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  • February 26, 2013

    Featured Installations

    QSC Speakers & Amps Score With Style At The Reborn Hotel Victoria

    Donetsk, Ukraine, Europe (February 26, 2013) – The Victoria Hotel Conference Center is the finest venue in Donetsk, capital of the Donets Basin region of the Ukraine. It is also situated very close to the Donbass Arena, home of local soccer heroes (and 2009 UEFA Cup winners) FC Shakhtar Donetsk (FCSD), and one of the venues for last year's Euro 2012 tournament. In preparation for Euro 2012, which saw a sizeable portion of the UEFA delegation staying at the Victoria, the hotel was thoroughly refurbished and all of its audio systems were renewed throughout. Odessa-based installer Real Music, who are also the QSC distributor for Ukraine, were responsible for installing all of the PA/VA speakers and systems. A QSC ILA line array comprising 16 WL2082-i elements (eight left, eight right) and four WL118-sw subwoofers was used in the main conference hall at the Victoria,…

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  • February 19, 2013

    Featured Installations

    QSC Systems Grace International Award-winning Danish Hotel

    Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe (Feb 19, 2013) – The award-winning Bella Sky Comwell hotel in the Danish capital Copenhagen chose the Q-Sys™ integrated platform from QSC to route and manage much of its extensive audio infrastructure, from background music to conference audio. The instantly recognisable hotel, with its dual 'leaning towers' design, was built in late 2011 as part of the Bella Center Conference venue on Amager, the island off Copenhagen where the city's main airport and the Danish access to the international bridge and tunnel across the Øresund (Gravel Sound) to Sweden are situated. Since opening it has won several accolades, including an International Hotel Award for Best Architecture in Europe for its unique 'twisted pair' of towers, which are designed to ensure more guests obtain an uninterrupted view of of the capital in one direction, or the impressive…

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  • February 13, 2013

    Featured Installations

    Iowa City High Opens New Performing Arts Wing with Audio Controlled by Q-Sys™ Cores 250i

    Iowa City, IA (February 2013) — City High School in Iowa City, IA, recently opened a new performing arts wing that features Q-Sys™ Core 250i integrated cores in music rehearsal rooms with QSC GX5 power amplifiers powering the installed loudspeakers. The new wing built at a cost of over $6 million is designed to accommodate rehearsal rooms for the band, orchestra and choir and the more than 500 students in the school’s music and performing arts programs. In addition to the rehearsal rooms, the facility hosts a suite of smaller practice spaces, classrooms and other support amenities. Douglass Communications of Ottumwa, IA, provided design and integration services for the installed sound systems. “We wanted a solution that would enable us to control everything off of an iPad,” explains Matthew Bresch, senior technician and systems designer at Douglass Communications. “So…

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  • February 5, 2013

    Featured Installations

    Saddle Up Saloon and Dancehall Fills the Floor with QSC KW Series Loudspeakers

    Indianapolis, IN (February 5, 2013) — The Saddle Up Saloon and Dancehall, headquartered near Chicago in Aurora, IL, recently expanded its operation, opening a second location in Indianapolis, IN. Located near the Castleton Square Mall, close to Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, the new 13,440-sq.-ft. venue features three bars, a stage, and a 3,000-sq.-ft. dance floor with sound from a  QSC KW Series Active Loudspeaker System. Local integrator Sean Wooldridge, a former sales engineer at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, IN and graduate of the Music Production and Engineering program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, installed the QSC system at the new Western-themed dance club. Even with the massive size of the dance floor, the power and coverage of the KW Series speakers allowed Wooldridge to achieve excellent coverage and intelligibility with a…

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  • January 24, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    Drummer Dave Weckl Joins the K for Musicians Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome drummer Dave Weckl into the K for Musicians family. A professional drummer since the age of 16, Weckl has been performing for nearly three decades with a diverse selection of artists, getting his first major break with Simon and Garfunkel on the duo’s 1983 tour. After being introduced to the QSC K Series at the 2012 NAMM Show, Weckl auditioned a system at the company’s Costa Mesa headquarters and selected a system for himself comprised of a pair of KW122’s and a single KSub. “My rig sounds fantastic with very little, if any, EQ on the speakers,” reports Weckl. “The K Series reproduce my acoustic drum sound in a very natural, yet very high fidelity, manner. And the headroom is unbelievable; the rig has much more power than I ever use on stage.” According to Weckl, his KW Series setup…

