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QSC Cinema Amplifiers and Monitors

DCA Series
2 Channel

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DCA-1222 DCA-1622
DCA-2422  DCA-3022
DCA-3422

Crystal-clear, breathtaking, seat-shaking cinema sound is here with QSC's DCA Series Digital Cinema Amplifiers. Five 2-channel models offer power points from 200 to 1700 watts per channel in a two rack, 21-pound amplifier. With QSC's exclusive PowerWave® switching technology you'll hear ultra-powerful bass and superior highs in every scene.

With PowerWave technology, DCA amplifiers take your soundtracks to a whole new level. Not only does it give your music bigger bass and cleaner highs, PowerWave also cuts wasted heat and boosts reliability. PowerWave is a switching power supply that provides ample current to the audio power circuitry by charging the supply rails 230,000 times a second through an ultra-low impedance circuit, so unlike high- powered amps with conventional supplies, the audio signal is never starved prematurely, but remains crisp and clean. It virtually eliminates hum and greatly reduces noise, providing a vast dynamic range that can handle the most demanding digital soundtracks without running out of headroom. DCA Series amps also boast a set of useful features such as individually selectable clip limiters and subsonic filters; and stereo, parallel, and bridged mono operation.

(Printer Friendly DCA Features and Specification Sheets)

DCA Series
4 Channel



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DCA-1644 DCA-1824
 

The latest advances in sound system technology such as Dolby Digital Surround-EX and tri-amplification require more amplifier channels than ever before. That's why QSC designed their newest DCA amplifiers to give you four channels of power in a compact package that doesn't eat up precious rack space. And, compared to the cost of two stereo amplifiers, you'll find they leave more room in your budget as well. In addition to their superior performance they have packed these amps with useful features designed specifically for the cinema market.

(Printer Friendly DCA 4 Channel Features and Specification Sheets)

ISA Series

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ISA-280 ISA-450
ISA-750
The ISA Series features six models including three low impedance models (ISA 280, ISA 450, ISA 750) rated for 2-ohm operation, and three "T" versions with 25, 70 and 100 volt outputs for distributed audio systems (ISA 300T, ISA 500T, ISA 800T). Versatile loading options and a comprehensive feature set make the ISA Series a rugged, cost-effective power solution for any permanently installed sound system.

Unique among distributed sound power amplifiers, the "T" versions will drive 8- or 4-ohm loads and a distributed system on the same channel simultaneously.

Housed in a rugged 3-U chassis, all six models feature rear panel gain controls for tamper resistant operation with 2 dB detents for quick and repeatable settings. Inputs include both XLR and detachable Euro-style connectors. Outputs feature covered barrier strip connectors for safety agency compliance, and for added versatility, a DataPort V2 (Version 2) terminated with an
HD-15 connector is provided for use with DPV2-compatible signal processing accessories such as the XC-3 Crossover, SF-3 Subwoofer Filter, LF-3 Low Frequency Filter and the DSP-3 with external power supply.

Selectable high-pass filters are included to protect speakers and prevent speaker transformer saturation with minimal effect on program material. The ISA Series provide additional protection circuitry including DC, infrasonic, thermal overload, RF and short circuit protection.

On the ISA 750 and ISA 800T, class H complementary bipolar output circuitry increases system efficiency by reducing AC power draw and waste heat by 40%. Cooling is accomplished via an automatic variable speed fan, which pulls air from back to front.

(Printer Friendly ISA Features and Specification Sheet)


DCM
Cinema Monitor



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DCM-1 DCM-2 DCM-3
QSC's Digital Cinema Monitors provide signal processing and monitor functions in a single integrated system. Designed to be used with QSC's Digital Cinema Amplifiers (DCAs), DCMs optimize loudspeaker performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuration. Three models--the DCM-1, DCM-2 and DCM-3--cover cinema systems ranging from six to eight channels configured for bi-amp or tri-amp operation. DCMs are also compatible with all cinema processor formats including Dolby Surround-EX.
Digital Signal Processing
The DCM's digital signal processing capability outperforms traditional analog crossovers for optimized speaker performance.
Crossover frequency, parametric equalization, polarity and gain can be precisely adjusted for each speaker in your system. Digital delays, adjustable in 20 microsecond increments, assure proper acoustical time-alignment of loudspeaker drivers for smooth frequency response, especially critical in three-way systems. A passive emergency bypass crossover is also included for fail-safe operation.

Less wiring, faster setup
DCMs greatly simplify system wiring and set-up, significantly reducing installation time and labor cost. Input to the DCM is provided via a standard DB-25 cable from the cinema processor. Connections to DCA amplifiers for input and monitor signals are made through a single VGA-style cable. All traditional XLR and barrier strip terminations are eliminated.

DCMs also simplify set-up by using a menu-driven, PC-based software program for configuration. The program includes a speaker data file that lists default parameters for popular cinema speaker models. Commonly used configurations can also be saved on a disk, allowing you to quickly load them on other DCMs.

Advanced Monitor Functions
In addition to audio monitoring of amplifier inputs and outputs, DCMs include QSC's exclusive "Load Fault" detection. DCMs monitor all amplifier outputs and indicate opens and shorts in the speaker system and wiring via LED "load fault" indicators, providing confirmation that all amp outputs are functioning properly.

(Printer Friendly DCM Features and Specification Sheet)

 

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