QSC announces the global availability of the CX-Q Series network power amplifiers in four-channel models. These amplifiers combine the QSC legacy of performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem. As with all native Q-SYS amplifiers, CX-Q Series delivers drag-and-drop design integration, advanced telemetry and monitoring through Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager when used with QSC loudspeakers.
“The addition of CX-Q Series amplifiers to a Q-SYS design is an ideal illustration of a true, native ecosystem approach to system design,” says Sanjay Kulkarni, senior director, Amplifier Product Development, QSC. “Not only are integrators able to take advantage of a next-generation amplifier design, they can also take advantage of native, signature features and technologies, including Intrinsic Correction™ loudspeaker voicings. This native approach can greatly reduce installation and setup time while maximizing performance across the entire system, allowing integrators to deliver the most optimal experience for the end customer.”
The CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilize an efficient, Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the dependable 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 far more fluid power distribution options in a single amplifier.
CX-Q Series allows the integrator to choose between “Q” models, with network inputs as well as routable mic/line audio inputs that provide additional on-ramps to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, or “Qn” models, that feature only network audio inputs to reduce system cost when additional inputs are unnecessary. In addition, all models are capable of Low Z, 70 V and 100 V direct drive.
Eight-channel models of CX-Q Series amplifiers will be available later this year.