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  • November 13, 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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  • October 1, 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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  • September 8, 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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  • September 3, 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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  • July 17, 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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  • June 18, 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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  • June 18, 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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  • June 18, 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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  • June 16, 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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  • May 29, 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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  • March 25, 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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  • March 24, 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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  • March 20, 2014

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    Q-SYS for Cinema Immersive Audio

    At CinemaCon 2014 in booth 213F, QSC Audio Products will be demonstrating a versatile processing platform that can accommodate any object-based or channel-based immersive sound format. Q-SYS, the company’s network audio platform, now has the capability to directly accept a network connection from a Dolby® CP850 processor, and it can also function as the rendering engine for MDA, the multi-dimensional audio format developed by DTS®, Inc. Immersive sound, which features a three-dimensional array of loudspeakers and the ability to place sounds anywhere in the cinema, offers filmmakers more creative freedom in the production of a cinema soundtrack. It also offers cinemagoers a much greater sense of engagement with the action on screen. Although standards are still being proposed, there are several formats which have been developed to produce the immersive audio…

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  • March 19, 2014

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    QSC Ships Colossal Cinema System for CinemaCon 2014

    At CinemaCon, the Colosseum is used for all screenings and product reels sponsored by the major film studios and distributors.  Since the room is far larger than most cinemas, a combination of QSC professional audio gear and cinema products are used.  

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  • January 9, 2014

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    QSC Promotes Danny Pickett

      QSC Audio Products is pleased to announce the promotion of Danny Pickett to Director, Global Cinema Sales. Danny Pickett joined QSC Cinema in 2005 as Key Accounts Manager, and was tasked with selecting and setting up European cinema dealers for QSC Audio Products. In 2010, he was promoted to Cinema Sales Manager, taking on management and support for domestic and international cinema dealers.  As Director, Global Cinema Sales, Danny will have overall responsibility for all domestic and international sales operations and customer technical support. “Danny has proven to be one of our strongest assets in cinema sales,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC Audio Products. “Since he became Cinema Sales Manager, our global cinema sales have grown significantly, and a large percentage of that increase was directly related to the…

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  • December 4, 2013

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    QSC Announces New Small Room Loudspeakers

    QSC Audio Products announces three new cost-effective loudspeakers for smaller cinemas that meet sound output requirements without compromising sound quality. The new models include two passive full-range, two-way screen channel loudspeakers and a compact, narrow profile subwoofer.  Combined with the QSC SC-2150 screen channel loudspeaker and SR-8101 surround, QSC now offers the most complete range of loudspeaker products tailored to the needs and budgets of small room cinema applications. Optimized for rooms up to 35 feet (11 meters) from the screen to the last row of seating, the new SC-1120 two-way screen channel loudspeaker features a 12-inch low frequency driver and a 1.75-inch voice coil high frequency driver.  The new SC-1150 two-way screen channel loudspeaker is designed for rooms up to 45 feet (14 meters) in length, featuring a single 15-inch low frequency…

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  • November 19, 2013

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    QSC Appoints New Head of R&D

    QSC Audio Products, LLC., is very pleased to announce the appointment of John White to the position of Vice President, Research and Development.   In his new role at QSC, White will be providing technical and managerial leadership to the development programs at the company, and proactively plan and execute personnel development, process management and infrastructure management within the R&D department.  White will report to the COO of QSC, Jatan Shah. “We are tremendously excited to have Dr. John White join the dedicated professionals at QSC, “says Jatan Shah.  “As QSC continues to develop new, revolutionary technology platforms to serve our customers, we look forward to having John offer his leadership and expertise to our cutting-edge research and product development team.” White brings his vast amount of technical experience at some of the world’s leading…

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  • October 25, 2013

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    New Post-Production System from QSC

    At ShowEast in Hollywood, Florida this week, QSC Audio Products introduced a new complete loudspeaker system for critical listening applications. The Reference Monitor System (shown here with optional baffle wings) includes screen channel and subwoofer loudspeakers, signal processing, and power amplifiers, resulting in a fully-optimized system for the best possible listening experience when high quality sound is paramount. The Reference Monitor System loudspeaker components are the new RSC-112 three-way loudspeaker and the new RSB-212 subwoofer.  The RSC-112 is the screen channel component of the Reference Monitor System.  It features a 12” (305 mm) woofer with 4” (102 mm) voice coil for exceptional low frequency bandwidth reproduction. The LF driver crosses over into a high power capacity, neodymium mid frequency compression driver with 3.5” (90 mm) voice coil and…

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  • October 23, 2013

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    QSC Demonstrates Q-SYS for Immersive Sound

    During exhibit hours at ShowEast 2013 this week in Hollywood, Florida, QSC Audio Products, LLC, is demonstrating a proof of concept of an end-to-end solution for the playback of object-based immersive sound program material in their booth #709 on the trade show floor. The demonstrations highlight the capability of the QSC Q-SYS audio signal processing and routing platform to render MDA (multi-dimensional audio) files in real-time. MDA is an open platform, object-based audio format developed by DTS, Inc. that allows every element of a soundtrack to be mapped in 3D space, storing all of the spatial and behavioral information as metadata.  For the demos, test program content files were created using a ProTools MDA plug-in at The Dub Stage, a prominent Hollywood, CA post-production facility. The audio files were combined into a DCP (digital cinema package), which will be…

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  • September 12, 2013

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    Q-SYS at The Dub Stage

    The Dub Stage, one of the top audio post-production facilities in Hollywood, has chosen QSC Q-SYS to support its audio signal processing and routing.  Q-SYS is a complete digital audio network and processing platform that allows complete flexibility and control of complex audio systems.  Originally developed for sophisticated commercial audio installations, Q-SYS can be scaled up or down to cost-effectively accommodate systems of almost any size, including 5.1, 7.1, 11.1, 13.1 and MDA (Multi-Dimensional Audio) cinema audio formats. While the new immersive cinema sound formats have expanded the palette for sound designers and mixers, they have also significantly increased the complexity of the post-production environment.  Just a few years ago most films were mixed only in either 5.1 or 7.1 formats.  Today, as the digital cinema transition is nearing completion, the…

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