QSC Audio Introduces Speaker System for Dome and Large Format Cinemas

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Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

QSC Audio has announced the purpose-designed DCS SC-424-8F flyable four-way tri-amplified speaker system for Dome and Large Format cinemas that require suspended mounting of screen channels or point source surround channels.   Both the Mid/High and LF enclosures are built with common dimensions to facilitate easy installation in vertical or horizontal arrays and are constructed of heavily braced 15mm concert tour-grade plywood.  In addition 16 M10 attachment points-per-enclosure are provided for safe and easy suspension. The DCS SC-424-8F also features a unique coax HF/VHF diaphragm which has less mass than traditional diaphragms resulting in exceptional dynamic range extended high frequency response and lower distortion. Francois Godfrey QSC director of sales cinema says “This system has been developed specifically for the unique requirements of Multi-Purpose Large Format and Dome motion picture playback.  The two main units comprise the MHV-1090F mid-high / very-high-frequency system and the LF-4215-8F low-frequency system aimed purposely at applications where a point-source surround channel or screen channel must be suspended or flown rather than mounted on a platform or floor. ” The MHV-1090F mid-high / very-high-frequency system features a high output horn loaded 10-inch midrange cone driver and a coaxial neodymium high-frequency / very high-frequency compression driver. The MHV-1090F includes a driver protection network and a passive crossover for tri-amp operation.  A high power 10-inch cone driver allows operation as low as 250 Hz and up to 1800 Hz to ensure that most of the dialogue range is reproduced by a single element for unmatched intelligibility. The coaxial neodymium high-frequency / very-high-frequency compression driver provides a dramatic improvement in dynamic response clarity and transparency while the annular diaphragms eliminate the break up of conventional dome drivers that cause a harsh metallic sound. The LF-4215-8F dual 15 (381 mm) low-frequency enclosure is designed for safe and easy suspension via M10 fly points.  The heavily braced tour grade construction cabinet provides great strength while keeping weight to a minimum. QSC Audio www.qscaudio.com