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Amplifier Navigator 2.2.5 and GXD Firmware Updater Offer Advanced DSP Settings When Used as Part of a Complete E Series Entertainment System for Superior Performance

QSC is very pleased to announce the release of powerful new software and firmware for the GXD and PLD amplifiers to support the new E Series range of passive loudspeakers. Amplifier Navigator 2.2.5 and GXD Firmware Updater, offer the advantages of next generation advanced DSP settings, providing an optimum level of performance as part of a complete E Series Entertainment System.

“The E Series range of loudspeakers have been so well-received by our customers that it’s pretty hard to imagine actually improving their performance,” says Dale Sandberg, Senior Product Manager, QSC. “But with the deployment of these new advanced DSP tunings, a system of E Series loudspeakers paired with GXD or PLD power amplifiers offers a complete entertainment solution that delivers performance far beyond expectations.”

Amplifier Navigator V2.2.5 adds the E Series range of loudspeakers to its library of speaker profiles. In addition to loudspeaker tunings, the Amplifier Navigator software enables a user to remotely control and monitor all functions of CXD and PLD amplifiers, including the on-board DSP functionality and amplifier configuration. The software also provides a mechanism to create, store and recall presets and loudspeaker profiles to and from the PC or Mac. Users can upload specific profiles to connected amplifiers and enable amplifier cloning – ideal for multi-function racks with duplicate amps. It also provides for firmware management – if the user connects one or more amplifiers to a computer running Amplifier Navigator, the firmware will be updated to the latest release.

The new GXD Firmware Updater software adds new E Series presets to the GXD operating system, with various settings for each model.  Presets include are E10: Stereo E10, Stereo E10 + Sub, Stereo E10 Dance + Sub, E10 Monitors; E12: Stereo E12, Stereo E12 + Sub, Stereo E12 Dance, Stereo E12 Dance + Sub; E15: Stereo E15, Stereo E15 + Sub, Stereo E15 Dance, Stereo E15 Dance + Sub; E18: Stereo E18 Subwoofers.

Hailed as a remarkable value for high performance at a value price point, E Series loudspeakers, released earlier this year, are designed for sound reinforcement in entertainment applications, such as live performance, DJ and dance music, karaoke and stage monitoring and production.

The Series includes four models, the top-boxes incorporating QSC’s DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) which delivers uniform frequency response across the entire coverage area. The E10 features a 10-inch, die cast frame woofer with a 2.5-inch voice-coil housed in an enclosure that’s ideal as a stage monitor or in main PA deployment. The E12 is a trapezoidal, two-way loudspeaker using a 12-inch die cast aluminum woofer with a 3-inch voice-coil and delivers solid low-frequency extension down to 46 Hz, making it an excellent choice for applications in which preclude the use of a subwoofer. The E15 is a trapezoidal, two-way loudspeaker using a 15-inch, 500W, die cast aluminum frame woofer with a 3-inch voice coil, intended for use when high-power and authoritative low-end are needed from a full-range loudspeaker. The E18SW is a high-performance subwoofer with a single, high-powered, 18-inch, aluminum frame woofer, designed to produce crushing low-end for live performance with kick-drum and bass in the PA or for high-level, high-energy dance music.

A software release for the TouchMix Series digital compact mixer featuring DSP settings for the E Series will be available in the future.