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  • July 9, 2012

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    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

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    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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  • June 1, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • April 26, 2012

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    Brooklyn Academy of Music Buys KLA System for BAMcafé

    Brooklyn, NY (April 26, 2012) -- BAMcafé, a restaurant and live performance venue located within the main Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) building recently installed a QSC Audio KLA Active Line Array Loudspeaker System. BAMcafé presents as many as 75 music, comedy and spoken word events annually in its free BAMcafé Live series and is open for dinner on nights when there is a performance at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. See Factor Industry, Inc., a touring and installed lighting and sound equipment provider was tasked with providing a system which sounds great at a reasonable price point. “BAM came to me asking for a recommendation, as I had done the installation in the Opera House there,” says Greg Wnuk, Audio Department Manager/Special Events at See Factor. “BAMcafe needed a powerful sound solution which was also cost-effective, and KLA fit their price point…

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  • April 1, 2012

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    Japanese Spa Resort Hawaiians Rebuilds with QSC

    Fukushima, Japan (April 2012) – Spa Resort Hawaiians, a family water resort in Fukishima prefecture, Japan, had not long completed a complete refurbishment, including the commissioning of a QSC Installation Line Array (ILA) Loudspeaker System, when the terrible earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 wreaked havoc in the area. The resort had to close, but reconstruction work began almost immediately, and the ILA is now back in full service on the recently completed entertainment stage. Japanese QSC distributor Onkyo Tokki Ltd (OTK) was responsible both for the original ILA installation at the spa and the reconstruction work. The entertainment area at the spa, which was designed to host evening Hula dance and Polynesian live music events for the spa's customers, is located behind an indoor lido pool area, and is surrounded on three sides by two-tiered audience seating…

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  • April 1, 2012

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    Mary McBride Brings Country Culture to Vietnam with QSC

    Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam (April 2012) – QSC WideLine-8™ WideLine-10™ Series line arrays, together with GP218-sw and WL218-sw subwoofers, were featured at a country music showcase performed in Vietnam early this month, powered by QSC's PowerLight™ 3 Series amplifiers. The free concert featured country singer Mary McBride and her five-piece band performing to a 2500 capacity crowd at the open-air auditorium of the Lan Anh club in Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon), and took place as part of a cultural programme sponsored by the US Consulate General. "Mary McBride wanted the sound system to be capable of evenly covering the audience listening area, with a possible maximum SPL of at least 115db at the FOH mixing position, and without distortion," explains Quoc Nguyen of QV Sound, the local distributor for QSC who supplied the equipment. "Based on these requirements, I…

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  • March 2, 2012

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    KLA Active Line Array Loudspeaker System Brings Clarity to Lectures at German Technical College

    Münster, Germany (March 2012) – The Fachhochschule (technical college or University of Applied Sciences in English) here in north-west Germany has installed a KLA Series Fixed Arcuate Active Line Array loudspeaker system in one of its largest lecture theatres. The system has improved clarity and comprehensibility of lectures considerably, as well as providing a better quality of PA for musical events, according to the college's Head of IT, Heinz Schlattmann. Now one of the largest and most successful Technical Colleges in Germany, the Fachhochschule (or FH) in Münster was founded over 40 years ago. As in many locations in Germany, the FH principle — which is to insist upon the highest standards in all its areas of operation — has been highly successful here. The recent root-and-branch upgrade of the college's audio infrastructure is wholly in keeping with this…

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  • February 28, 2012

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    Gulf Breeze Church Rocks Its Contemporary Service with QSC Line Array

    Gulf Breeze, FL (February 27, 2012) – Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, situated near Pensacola, Florida has installed a QSC Audio WL2082-i Installation Line Array System with PLX Series amplification and an SC28 DSP processor in the main sanctuary at its Fairpoint campus. The new system is part of a renovation of the church’s aging audio-visual systems. Michael Evans, Vice President of Satsuma, Alabama-based ALPHA Sound Lighting, the design-build company that installed the system, says, “In the contemporary service they use electronic drums, electronic keyboards, guitars, bass guitar and praise singers. Bo Parker, the church’s director of worship, felt the current sound in the house lacked definition.” Walthall Associates, a design-consulting firm located in Pensacola, FL that specializes in acoustics, audio, video and digital technologies, was called in by Evans…

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  • February 1, 2012

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    Italy’s Palazzetto dello Sport Paolo Ferraris Delivers New Audio System with Q-Sys

    Casale Monferrato, Italy (January 31, 2012) – QSC Audio Products’ distributor in Italy, AudioLink, has delivered a brand new audio system for the Palazzetto dello Sport Paolo Ferraris in Casale Monferrato, based upon the Q-Sys™ integrated system platform, KLA Series active line arrays, and K Series active loudspeakers. Informally known as the PalaFerraris, the multi-purpose venue in northwestern Italy caters to a range of indoor sports, concerts and other events. More importantly, it is home to newly-promoted Serie A basketball team A.S. Junior Casale. The past year has been a memorable one for the team. In 2011 Junior Casale were crowned outright champions of LegaDue and, in a dramatic playoff final, clinched promotion to the top division of Italian basketball. As a top-level team needs a top-level arena, Casale Monferrato city council commissioned a major renovation…

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  • January 11, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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