Call of Duty developer benefits from QSC installation

A QSC Audio K Series loudspeaker system has been installed at the home of video game developer Treyarch – creator of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

The installation – carried out by CCS Presentation Systems – is part of an upgrade for the A/V system at Treyarch’s presentation theatre in Santa Monica, California

The QSC system comprises three K10 two-way ten-inch active loudspeakers for the left, centre and right channels, plus four K8 two-way, eight-inch active speakers for the left, right, and rear surround channels, together with a pair of KW181 18-inch subwoofers positioned at the front of the room. Sources for the QSC system are controlled by an Onkyo PR-SC5508 AV preamplifier-processor, which is integrated with a Crestron DigitalMedia matrix switcher.

“The right and left speakers are on stands, the centre channel is hung from the ceiling above the screen, and the surrounds are hung from the ceiling on the sides and in the rear,” said Eric Diemert, account manager at CCS Presentation Systems’ office in Hawthorne, California.

“I really like the QSC speakers,” continued Diemert. “They were really simple to install and sound great; and Criss Nieman at Audio Geer, QSC’s manufacturer’s rep, was amazing. He hauled a K Series speaker system over there and set them up for a demo that blew me away.”

The upgrade coincides with a new décor theme for Treyarch’s presentation room, which incorporates rows of home theatre-style seats on risers, and is used for video game introductions and demonstrations.

Treyarch’s in-house audio engineers tuned the new system. The setup, which replaces a home theatre system that was less than adequate for the dimensions of the room, is now capable of delivering the realistic sounds of gaming warfare at a high volume.

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