Q-Sys Core for Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt ballroom
CHINA: QSC’s Q-Sys Core 250i has been installed to manage the audio at Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt hotel ballroom. The Core is part of a wider audio installation at the facility which has seen a variety of the manufacturer’s equipment put to use.
‘The entire audio system is managed and configured via a PC in the control room loaded with the Q-Sys Designer software,’ explained Tommy Ho, senior sales manager at Audio System Consultants (Asia) Ltd (ASCL), the QSC distributor in Hong Kong. ‘In addition to providing delay and dynamics processing, and controlling meters, crossovers, filters and EQ, the centralised architecture provides complete flexibility, in which any input can be routed to any output without confusion.’
As well as the Core 250i, a pair of Q-Sys I/O Frames aid in routing and controlling audio in the ballroom, a pre-function hospitality area outside the ballroom and a number of nearby meeting rooms.
Away from the new Core, the overhaul of the A/V systems in the Grand Hyatt ballroom included QSC loudspeakers and amplifiers, new stage lighting systems and additional sound reinforcement equipment, all supplied by ASCL. The Grand Hyatt’s hospitality area and meeting rooms feature QSC AD-CI52ST 5.25-inch ceiling speakers, driven by QSC CX302V and CX108V amplifiers, while AD-C42T loudspeakers provide audio in the back-of-house areas. All of the loudspeakers have been integrated with Q-Sys.
‘We needed something simple but powerful,’ said a representative of the management at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. ‘Q-Sys was the only solution that met these criteria.’