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DPM=Three in One

Before sound is heard through the loudspeakers, a cinema sound system must accomplish three primary functions – all which are typically performed by one, two or three individual components.  A cinema processor takes digital content from the server and handles format selection, volume control, EQ, and typically outputs analog signals to drive amplifiers directly, or … Read More

Introducing Cinema 101

One of the subjects that we often grapple with in meetings of the International Cinema Technology Association is “how do we shape the cinema system designers, technicians, and installers of tomorrow?” It’s a tricky question! Changes in the industry have eliminated a lot of the traditional paths toward this type of work. Well, our new Cinema … Read More

All Subwoofers Are Not Created Equal

How are cinema subwoofers different from professional audio subwoofers? Superficially, subwoofers for cinema and for professional audio applications may seem quite similar. While both are often big black boxes with dual 18” subwoofers, there are many differences due to the specific needs of each application. Let’s look at some of the differences between a cinema subwoofers, like … Read More

Four Quick Tips for Cinema Applications

Since QSC has been a major player in the cinema audio industry for over 35 years, you can imagine we’ve curated a healthy dose of technical tips worth sharing. Let’s take a quick look at a few topics we get asked about frequently. What is “Free Loading”? To take advantage of free acoustical power: always … Read More