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  • January 24, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    Rolling Stones’ Bass Player Darryl Jones Joins the K for Musicians Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome bassist Darryl Jones to the rapidly expanding list of musicians who have joined the K for Musicians family. A celebrated musician who has played with some of the most acclaimed artists, in jazz, blues, and the rock music worlds, Jones is the bassist for The Rolling Stones. Jones had his first introduction to the K Series and KW Series while on tour, interestingly, by two drummers – Omar Hakim and Dave Weckl. “Omar Hakim told me he was playing his electronic drum kit through a QSC rig and recommended it to me. Then I was out on tour with Oz Noy and Dave Weckl, who was using it for his drum monitoring system. When I heard what was he was doing with it, I asked him to hook me up with guys at QSC,” says Jones. According to Jones, his bass rig, consisting of a pair of KW122s and a KW181…

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  • January 24, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    Leading Music Artists Join the QSC K for Musicians Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is very pleased to announce of the addition of several acclaimed musicians to their rapidly expanding K for Musicians family, including songwriter, keyboardist, and longtime ‘Journey’ member Jonathan Cain, ‘The Rolling Stones’ bassist Darryl Jones, keyboardist Salo Loyo, drummer Dave Weckl and guitarist Dweezil Zappa. According to Darryl Jones, his bass rig, consisting of a pair of KW122s and a KW181 subwoofer, gives him a clean, powerful sound which is extremely versatile to suit the many different types of music he regularly plays.  “Because I am involved in a lot of different kinds of music--rock and roll, electronic jazz, sounds with synth bass, solo projects with effects-- I always try to find the sound that fits the music I am playing. For rock and roll sounds, I use a tube amp sound. I find that I can…

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  • January 24, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    Jonathan Cain Joins the QSC K Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome songwriter, keyboardist, longtime ‘Journey’ member Jonathan Cain into the K for Musicians family. Cain first discovered the KW Series when looking for a PA system for his daughter. “I started with the K’s when my daughter Madison, who is a singer, needed a PA to do gigs around town. This was my first QSC experience, and I was amazed at the vocal presence, they are great vocal monitors,” says Cain. “My wife also likes to have dance parties, so I set them up at home and bought the big sub. Once again, I was amazed at the way that the K’s can really rock. I don’t think for the money, they can be beat. You would have to spend three, four times that amount of money to get something to come close.” At Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, Cains’ studio with fellow engineer, producer and…

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  • January 24, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    Dweezil Zappa Joins the QSC K for Musicians Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 24, 2013) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome guitarist Dweezil Zappa to the growing list of artists who have joined  the K for Musicians family. A rock guitarist who took the stage at the age of 12, Zappa is known the word over as a master of tone, often deploying elaborate rigs, both on stage and in the studio, to achieve sophisticated and complex sonic signatures. “I needed something that was going to reproduce on stage what I was hearing on my studio speakers at home while programming the sounds. I wasn’t able to get that until I started working with the QSC stuff, “says Zappa. “The KW122 loudspeakers really have all of the full-range depth and clarity, and the headroom that is required to have it feel right.” According to Zappa, his KW Series rig helps him have the sound that inspires him: “To make good music you have to be…

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  • January 8, 2013

    Products & Solutions

    QSC Introduces the New AcousticPerformance™ Line of Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 8, 2013) – QSC Audio Products is proud to announce the launch of the AcousticPerformance™ line of  professional, two-way, full-range loudspeakers, ideal for a variety of installed sound reinforcement applications which require higher SPL and a stylish enclosure. All models feature a 3-inch voice coil, high power-capacity compression driver combined with high-output woofers to deliver exceptional full bandwidth reproduction. “In keeping with QSC’s loudspeaker design philosophy, all AcousticPerformance loudspeakers feature Directivity Matched Transition™ (DMT) which matches the compression driver to the natural coverage angle of the woofer in the cross-over region”, states Phil Sanchez, QSC Loudspeaker Product Manager. “When combined with their axisymmetric waveguides, AcousticPerformance loudspeakers deliver a flat power response with smooth and…

