San Jose, CA (August 20, 2004)–The San Jose Convention Center offers acres of column-free exhibit space, an elegant ballroom, and a sizable number of meeting rooms capable of accommodating almost 2,500 people. To help keep visitors informed, the facility has a widespread QSControl network audio system, which can connect, control, and monitor its audio systems on a house-wide level.
Recently upgraded by San Diego, CA-based Audio Associates using a design penned by Vance Breshears of San Diego’s Sound Technology, sound across the entire structure receives power from 97 CX204V and 96 CX1202V amplifiers, also from QSC. “With QSControl, a single person can keep tabs on every amplifier function within the entire facility from a single location,” said Audio Associates project manager Dan Mitzel. “And there are nearly 200 amps in the building.”
By making a simple connection between two remote equipment rooms and the main equipment room, Audio Associates was additionally able to provide system operators with a way to physically hear the output of each amp as well. “You can monitor the performance of each amp onscreen via QSControl’s host computer, and actually listen to it too,” Mitzel added. “Combine these kinds of operational features with the space-savings we gained by choosing the CX Series amps, and the deal just gets that much sweeter. Normally you can’t get this kind of amplifier power in packages this small. But thanks to the CX amps, we were able to power the entire facility and have rackspace left over.”
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