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  • January 16, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Unveils New Flyable Subwoofers for Cinema

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (January 16, 2018) – QSC, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of cinema solutions, introduces the SB-118F and SB-218F new flyable subwoofers designed for low frequency enhancement in Cinema applications. The subwoofers feature integrated handles and eight built-in mounting points making them ideal for safe and easy suspension from ceilings or walls. The SB-118F has a single 18-inch driver, and the SB-218F has two 18-inch drivers. Both subwoofers can be safely suspended close to the ceiling so that interior décor is minimally affected. “This new addition to our loudspeaker lineup provides Cinema owners a cost-effective subwoofer especially suited for today’s popular immersive sound applications,” says Barry Ferrell, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for QSC. “Both models feature a 4-ohm impedance rating, so one can use a…

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  • January 15, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Professional Appoints Jands as Distribution Partner in Australia

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 2018) —QSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jands as its Australia distribution partner for the company’s Pro division. The QSC portfolio of live sound products and solutions will be represented by the company throughout the country. With a tremendous history of success, Jands brings many years of expertise as leading distributors in the region and will be responsible for providing and enabling QSC brand-growth opportunities with Australia channel partners and their customers.  "Jands brings a long legacy of success serving customers in the M.I. retail channel as well as A.V. rental and production companies in Australia,” says Gene Joly, Vice President, QSC Professional Division. “QSC Professional is thrilled to have them join us as our partner in the region.”  Paul Mulholland, Jands Managing Director states, "My first introduction to…

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  • January 8, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Adds COMM-TEC as System Distribution Partner for Austria

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (January 8, 2018) – QSC, LLC, today announced that COMM-TEC, one of the largest and most renowned distribution companies for AV media technology in Europe, will begin distributing QSC Systems portfolio in Austria, starting 1 January 2018. Markus Winkler, Senior Vice President, QSC Systems says, “COMM-TEC is a competent partner with local roots and international relevance capable of serving both national and multinational customer needs. We look forward to enlisting this partnership to provide local distribution and product support to our Austrian customers.”   “We are thrilled to offer the Q-SYS Platform as the flagship for the QSC Systems portfolio,” says Carsten Steinecker, Managing Director at COMM-TEC. “This market-leading, software-based audio, video and control (AV&C) platform significantly reduces required hardware and helps…

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  • January 4, 2018

    Press Release

    QSC Celebrates 50 Years and Forward

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 04, 2018) – 1968 was a year of seismic change across the globe. Fifty years ago, unrest was fueled by civil rights movements in the United States and protests and revolutions in Europe. Technological innovations included the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and the first humans to orbit the moon, in Apollo 8. In music, as the Beatles sang ‘Hey Jude’ and the Rolling Stones rocked ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, the company known today as QSC was born as Quilter Sound Things in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, California.   The original focus for QSC was hand-built guitar amplifiers; the company only later transforming and evolving to become a world-leading brand in power amplifiers. “Our early vision was to take over the world with high-powered, giant guitar amps, but we missed that boat and refocused our efforts on power amps,” said Pat…

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  • December 14, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Announces New AcousticCoverage Ceiling-Mount Loudspeaker

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (December 14, 2017) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC, LLC, today announced a new AcousticCoverage™ Series loudspeaker. The AC-C2T is a 2.75" full range loudspeaker with 70/100V transformer and 8 ohm bypass making it ideal for lower ceiling environments such as distance conferencing reinforcement, wide area paging and business music applications.  “This new addition to our loudspeaker lineup provides integrators a cost-effective option that not only provides exceptional voice coverage, but also improves musicality not typically found in products designed for background music,” said Travis Nie, Product Manager for QSC Installed Loudspeakers. “It also provides a much wider conical coverage which reduces the number of loudspeakers needed in low ceiling applications.” To further enhance performance and create a complete QSC systems solution,…

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  • December 11, 2017

    Blog

    Throw This

    The term “throw” is perhaps the biggest misnomer in the pro audio industry. The reality is sound does not throw, but “propagates” through the air. The distance over which sound propagates and still remains intelligible basically depends on the ratio of acoustic signal-to-noise at the listener’s location.

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  • December 6, 2017

    Press Release

    Sound Engineer Mohn Pincemin Takes TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer on Tour with the Pietragalla-Derouault Company’s Unique Dance and Theatrical Production of Lorenzaccio

    Grignan, France (December 6, 2017) — [Fr] — The Château de Grignan has become well-known for its magical summer outdoor night festivals, attracting more than 30,000 spectators each year. This past summer, the Pietragalla-Derouault theatre company presented its unique dance and theatre adaptation of Alfred de Musset’s Lorenzaccio in the open air in front of the façade of the castle. Sound Engineer Mohn Pincemin also brought his unique approach to live sound production for the show, counting on a QSC TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer to help him meet the challenges of the unusual production and venue. Starting his career as a guitarist and vocalist prior to becoming an engineer has given Mohn a unique approach to live sound production for a performance; it’s an approach that considers the perspectives from both sides of the stage. “Having been onstage so many times has…

