirtz hails from a 30-year career as a recording engineer, a role he still plays at Fort Worth’s Legendary Sound Studio and as proprietor of Ardub Music. Whenever he can, he puts his passion for perfect sound into the service of houses of worship. In nearby Lewisville, the Shepherd’s House Church was struggling with the patchwork P.A. system when, in July, thanks to a last-minute, anonymous donor, the church was able to commission Rob to design the optimal system for their sanctuary. After extensive computer analysis of the room, Wirtz recommended a QSC KLA Series line array consisting of a total of eight KLA12 active line array cabinets and four KS118 active subwoofers — an install twice as large as their original plans. “For every system I install, my philosophy is that I want it to sound as good as the nicest…

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  • 24 September, 2020

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    Designer and Integrator AVkraft Elevates India’s Sacred Heart Forane Church with Crystal Clear QSC Sound

    Kerala, India (September 24, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Sacred Heart Forane Church is a Syro-Malabar Catholic church situated in Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. Established in 1944, the church is one of the largest in its Diocese, with more than 1500 families and approximately 5,000 members. After almost 60 years, the church underwent renovation of its altar as well as the addition of a new sound system from QSC designed and implemented by Mathew George, founder and owner of systems integrator AVkraft. The system consists of a series of K12.2 active loudspeakers as well as CP8 and CP12 compact active loudspeakers. Mathew, who has a background in sound engineering, is also the chief designer at AVkraft and enjoys working on sound in churches because of the creative freedom. He first became aware of the church’s sonic needs when the parish priest invited…

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  • 9 July, 2020

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    White Train Entertainment Uplifts Crossroads Community Church with QSC Line Array

    WINNEBAGO, IL (July 9, 2020) — When the Winnebago, Illinois campus of Crossroads Community Church moved into their own building after years of meeting in various rented spaces, they needed a sonic upgrade to replace the portable P.A. systems volunteers had been setting up for their pastors and exuberant worship bands. After performing a thorough analysis of Crossroads’ new home, events specialists White Train Entertainment knew that a QSC active line array would be the perfect fit. They flew four KLA12 cabinets on either side of the stage, tucked a pair of KS212C active cardioid subwoofers underneath, placed two K8.2 active loudspeakers onstage as monitors, and hid two more as front fills. “The capacity is just under 200 people, so it was a big jump for Crossroads to move to a professionally installed line array as opposed to a couple of mobile loudspeakers,” says…

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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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  • 30 March, 2020

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • 29 January, 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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  • 23 January, 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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  • 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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  • 7 January, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 December, 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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  • 4 November, 2019

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    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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  • 30 October, 2019

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    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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  • 23 October, 2019

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    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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  • 17 October, 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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