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  • October 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    QSC KLA Drives the Sound of Sustainability

    Klarenbeek, The Netherlands (October 2012) – A QSC KLA Series Active Line Array Loudspeaker System, supplied by the QSC distributor in The Netherlands, AED, heads the PA system in a new 'green' congress centre recently built here. In the centre of the Dutch countryside, the groundbreaking new conference centre has been constructed according to strict sustainable principles, making maximum use of natural materials and recycling as much as possible. The Veerkracht Ecocentre (www.veerkracht.com) is partially built into a large mound of earth, allowing the soil to handle much of the insulation requirements of the building naturally, and is roofed with turf and grass. But this is no medieval shack; inside is a state-of-the-art meeting centre. AV installation specialist Dave Shiphorst (www.daveconnects.nl), who is responsible for all of the audio-visual systems at the…

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  • September 26, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    QSC K Series is for Keyboardist Rubén Valtierra

    Costa Mesa, CA (Sept 26, 2012) – QSC Audio Products, LLC announces that Rubén Valtierra, best known as long-time keyboardist for "Weird Al" Yankovic, has joined the “K for Musicians” family. Valtierra has also played and recorded with members of groups such as Santana, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Natalie Cole, Tower of Power, Chick Corea, Elton John, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. When not touring with Yankovic, Valtierra is active in the studio, writing and producing, along with leading his Valtierra Latin Orchestra (VLO). “The K8 is the best speaker system I've had, ever. Ever!” states Valtierra. “I went from the K12’s to K10’s and finally the K8’s which I use now. I wanted to see just how small a rig I could feel comfortable with. And you know what? I gave up nothing in performance and have the benefit of something so light and portable.” “When you see Rubén perform…

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  • September 6, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Connects Pomona Fairplex, Home to LA County Fair

    Pomona, CA, (Sept 6, 2012) -- The QSC Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform is at the heart of the networked audio-visual facilities at the new $28 million Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, an 85,000-sq.-ft. addition to the Fairplex Exposition Complex in Pomona, CA. The 487-acre Fairplex site has been home to the L. A. County Fair – the largest county fair in the world – since 1922, and also encompasses the Fairplex Park horse racing track, Auto Club Raceway drag strip and more than 300,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibition and conference facilities. CSI MultiMedia (Campbell-Shaw, Inc.) of Woodland Hills, CA, designed and integrated the new Q-Sys system, which comprises a Core 4000 with 256 x 256 I/O capability plus eleven I/O Frames outfitted with CIML4-HP high-performance mic/line I/O Cards. The system additionally includes 30 QSC Audio PowerLight™ 3 Series PL340 (2 x…

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  • July 24, 2012

    Products & Solutions

    Jackson, MO Strikes up the Band with the QSC Weatherized WideLine™-8 Line Array Loudspeaker System

    Jackson, MO(July 24,2012) – Throughout the summer months in Jackson, MO, the Jackson Municipal Band plays free weekly concerts every Thursday evening and performs throughout the year at important community events such as Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Homecoming. Ensuring that the band sounds better than ever for its ninety-second season, locally based systems integrator Unity Pro Audio and Video upgraded the Jackson Municipal Bandshell in City Park with the installation of a six-cabinet QSC Audio WL3082-wx Weatherized WideLine-8 line array loudspeaker system powered by three PowerLight™ 3 Series amplifiers. The Jackson Municipal Band has been performing annually since 1976 at the outdoor bandshell, which is located in a grassy amphitheater bordered by trees, but until now has not had a purpose-designed PA system. “They were using point and shoot speakers. The…

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  • July 9, 2012

    Featured Installations

    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

    Products & Solutions

    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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  • July 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    The Offenbach Kickers of Germany Score With Q-Sys™

    Offenbach, Germany (July 2012) – Founded in 1901, the soccer team Offenbach Kickers is renowned throughout Germany for its fiercely dedicated legions of fans who have supported the club through its many ups and downs. Now the Kickers, based in western Germany near Frankfurt, have a new home — a futuristic, 25-million Euro stadium sponsored by the local Sparda Bank in their native German state of Hesse. The stadium houses a QSC Q-Sys™ integrated system that controls, routes and processes all of the audio feeds and systems in the new ground. With four weatherproof, covered spectator stands in the style of recently constructed English stadiums, capacity for over twenty thousand spectators, 10 VIP boxes, a special reception area for business club members and various fashionable retail outlets, the state-of-the-art new Sparda Bank Stadium has now been completed in time for…