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  • November 15, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (Nov. 15, 2017) – QSC, LLC, is proud to announce that Joe Pham, President & CEO, QSC has been named President-Elect of the 2018 Board of Directors for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International). This will be Pham’s fourth year serving on the board where he served as Secretary-Treasurer in 2017. “Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Pham. “As this industry shifts into a world of convergence, AVIXA is looking to grow the AV industry globally and offer additional support and programs to its members. It really is an exciting time in our market and I’m thrilled to be part of this transformation.” About QSC QSC is a globally recognized manufacturer of audio/video/control solutions for huddle rooms to stadiums—and everything in between. Our systems make it easy for your team to…

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  • November 15, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Earns Three Award Nominations From The Readers Of Music & Sound Retailer Magazine

    November 15, 2017 - QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated by the readers of The Music & Sound Retailer for a record three Music & Sound Awards for 2017. Nominations include the TouchMix Series for Best Digital Mixer, The K.2 Series for Best Loudspeaker and the K.2 Series once again for the prestigious Product of the Year award. “Receiving three Music & Sound nominations from the retail dealer channel is incredibly rewarding for our entire organization,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Sr. Director of Marketing for the company’s Pro division. “We are grateful for the dealers’ recognition of our efforts and their consideration of us for these most-esteemed awards.” The Music & Sound Retailer describes itself as the pulse of the musical instrument industry, touting the most subscribers among music trade publications. Now in its in 32nd Year, the Music &…

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  • November 13, 2017

    Press Release

    Rome’s Officina Pasolini Arts and Culture Center Sets High Standards for Sound
    with QSC

    Rome, Italy (November 13, 2017) — [It] — Officina Pasolini, named for the famous Italian film director, poet, novelist and intellectual playwright Pier Paolo Pasolini, is a center for arts and culture in all forms, including theatre, film, music and multimedia. A project of "Regione Lazio" with FSE, Officina Pasolini provides higher education courses in music, drama and theatre studies, as well as hosting a wide range of public events such as conferences, arts and literary festivals, photo exhibitions, and both classical and contemporary music performances. As part of the total renovation of the facility’s 200-seat auditorium, the venue has installed a completely new sound system featuring a QSC KLA Series active line array loudspeaker system, with additional K Series active loudspeakers for stage monitors and sidefills. Last year, the old auditorium, which had not…

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  • October 24, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Announces the Availability of the TouchMix-30 Pro Windows® Driver

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 24, 2017) -  QSC is pleased to announce the release of the TouchMix-30 Pro Microsoft Windows Driver for the acclaimed TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, the powerful, 32-channel mixer with advanced professional features. The new driver provides Windows users with the capability to utilize the TouchMix-30 Pro as a high fidelity, studio-grade 32 x 32 channel DAW interface. Previously, this functionality was only available to users of macOS systems. “We are pleased to offer the new Pro Audio Driver for TouchMix-30 Pro to Windows DAW users throughout the world,” says QSC Professional Vice President Product Management, Gerry Tschetter. “Now, the powerful DAW interface capabilities of the mixer can be enjoyed by our recording studio clients in either Mac or Windows environments.” In addition to serving as a 32-channel DAW interface, the…

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  • October 23, 2017

    Press Release

    New Q-SYS™ for Cinema interface from QSC

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 23, 2017) – QSC, LLC announces the new DCIO (Digital Cinema Input/Output) for their popular Q-SYS network and control platform for cinema. The DCIO provides a simple and cost-effective way to route inputs from the projector IMB and alternate content sources to a Q-SYS Core over Q-LAN, QSC’s network technology. “For over ten years, Q-SYS has been used extensively in many types of commercial applications, including airports, meeting spaces, sports venues,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC.  “Increasingly, Q-SYS is becoming more common in cinemas too, as a way of optimizing and monitoring sound system performance.  But the real power of Q-SYS is in its capability to control, monitor, and manage many other systems within the theatre complex.  The new DCIO, combined with our Core 110c and…

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  • September 28, 2017

    Press Release

    QSC Nominated for Three 2018 TEC Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement

    Vote Now Costa Mesa, CA (September, 2017) – QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has been nominated for three individual 2018 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for outstanding technical achievement in product design, innovation and production for its TouchMix-30 Pro compact digital mixer, K.2 Series Loudspeakers and Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated processor. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. “QSC is extremely honored to receive the recognition of these three nominations for technical achievement awards this year,” says Chris Humphrey, QSC Vice President of Marketing. “Our aim is to continue to develop innovative products and solutions which set new…

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  • September 26, 2017

    Press Release

    YouTube Sensation Jam in the Van Keeps the Show Going on with QSC TouchMix-30 Pro and K Series Loudspeakers

    Everywhere, USA (September 26, 2017) — Jam in the Van may have had its humble beginnings as a self-described “backyard fun project,” but it has now evolved into one of the most innovative and engaging music discovery and A&R vehicles around. This psychedelic-painted RV contains a full recording studio powered by the sun, which in turn relies on gear from QSC, including a TouchMix-30 Pro digital compact mixer as well as K10 and K12 powered loudspeakers and a KSub subwoofer. “The whole idea of Jam in the Van started because we were music fans who used to go to the Bonnaroo festival in an RV,” says Jam in the Van Co-Founder Dave Bell. “One day we thought, why not get our own RV, film some live bands playing in it, and take it around? So what started as a backyard fun project has turned into a full-time job and a company with a full-time staff.  We can literally film a…

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