Costa Mesa, CA (February 1, 2018) – QSC, LLC is proud to announce that it has received three best product awards during the recent annual 2018 NAMM Show, including two Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for outstanding technical achievement in product design, innovation and production, as well as top honors as The Music & Sound Retailer ‘s Product of the Year. The new K.2 Series loudspeakers won the TEC Award for Best Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker as well as MSR’s top award, while additionally; the company’s Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated processor earned a 2018 TEC Award for Best Signal Processing Hardware.
“We are honored to have received these three prestigious awards,” states Joe Pham, QSC President and CEO. “This recognition from the industry as well as the dealer channel is a big win and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the many QSC teams responsible for bringing these great products to market. I couldn’t be more proud of their efforts and the well-deserved recognition”.
Winner of the TEC and Music & Sound Award, the K.2 Series represents the next generation of the company’s global best-selling K Family line of powered loudspeakers. Comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and 12-inch K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, the K.2 Series offers a number of significant feature upgrades, establishing an entirely new standard in powered loudspeaker technology. Each model is equipped with a 2000-watt power module carefully matched to high-performance woofers and compression drivers. DMT™ (Directivity-Matched Transition) ensures smooth coverage across the entire listening area and on-board DSP provides Intrinsic Correction™ voicing and advanced system management to further optimize performance. Superbly flexible, K.2 Series models additionally provide operators with a library of preset contours for common applications such and offer storable Scenes to recall user-configurable settings such as input type, delay, EQ, cross-over and selected contour via the loudspeakers’ LCD screen and control panel. All three models can be operated as either main PA or as a floor monitor, and can be flown, wall- or truss-mounted, or placed on a speaker pole.
Winning a 2018 TEC Award, the Q-SYS™ Core 510i Integrated Processor is the latest evolution of the Q-SYS Platform, leveraging the latest Intel™ hardware using a QSC-developed Linux™ realtime operating system (RTOS) to deliver the most powerful audio, video and control (AV&C) solution available. The Core 510i processor offers the most flexible audio I/O configuration options of any processor in the Q-SYS catalog, with card-based I/O as well as native Q-LAN network channel and AES67 capabilities. The Core 510i can be configured in Q-SYS Designer Software as an AVC processor or as an I/O channel expander, supporting up to 128x128 additional channels for a separate Q-SYS Core processor. It is ideal for applications that require a diverse mixture of analog, digital and networked audio connectivity, including mid- to large-sized meeting spaces and hospitality applications.
The Music & Sound Retailer presented the 32nd Annual Music & Sound Awards recently during the 2018 NAMM Show, the Best Product award based upon a poll of every American dealer. The TEC Awards, presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the nominees and winners.
QSC 50 and Forward celebrates a company founded over five decades ago, now a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS™ networked audio, video and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate and cinema customers worldwide.