QSC announces new network power amplifiers for the Q-SYS Ecosystem. The CX-Q Series amplifiers feature four- and eight-channel models that combine the QSC legacy of high-performance and reliable amplifier design with the native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem.
As a native peripheral of the Q-SYS Ecosystem, the CX-Q Series network amplifiers can take advantage of network routing capabilities as well as advanced processing, control, monitoring and loudspeaker output load. These amplifiers also assist Q-SYS in deploying QSC technologies like Intrinsic Correction, which maximises QSC loudspeaker performance and protection.
CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilise an efficient, Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the dependable PL380 amplifier platform, which has been installed in installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations – FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine to offer fluid power distribution options in a single amplifier.
FlexAmp allows for asymmetric output channel loading by drawing from large power reserves and distributing customised output power levels per channel. FAST allows channels to be combined to deliver either higher voltage loads (up to 200 Vrms output) or higher current loads (up to 35 A). Together, these technologies help expedite installation while decreasing overall system cost by reducing wasted power and channels.
Both four- and eight-channel models include “Q” versions, with network inputs as well as routable mic/line audio inputs that provide additional on-ramps to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, as well as “Qn” versions, that feature only network audio inputs to reduce system cost when additional inputs are unnecessary.