• November 13, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Video Game Developer Treyarch Installs K Series 7.2 Speaker System

    Santa Monica, CA, (November 13, 2012) - CCS Presentation Systems is proud to announce the installation of a QSC Audio K Series loudspeaker system with KW Series subwoofers in a 7.2 surround sound configuration for the award-winning video game developer Treyarch, creators of Activision’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. The new system is part of an upgrade to the A/V system in a presentation theater at Treyarch’s studios in Santa Monica, CA. The new QSC Audio system comprises three K10 two-way, 10-inch active loudspeakers for the left, center and right channels, plus four K8 two-way, 8-inch active speakers for the left,  right, and rear surround channels, together with a pair of KW181 18-inch subwoofers positioned at the front of the room. Sources for the QSC system are controlled by an Onkyo PR-SC5508 AV preamplifier-processor, which is integrated with a Crestron…

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  • November 6, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Forty Two Inc. Hits the Campaign Trail with QSC Loudspeakers

    Boardman, OH (November 6, 2012) — Following a fire at a property adjacent to its former location, AV staging, rental and sales company Forty Two Inc. relocated its headquarters here and has re-equipped, acquiring new WideLine™, KLA and K Series loudspeaker systems from QSC Audio Products. Forty-Two Inc. put the new systems to work for the first time at President Obama’s inaugural campaign event at Ohio State University in Columbus. “QSC’s local rep called us as soon as he heard we were in the market for new inventory, and he did a good job of focusing us on what would work best for our needs,” says Tony Ferrello, president, Forty Two Inc. In total, Ferrello purchased 32 WideLine-10 line array modules and twelve WL218-sw subwoofers, eight KLA12 active line array modules with four KLA181 subwoofers, and ten K12 active loudspeakers. “We have used WideLine speakers quite…

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  • November 4, 2012

    Featured Installations

    University of Massachusetts Mullins Center Arena Debuts Sound System with QSC

    Amherst, MA (Nov 4, 2012) — Located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, the largest public university in New England, the 10,500-seat William D. Mullins Memorial Center arena unveiled the replacement for its 20-year-old installed PA system in mid-October. The new system includes a QSC Audio ILA System comprising seventy-two WL2082-i line array elements and twelve WL118-sw subwoofers driven by twenty-two PowerLight™ 3 Series PL340 amplifiers, all under the control of two Q-Sys™ Core 250i units with a Q-Sys I/O Frame. The Mullins Center — which is managed by Global Spectrum, a private venue management firm that oversees more than 100 venues worldwide — is home to UMass Amherst’s Minutemen basketball and ice hockey and Minutewomen basketball teams. The arena also hosts concerts and other events, as well as productions by a variety of UMass departments. The…

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  • November 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    QSC Journeys To The Stars In Jena

    Jena, Germany (November 2012) – CX Series amplifiers and AD-S loudspeakers from QSC have helped to revolutionise the sound systems at Germany's oldest planetarium, creating an aural experience that is literally out of this world. The Zeiss Planetarium in Jena, eastern Germany, opened in 1926 and is the oldest such building to have remained in continuous service since that time. The projection dome stands 14.5 metres high and has a diameter of 23 metres, resulting in an impressive projection surface of around 800 square metres. In 2006, the outmoded projection system was replaced by a full-dome video projection system, which was brought into full operation during the last lengthy phase of reconstruction in autumn 2011 with the addition of eight digitally controlled video projectors. To perfect the visitor experience, the planetarium's owners decided to make the aural…

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  • October 22, 2012

    Corporate

    QSC Audio Launches Player-Inspired K for Musicians Website

    Costs Mesa, CA (October 22, 2012) – QSC Audio Products announces the premiere of a new website for inspired guitarists, keyboardists, drummers and other musicians– who are increasingly becoming aware that the K Family of loudspeakers (K Series, KW Series) can exceed their expectations as a musical instrument amplifier. The musicians themselves were the genesis for the creation of KforMusicians.com, leading the way via online forum discussions touting the company’s active loudspeakers as the perfect solution for accurate sound reproduction of digital sources in a live application. The K for Musicians website, available in English and Spanish, offers multiple examples of how K Family Loudspeakers can be used as instrument amplifiers in common, live performance applications. There are distinct and separate areas for Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar,…

