QSC, IDEA Pro Audio Announce Technical Partnership

IDEA ProRack Series Loudspeakers Powered By QSC PLD Series Amps
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QSC PLD Series Processing Amplifiers, from the top: the PLD 4.2, PLD 4.3, and PLD 4.5.

QSC in Costa Mesa, Calif., announces that as of July 1, 2015, all IDEA Pro Audio passive, bi-amp, tri-amp and quad-amp loudspeakers and loudspeaker systems are powered by a new set of system amplifier racks named IDEA ProRack Series, which feature PLD Series amplifiers from QSC. IDEA is based in Galicia, Spain.

Each Rack—with all necessary power, DSP control and audio connections included—will feature one, two or four units of the QSC PLD 4.5 high-power 4-channel DSP amplifier. Smaller power system solutions based on the QSC PLD 4.2 will be introduced by fall 2015.

All IDEA ProRack Series models will feature a complete library of IDEA loudspeaker models. Configurations will have specific voicing/tuning presets and will be available for download from both the QSC and IDEA Websites.

IDEA users worldwide can obtain the IDEA ProRack models through the IDEA distributor network. Additional QSC PLD Series amplifiers can be sourced directly from local QSC Distributors or Dealers.

The result of a technical partnership between QSC and the European loudspeaker manufacturer , this collaboration brings to market advanced, complete professional sound reinforcement systems optimized for the IDEA loudspeaker portfolio.

The IDEA engineering team had been searching for a powerful and feature rich, cost-sensible processing and amplification platform, and determined that the QSC PLD Series would match with all existing IDEA loudspeaker configurations.

QSC states that the PLD Series’ Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology (FAST) enhances the high power-density and sonic performance of the IDEA Loudspeakers systems, while allowing for a wide and highly adaptable range of options for future system growth and configuration. Additionally, custom speaker voicing profiles combine with the PLD Series' advanced DSP and QSC power, sound quality and reliability.

Santiago Alcalá and Gerard Loret, founders and Technical and Business directors of IDEA Pro Audio, state: “We couldn´t be happier with the performance and the convenience of the QSC PLD4.5 ProRack driven IDEA systems. It is an extraordinary privilege for a starting young company such as IDEA to have been given the opportunity to work with one of the most respected and beloved brands in our business. The technical and commercial support of QSC is a magnificent opportunity for us to grow and learn.”

“We are quite pleased to be working with IDEA,” states Ray van Straten, vice president, QSC Professional. “Their compelling loudspeaker portfolio, mated with PLD power and DSP, represents an extraordinary level of performance, flexibility and high value for the rental/production market. We are delighted to offer our support for their growing brand.”

Learn more about QSC PLD Series Processing Amplifiers.

Learn more about IDEA Loudspeaker models and system configurations at www.ideaproaudio.com/prorack.