Cinema Sound for Small Rooms (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our discussion on small rooms, we focused on premium solutions using our Reference Monitor System. In Part 2, we will look at some systems using the economical DCS SC 1120 and SC 1150 screen channels and a variety of amplifier and processor options for small rooms, including private screening rooms, high-end … Read More

Hows and Whys of Baffle Walls

In some ways, sound waves are like light waves. They radiate into space, reflect off objects, and lose energy upon contact with absorptive surfaces, walls, and with distance from their source. Sound waves can be more challenging to control, primarily because we can’t see them.  Low frequencies are especially difficult because their long wavelengths (up … Read More

Cinema Sound for Small Rooms (Part 1)

In addition to our larger audio solutions for mainstream multiplexes, QSC has several options for small rooms. These could be private screening rooms, high-end home cinemas, or even “cinema on demand” rooms in multiplex sites that are rented to small groups. While QSC can support all room sizes, let’s focus on rooms of less than … Read More

Four Myths that Cause Bad Sound

In 1992, Syn-Aud-Con co-founder and audio industry legend Don Davis wrote an article (which later became a book) titled, “If Bad Sound Were Fatal, Audio Would Be the Leading Cause of Death.” While it hasn’t killed me yet, I’ve certainly been hurt more than once in public spaces, where it was evident that proper attention … Read More

Aim to Please

The best speakers in the world are not going to sound great if they are not located in the proper position and aimed correctly at the audience. The goal of a cinema sound system is to provide the best possible sound to a large number of people.  Each seating location should have a similar audio … Read More

An Inside Look at DPA-Q

Discover the power and flexibility of the new DPA-Q amplifier series Q-SYS – our ecosystem for audio, video, and control – combined with our new DPA-Q amps, has become increasingly popular for powering immersive audio systems in Premium Large Format cinemas. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use our new 8-channel DPA-Q … Read More

QSC’s Reference Monitor System: The Sum of the Whole

One of the hallmarks of QSC products is the concept of the total system design.  Simply put, a system of a prescribed set of components that were designed to work together will always outperform a disparate set of components.  This is the idea behind QSC’s “SystemSynergy,” any QSC powered loudspeaker, and any system configuration recommendation … Read More

Rethink Your NonSync

Alternative Methods for Distributing Pre-Show Audio It’s not uncommon to insert some pre-show music into the auditorium to kill the awkward silence before the trailers roll. Classic methods for delivering music to the audience as pre-show filler have been to put a local CD/MP3 player at each auditorium or to have a centralized player and … Read More

DCA Amps Done Right!

Setting up DCA amps with QSC DataPort processors and DCS Series Loudspeakers is fast and easy because a single HD-15 cable carries all connections between the amplifiers and processor.  Dual channel audio input, control of AC standby mode, amplifier output monitoring and even impedance measurement of loudspeaker loads are all accomplished via a single DataPort cable … Read More

9 Reasons Your Subs May Be Failing

Subwoofer failures have several causes.  Repeated failures indicate that there is something wrong with the application or the installation. Simply replacing woofers will not fix the underlying problem.  Well-designed, high quality subwoofers should not fail.  Check the following things to find the real issue. 1. The room is too big. Another way of saying this … Read More