• January 10, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Suffolk County Community College Graduates to Better Sound with QSC

    Brentwood, NY  (January 10, 2012) – Suffolk County Community College, located on Long Island, NY, has installed a completely new QSC sound system in its 60,000-square-foot field house that includes WideLine™ line array loudspeakers, PowerLight™ Series amplifiers and SC28 processors. The college, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, sought to improve quality from  rented sound systems that were unable to overcome the less than ideal acoustics at this sports and exhibition complex here. “I’ve been a QSC fan forever,” says system designer/installer Dominick Campana, General Manager of Pro Sound Alliance, a division of Live Sound, Inc., based in Troy, NY. “We had a strict deadline to get things completed so I had to go with a system that I felt very comfortable with, and I have been working with QSC for many years.  For the last 15 years they’ve been…

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  • December 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    Award-Winning Folk Ensemble Bellowhead Relies on QSC K Series for U.K. Tour

    Costa Mesa, California (December 2011)– Bellowhead, a U.K.-based folk ensemble and darlings of the European festival circuit, relied on QSC K Series active loudspeakers — ten K10s and two K12s — as on-stage monitors throughout their recently completed tour of England, in support of last year's 'Hedonism' album. The much-fêted band, four times named Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2's annual Folk Awards, are expert live performers and needed powerful and reliable on-stage monitoring system for their recent tour. The band’s FOH engineer for the tour was Alistair McGibbon, known to many through his experience working with bands ranging from folksters Nizlopi to Budgie and Black Sabbath. McGibbon was Bellowhead's FOH engineer on 24 festival dates earlier in the year, but this was the first time he had been on tour with them, playing nightly over three consecutive weeks. While…

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  • November 3, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    Spanish Speaking Church Mundo de Fe Adds QSC’s KLA Line Array

    Coppell, TX (November 03, 2011) – Spanish-speaking Iglesia Mundo de Fe, which shares a location with LifeChurch in Coppell, Texas, has installed a QSC Audio KLA Series fixed arcuate active line array system, together with K Series loudspeakers, as part of an upgrade to the audio-visual equipment in the church’s sanctuary. The QSC system was purchased from Scott Price at ProAudio.com in Ft. Worth, TX, and installed by the company’s design/build division, ChurchAudioVideo.com. In the main sanctuary at Mundo de Fe, which seats approximately 1,500 people, the KLA system is flown in two hangs, each comprising four KLA12 12-inch, two-way, loudspeakers. Six KLA181 18-inch subwoofers are ground-stacked, three per side. There are also three K12 12-inch, two-way active loudspeakers installed in a distributed ring providing delay coverage. The QSC speaker system offers plenty…

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  • October 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    QSC is Granted an Audience with European Parliament

    Brussels, Belgium (Oct 2011) – QSC K12 active loudspeakers and PowerLight™ 3 amplifiers provided the powerful audio behind an official concert on the promenade in front of the European Parliament building here recently. The public event celebrated Parliament’s naming of two new landmarks, the “Simone Veil Agora,” to honor former EP president Simone Veil and the “Solidarność 1980 Esplanade,” to acknowledge the important Solidarność union movement in Europe’s recent history. Belgian audio visual company GSF Event were the project managers for the concert, and were selected by the event organizer after their very successful delivery of a smaller show on the same site earlier in the year. According to GSF co-founder Sammy Freh, GSF managed the sound and lighting for this large scale show, with Stageco working with them to provide the staging infrastructure. “We knew we…

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  • August 1, 2011

    Featured Installations

    Word of Life Ministries Upgrades with QSC Throughout the House

    Greensburg, PA (August 2011) – Word of Life Ministries, a non-denominational Christian church in Western Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its campus-wide audio systems with a broad range of QSC Audio loudspeaker products, line array systems, amplifiers and controllers. The new audio systems throughout the venue installed in the church’s main sanctuary, children’s classroom, and cafe and youth center, were designed and installed by Penn, PA’s Stormrider Sound and Lighting Design Systems, with installation assistance from Impact Audio, of Pittsburgh..The new audio equipment includes QSC AcousticDesign™ Series and K Series loudspeakers, an ILA WideLine Series Line Array with ISIS Series WL subwoofers, as well as CX and PowerLight ™ Series amplifiers. SC28 and QSControl.net™ system controllers manage DSP, control, monitoring and distribution. The main sanctuary at Word of…

