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QSC Audio Expands AcousticDesign Loudspeaker Series

QSC says ease-of-installation is the driving principle behind this next generation of small format, surface mount surround loudspeakers.

By CP Staff
May 8, 2013 11:51 am EST

Topics: Product Announcements, Audio,
Tags: audio, design, installation, loudspeaker,

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QSC Audio Products, LLC announces the addition of the S8T, S10T and S12 loudspeakers to the AcousticDesign Series line of premium surface mount loudspeakers. Designed for a wide variety of foreground/background sound reinforcement applications, these new models feature both constant-voltage (70/100V) and low-impedance operating modes and offer an elegant design combined with rugged durability in spaces which require high-quality distributed audio.

QSC says ease-of-installation is the driving principle behind this next generation of small format, surface mount surround 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, according to a company announcement.

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. QSC says this results in remarkably 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 feature 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.

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