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  • October 22, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    Keyboardist Ed Roth Joins the QSC K for Musicians Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 22, 2012)–QSC Audio Products, LLC. is pleased to welcome keyboardist Ed Roth to their K for Musicians family, coinciding with the release of his self-titled debut album this week. Roth’s first single on the album, “Summertime,” spent 8 weeks in the Smooth Jazz Billboard Top 40 charts. “I really set out to make a strong, musical record and I am proud of the album. With the help and encouragement of Warrior Records, and a lot of great musician friends playing on it for me and two top engineers, Ryan Hewitt and Joel Numa, recording and mixing it, I feel like we made something that will still sound great in 10 years,” says Roth. “We picked out some interesting and unusual covers to add to my original songs on the album. In the old school tradition of rearranging covers, I really tried to flip these classic tunes with reharmonizations and new…

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  • October 18, 2012

    Featured Installations

    QSC AcousticDesign Loudspeakers Reinforce the Ambience at Atlantic City’s New $2.4 Billion Revel Casino-Resort

    Atlantic City, NJ (Oct 18, 2012) — Montreal-based Scéno Plus, renowned for its theatre design work in Las Vegas, Canada, and around the world, recently completed a major, multi-venue project at Revel, the new $2.4 billion casino-resort at the north end of Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk. Scéno Plus was the lead designer for all of the entertainment spaces at the Revel, including the Revelry casino floor, where the company designed, specified and optimized nearly 570 QSC Audio Products AcousticDesign Series ceiling- and surface-mount loudspeakers. Scéno Plus was responsible for the design of two large, multipurpose, transformable venues, several bars and various interconnecting spaces at Revel. The resort, which fronts onto the beach, covers 20 acres and, at 47 stories, is the tallest building in Atlantic City. In a break with traditional casino design, Revelry’s…

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  • October 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    QSC KLA Drives the Sound of Sustainability

    Klarenbeek, The Netherlands (October 2012) – A QSC KLA Series Active Line Array Loudspeaker System, supplied by the QSC distributor in The Netherlands, AED, heads the PA system in a new 'green' congress centre recently built here. In the centre of the Dutch countryside, the groundbreaking new conference centre has been constructed according to strict sustainable principles, making maximum use of natural materials and recycling as much as possible. The Veerkracht Ecocentre (www.veerkracht.com) is partially built into a large mound of earth, allowing the soil to handle much of the insulation requirements of the building naturally, and is roofed with turf and grass. But this is no medieval shack; inside is a state-of-the-art meeting centre. AV installation specialist Dave Shiphorst (www.daveconnects.nl), who is responsible for all of the audio-visual systems at the…

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  • September 26, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    QSC K Series is for Keyboardist Rubén Valtierra

    Costa Mesa, CA (Sept 26, 2012) – QSC Audio Products, LLC announces that Rubén Valtierra, best known as long-time keyboardist for "Weird Al" Yankovic, has joined the “K for Musicians” family. Valtierra has also played and recorded with members of groups such as Santana, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Natalie Cole, Tower of Power, Chick Corea, Elton John, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. When not touring with Yankovic, Valtierra is active in the studio, writing and producing, along with leading his Valtierra Latin Orchestra (VLO). “The K8 is the best speaker system I've had, ever. Ever!” states Valtierra. “I went from the K12’s to K10’s and finally the K8’s which I use now. I wanted to see just how small a rig I could feel comfortable with. And you know what? I gave up nothing in performance and have the benefit of something so light and portable.” “When you see Rubén perform…

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  • September 6, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Connects Pomona Fairplex, Home to LA County Fair

    Pomona, CA, (Sept 6, 2012) -- The QSC Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform is at the heart of the networked audio-visual facilities at the new $28 million Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, an 85,000-sq.-ft. addition to the Fairplex Exposition Complex in Pomona, CA. The 487-acre Fairplex site has been home to the L. A. County Fair – the largest county fair in the world – since 1922, and also encompasses the Fairplex Park horse racing track, Auto Club Raceway drag strip and more than 300,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibition and conference facilities. CSI MultiMedia (Campbell-Shaw, Inc.) of Woodland Hills, CA, designed and integrated the new Q-Sys system, which comprises a Core 4000 with 256 x 256 I/O capability plus eleven I/O Frames outfitted with CIML4-HP high-performance mic/line I/O Cards. The system additionally includes 30 QSC Audio PowerLight™ 3 Series PL340 (2 x…