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  • August 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    QSC WideLine™ Series Line Array is the Choice for Summer Outdoor Concerts

    East and West Coasts, USA (Aug 2011) – From Southern California all the way to Eastern Pennsylvania, a number of this summer’s concert series sound providers have utilized the QSC WideLine Series line array to meet the sound reinforcement requirements presented by unique and challenging venues. The Pechanga Amphitheater in Temecula, CA, which ranks among the top Southern California performance venues, hosted headliners this summer including Matchbox Twenty, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Daughtry and many others. This 4,500 seat outdoor venue, which features a combination of assigned floor seating, raised seating and bleacher seating, prides itself upon having first-rate sound and lighting systems, so that every audience member in every seat has the best experience. Star Way Productions of Murrieta, CA handles the sound for the summer concert series at Pechanga and…

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  • August 1, 2011

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     Covenant Church Has Faith in QSC’s New KLA Series Line Array System

    Carrollton, TX (August 2011)–– Covenant Church has become the first House of Worship in the U.S. to purchase QSC’s new KLA Series fixed arcuate active line array system, for use across its five Dallas area campuses. The new system, which is intended for deployment at indoor and outdoor special events, comprises six KLA12 two-way, 12-inch loudspeakers and four KLA181 18-inch subwoofers. The 20,000-member church also added six K12 two-way, 12-inch active loudspeakers for use as out fill or stage monitors with the KLA Series system, depending on the type and size of the event. All the five campuses share the new system, which can be reserved by each location for special events such as dances, seasonal festivals and music performances. Covenant Church bought the KLA System, introduced by QSC earlier this year, based upon their audio departments’ exemplary experience with…

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  • July 11, 2011

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    Crown Point Church Upgrades its Sound with KLA

    Kansas City, MO (July 11, 2012) – Crown Pointe Church of the Assemblies of God, located in Lee’s Summit, MO, recently upgraded the sound system in its 500-seat sanctuary with a QSC Audio KLA Fixed Arcuate Active Line Array Loudspeaker System, as well as KW Series speakers for out fill. The new QSC Audio KLA line array replaced an aging speaker system that was no longer performing adequately nor achieving desired sound quality. The replacement array comprises six KLA12 12-inch, 2-way, self-powered loudspeakers and four KLA181 18-inch active subwoofers, installed three over two per side. One KW152 15-inch, two-way trapezoidal cabinet was additionally installed on each side as out fill in order to extend coverage to the extreme left and right seating areas of the sanctuary. According to Richard Troutman, senior design consultant at Advanced Sound Communications, who…

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  • July 1, 2011

    Featured Installations

    Miami’s New World Center Meets High Tech Goals with Q-Sys™

    Miami, FL (July 2011) – The New World Center, the iconic 100,000 square foot new home of Miami’s New World Symphony is designed to be the most technologically advanced concert hall in North America. The $160 million complex, collaboration between Architect Frank Gehry and Orchestral Director Michael Tilton Thomas, is a showcase of the utmost advancements in digital technology – from the sharpest HD cameras to the most powerful video projectors to the massive sound system, much of which is networked together via QSC’s Q-Sys integrated system platform. A two-year undertaking, Pro Sound and Video implemented all of the audio systems for the complex, including the main concert hall, the recording studios there, and the entire park system outside. The park, a joint venture between the New World Center and the City of Miami Beach, features more than 160 speakers throughout…

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  • July 1, 2011

    Featured Installations

    MacArthur Center Mall Goes Shopping for a New Sound System with QSC

    Norfolk, VA (July 2011) ––MacArthur Center mall, the modern upscale 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center in the downtown Hampton Roads area of Norfolk recently completed an audio system upgrade which included QSC’s Q-Sys Integrated System Platform as well as CX Series Amplifiers. Sound and communications systems specialist Independence Communications Inc., a Muzak affiliate, handled the upgrade at the MacArthur Center. The QSC equipment replaced the head end of the mall’s original music playback and paging system, providing a more powerful and flexible DSP solution and significantly reducing the rack space required. “The performance of the new audio equipment was certainly a big attraction, but there was an even bigger factor behind our selection of QSC for this project,” says William Ammerman III, Director of Engineering for Independence Communications. “We get…

