QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

QSC has added several new products to its Q-Sys ecosystem. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-Sys ecosystem.

DPA-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-Sys audio, video and control ecosystem. Like all Q-Sys peripherals, DPA-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into a Q-Sys design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including intrinsic correction custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the installation process and provides superior system performance.

All DPA-Q Series network amplifiers, including both four and eight channel models, use a new fifth generation high-efficiency, Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the dependable PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform. The new design offers both high voltage and high current operation with excellent audio quality and thermal performance.

“For over 30 years, QSC has been the preeminent choice for power amplifiers in the cinema industry, and that is why you will find them in the majority of the world’s cinemas,” says Barry Ferrell, senior vice president, cinema, QSC. “Now, as part of the Q-Sys ecosystem, theatre operators can use our new DPA-Q amplifiers to combine the legendary performance of QSC with the advantages of complete integrated network audio, video, and control.”