San Diego, CA (January 9, 2014)—The International Full Gospel Fellowship (IFGF) church in Seattle recently installed a new VUE al-4 subcompact line array as part of its new sound reinforcement system.
"This was our first experience with Vue, but I'd been hearing great things about the line," admits Ric Webb, Principal at TR Professional. "Several church members were involved in the Vue al-8 installation at IFGF's sister church in Jakarta last spring. They were really impressed with the al-8's performance and were anxious to do something similar in Seattle."
After consulting with Vue's North American Sales Manager Jeff Taylor, Webb designed a main stage system around the Vue al-4 subcompact line array, which shares the same technologies found in the larger al-8 system that was used in Jakarta.
"This is a smaller church with capacity for about 350," explained Webb, "but their program material is very dynamic, incorporating guitar, bass, drums, several synthesizers and vocals. They really needed something relatively compact that could deliver plenty of sound and exceptional dynamic range."
While program material dictated the sonic requirements for IFGF's new system, the church's tall walls and reflective surfaces presented a whole new set of challenges. "For its size, the room has a relatively high ceiling at 26 feet, and there's an open wing on one side with its own supplemental sound system," Webb explained. "Keeping sound from spilling all over the place was critical, so we did an EASE model and determined that a central array of 8 boxes would be the best way to get the coverage and performance we needed. We assembled the array exactly as recommended by the EASE model. On the very first try, the Vue line array hit all the desired listening areas exactly as predicted.”