Capitol Studios is nearing completion of a major refurbishment programme
USA - UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC confirmed at AES in Los Angeles the first sales of its new QB1-A reference monitors - to Capitol Studios, with one pair destined for Studio A, the other for Studio B.

Launched this week at AES, the QB1-A is PMC's new high-end monitor. Designed to provide a new reference standard for medium-to-large-scale recording facilities in terms of accuracy, dynamics, resolution and headroom, it offers over 4800W of power per channel and incorporates analogue and digital inputs, PMC's Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) bass-loading technology, DSP control, and the latest generation of PMC's Class-D amplification and driver designs.

Capitol's engineers and management were part of a network of international industry professionals who provided invaluable feedback on the design of the QB1-A as it evolved. Prototype versions of the speakers have been installed in Capitol Studios for some months, with regular upgrades as the product was honed in the final stages. These early versions will shortly be replaced by the first production QB1-As from the PMC factory in the UK.

"Our relationship with Capitol has been an important element in the QB1-A project from very early in the design process," comments PMC's communications and artist relations manager Paul O'Farrell-Stevens, "and of course we're delighted that such an iconic recording facility is providing us with our first QB1-A sales.

"For anyone connected with music, anywhere in the world, Capitol is one of the most instantly recognisable recording studios, with an extraordinary heritage coupled with state-of-the-art equipment. The QB1-A represents a step change in high-end reference monitor technology, and as Capitol Studios goes from strength to strength following its recent refit, we are very proud that our new monitors are now part of the story."

(Jim Evans)

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