QSC has introduced two new amplifier lines—the PLD Series (Top) and CXD Series.
Orlando, FL (June 13, 2013)—QSC has introduced two new amplifier lines, the CXD Series, aimed at installations, and the PLD Series, intended for live sound use.
“There’s been a misconception that QSC was moving away from power amplifier products and instead focusing our attention on loudspeakers and DSP,” states Gerry Tschetter, VP Marketing. “While we’ve seen tremendous success in those product categories in recent years, the fact remains that QSC still builds the best power amplifiers in the market. Our new CXD and PLD amplifiers are a reflection of our use of cutting edge technologies, our deep understanding of DSP and loudspeaker engineering and our legacy of over 40 years of rock solid amplifier design.”
Housed in a 2U rack-mount configuration, CXD and PLD Series amplifiers feature new QSC proprietary class-D power devices. The Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology (FAST) is claimed to provide better power allocation by distributing total amplifier power across one, two, three or all four outputs, enabling amp channels to be combined for maximum current or voltage output, with the largest models capable of up to 5,000 watts.
With independent DSP processing available for every channel, a preset wizard streamlines the setup process. Advanced DSP includes cross-over filters, parametric EQ, alignment delay and other dynamics processing. The integration of DSP with amplification means that the onboard processor is aware of what the amplifier is doing. USB interfaces on the rear panels allow firmware updates as well as the ability to upload loudspeaker tunings and configurations and transfer data between amplifiers. Multiple DSP-controlled power saving modes combined with the Class-D design ensure high efficiency, low weight, and economical cost of ownership.
Designed specifically for integrators, the CXD lineup includes the CXD4.2 (400W @ 8 ohms, continuous), the CXD4.3 (625W @ 8 ohms, continuous) and the CXD4.5 (1150W @ 8 ohms, continuous) with the CXD 4.3 and CXD4.5 able to direct drive 70V and 100V systems. The rear panel features four (4) balanced Euroblock input connectors and four (4) Euroblock touch-proof loudspeaker connectors enabling integrators to terminate wiring before connecting to the amplifier. GPIO located on the rear panel offers additional functionality including a heartbeat output for Life-Safety supervision.
Designed specifically for portable sound applications, the PLD line consists of the PLD4.2 (400W @ 8 ohms, continuous), the PLD4.3 (625W @ 8 ohms, continuous) and the PLD4.5 (1150W @ 8 ohms, continuous). The rear panel features four (4) balanced XLR input connectors with loop-thru and six (6) Speakon® NL4 loudspeaker connectors. The on-board processing is managed via front panel controls with 20 factory settings included for the most common applications. For more customized settings, the included Configuration Wizard helps streamline system setup and configuration.
CXD and PLD Series Amplifiers will be available in July 2013.
QSC Audio Products, LLC