The big picture
Cinema isn't simply a product, it's an experience. There's a magic that happens when the lights go down and the audience lets itself be drawn into the world on screen. And sound is as important as sight in bringing that magic to life.
QSC has a three-decade history of bringing out the magic in cinema sound. Detail by detail, we've built a reputation for unmatched quality, performance, and reliability, not only as the world's leading supplier of cinema amplifiers, but also as the only major manufacturer of complete cinema solutions. With processing, amplification, and loudspeakers integrated into a seamless whole, QSC is the complete solution for all your cinema sound needs.
Who we are
A company's reputation is a projection of its people. Do they understand your business and your requirements as a customer? Do they care about quality?
Do they go the extra mile when you need support?
At QSC, our success in cinema reflects a hands-on background in theatrical exhibition that informs both product design and customer relations. We've operated projection booths and worked for projector manufacturers. We know what it's like to wire a theater or climb behind the screen to get at a speaker.And we know what it costs when technical issues delay theater openings or result in Saturday night refunds. With the knowledge gained from our industry experience, we've created a cinema line that not only sounds spectacular, but is also remarkably fast to install, simple to set up, and trouble-free to own. And we back every product and system with the kind of support that comes from knowing what it's like to be on the other end of the line.
What we deliver
As a theatrical exhibitor, your most important asset is the satisfaction of your audience. With lots of entertainment options and increasingly sophisticated technology at home, theater patrons today expect to be wowed. So an investment in quality sound is an investment in the future of your business. To pencil out over the long term, your systems must deliver in all key areas:
- State-of-the-art performance
Today's all-digital soundtracks allow movie mixers to push the extremes, from faint whispers to massive explosions. To keep up, the QSC Cinema Line is explicitly designed for the unique requirements of digital cinema. Amps with ultra-low distortion combine with extended low-frequency woofers and phase-coherent mid/high elements for exceptional power, coverage, and intelligibility. Our state-of-the-art sound lets audiences hear everything the director intended, and keeps them coming back for more.
- Field-proven reliability
QSC first made its mark in theaters back when Dolby® Stereo was new — and we've been the number one supplier of cinema amplifiers ever since. Our secret is simple: Build it to last. You can't afford lost revenue from downtime and refunds, and we can't afford a reputation that's less than stellar. So long-term reliability is a key ingredient of every product we make.
- Complete integrated solutions
More than a collection of individual parts, a theater sound system is an interconnected whole. That's why QSC designs effective system-level operation into each of our components. Our processors integrate system control, status monitoring, booth monitors, crossovers, routing, and EQ into a unified solution that's ready right out of the box. Our networks tie processors, amps, and loudspeakers together into a single system, and bring systems from multiple rooms under comprehensive centralized control. With our unique, system-focused approach, installation is faster, setup is easier, and operation is more efficient.
- Unsurpassed support
Working both directly and through our worldwide network of regional dealers, QSC's top priority is your satisfaction. Our product support team helps tailor systems to your specific technical and budgetary requirements. We provide drawings and wiring diagrams that speed installation, and we're available for on-site commissioning and training. If service issues arise, we understand that lost time means lost revenue, so priority number one is to get you up and running fast. And with a single point of responsibility, you know exactly who to call when you need help. Whatever you need, we're there when you need it.
- Lasting value
How do you measure the overall value of a sound system? Will it meet the sound quality expectations of tomorrow's tech-savvy audiences? Has every last detail — the depth of the enclosures, the shape of the mounting brackets, the location of the terminal cup — been thought through to save you time and money? Do the components interface seamlessly, allowing efficient centralized monitoring and management? And does it all work without fail show after show, year after year, avoiding costly downtime and replacement? These are the standards by which we measure ourselves at QSC, and which make our products the best long-term value in cinema sound.