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ISE 2019: QSC introduces new network amplifiers for Q-SYS Ecosystem

The new CX-Q Series amplifiers integrate QSC's amplifier design and technologies with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem

As of ISE 2019, QSC has announced new CX-Q Series network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. They will be presented at QSC’s stand 7-R200.

The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that combine the QSC amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem.

Due to the Q-SYS platform, the amplifiers are able to take advantage of network routing capabilities, as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction, which maximises QSC loudspeaker performance and protection.

“QSC has a 50-year legacy in building the most reliable and powerful amplifiers on the market. This fifth generation amplifier platform redefines the category with a solution that delivers reliable, flexible power distribution and even better sound quality,” said Sanjay Kulkarni, senior director, Amplifier Product Development, QSC.

“Coupled with the award-winning Q-SYS Ecosystem,” Kulkarni continued, “CX-Q Series allows integrators to take advantage of a native approach to AV&C and build a system that offers far greater value and superior performance beyond that of a system using third-party amplifier solutions.”

CX-Q Series amplifiers utilise a Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform, which has been installed in mission-critical installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations – FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine to offer fluid power distribution options in a single amplifier. FlexAmp allows for asymmetric output channel loading by drawing from large power reserves and distributing customised output power levels per channel. FAST allows channels to be combined to deliver either higher voltage loads (up to 200 Vrms output) or higher current loads (up to 35 A).

Together, these technologies help expedite installation while decreasing overall system cost by reducing wasted power and channels. Both the four- and eight-channel models include “Q” versions, with network inputs and routable mic/line audio inputs that provide additional on-ramps to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, and “Qn” versions, that feature only network audio inputs to reduce system cost when additional inputs are unnecessary.