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  • July 24, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    Jackson, MO Strikes up the Band with the QSC Weatherized WideLine™-8 Line Array Loudspeaker System

    Jackson, MO(July 24,2012) – Throughout the summer months in Jackson, MO, the Jackson Municipal Band plays free weekly concerts every Thursday evening and performs throughout the year at important community events such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Homecoming. Ensuring that the band sounds better than ever for its ninety-second season, locally based systems integrator Unity Pro Audio and Video upgraded the Jackson Municipal Bandshell in City Park with the installation of a six-cabinet QSC Audio WL3082-wx Weatherized WideLine-8 line array loudspeaker system powered by three PowerLight™ 3 Series amplifiers. The Jackson Municipal Band has been performing annually since 1976 at the outdoor bandshell, which is located in a grassy amphitheater bordered by trees, but until now has not had a purpose-designed PA system. “They were using point and shoot speakers. The…

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  • July 9, 2012

    Featured Installations

    China’s Xinjiang International Expo Centre Chooses a Complete QSC Solution

    Xinjiang, China (July 9, 2012) -- The Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform has been chosen as the backbone of the audio and control systems at the Xinjiang International Expo Centre, the main regional conference and exhibition centre in northwest China. Comprising two Core 1000 Q-Sys processors, together with WideLine Series and ILA Series line array loudspeaker systems, K Series loudspeakers as well as multiple PowerLight3 amplifiers, the complete QSC solution was designed by PCI and installed in over 20 conference rooms at the centre. The system was completed and made operational in time for the first China-Eurasia Economic Development & Cooperation Forum, recently held in the Xinjiang capital Ürümqi. Bordering Russia and several Central Asian states, Xinjiang is often regarded as a bridge from China to the rest of Asia and Europe, making it the perfect location for…

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  • July 1, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    Moon Over Montana Relies on QSC WideLine System for Red Ants Pants Festival

    White Sulphur Springs, MT (July 2012) --For the second consecutive year, the Red Ants Pants Festival, a three day event featuring food, arts, crafts and music, took place at the end of July with a crowd of more than 8,000 in a grassy pasture in rural White Sulphur Springs, Montana. The weekend concert performances featured an eclectic mix of celebrated artists including Emmy Lou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Taj Mahal. Moon Over Montana, the local sound and lighting company who handled the event, utilized a QSC WideLine-10 Line Array Loudspeaker System and QSC PowerLight ™ 2 Amplifiers. “The Red Ants Pants Festival is challenging -- the artists are particular about the sound and the weather in Montana is beautiful but wild – it can be sunny one minute and lightning the next, “ says Jerry Mullen, owner of Moon Over Montana. “We are constantly…

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  • July 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    The Offenbach Kickers of Germany Score With Q-Sys™

    Offenbach, Germany (July 2012) – Founded in 1901, the soccer team Offenbach Kickers is renowned throughout Germany for its fiercely dedicated legions of fans who have supported the club through its many ups and downs. Now the Kickers, based in western Germany near Frankfurt, have a new home — a futuristic, 25-million Euro stadium sponsored by the local Sparda Bank in their native German state of Hesse. The stadium houses a QSC Q-Sys™ integrated system that controls, routes and processes all of the audio feeds and systems in the new ground. With four weatherproof, covered spectator stands in the style of recently constructed English stadiums, capacity for over twenty thousand spectators, 10 VIP boxes, a special reception area for business club members and various fashionable retail outlets, the state-of-the-art new Sparda Bank Stadium has now been completed in time for…

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  • July 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Takes the Stage In Western China

    Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China (July 2012) – Q-Sys™, the integrated system platform from QSC Audio Products, is playing a controlling role at a recently built, 50-million-dollar theatre in Western China, an impressively modern symbol of the new economy in the Far East. The striking new Grand Theatre in Lanzhou, capital of the province of Gansu in Western China, opened in late 2011, a excitingly modern building of rounded corners and flowing, curved glass constructed at an approximate cost of 350 million RMB (over $50 million US). With a large-scale 1500-seat auditorium, a 300-seat hall and a press conference chamber of 150 seats, plus 20 smaller meeting rooms, the 7-storey state-of-the-art theatre was envisaged as a multi-disciplinary building with the ability to host conventions and events as well as drama and concerts. Designed according to the guiding principles of…

