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  • December 14, 2018

    Announcement

    QSC Hosts Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Orange County United Way

    Costa Mesa, CA (December 14, 2018) – QSC recently hosted its third annual QSC Charity Golf Classic, benefiting Orange County United Way (OCUW) and their initiative to end homelessness in Southern California. The event was held at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA on Monday, October 22, 2018. Through the efforts and contributions of QSC partners, guests, and employees, the event raised more than $20,000 to benefit the United to End Homelessness Initiative. Attendees joined QSC to benefit this worthwhile cause in a variety of ways including player packages and corporate sponsorships. The schedule started with a golf show, and following the tournament, guests were invited to dinner and an awards ceremony. “QSC is honored to support a cause such as Orange County United Way, working to solve one of the most pressing issues in our community,” says Joe Pham, QSC…

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  • May 26, 2017

    Announcement

    Pirates 5 Has Grand Premiere in Shanghai

    Last March at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, one of the highlights of the cinema industry’s largest annual trade event was a screening of Disney’s upcoming blockbuster, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, the latest in the Pirates franchise. Each year, the aptly-named 4,000 seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace is transformed into the world’s largest movie theatre, a colossal joint effort between QSC, Dolby, Boston Light and Sound and the Colosseum technical crew. Disney executives were so thrilled with the outcome that they invited QSC and Dolby to Shanghai to do it again – this time for the worldwide premiere of the film in the Grand Theatre at the Shanghai Disney Resort. Like the Colosseum at Caesar’s, the Grand Theatre was not originally designed to be a movie theatre; it is normally used for theatrical stage productions. At over 1,000 seats, it’s larger than…

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  • February 2, 2017

    Announcement

    Accessibility Technology Requirements for Cinema

    QSC announces the availability of a new white paper which details new requirements recently announced by the United States Department of Justice on equipping cinemas with specialty access systems for the hearing and visual impaired.

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  • January 10, 2017

    Announcement

    QSC Named Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year

    QSC has been named Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year in the 23rd Annual Musical Merchandise Review "MMR" Magazine Dealer's Choice Awards. According to MMR Magazine, “Our voters decided this year that QSC is delivering on their mission statement to be the ‘leading and most trusted provider of high quality professional audio/ video systems.’ The company’s ‘work hard/have fun’ motto has trickled down to its buyers who are abundantly enjoying QSC mixers, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers as their favorite high-end sound systems.” “We are honored to be recognized by MMR readers as the best-in-class sound reinforcement brand,” said Gene Joly, Vice President of QSC Professional. “QSC is fully committed to delivering high performance, high value products and solutions to professional customers worldwide. This award is the result of a team effort by a great many people…

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  • September 6, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Live Sound Solutions Power the Roland Stage for the Worldwide Launch of “The Future. Redefined.” 24-Hour Musical Instrument Festival

    Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, CA -- (September 6, 2016) — On September 9, 2016, Roland will premiere their first ever, 24-hour online music festival, “The Future. Redefined,” which will debut more than 30 Roland products via streaming video broadcasts from Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and other major cities around the world starting at 4:00pm UTC.  This unique musical instrument festival will span six time zones and feature live performances, new product debuts and demonstrations and interviews with leading artists. Roland chose QSC as the preferred PA system for the event and will feature QSC speakers on three stages including the KLA 12 active line array loudspeaker systems, KW181 18” powered subwoofers, K10 and K12 active loudspeakers and  KSub dual 12” active subwoofers. During Roland’s festival on September 9 (#909day), the company will…

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  • August 11, 2016

    Announcement

    Jason Bourne Premieres with QSC Sound

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (August 11, 2016) - When scouting for a location for the premiere of Jason Bourne, Universal Pictures chose Las Vegas, an obvious choice since it’s the scene of the film’s climactic and chaotic car chase. But finding a venue large and grand enough to launch the film was another matter – there aren’t many movie theatres that can accommodate the thousands of celebrities and industry insiders expected to attend.  Knowing that CinemaCon, the theatrical exhibition industry’s largest trade event, is held each year at Caesars Palace and that screenings are successfully done in the Colosseum, Universal felt confident that the 4,000 seat venue could provide a fitting launch pad for the new $120 million action thriller.  The bigger challenge: the Colosseum was never built as a movie theatre.  Converting the massive room from a live performance…

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  • August 1, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Announces the Release of Powerful New Tunings for the Acclaimed E Series Passive Loudspeakers

    Costa Mesa, CA (August 1, 2016) –QSC is very pleased to announce the release of powerful new software and firmware for the GXD and PLD amplifiers to support the new E Series range of passive loudspeakers. Amplifier Navigator 2.2.5 and GXD Firmware Updater, offer the advantages of next generation advanced DSP settings, providing an optimum level of performance as part of a complete E Series Entertainment System. “The E Series range of loudspeakers have been so well-received by our customers that it’s pretty hard to imagine actually improving their performance,” says Dale Sandberg, Senior Product Manager, QSC. “But with the deployment of these new advanced DSP tunings, a system of E Series loudspeakers paired with GXD or PLD power amplifiers offers a complete entertainment solution that delivers performance far beyond expectations.”   Amplifier Navigator V2.2.5 adds…

