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Created from the ground-up, Q-SYS is a software-based platform built around an open IT-friendly ecosystem. It uniquely leverages the power of Intel processing, the robustness and mission critical reliability of a Linux operating system, and the interoperability of IEEE networking standards. This IT-centric layered approach allows QSC to easily migrate the Q-SYS Platform to other Intel platforms as they introduce new, faster chipsets, and to other off-the-shelf hardware. Furthermore, its usage of IT standard protocols makes the Q-SYS Platform highly extensible for future IT functions and platforms.

CX-Q Amplifiers - 4 Channel and 8 Channel versions

CX-Q Series network amplifiers combine the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem.

Native Q-SYS Integration
CX-Q Series amplifiers are fully native components of the Q-SYS audio, video and control Ecosystem. Like all Q-SYS peripherals, CX-Q Series amplifiers offer simple drag-and-drop integration into your Q-SYS design, enabling network routing, advanced processing (including Intrinsic Correction™ custom voicings for QSC loudspeakers) and control. This expedites the installation process and provides superior system performance far beyond that of third-party amplifier solutions.
It also means that the Q-SYS Ecosystem can manage the fault protection and notification for these amplifiers. If for any reason an amplifier goes offline or has a fault, the Q-SYS system can alert the operator and ensure the system retains its integrity.

Legacy of Power Redefined
CX-Q Series network amplifiers use a
5th generation high-efficiency, Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the dependable PL380 PowerLight™ amplifier platform. The new design offers both high voltage and high current operation with excellent audio quality and thermal performance.

Channel Power Flexibility
CX-Q Series network amplifiers combine two technologies that provide extreme flexibility in output deployment. FlexAmp™ allows for asymmetric output channel loading by drawing from large power reserves and distributing customized output power levels per channel. FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology™) allows channels to be combined in bridge mode, parallel mode or bridge/parallel mode to deliver either higher voltage loads (up to 200 Vrms output) or higher current loads (up to 35 A).

Collectively, these technologies decrease system cost by reducing wasted power and channels, while ultimately removing the need to specify multiple amplifiers with different power ratings in a multi-zone installation.

Each model supports a wide variety of loudspeaker systems by featuring Low-Z, 70 V and 100 V direct drive on all channels.

I/O Features

Each amplifier also offers four channels of mic/line inputs (with +12 V phantom power) directly on the back of the amplifier that act as Q-SYS on-ramps in addition to its amplification duties. Additionally, eight bi-directional GPIO ports allow for further control and integration of other third-party peripherals within Q-SYS.

Power & Space Efficiency
CX-Q Series also features fully active Power Factor Correction (PFC) which aligns the supply current waveform with the AC mains voltage waveform. PFC enables these amplifiers to draw current from the wall in a more efficient and controlled manner.

This series also incorporates several energy conservation and efficiency strategies, including a unique multi-stage sleep mode that saves energy when possible without sacrificing performance.
With four channels of amplification addressable from the network in just 2RU and four channels of mic/line inputs, the CX-Q Series network amplifiers replace equipment taking up as much as four times the rack space.

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