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  • July 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Takes the Stage In Western China

    Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China (July 2012) – Q-Sys™, the integrated system platform from QSC Audio Products, is playing a controlling role at a recently built, 50-million-dollar theatre in Western China, an impressively modern symbol of the new economy in the Far East. The striking new Grand Theatre in Lanzhou, capital of the province of Gansu in Western China, opened in late 2011, a excitingly modern building of rounded corners and flowing, curved glass constructed at an approximate cost of 350 million RMB (over $50 million US). With a large-scale 1500-seat auditorium, a 300-seat hall and a press conference chamber of 150 seats, plus 20 smaller meeting rooms, the 7-storey state-of-the-art theatre was envisaged as a multi-disciplinary building with the ability to host conventions and events as well as drama and concerts. Designed according to the guiding principles of…

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  • June 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    German Museum of Film Relies on Q-Sys™ to Control Its Current and Future Multimedia Needs

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany (June 2012) – Following a comprehensive refit, the German Museum of Film has installed the Q-Sys™ Integrated System platform to manage and route all of the audio sources under its roof, together with K Series active loudspeakers to handle playback in its new demonstration and seminar rooms. The Museum of Film opened in 1984 in Frankfurt am Main and has always been more than a traditional, educational film museum. With its rolling programme of exhibitions, cinema presentations and retrospectives, it has sought to give visitors an insight into all of the manifold historical, aesthetic and technical aspects of film as an artistic medium. Last August saw the completion of an 18-month renovation project at the Museum of Film. The totally refurbished building, with its striking architecture and its new permanent exhibition facilities, has been…

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  • June 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    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

    Featured Installations

    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

    Products & Solutions

    New Integrated Cores Provide QSC Q-Sys™ Technology for Smaller Applications

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 2012)– QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce the next generation of Q-Sys products, designed specifically to deliver powerful digital networked audio solutions for the widest range of applications. The Core 500i and Core 250i provide advanced centralized processing, routing and control for contractors and consultants needing a solution for smaller venues such as restaurants, nightclubs, stores, schools and churches. These two new Core models are fully integrated solutions, each with eight card slots on-board. The Core500i is capable of up to 128 network channels while the Core 250i provides up to 64 channels. I/O is selectable via the various Q-Sys I/O cards. Options also include the MTP-64, and MTP-128 multitrack players. Like all Q-Sys Cores, these systems run under a customized Linux operating system on Intel® microprocessors and…

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  • May 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    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

    Featured Installations

    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

    Featured Installations

    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

    Featured Installations

    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 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    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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  • March 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Takes Control at State-of-the-Art Italian Multimedia Museum

    Bard, Italy (March 2012) – The historic Forte di Bard recently opened its high-tech multimedia museum here, spanning more than 20 rooms, and featuring state-of-the art audio visual presentations, touch screens and interactive experiences for the visitor, all controlled by the recently installed Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform. Perched on a rocky promontory high above this small northern Italian town, Forte di Bard (Fort Bard) has been a site of strategic significance since the pre-Roman era. Today its importance is cultural rather than military. Completely restored in 2006, the stunning courtyards of this fortress complex now play host to theatre and ballet performances, summer pop concerts and literary events, while its imposing walls house major touring exhibitions of art and photography, as well as permanent collections like the Museo delli Alpi (Museum of the…

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  • March 1, 2012

    Featured Installations

    Q-Sys™ Aids Doctors on Call at Italy’s Ospedale Martini

    Turin, Italy (March 2012) – A new audio system under control of the Q-Sys™ Integrated System Platform has been installed at the Ospedale Martini hospital here as part of an upgrade to its communications network, courtesy of the exclusive QSC distributor in the region, AudioLink. Based around a Core 1000 processor, the Q-Sys platform controls the call and paging systems, routing audio to twin CX204V and CX302V amplifiers, as well as AcousticDesign™ surface-mount and in-ceiling loudspeakers strategically placed around the hospital. Like any other busy city-center hospital, the Ospedale Martini relies on its public address system to page urgently needed staff and relay important information to patients. But with multiple departments spread throughout the building, the hospital's requirements amount to much more than a single public address channel. They need the means to…

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  • February 27, 2012

    Featured Installations

    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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