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  • June 30, 2011

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    The Wisconsin State Assembly Puts Audio in Order with Q-Sys™ in the House

    Madison, WI (June 30, 2011) – DSP horsepower and customizable functionality were just two of the important factors that made QSC’s Q-Sys Integrated System Platform the ideal solution for the recent renovation of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s audio system. “This system at the Assembly is the most complex we’ve ever designed or installed,” reports Scott Leonard, vice-president of Wauwatosa, WI-based AV specialists Professional Audio Designs, Inc. “Q-Sys was the only system platform that I could find with enough horsepower to do what I wanted to do.” The task facing Professional Audio Designs was to renovate the fifteen-year-old custom audio system in the Wisconsin State Assembly—the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature located in the State Capitol in Madison—within a limited budget. With the previous installer no longer in business and replacement parts hard to…

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  • June 15, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Premieres New Products Which Enhance the Power of Q-Sys™

    Orlando, FL (June 15, 2011, Booth 1022) -- At this year’s Infocomm, QSC introduces two new products which enhance the powerful capabilities of their successful Q-Sys integrated system platform. Both the new TSC-3 Controller and CCN32 CobraNet Audio I/O Card expand the offerings of the Q-Sys system, which has become the preferred choice for audio system control of large-scale venues including the hospitality, transportation, entertainment, worship and sports venue sectors. The Q-Sys™ TSC-3 is an elegant touch screen controller which enables simple and cost-effective control for Q-Sys systems and other devices under Q-Sys control. The TSC-3 utilizes Q-Sys Designer software to create custom control panels (called User Control Interfaces or UCIs), with buttons, faders, custom navigation and other software tools including bitmaps and other graphical images, and then…

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  • May 6, 2011

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Takes Off at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 6, 2011) – Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is undergoing extensive physical and technological renovations, including the addition of new buildings and more planned for the future -- all networking together via QSC’s Q-Sys integrated platform. The first part of FLL’s new evolution was the reintegration of networking systems in Terminal Four. Realizing that their existing networking system had a limited ability to meet the facility’s advancing needs, the airport facility managers consulted with Rod Sintow, CEO of Pro Sound Video, on the kind of system that would serve them best now and into the future. The key considerations were budget, quality, reliability, a system which is energy-efficient, UL rated, and most of all -- the capacity to expand with the planned upgrades of other terminals in years to come. “I recommended…

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  • May 1, 2011

    Featured Installations

    Saddleback Church Complex Builds a Sound Foundation with QSC

    Lake Forest, CA – ( May 2011) Saddleback Church recently installed a number of QSC KW Series Active Loudspeakers in their sprawling main campus here and throughout their various other satellite church locations in Southern California in towns such as Orange, Huntington Beach, and Anaheim. Each week at Saddleback, more than 30,000 parishioners attend the massive live church service at the main campus, while 800 to 1,200 attendees at each of the regional satellite campuses participate via broadcast at their locations. At Saddleback’s Lake Forest campus, which sprawls across more than 140 acres, 47 active P.A. systems are utilized throughout, in rooms ranging in size from a 3,800-seat main worship center to more intimate 50-seat rooms for private events and small group studies. The Tech Arts Team at Saddleback produces more than 150 events per week, including sermons,…

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  • April 1, 2011

    Featured Installations

    KW Series Loudspeakers Hit the Nail on the Head

    Stowe, VT (April 2011) – The Rusty Nail, one of the largest ski-country nightclubs in the Northeast, has undergone a complete sound and lighting system upgrade by Daddy’s Sound Solutions system designer John DeGange, featuring an assortment of QSC K and KW Series Active Loudspeakers. Since purchasing this destination restaurant and club where skiers enjoy live music and catch the DJ’s after a day on the slopes, owner Stan Swierzewski improved the venue with a new kitchen, and added a green room and VIP room. With these enhancements done, Swierzewski turned to Manchester, NH Daddy’s Sound Solutions to upgrade the venue’s decades-old sound and lighting systems. “With the introduction of the KW Series, it was perfect timing for this install,” says DeGange. “The KW’s larger subs and 3-way cabinets were an excellent choice to fill the dance floor.” With a multi-level…