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  • July 20, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Professional Appoints Equipos y Cintas as Distribution Partner in Mexico

    Costa Mesa, CA (July 20, 2016) —QSC, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Equipos y Cintas S.A. de C.V. as its distribution partner in Mexico, representing the QSC Professional division and providing the company’s renowned portfolio of professional live sound products and solutions to customers throughout the region.  Equipos y Cintas brings three decades of experience as premiere distributor of pro audio and MI products in Mexico. “QSC is a brand which has both superior products and great people,” says Ing. Roberto Ham Briseño, Sales Manager of Equipos y Cintas. “We are very excited to partner with them, as both of our companies share common values – putting people first, delivering outstanding customer service, and a passionate commitment to providing superior audio solutions.” For nearly 30 years, Equipos y Cintas has worked with dealers and end users…

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  • June 6, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Staff Engineer Luis Esparza Named to Board of Directors of ALMA International

    Costa Mesa, CA (June 2,  2016) - QSC is very proud to announce the appointment of Staff Engineer Luis Esparza to the Board of Directors of ALMA International, the professional association that is the global source of standards, networking, and education for the acoustics, audio, and loudspeaker industry.  A key member of the QSC engineering team for more than 11 years, Esparza has been a leader in transducer development for the company’s acclaimed loudspeaker products and solutions. “I’m very honored to join the board of ALMA, who has a long standing tradition of supporting both the loudspeaker manufacturers of the world as well as the loudspeaker engineering profession,” says Esparza. “I hope I can share my own experiences as a loudspeaker and transducer engineer to assist ALMA further in being a worldwide resource for knowledge and standards in the global…

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  • June 6, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Announces New Sr. Director of Systems Sales, Americas

    QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (June 6, 2016) – QSC, LLC, is pleased to announce the promotion of Frank West to Sr. Director of Systems Sales, Americas. Frank will play a critical role in continuing the growth of the Systems business. West brings a proven track record of sales performance, sales leadership, and a wide network of market relationships to this newly created position. His growth mindset, dedication, and deep market understanding will be invaluable assets to QSC’s growth strategy. “I am extremely happy to have such a capable and forward-thinking person in this highly important position,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “Frank has been an instrumental member at QSC and we look forward to the leadership he will bring our sales team.” Frank joined QSC in 2014 as Director of Systems Sales, US Central. In the last two years, Frank has played an integral role in…

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  • May 10, 2016

    Announcement

    Chris Humphrey Joins QSC as Vice President, Marketing

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 10, 2016) – QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Humphrey as Vice President, Marketing. In his new  role, Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC.    Chris Humphrey  brings a rich career of global marketing experience in technology oriented businesses to QSC, with more than 20 years of executive marketing roles at companies which focus on IT related services, including enterprise software, embedded computing, storage networking, scientific instrumentation and security.  “I am very excited to have Chris Humphrey join the QSC Executive Team,” says QSC CEO Joe Pham. “With his vast IT and technology related experience, Chris brings a wealth of sophisticated marketing expertise that will complement the further expansion of our…

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  • March 4, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Announces New Cinema Trailer

    “Many theatre owners are quite proud of the fact that they have invested in a QSC Cinema sound system, and they want to share this fact with their patrons,” says Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for QSC. “In fact, our customers have been asking for a QSC trailer for a number of years. We are extremely happy to be able to finally deliver it to them.” The new QSC trailer, entitled “Underwater Symphony”, is available as a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) in 4k resolution, both Scope and Flat.  Initially, 5.1 and 7.1 audio formats will be available; versions with immersive formats will also offered in the near future. “Underwater Symphony” features full animation and an original soundtrack. For image production, QSC selected Imaginary Forces, a creative studio and full service production company specializing in branding content for commercial…

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  • January 20, 2016

    Announcement

    QSC Celebrates a Milestone with 750,000 K Family Loudspeakers Sold

    Costa Mesa, CA (January 2016) - QSC is very pleased to announce that as of January 15th, 2016, the company has sold 750,000 units of K Family Loudspeakers since the initial launch of the K Series in 2009. The popular K Family of Loudspeakers, which include the K Series and KW Series powered loudspeakers as well the as KLA Series active line array loudspeakers are used the world over in a wide variety of applications such as musicians/bands, DJs/dance, performance venues, A/V rental, production and houses of worship. “When we introduced the K Series, QSC truly set a new standard for powered portable loudspeakers,” says Gerry Tschetter, QSC Vice President, Professional Product Management.  “The combination of sound quality, portability, reliability and industrial design really struck a chord with many different types of customers, and the K Family continues to grow in…

