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  • June 12, 2019

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    QSC Celebrates 10 Years of the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – QSC is proud to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Introduced at InfoComm in 2009, today’s milestone represents a decade of continuous development and innovation of the industry’s only software-based audio, video and control ecosystem built from day one with standard IT technology. “We had a vision to create a software-based system that incorporated not only audio, but also made video and control more accessible, which is why we originally called the project ‘INTEVAC 3000’ for ‘integrated video, audio and control’”,  says John Britton, Chief Architect, Installed Systems and one of the original architects of Q-SYS. “We focused the first stages of Q-SYS development on large, complex and demanding projects like stadiums, cruise ships and airports, all of which could truly benefit from a networked audio solution.…

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  • June 12, 2019

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    QSC Expands AcousticDesign Series with New Column Surface-Mount Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – QSC introduces an exciting line extension of the AcousticDesign™ Series column surface-mount loudspeaker with the new AD-S402T. It consists of four weather-treated 2.5-inch transducers and is capable of 70 V / 100 V or 8 ohm bypass loads, making it highly optimized for delivering high quality sound performance within challenging acoustic environments. “Column loudspeakers are ideal for highly reverberant rooms or rooms with high ceilings that need a narrow vertical beam directed toward the ear of the listener,” says Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “In addition, they provide a more aesthetically pleasing look and blend with any environment. We designed the AcousticDesign Series column loudspeakers to address these needs while providing a more consistent listening experience with improved speech…

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  • June 11, 2019

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    QSC Introduces Several New Control Plugins for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 11, 2019) – [De, Es] – QSC announces the availability of several new control plugins, allowing for faster integration of Zoom Rooms, Roku devices, PJLink-capable projectors, Mersive Solstice Pods, and Global Cache iTach devices with the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Programmers can quickly and easily download and install any of these new plugins through the Q-SYS Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. “With the flexibility of the Q-SYS Ecosystem and the Asset Manager, we are now able to expedite new plugin development without waiting for a new Q-SYS Designer Software release,” says Greg Mattson, Product Manager, Q-SYS Control, QSC. “This allows integrators to take advantage of custom plugins for some of the most commonly used devices and platforms in today’s meeting rooms, and expedite the integration process while taking advantage of the…

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  • June 5, 2019

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    QSC Introduces Software-based Dante for the Q-SYS Ecosystem

    Costa Mesa, Calif. and Portland, Ore. (June 5, 2019) – QSC today announces Software-based Dante® for the Q-SYS™ Ecosystem. As part of its strategic technology partnership with Audinate, Q-SYS feature licenses will enable native Dante networked audio integration without the need for additional hardware I/O or external configuration software. Integrators can easily add Dante audio natively as an extension of the Q-SYS integrated audio, video & control workflow. They can also take full advantage of robust functionality—such as device discovery, synchronization, control and management for Dante—directly within Q-SYS Designer Software environment (or within an external instance of Dante Controller if desired). Because Q-SYS operates over standard IT network infrastructure, Dante audio data works seamlessly with Q-SYS AV&C data, eliminating the need for challenging…

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  • May 23, 2019

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    QSC Opens its new SAARC Headquarters in Bengaluru, India

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 23, 2019) – [De] – QSC today celebrates the inauguration of its new SAARC headquarters in Bengaluru, India. The new office is 9,270 sq. ft. and serves as a business development, management and support hub for QSC Systems, Live Sound and Cinema businesses in the region. It also serves as a dedicated training and demonstration area and includes a 13,760 sq. ft. terrace space for customer events. “Over the last few years, QSC has been dedicated to growing its international presence, and this new entity is a crucial piece of that strategy,” says Markus Winkler, SVP, EMEA South Asia, & Managing Director QSC EMEA GmbH. “As we continue to experience tremendous growth in SAARC year-over-year in all our business units, this dedicated facility will allows us to accelerate our growth trajectory in the coming years.”  “Our business partners in SAARC have…

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  • May 16, 2019

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    QSC Announces New Distribution Partner for Iberia

    Sinsheim, Germany (May 16, 2019) – [De, Fr, Es] QSC announces the appointment of Earpro, S.A. as a new distribution partner for the Iberian region, effective June 1, 2019. As a leading global AV Pro solutions distributor (audio, lighting, video and control), Earpro will represent both QSC Live Sound and Systems solutions in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. “We are excited to partner with such an experienced and highly professional distribution partner to expand the QSC brand for both the Live Sound and Systems businesses in the Iberian region,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Distribution Management QSC EMEA. “As part of this transition, we would also like to thank SoundLight for their commitment and partnership during the last years.” Miguel Mezquita, Managing Director of Earpro says, "After leading the professional audio distribution for the last 30 years in Iberia,…

