17 Juli 2018
QSC, LLC is honored to announce it has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for outstanding technical achievement in the category of sound reinforcement loudspeakers for its KS212C Powered Cardioid Subwoofer. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at the NAMM Show, the 2019 NAMM TEC Awards ceremony will be held January 26th in Anaheim, California. Evaluated by a group of industry experts from the professional audio and sound production industries, the TEC panel recognizes products for outstanding achievement in design, innovation, and production.
The KS212C deploys innovative design, legendary QSC amplification and advanced DSP in a single, compact enclosure, and represents the world’s first-in-class single-box powered cardioid subwoofer solution for highly portable entertainment and installation applications.
“This product’s ability to provide a sophisticated audio solution in an incredibly easy to use and highly compact package is a true expression of innovation and elegant fulfillment of customers’ needs,” states Ray van Straten, QSC Professional Sr. Director, Marketing. “We could not be more proud of the team that brought this product to market or grateful for the recognition by the TEC nominating committee.”
Representing a breakthrough in innovation and design, the KS212C uniquely provides all the benefits of a cardioid subwoofer array, but in a single, compact enclosure. “Keeping bass in its place” for mobile entertainers, AV production and rental professionals, as well as modestly-sized performance venues, the KS212C is unparalleled in its ability to manage low frequencies on the stage, or any application where undesirable low frequency energy needs to be minimized. Powered by a 3600 Watt Class D amplifier, processed with the latest DSP technology, and featuring dual 12-inch long excursion drivers each arranged in a 6th order bandpass chamber, these elements all combine seamlessly to produce a staggering 15 dB more output at the front of the cabinet than at the rear. Highly portable, the cabinet features comfortable, aluminum handles and four, rear-mounted casters.
About the TEC Awards
Held during The NAMM Show in Anaheim each year, The NAMM TEC Awards are the “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry. It’s where the most outstanding products in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films are recognized and where creative luminaries are celebrated for their musical contributions. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. Nominees are selected in 31 categories: Technical Achievement (23 categories) and Creative Achievement (8 categories). Eligible nominees are those projects or products that represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields. The nomination announcements follow a two-month call for entries of standout technical and creative products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the nominees. The winners will be announced during The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 26 in Anaheim, California.
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