Audio Visual Equipment: QSC
After nearly four decades, QSC Audio Products, Inc., has become a globally recognized leader in professional audio. This prominence is the result of the company's mission to establish new standards of reliability and performance through the development of breakthrough technologies. QSC's products meet the demanding requirements of audio professionals in concert, installation, portable entertainment and cinema applications.
QSC changed the face of amplifier technology with the introduction of the PowerLight switching power supply, a technological advance that significantly reduces weight and bulk while improving audio performance. PowerLight, first incorporated into the revolutionary PowerLight Series and now used in three other amplifier lines, is proof that high power can be achieved in small, lightweight packages.
The RMX series amplifiers brought truly professional performance at breakthrough pricing to portable sound reinforcement and became the leading products in the segment. At the same time, QSC amplifiers have become the standard for the cinema industry.
Recognizing customer needs for increasingly integrated systems, QSC has expanded beyond amplification into loudspeakers and digital signal processing and has assembled talented teams of recognized innovators and leaders to develop the elements of these systems.
QSC loudspeaker offerings include the WideLine with astonishing acoustic quality and output from one of the smallest line-array systems available. The Installation Line Array (ILA) brought line-array benefits and unprecedented affordability to the installation market. A growing catalog of installation loudspeakers also includes the AD series of small format speakers recognized for value and accurate reproduction. Entertainers and other users of portable sound systems are able to enjoy powered speaker simplicity combined with legendary QSC reliability in the HPR series. And a complete range of cinema loudspeakers makes QSC a one-stop supplier of "B-chain" products.
The company was a pioneer in computer control, digital signal processing and signal transport. QSControl (pronounced Q's Control), a remote audio monitoring system application, has proven its performance in systems worldwide, from the world's tallest buildings (the Petronas Towers in Malaysia) to Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
QSC manufactures products in a new 81,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art production facility. The factory, which has the ability to triple QSC's production capacity, is located next to QSC's current 51,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. The sophisticated electronic manufacturing facility is designed with build-to-order flexibility giving QSC unprecedented ability to respond to customer needs. This same approach is being applied to a wood-working and loudspeaker manufacturing facility scheduled to go on line during 2007. Manufacturing, warehousing, corporate offices, engineering, technical services, and sales are housed in both buildings.
"When this company was started, there was a common commitment to creating with integrity," said QSC CEO Barry Andrews. "That commitment has strengthened over the years. QSC products have a reputation for quality, innovation and reliability. Moving into the fully integrated systems allows us to expand that commitment into an area we feel is the future of system design."
The exceptionally high value of QSC products is achieved through developing leading technologies, world-class manufacturing techniques, and the purchasing power possible as the world's leading amplifier producer.
While QSC has grown from a small garage start-up to an internationally recognized leader in the pro-audio industry, the commitment to customers, partners and employees has remained strong and constant. Combining QSC's commitments to people with leading edge technologies and system integration will continue to move QSC forward.
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