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  • March 19, 2020

    Blog

    9 Reasons Your Subs May Be Failing

    Subwoofer failures have several causes. Repeated failures indicate that there is something wrong with the application or the installation.

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  • March 17, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Brings the Sound of the Miami Symphony to an Architectural Landmark

    MIAMI, FL (March 17, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — Miami is known for doing everything with a certain high style, and its symphony is no exception. Conductor Eduardo Marturet wields a Swarovski crystal baton, leading the orchestra through repertoire that ranges from Brahms and Beethoven to jazz, Latin, and film scores. For their concerts in unique venues such as the Moore Elastika Building — originally a 1920s furniture store and now an art gallery and event space in the heart of the Design District — events contractor Pete Diaz Productions turned to QSC, specifically a host of CP8 compact powered loudspeakers, K12.2 active loudspeakers and KW181 active subwoofers. “The Moore Building is a centerpiece of the Miami Design District, and the Miami Symphony does several shows there every season,” says Peter Diaz Jr. “We’re their preferred vendor for audio; we use QSC speakers…

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  • March 13, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC EMEA goes direct in Austria

    Sinsheim, March 13, 2020 - [De] - As of January 1, 2020, QSC EMEA has opened a new office in Wattens to distribute the QSC Live Sound and Systems product portfolio in Austria. This change will allow QSC to foster closer relationships to all Austrian customers, providing extensive training, pre- and after-sales as well as both technical, repair and marketing support. In his role as Director, Gerd Kostial will oversee the Austrian QSC office as well as manage direct sales to key system integrators. Kostial has decades of experience in the pro audio and AV industry, and most recently held the position of Director at Shure Distribution Austria. Patrik Heider will join Kostial as Sales Manager, mainly concentrating on Live Sound accounts. Additional technical, sales and marketing support will be provided by the QSC EMEA branch located in Sinsheim, Germany. “As one of the…

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  • March 2, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    Urban Outfitters Chooses the Q-SYS Ecosystem for their Philadelphia Headquarters

    In 2011, Urban Outfitters moved into its new corporate campus, a complete redesign that breathed new life into the 100+ year old shell of a dilapidated navy shipyard in Philadelphia.  The facility boasts 350,000 ft² of space for its brands including Free People and Anthropologie. The campus, which includes a number of common areas like the cafeteria, coffee shop, library, fitness center and outdoor courtyard, was in need of a more integrated and flexible networked audio, video and control (AV&C) system. QSC was up to the task with the Q-SYS AV&C Ecosystem. The audio visual upgrade was a collaborative process between DBS Audio, who had provided the loudspeaker systems and Essential Communications, who had installed the original control and processing system. David Schwartz, founder of Essential Communications was looking for a more tightly integrated AV&C solution. …

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  • February 27, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC GX Amplifiers Power the Great American Legacy of Rock-Ola Jukeboxes

    TORRANCE, CA (February 27, 2020) — [De, Es, Fr] — If music is meant to be shared, no means of sharing it has endured quite like the jukebox. In turn, no brand embodies the jukebox like Rock-Ola. The name implies rock music only by happy coincidence. It’s actually the name of the founder, David Cullen Rockola, who started by manufacturing coin-operated scales in 1927 and moved into amusement machines shortly thereafter. When Alexander Walder-Smith bought the company just over a year ago, he was as passionate about Rock-Ola’s history of American ingenuity as he was about sound quality. One of his first orders of business was to specify QSC GX Series power amplifiers as the heart of every new Rock-Ola jukebox.  “I had been a customer of Rock-Ola for about 20 years, supplying their jukeboxes to the market in the United Kingdom,” explains Walder-Smith. “I was very aware of…

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  • February 19, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    QSC Business Music Solutions Get in the Game at Oklahoma University’s Sooner Shop

