• 20 December, 2019

    Corporate

    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

    Products & Solutions

    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

    Featured Case Studies

    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

    Alliances & Partnerships

    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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  • 6 December, 2019

    Corporate

    QSC Distributor Opens Demo & Training Facility in the Philippines

    Manila, Philippines is home to the newest QSC demo and training center.  Opened by QSC distributor Qorsys AV Technologies in September 2019, customers can now get a unique, hands-on demonstration of the Q-SYS Ecosystem alongside QSC amplifiers and loudspeakers. “We were looking to provide system integrators, consultants and other AV industry professionals with a way to effectively demonstrate Q-SYS to their customers,” explained Ramon Borja, General Manager of Qorsys. “The demo and training center lets us go beyond the spec sheet and deliver a truly hands-on experience for clients interested in audio, video and control solutions for their own applications.” The highlight is a full Q-SYS connected conference room demonstration. The Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor manages the audio, video and control processing for the space. Q-SYS Cores combine audio, video and…

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  • 5 December, 2019

    Corporate

    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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  • 27 November, 2019

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-SYS Ecosystem delivers network audio and control to Harrington Hoists

    Founded in 1867 and headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Harrington Hoists, Inc. is an international leader in the manufacture of industrial hoists, cranes, below-the-hook lifting devices and material handling equipment. Harrington Hoists, Inc. recently renovated adjacent portions of its Manheim manufacturing space to include a training facility and conference room. In addition to failsafe and foolproof teleconferencing capabilities in both spaces, management and staff wanted state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. QSC was primed for the challenge with the Q-SYS Ecosystem and its AcousticDesign™ Series loudspeakers. Design-build firm Clair Solutions was brought in to help design the AV system. “Harrington had two primary goals,” explained Herb Suereth, Regional Sales Manager at Clair Solutions. “First, they wanted a reliable AV system that was simple to use, no…

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  • 15 November, 2019

    Featured Case Studies

    Q-SYS Enables Fun and Games at Knoebels Amusement Park

    Located in Central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley, Knoebels is America's largest free-admission amusement park. It boasts over 60 rides, games, award winning food and a 900,000 gallon pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The time to rethink the AV system came during an extensive park upgrade and QSC was ready for the challenge with the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem. Drewe Knaskie, Knoebels’ audio technician, was tasked with finding an AV solution that would fulfill the current requirements while keeping the future in mind. “In my researching of other parks, it became clear that Q-SYS was the perfect solution,” Knaskie explained. “Our current requirements included zone paging and simple user control, but we needed something that would support our potential future needs as well. Because Q-SYS is software-based, we can continue adding features and functionality…

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  • 4 November, 2019

    Featured Case Studies

    Wild Ink Restaurant and Bar Dines with the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem.

    Hudson Yards is the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center, boasting more than 18 million ft² of commercial and residential space, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops and a collection of restaurants. Located within Hudson Yards, Wild Ink offers a stylish, Asian-inspired dining and lounge area that was looking to provide an enveloping, high-fidelity sound environment to complement a premium dining experience. With the help of QSC and the AV integrator Essential Communications, they deployed the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem, along with QSC loudspeakers. While the venue’s striking bamboo ceiling, arranged in grid-like fashion, provides the aesthetic cornerstone for Wild Ink, it presents unique acoustic challenges that cannot be solved by common loudspeaker solutions. Not only was sonic quality of utmost importance, but the loudspeakers…

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  • 4 November, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    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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  • 31 October, 2019

    Corporate

    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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  • 30 October, 2019

    Corporate

    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

    Products & Solutions

    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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  • 22 October, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    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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  • 17 October, 2019

    Corporate

    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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  • 14 October, 2019

    Products & Solutions

    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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