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  • May 14, 2019

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    QSC K.2 Loudspeakers Delight Musicians and Audiences Alike at Arizona’s Low Key Piano Bar

    Glendale, AZ (May 14, 2019) – There’s nothing quite like the phenomenon of dueling pianos to get people out to enjoy live music together. Located in the popular Westgate sports and entertainment district of Glendale, Arizona, Low Key Piano Bar needed a sound system with ample punch to deliver all the humor and emotion of their high impact performances, along with the finesse to reproduce all the musical detail. Following the recommendations of a number of their pianists, they chose QSC K.2 Series powered loudspeakers and KS212C cardioid powered subwoofers. Designed by Adolfo Acevedo of regional QSC reps ProTech Marketing and sold by Sal Davi of Guitar Center Pro, the system comprises four K12.2 at front of house, two K12.2 plus one K10.2 as stage monitors, a dozen K8.2 units distributed throughout back bars and other ancillary spaces, and two KS212C cardioid…

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  • May 9, 2019

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    QSC Expands North America Sales Team

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (May 9, 2019) – QSC is excited to announce an expansion of its North American sales team with two new members - Jason Baez, Business Development Manager for the Central Region, and Jake Corlett, Director, Consultant Liaison and Canadian National Sales Manager. “We are very excited to add these two seasoned AV professionals to our North America sales roster,” says Frank West, Senior Director Sales, QSC Systems. “As the Q-SYS Ecosystem continues to build momentum in the AV market as the new standard for audio, video and control, QSC continues to invest in expanding regional field talent to provide best-in-class sales and system support. We look forward to introducing more customers to Jason and Jake, each of whom have already made an immediate impact to our business in their respective regions.” Jason joins QSC from Harman where he served as the…

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  • April 30, 2019

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    QSC Brings ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Life for World Premiere in Los Angeles

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 30, 2019) – [Es, De] – QSC is proud to announce it provided sound for the spectacular world premiere of Avengers: Endgame on April 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Premiere guests enjoyed a stunning presentation of film in DolbyVision and ATMOS using QSC loudspeakers, amplifiers, and signal processing featuring Q-SYS in a custom-built movie theater. Altogether, the system used ten WideLine 10 line array loudspeakers and three WL218-sw subwoofers per screen channel, totaling thirty WideLine 10’s, and nine WL 218-sw’s suspended behind the 30 by 70-foot screen. Twelve SB-7218 double 18-inch subwoofers handled the extended low frequencies of the subwoofer channel. The overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos immersive sound required sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers. An additional sixteen SR-5152 loudspeakers provided coverage on the left and right…

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  • April 29, 2019

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    QSC expands AcousticDesign™ Series with new Transformer-less Surface-Mount Loudspeaker Option

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (April 29, 2019) – QSC today introduces the new AD-S6, a transformer-less surface mount 6.5-inch two-way loudspeaker. As part of the AcousticDesign™ Series, this new loudspeaker is ideal for foreground and background music (BGM/FGM) applications, as well as installations specifically requiring higher SPL foreground sound reinforcement. “The AD-S6 is an ideal addition to our Premium Business Music solutions that were specifically designed to meet the high-performance needs of foreground applications,” said Travis Nie, Product Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, QSC. “We are excited to expand our popular AcousticDesign Series with a loudspeaker that is nearly identical to AD-S6T, but with the AD-S6 we lowered the cost by removing the transformer and providing 16 ohm nominal impedance, making it ideal for use in low impedance distributed systems.” The…

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  • April 23, 2019

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    Dweezil Zappa Chooses QSC as Reference for Classic Guitar Tones

    Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2019) — Dweezil Zappa knows a thing or two about guitar. Steeped in music since early childhood thanks to his father — virtuoso rock guitarist and maverick composer Frank Zappa — Dweezil’s own illustrious career has become the poster for an encyclopedic knowledge of technique, tone, and gear, bolstered by the perfectionism and work ethic that famously runs in the family. From his solo work to his tribute project encompassing his father, Frank Zappa’s Astounding Compositions, to his upcoming tenure on the 2019 Experience Hendrix tour, Dweezil has relied on QSC powered loudspeakers to recreate iconic guitar tones and craft entirely new ones. In his latest stage rigs, these include multiple K12.2 and K10.2 cabinets. “I first discovered QSC close to 11 years ago,” recalls Zappa. “I had started using and the Axe Effects digital modeling devices…