    The Sooner Shop is the brand new, flagship retail store where fans of Oklahoma University Athletics can gear up for game day with a wide selection of officially licensed t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, hats and much more.  Construction for the roughly 19,000 ft² retail space began in late 2018, and the shop was looking to enhance the fan experience with the perfect background music system.  QSC was up to the task with its Premium Business Music portfolio of amplifiers, mixers and loudspeakers. Las Vegas based integrator, AV Technology Systems, was brought into the project for technology design and integration. “We were looking for an audio solution that sounded great, of course, but we had to consider aesthetics too,” explained Brian Baron, Owner of AV Technology Systems. “The QSC Business Music solutions are unmatched in that respect. Add to that the intuitive user…

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  • February 19, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    Q-SYS Takes Control (and Audio) of Events at the Winnemucca Events Center

    The Winnemucca Events Center, located in north-central Nevada, houses a popular multipurpose space that accommodates up to 5,000 people and shelters a retractable seating system. Winnemucca’s flexible interior hosts everything from car shows and rodeos to local high school graduations and sporting events. Realizing that the aging AV infrastructure needed an overhaul, Winnemucca brought in Boise-based integrator, Focus AV Solutions, who chose the Q-SYS Ecosystem to provide network audio and control throughout the venue. Focus AV chose the Q-SYS because it combines audio, video and control (AV&C) in a single processor. This significantly reduces hardware costs and results in less programming time as there is no need for separate control processors. A Q-SYS Core 110f handles the AV&C processing for the venue. This includes acting as the audio DSP for event sound…

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  • February 5, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Adds Integrated SUB/SAT Pendant Loudspeaker System to AcousticDesign Series

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 5, 2020) – [Es, De, Fr] – QSC introduces the AD-P.HALO, an integrated SUB/SAT pendant loudspeaker system as part of the AcousticDesign™ Series featuring an integrated 6.5” subwoofer and four 2.75” transducers in a single enclosure. This purpose-built system is ready to install right out the box, eliminating the need for complex and time-consuming assembly of multiple hardware components. The AD-P.HALO provides integrators a hassle-free design that greatly expedites the installation process and reduces overall labor costs. The AD-P.HALOHALO brings high performance output and enhanced musicality for background music applications, such as high-end retail and hospitality where music inspires the overall atmosphere. At 200 watts RMS, the AD-P.HALO offers significant dynamic headroom that far surpasses the background music performance of…

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  • February 3, 2020

    Press Release

    Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Goes Live

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 3, 2020) – [De] – QSC is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Q-SYS™ Reflect Enterprise Manager, which provides realtime monitoring and management for the Q-SYS audio, video & control (AV&C) Ecosystem including any connected, third-party devices. As the first software service deployed on the new Q-SYS Reflect Cloud platform, Enterprise Manager brings mission-critical data oversight and managed services capabilities to AV systems. This new cloud-based subscription service is ideal for AV/IT system administrators looking to avoid reactionary maintenance and reduce overall support costs associated with their AV systems by providing realtime device and system monitoring, advanced event log diagnostics plus intelligent alerts and notifications. Users have the ability to fine tune and right-size Enterprise Manager’s capabilities…

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  • January 31, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Receives Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 31, 2020) – [De, Fr, Es] – QSC is proud to announce that its Q-SYS Development team has been honored with a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for its work on the Q-SYS Audio, Video and Control Ecosystem. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor Q-LAN network media distribution technology specifically in the category of “Development of Synchronized Multi-Channel Uncompressed Audio Transport over IP Networks” at the 71st Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® awards ceremony in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). QSC would like to recognize the key developers of Q-LAN: Derek Lieb, Gert Rosenboom and Jeff Evanson, as well as the rest of the original Q-SYS development team, including Rich Zwiebel, John Britton, John Dunn and David Kessner. Q-LAN is the native protocol suite for audio and…

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  • January 29, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC collaborates with Audiologic to serve the UK and Ireland with Live Sound portfolio

