QSC reports that on August 30, its K12 active loudspeakers and PowerLight 3 amplifiers provided the powerful audio behind an official concert on the promenade in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium. The public event celebrated Parliament’s naming of two new landmarks, the “Simone Veil Agora,” to honor former EP president Simone Veil, and the “Solidarność 1980 Esplanade,” to acknowledge the important Solidarność union movement in Europe’s recent history.
Belgian audio-visual company GSF Event served as project manager for the concert. The concert's organizer selected GSF after it delivered a smaller-sized show on the same site earlier in the year. According to GSF co-founder Sammy Freh, GSF managed the sound and lighting for this large-scale show, and Stageco worked with GSF to provide the staging infrastructure.
“We knew we needed a lot of power to drive the P.A. and provide enough coverage for this audience of around 3,000 people assembled between the ASP building and Place du Luxembourg,” says Freh. “For us, QSC was the logical choice.” GSF selected 13 of QSC’s PowerLight 3 flagship 8,000-watt PL380 amplifiers to drive the P.A. system and monitors, which also included four QSC K12 12-inch, two-way 1,000W active loudspeakers acting as frontfills.
QSC states that Freh has a long history with the QSC brand, buying his first QSC amplifier, a USA 850, 20 years ago. “QSC is the brand I’ve used ever since,” Freh says. Over the years, GSF has subsequently stocked each new generation of QSC amplifiers, including MX series, PL2, PLX2 and now PL3. The company also has a number of K12 loudspeakers in its hire inventory, which Freh describes as an excellent multipurpose loudspeaker.
"We love the QSC brand because they offer the most reliable products that we have ever seen,” Freh says. “When we provide sound reinforcement for speeches in the European Parliament, we need to be 100-percent certain of our products. With live broadcast on different European TV stations, there is no place for failure. Throughout the entire 20 years we have received wonderful support from AED, the QSC [Benelux] distributors."
GSF states that European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek personally invited the GSF team to a reception at the Cabinet du Président on the 11th floor of the European Parliament, where GSF was officially congratulated for its work.
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