New loudspeakers added to QSC’s AcousticDesign series1 May 2013
QSC has announced new additions to the AcousticDesign series of installation loudspeakers. The S8T, S10T and S12 are weather-resistant surface-mount installation speakers suitable for foreground or background sound reinforcement applications. They feature both constant voltage (70V/100V) and low-impedance operating modes.
The new models have been designed with ease of installation in mind. A new mounting solution common to all models, the X-Mount (patent pending), can be fitted on-site during construction. The speaker can be fitted subsequently by simply lifting it on to the mount and locking it in place.
The speakers can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and can be adjusted for pan, tilt and yaw. A grooved ball in the key pivot points allows the speaker’s angle to be adjusted in 7.5º increments – and tick marks on the mount every 15º provide a convenient visual reference.
The short profile (110mm) X-Mount is included in the box, but other possible mounting options are suspension via eyebolts with M10 mounting points, and an optional yoke mount.
The IP54-rated cabinets are made from rugged ABS and are available in black (RAL 9011) or white (RAL 9010), and can be painted.
Positioned at the larger end of the AcousticDesign series, the S8T, S10T and S12 are two-way 8in, 10in and 12in models, with coverage angles of 105º, 90º and 75º respectively. They feature Directivity Matched Transition, QSC’s acoustic design approach that matches the coverage angle of the compression driver to the coverage angle of the woofer at the crossover point. This is claimed to produce remarkably consistent coverage, optimum power response, and smooth, accurate reproduction both on and off-axis.
QSC says that the new models are expected to be available in early June.