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  • April 1, 2011

    Featured Installations

    Q-SYS Networks Germany’s Historic Mainzer Dom Cathedral’s New A/V Retrofit

    Mainz, Germany (01 April 2011)-- The thousand year-old Mainzer Dom, (Mainz Roman Catholic Cathedral), one of the most historically important buildings in Western Europe, has undergone a complete A/V refit designed and specified by Rolf Mayer of IFB Consulting, showcasing QSC’s Q-Sys advanced DSP processing system. As Mayer needed to construct a digital backbone that would offer complex routing and low-latency signal transport over standard TCP/IP hardware — ensuring high intelligibility for congregations of up to 4,000 people — he opted for a Q-Sys network constructed around a Core 1000 processor and six I/O Frames. This Romanesque Cathedral, with its striking red fascia, spans a length of 116 meters and has ceiling heights ranging between 28 and 54 meters. From an acoustics perspective this presents the significant challenge of an extraordinarily long reverberation…

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  • April 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    London Club Under the Bridge Amps it Up with 66 QSC PL3s

    London, UK (April 2011) – A record number of 66 QSC premium PL3 amplifiers have been specified and installed in the new London live music venue, Under the Bridge—the largest single complement of QSC PowerLights ever installed The 600-capacity club, located at the Stamford Bridge Stadium of premier football club Chelsea FC, will specialize in hosting a wide range of music events, such as artist showcases, record launches and festivals. Under the Bridge’s new interior was created by Jim Cafarelli of House of Blues fame, while the successful tender for the turnkey technology design and installation was submitted by XL Video’s Ian Woodall and Andrew Frengley of Matrix 9. Woodall and Frengley, who have worked together in the past, both have extensive experience with QSC amplifiers over several generations for touring and installed applications. Nevertheless, it was the…

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  • March 23, 2011

    Featured Installations

    University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center Gets a Smarter System with Q-Sys

    Kingston, RI (March 23, 2011) -- The Ryan Center, a $54 million, 7,500 seat multi-purpose arena on the grounds of the University of Rhode Island, is home to a variety of events including family entertainment, concerts, sports competitions, conventions and a host of other community affairs. Recently, Ryan graduated to a much more intelligent sound system with the help of QSC Audio. Growing concerns with the intelligibility and the overall aesthetics of the venue’s P.A. system led the Center to hire respected A/V system consultant, North American Theatrix, to analyze the state of the system. In reviewing the existing installation, NAT determined that a physical re-arrangement of the existing clusters would cost approximately 1/3 of an all-new cluster, not including additional necessary components. However, the manufacturer of that system was not actively supporting this…

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  • March 15, 2011

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    Q-Sys Gives Detroit’s Ford Field a Home Field Advantage

    Detroit, MI (March 15, 2011) – Major sporting event fans pay big ticket prices to attend games in person, and a large part of their enjoyment depends upon their ability to hear high-quality play-by-play announcements and entertainment over the stadium’s audio system. Here at Ford Field, home of the NFL Detroit Lions, fans are now hearing an enhanced audio experience with the help of QSC’s Q -Sys integrated system platform. The original audio system at Ford Field was comprised of multiple, interconnected DSP systems of varying ages and types – an infrastructure ripe for potential disaster and sorely in need of an audio overhaul. Losing the stadium audio during a game is the probably the worst nightmare that can happen to any technical crew, and the team at Ford Field experienced this first-hand. “The former system was a mixture of analog and networked digital audio…

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  • January 1, 2011

    Products & Solutions

    QSC ILA Helps Coastal Community Church Go Mobile

    Coconut Creek, FL – Coastal Community Church, the mobile church which sets up here every Sunday morning to deliver a variety of services including worship, teaching and music, now rolls out a superior sound system each week with a unique mobile QSC ILA Line Array. Coastal Community’s mobile situation required a unique solution, according to Tony Flammia of Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions, one that he only encounters about 5% of the time. While about 95% of these types of church plant situations tend to only require a full range speaker over a sub on each side of the room, Coastal Community needed a more sophisticated line array setup, as the high school auditorium where services are held is wide and shallow, with graduated stadium seating in the back as high as 20 feet off the ground. For Flammia, the challenge was two-fold; he needed to implement a system that…

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