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  • April 8, 2019

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    Flight of Voices Journeys Far And Wide with QSC

    Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2019) — If great music is like fine wine, then Los Angeles-based collective Flight of Voices is music’s sommelier. Calling on an extensive stock of artists, their tastings offer a diverse musical palate for audiences to savor. These ensembles perform in a wide variety of unique indoor and outdoor venues from Malibu’s Saddlerock Gardens to the legendary Village Studios to a room in Beverly Hills made entirely of pink salt. Needing a powerful but lightweight and easy-to-use P.A. system, they found QSC to be the perfect pairing. Everything is mixed and recorded with a TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. Two K12.2 powered loudspeakers serve as mains, supplemented by a KS112 powered subwoofer and three K10.2 powered loudspeakers handle monitor duties. “We do gigs in all different kinds of locations,” says co-owner Alex Nimier. “Mountains,…

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  • March 27, 2019

    Press Release

    QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (March 27, 2019) – QSC announces additions to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including new DPA-Q Series network power amplifiers, Q-SYS NS Series network switches, and the Q-SYS NV Series network video endpoint. DPA-Q SeriesThe new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction™ custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the…

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  • March 19, 2019

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    QSC Announces New Distribution Partner in the Middle East

    Sinsheim, Germany. (March 19, 2019) [Fr, Es] – QSC today announced GSL Professional will begin distributing QSC Systems and Live Sound portfolios in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, including Iraq, beginning 1 July 2019. “As QSC continues to expand the Q-SYS Ecosystem and Live Sound portfolio and focus on specific vertical markets, we look forward to working with GSL Professional to provide new and existing customers the service and support needed in order to accelerate growth in the region,” says Ron Marchant, Senior Director Sales Management, QSC EMEASA. “We want to thank our existing distribution partners SGTC Professional (Systems) and PAXT Ltd (Live Sound) for helping establish QSC as a globally recognized leader in audio, video & control solutions for business partners and end users alike.” “QSC has a very impressive line of solutions that are…

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  • March 5, 2019

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    Large Seattle Non-Profit Deploys the Q‑SYS Audio, Video & Control Ecosystem

    With their sights set on upgrading their AV system, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Seattle looked to QSC and the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide networked audio, video and control throughout their conference center. Working alongside system integrator McKinstry, the conference center required a networked AV solution that would be compatible with their digital audio network and offered additional flexibility for their space. The conference center install consisted of three separate meeting spaces, each equipped with a Q-SYS Core 510i Integrated Processor that handles audio and control processing for each individual room, plus an additional Q-SYS Core 1100 Enterprise Processor that handles processing when the rooms are combined.   Audio is distributed throughout the facility via Dante™ network.  “One reason we chose Q-SYS was because of its ability to scale…

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  • March 4, 2019

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    Christophe Anet Appointed Product Marketing Manager for QSC Live Sound

    Costa Mesa, CA (March 4, 2019) – QSC, LLC. is very pleased to announce that Christophe Anet has been appointed Product Marketing Manager for the company’s Live Sound Division. In his new role, Anet will be responsible for the creation, presentation, curation, and refinement of product marketing content for the company’s diverse portfolio of live sound products and solutions. Fluent in French, English, Italian and German, Christophe Anet joined QSC two years ago as Product Specialist for the EMEA region. Anet’s background includes electroacoustics engineering, as well as having spent many years designing products, teaching, lecturing, writing and most especially, supporting customers in more than 70 countries across five continents.  Anet brings a wealth of valuable experience to his new marketing role, both technically and culturally.  Anet’s previous career…

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  • February 25, 2019

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    Dead Sara Comes to Life with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro as Monitor Mixer

    Los Angeles, CA (February, 25 2019) — Fronted by the dynamic duo of lead singer Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley, Dead Sara combines a savvy sense for hooks and melody with an unhinged energy that simply rocks. To ensure they can hear themselves as they deliver their electrifying live shows, the band members run their own in-ear monitor mixes from their smartphones, thanks to the remote control capabilities of the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer. “For so many years, we toured while being at the mercy of in-house stage monitors,” recalls Armstrong. “We’ve used the TouchMix and in-ears for this tour and the one before it, and we love it.” “We travel with a Gator rack case that contains an XLR splitter, a power conditioner, the transmitters for the in-ears, and on top, the TouchMix,” explains front-of-house engineer Josh Harner, who tours with the…

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