    London, January 29, 2020 - - As of January 1, 2020, QSC has appointed Audiologic as a UK exclusive distribution partner for Live Sound. Audiologic will provide a holistic customer support, from daily interaction to service and training. Audiologic is a leading provider of pro-audio and commercial sound equipment who has already successfully worked as Industry Market Partner for the QSC Systems portfolio. Audiologic is one of the AV industry’s most respected providers in the UK and Ireland combining detailed product knowledge with excellent standards of customer service. “We are extremely proud to be awarded the exclusive UK distribution for QSC Live Sound products”, says Andy Lewis, Managing Director at Audiologic. “Over the past two years, we have demonstrated real in-market value for QSC with their Systems portfolio with proven system design services, technical…

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  • January 23, 2020

    Press Release

    Jason Moss Joins QSC as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 23, 2020) – [De, Es, Fr] – QSC is excited to announce Jason Moss joins the company as Vice President, Alliances and Market Development. As part of the QSC Executive Team led by Joe Pham, President and CEO, Moss will be responsible for developing and managing strategic alliances with leading AV/IT collaboration manufacturers and service providers globally. Jason Moss joins QSC from Logitech where he most recently served as Head of Go-to-Market & Alliances, Video Collaboration. With over 20 years in the industry, Moss spent the last nine years developing partnerships with top collaboration and SaaS companies, and drove adoption and integration of Logitech products into many applications and markets. He also led global OEM strategic accounts, setting strategy and directing sales and business development initiatives. “As our Systems business…

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  • January 22, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC K Series Inducted into the NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame

    COSTA MESA, CA (January 22, 2020) — [De, Fr, Es] — QSC is proud to announce that K Series active loudspeakers have been inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Founded in 2004 by former Mix magazine editor George Petersen, the TECnology Hall of Fame honors and recognizes audio products that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of recording, live sound, and audio technology. To be eligible for consideration, products must have been on the market for at least ten years. Launched in 2009, the QSC K Series sported a best-in-class 1,000 watts of extremely clean amplification in an ABS enclosure that combined a 1.75-inch compression tweeter with either an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch woofer. A dual-12-inch KSub active subwoofer completed the line. The K Series remarkably delivered both studio-quality sound as…

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  • January 21, 2020

    Press Release

    QSC Introduces New Training for Q-SYS Cinema Applications

    Costa Mesa, Calif. (January 21, 2020) – QSC is excited to announce the deployment of Q-SYS Level One for Cinema training. This innovative, modular online course is specially constructed for cinema engineers who want to learn how to use Q-SYS in cinema auditoriums. Students will learn the basics of designing a multiplex cinema with the Q-SYS Ecosystem while receiving an overview of Q-SYS Designer Software. Much of the course material is shared with the award-winning Q-SYS Level One training, but users will also learn about peripherals and components that are exclusive to cinema applications. The six-module course covers topics ranging from a basic Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema introduction, including hardware introductions to Q-SYS Core Cinema processors, the DCIO and DPA-Q Series network amplifiers, and continues with user control interfaces. The curriculum culminates…

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  • January 15, 2020

    Systems-Installation

    19 Dutch Chooses the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Network Audio and Control

    Located in lower Manhattan, 19 Dutch is a newly-constructed, 49 story luxury apartment complex that brings comfort and convenience to the heart of the city’s financial district. Looking to add network AV to the common areas throughout the building, they looked to the Q-SYS Ecosystem and Attero Tech by QSC to handle the task. Integrator Essential Communications designed the system around a Q-SYS Core 110f Unified processor, which handles audio and control processing for the entire complex.  They chose Q-SYS because its IT-friendly architecture enabled it to easily integrate with the building’s pre-existing IT network.  Further, Q-SYS combines audio, video and control in a single processor, which meant removing the need for additional, cumbersome control processing hardware. Attero Tech by QSC unD6IO-BT Bluetooth wallplates were deployed in the lounge areas and fitness…

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  • January 9, 2020

    Blog

    12 ways that Q-SYS is more than just a cinema processor

    The Q-SYS network audio, video and control Ecosystem from QSC has capabilities that are so extensive that it can be hard to comprehend all of the things that it can do.

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