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  • December 21, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    QSC K Family is for Salo Loyo

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 21, 2012) — QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome keyboardist Salo Loyo into the K for Musicians family. A professional keyboardist since 1985, Loyo has had the opportunity over his career to experience many, if not all, types of amplification systems available. “I honestly have never used any keyboard amp, speaker, PA system, wedge or in-ear system that comes even close to the sound and response I get from my K Series,” says Loyo. “The sound is pure, clean and powerful. I don't have to worry about competing with anybody to be heard. And it's not just volume; I can play at any level and the sound cuts thru beautifully and clearly, without hurting anyone’s hearing.” After reading some reviews on the QSC K Series in Musico Pro and Keyboard magazines, Loyo was interested in the idea of 1000 watts of power in such a lightweight speaker,…

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  • December 17, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    Brea Community Center Upgrades with New Q-Sys™ Core 250i Processor

    Brea, CA (December 17, 2012) — Trinity Sound Company (TSC) recently completed an upgrade to the in-house music playback and paging system at Brea Community Center that included a QSC Q-Sys™ Core 250i processor and two additional CX Series multichannel amplifiers. The community center, located adjacent to the Brea Civic and Cultural Center in the heart of the city, which is located about 25 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, offers facilities for business and community meetings, youth and adult education, and health and fitness activities. This was one of the very first installations of the lower cost Q-Sys Core 250i, notes Devin DeVore, president and owner of TSC, an Ontario, CA-based company that offers live and installed sound production services as well as studio and remote recording. “The accessible price point of the new cores opens up Q-Sys to a host of…

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  • December 1, 2012

    Corporate

    QSC Audio Products Named One of the Top Ten Orange County Workplaces

    Costa Mesa, CA (December, 2012) – QSC Audio Products has been named one of the Top Orange County Workplaces for the third year in a row, according to the daily newspaper, The Orange County Register. The responses were based upon anonymous survey results from almost 20,000 employees from various companies surveyed throughout the region. For the survey, employees were asked to respond anonymously to 20 statements about their workplace experience and the leadership at their company. The company rankings were then independently calculated by survey firm WorkplaceDynamics based upon the employees responses to these statements – so the results are truly based on employee feedback. 15 large companies, 25 midsize companies, and 50 small workplaces made the list of the Top O.C. Workplaces 2012, with QSC ranking as #7 among mid-sized companies. "QSC is a place where people are…

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  • November 13, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Video Game Developer Treyarch Installs K Series 7.2 Speaker System

    Santa Monica, CA, (November 13, 2012) - CCS Presentation Systems is proud to announce the installation of a QSC Audio K Series loudspeaker system with KW Series subwoofers in a 7.2 surround sound configuration for the award-winning video game developer Treyarch, creators of Activision’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. The new system is part of an upgrade to the A/V system in a presentation theater at Treyarch’s studios in Santa Monica, CA. The new QSC Audio system comprises three K10 two-way, 10-inch active loudspeakers for the left, center and right channels, plus four K8 two-way, 8-inch active speakers for the left,  right, and rear surround channels, together with a pair of KW181 18-inch subwoofers positioned at the front of the room. Sources for the QSC system are controlled by an Onkyo PR-SC5508 AV preamplifier-processor, which is integrated with a Crestron…

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  • November 6, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Forty Two Inc. Hits the Campaign Trail with QSC Loudspeakers

    Boardman, OH (November 6, 2012) — Following a fire at a property adjacent to its former location, AV staging, rental and sales company Forty Two Inc. relocated its headquarters here and has re-equipped, acquiring new WideLine™, KLA and K Series loudspeaker systems from QSC Audio Products. Forty-Two Inc. put the new systems to work for the first time at President Obama’s inaugural campaign event at Ohio State University in Columbus. “QSC’s local rep called us as soon as he heard we were in the market for new inventory, and he did a good job of focusing us on what would work best for our needs,” says Tony Ferrello, president, Forty Two Inc. In total, Ferrello purchased 32 WideLine-10 line array modules and twelve WL218-sw subwoofers, eight KLA12 active line array modules with four KLA181 subwoofers, and ten K12 active loudspeakers. “We have used WideLine speakers quite…

