At InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, QSC Audio showcased the addition of the S8T, S10T and S12 loudspeakers to the AcousticDesign Series line of premium surface mount loudspeakers.
Suited for a wide variety of foreground/background sound reinforcement applications, the new models offer both constant voltage (70/100V) and low impedance operating modes.
Ease-of-installation is the driving principle behind the new loudspeakers. The patent pending X-Mount (included with every loudspeaker) enables the loudspeakers to be quickly and securely deployed either vertically or horizontally from a flat surface.
Knurled surfaces on the X-Mount’s pivot points allow the loudspeaker deployment angle to lock in place in 7.5-degree increments and ensure that aiming stays fixed.
Pan, tilt and yaw adjustments further ensure that the loudspeakers can be positioned to minimize impact on any interior or venue sight lines. To complete the installation, integrators simply lift the loudspeaker onto the mount and it automatically locks it into place.
If a mounting solution other than the included X-Mount is required, all models include M10 mounting points for suspension via eye-bolts as well as mounting points for an optional yoke mount bracket. For added convenience, Euroblock connectors enable installers to pre-wire the system and terminate connections prior to the final installation of the loudspeaker.
The AcousticDesign S8T, S10T and S12 loudspeakers also incorporate Directivity Matched Transition (DMT) , QSC’s acoustic design approach that matches the coverage angle of compression driver to the coverage angle of the woofer at the crossover point. This results in highly consistent coverage, an optimum power response, and smooth, accurate reproduction both on and off-axis.
The weather resistant (IP-54) AcousticDesign S8T, S10T and S12 enclosures are constructed from rugged ABS and include a seismic mount molded into the enclosure for added safety. Available in black (RAL 9011) or white (RAL 9010), the AcousticDesign S8T, S10T and S12 loudspeakers have logo-free aluminum grilles, and the enclosures can be painted to match any decor.
The AcousticDesign Series is expected to be available in early June 2013.
The new AcousticDesign S10T (both black and white versions) and the entire QSC AcousticDesign Series of surface mount loudspeakers. (click to enlarge)