The San Jose Convention Center (pictured; San Jose, Calif.), which features housing acres of column-free exhibit space, an elegant ballroom and a sizable number of meeting rooms capable of accommodating almost 2,500 people, recently received an upgrade to a QSControl network audio system.
Upgraded by San Diego, Calif.-based Audio Associates, the entire structure receives power from 97 QSC CX204V and 96 QSC CX1202V amplifiers. “With QSControl, one person can keep tabs on every amplifier function within the entire facility from a single location," says Audio Associates project manager Dan Mitzel, "and there are nearly 200 amps in the building."
By making a connection between two remote equipment rooms and the main equipment room, Audio Associates was able to provide system operators with a way to physically hear the output of each amp. "You can monitor the performance of each amp onscreen via QSControl's host computer and actually listen to it, too," Mitzel adds. "Combine these kinds of operational features with the space-savings we gained by choosing the CX Series amps, and the deal just gets that much sweeter. Normally, you can't get this kind of amplifier power in packages this small, but thanks to the CX amps, we were able to power the entire facility and have rackspace left over. How often do you hear about that sort of thing on a project of this size and scope?"
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