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  • October 30, 2015

    Announcement

    New compact Subwoofer

    At ShowEast 2015, QSC introduced the latest in its line of compact, space-saving subwoofers. The new QSC SB-2180 subwoofer is the thinnest dual 18 inch subwoofer on the market.  Each driver is loaded into its own internal chamber. An ingenious folded port design minimizes cabinet depth, yet still provides full port volume.  The port also acts as internal bracing, creating a stiffer, less resonant cabinet. All of this allows the enclosure to be at least 20% thinner than any other dual 18” subwoofer you can buy, occupying up to 40% less floor space in your theatre.  In a multi-theatre complex, that extra square footage translates into more revenue-generating seating or concession space.  And, you can stack four on a shipping pallet, significantly reducing freight costs. “Conventional thinking says that subwoofers must be large, refrigerator-sized enclosures,” says Barry…

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  • October 10, 2015

    Announcement

    TouchMix Application Guide for Musicians and Bands

    QSC is pleased to announce the release of the first in a series of Application Guides for the TouchMix compact digital mixer. The TouchMix Application Guide for Musicians and Bands presents typical TouchMix applications, set ups, diagrams, features and functions used by gigging bands and musicians.

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  • September 29, 2015

    Announcement

    QSC KLA installed in “Snegiri” Health Resort

     QSC KLA active line array was selected as the key element of sound reinforcement system installed in the concert & cinema hall of the “Snegiri” Health Resort, located in the Moscow Region, Russia. The System was designed and deployed by “Audio Video Solutions” company (http://avsol.ru/). QSC KLA line array, as well as all the other QSC acoustic systems, used in this project, were supplied by MixArt, the exclusive distributor of QSC in Russia. “Snegiri” Health Resort is situated in Rozhdestveno village in Moscow region, in a beautiful landscape on the bank of Istra river, where during XVI-XIX centuries a residence of the Russian noble family Kutaisovy was located. The health resort includes medical canter, SPA center, swimming pool, fitness and entertainment facilities. The “Snegiri” resort also hosts corporate meetings, conferences and seminars, as well as concerts…

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  • June 30, 2015

    Announcement

    QSC and IDEA Create Technical Partnership for Industry Leading Sound Solution

    Beginning July 1, 2015, all IDEA Pro Audio passive, bi-, tri- and quad-amp loudspeakers and loudspeaker systems will be powered by a new set of system amplifier racks named IDEA ProRack Series, featuring PLD Series amplifiers from QSC. The result of a technical partnership between QSC and the Galicia, Spain-based European loudspeaker manufacturer, this collaboration brings to market advanced, complete professional sound reinforcement systems, optimized for maximized performance of the IDEA loudspeaker portfolio. The IDEA engineering team had been searching for the most powerful and feature rich, cost-sensible processing and amplification platform available in the market today, and determined that the QSC PLD Series represent an absolutely perfect match with all existing IDEA loudspeaker configurations. Ideally suited as the optimal system amplifier solution for IDEA…

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  • June 30, 2015

    Announcement

    Q-SYS Takes Badminton at a Gallop

    Event communications company Show Hire made use of a QSC Q-SYS audio networking system at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors. Based around a Core 500i processor, a PS-1600 paging station, and several I/O Frames, the Q-SYS installation, supplied by UK distributor Shure Distribution UK, was used to route and control public-address audio around the 1500-acre site. "We've handled the public address at Badminton for a few years," explains Show Hire Events Manager Ross Slaughter, "and, until this year, we've always used analogue equipment, distributing audio signals using copper cable. Following our successful installation of Q-SYS at last year's Farnborough International Airshow, we thought we could bring the audio at Badminton into the digital age as well." Show Hire were aided in this endeavour by the organisers of the Badminton Horse…

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  • June 19, 2015

    Announcement

    rAVe RADIO Interview on Core110f

    rAVe RADIO Interview with QSC Product Manager TJ Adams on the new Q-SYS Core100f Processor Click here for more on QSC at Infocomm 2015.

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  • May 18, 2015

    Announcement

    New “Rent It Today” Program Connecting Customers to Dealer Network

    Costa Mesa, CA (May 18, 2015) - QSC is pleased to announce the release of the new “Rent It Today” program connecting customers with participating QSC rental companies. The “Rent It Today” program link allows visitors at QSC.com to easily and quickly find participating dealer rental locations that rent QSC products including TouchMix compact digital mixers, K, KW and KLA powered loudspeakers and more for portable live sound applications. A “Rent It Today” button appears on portable live sound product pages (mixers, loudspeakers, and amplifiers) and when clicked, lists rental locations by geographic proximity to the user. The “Rent It Today” program is the third component (along with “Buy It Now” and “Hear It Today”) of a direct referral partnership between QSC and the company’s resellers and rental channel partners. “There are many people who would like to try a QSC…

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