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  • November 4, 2012

    Featured Installations

    University of Massachusetts Mullins Center Arena Debuts Sound System with QSC

    Amherst, MA (Nov 4, 2012) — Located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, the largest public university in New England, the 10,500-seat William D. Mullins Memorial Center arena unveiled the replacement for its 20-year-old installed PA system in mid-October. The new system includes a QSC Audio ILA System comprising seventy-two WL2082-i line array elements and twelve WL118-sw subwoofers driven by twenty-two PowerLight™ 3 Series PL340 amplifiers, all under the control of two Q-Sys™ Core 250i units with a Q-Sys I/O Frame. The Mullins Center — which is managed by Global Spectrum, a private venue management firm that oversees more than 100 venues worldwide — is home to UMass Amherst’s Minutemen basketball and ice hockey and Minutewomen basketball teams. The arena also hosts concerts and other events, as well as productions by a variety of UMass departments. The…

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  • November 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    QSC Journeys To The Stars In Jena

    Jena, Germany (November 2012) – CX Series amplifiers and AD-S loudspeakers from QSC have helped to revolutionise the sound systems at Germany's oldest planetarium, creating an aural experience that is literally out of this world. The Zeiss Planetarium in Jena, eastern Germany, opened in 1926 and is the oldest such building to have remained in continuous service since that time. The projection dome stands 14.5 metres high and has a diameter of 23 metres, resulting in an impressive projection surface of around 800 square metres. In 2006, the outmoded projection system was replaced by a full-dome video projection system, which was brought into full operation during the last lengthy phase of reconstruction in autumn 2011 with the addition of eight digitally controlled video projectors. To perfect the visitor experience, the planetarium's owners decided to make the aural…

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  • October 22, 2012

    Corporate

    QSC Audio Launches Player-Inspired K for Musicians Website

    Costs Mesa, CA (October 22, 2012) – QSC Audio Products announces the premiere of a new website for inspired guitarists, keyboardists, drummers and other musicians– who are increasingly becoming aware that the K Family of loudspeakers (K Series, KW Series) can exceed their expectations as a musical instrument amplifier. The musicians themselves were the genesis for the creation of KforMusicians.com, leading the way via online forum discussions touting the company’s active loudspeakers as the perfect solution for accurate sound reproduction of digital sources in a live application. The K for Musicians website, available in English and Spanish, offers multiple examples of how K Family Loudspeakers can be used as instrument amplifiers in common, live performance applications. There are distinct and separate areas for Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar,…

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  • October 22, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    Keyboardist Ed Roth Joins the QSC K for Musicians Family

    Costa Mesa, CA (October 22, 2012)–QSC Audio Products, LLC. is pleased to welcome keyboardist Ed Roth to their K for Musicians family, coinciding with the release of his self-titled debut album this week. Roth’s first single on the album, “Summertime,” spent 8 weeks in the Smooth Jazz Billboard Top 40 charts. “I really set out to make a strong, musical record and I am proud of the album. With the help and encouragement of Warrior Records, and a lot of great musician friends playing on it for me and two top engineers, Ryan Hewitt and Joel Numa, recording and mixing it, I feel like we made something that will still sound great in 10 years,” says Roth. “We picked out some interesting and unusual covers to add to my original songs on the album. In the old school tradition of rearranging covers, I really tried to flip these classic tunes with reharmonizations and new…

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  • October 18, 2012

    Featured Installations

    QSC AcousticDesign Loudspeakers Reinforce the Ambience at Atlantic City’s New $2.4 Billion Revel Casino-Resort

    Atlantic City, NJ (Oct 18, 2012) — Montreal-based Scéno Plus, renowned for its theatre design work in Las Vegas, Canada, and around the world, recently completed a major, multi-venue project at Revel, the new $2.4 billion casino-resort at the north end of Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk. Scéno Plus was the lead designer for all of the entertainment spaces at the Revel, including the Revelry casino floor, where the company designed, specified and optimized nearly 570 QSC Audio Products AcousticDesign Series ceiling- and surface-mount loudspeakers. Scéno Plus was responsible for the design of two large, multipurpose, transformable venues, several bars and various interconnecting spaces at Revel. The resort, which fronts onto the beach, covers 20 acres and, at 47 stories, is the tallest building in Atlantic City. In a break with traditional casino design, Revelry’s…

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