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  • June 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    German Museum of Film Relies on Q-Sys™ to Control Its Current and Future Multimedia Needs

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany (June 2012) – Following a comprehensive refit, the German Museum of Film has installed the Q-Sys™ Integrated System platform to manage and route all of the audio sources under its roof, together with K Series active loudspeakers to handle playback in its new demonstration and seminar rooms. The Museum of Film opened in 1984 in Frankfurt am Main and has always been more than a traditional, educational film museum. With its rolling programme of exhibitions, cinema presentations and retrospectives, it has sought to give visitors an insight into all of the manifold historical, aesthetic and technical aspects of film as an artistic medium. Last August saw the completion of an 18-month renovation project at the Museum of Film. The totally refurbished building, with its striking architecture and its new permanent exhibition facilities, has been…

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  • June 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Cedar Point Amusement Park Expands to the Future with QSC

    Sandusky, OH (June 2012) –Cedar Point amusement park/resort, which has been voted as the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” for a record 14 consecutive years, has upgraded the audio system on its legendary main midway with the Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform, more than 30 PowerLight™ 3 Series amplifiers and  WideLine™ Line Array loudspeakers. The QSC equipment provides distributed PA along the park’s midway as well as sound reinforcement for a brand new 70-feet-wide outdoor performance stage on Celebration Plaza, home to the new high energy Luminosity: Ignite the Night show, which features dancers, drummers, DJs and circus performers, plus a spectacular display of lasers, lights and fireworks. Luminosity, Powered by Pepsi, officially opens on Friday June 8th at Cedar Point, a 364-acre park located on a peninsula jutting into Lake Erie. Luminosity begins around 9:15…

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  • May 30, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Skully’s Music-Diner Upgrades to QSC KLA Series Line Array

    Columbus, OH (May 30, 2012) -- Skully’s Music-Diner, the hip hop and rock night spot here consistently voted the best place for dancing and live music over the past decade by several local entertainment magazines, has upgraded its sound system with a new QSC KLA Series active line array loudspeaker system According to the venue’s house engineer Luke Wells, who notes that Skully’s prides itself on having the best and latest technology in audio, video and lighting systems, the new KLA system has significantly improved the sound quality as well as the coverage. “The KLA’s sound is clear as day, front to back,” Wells reports. “The new QSC system is like night and day from what we used to have. I’ve had compliments from guest engineers since we installed the KLA system.” The new KLA system, comprising four flown KLA12 12-inch, two-way loudspeakers per side, was installed…

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  • May 1, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    New Integrated Cores Provide QSC Q-Sys™ Technology for Smaller Applications

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 2012)– QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the next generation of Q-Sys products, designed specifically to deliver powerful digital networked audio solutions for the widest range of applications. The Core 500i and Core 250i provide advanced centralized processing, routing and control for contractors and consultants needing a solution for smaller venues such as restaurants, nightclubs, stores, schools and churches. These two new Core models are fully integrated solutions, each with eight card slots on-board. The Core500i is capable of up to 128 network channels while the Core 250i provides up to 64 channels. I/O is selectable via the various Q-Sys I/O cards. Options also include the MTP-64, and MTP-128 multitrack players. Like all Q-Sys Cores, these systems run under a customized Linux operating system on Intel® microprocessors and…

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  • May 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    University of Texas at Arlington Debuts New Sports and Entertainment Complex Featuring Q-Sys™

    Arlington, TX (May 5, 2012) -- For the first time since the institution was founded in 1895, the University of Texas at Arlington has a dedicated events arena on its campus with the opening of the new College Park Center Complex. Built at a cost of $78 million, the new 218,000-square-foot multipurpose sports and events center features a facility-wide public address and safety annunciation system built on Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform. “The project utilized one Q-Sys Core 3000 and we had nine I/O Frames,” says Bill Hammon, senior associate, BAi, LLC, the Texas-based acoustics and A/V consultants on the project. The Q-Sys integrated system platform provides audio routing, processing, control and monitoring of the QSC CX Series 2-, 4- and 8-channel amplifiers and QSC AD-S82 speakers installed throughout the events center in public areas, concourses and as an…

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