Sarasota, FL (April 21, 2014)—Church of Hope in Sarasota, FL recently updated the audio system in its 250,000-square-foot facility with help from Fort Myers-based Tech-Tronics. The worship venue, which was opened in 2007, now sports a Vue Audiotechnik al-4 subcompact line array system.
"The original system consisted of traditional left, center, right clusters above the stage, along with three delay clusters," explained Teddy Roepke, principal at Tech-Tronics. "While the speakers were from a very well respected manufacturer, the system's complexity made tuning extremely difficult. The net result was really spotty coverage and several troublesome hot spots. We knew immediately that a line array would solve their problems."
An EASE model was implemented to determine the al-4 configuration. Tech-Tronics then replaced the existing LCR and delay clusters with left and right hangs of eight Vue al-4 elements per side. Two Vue V4 systems engines provides power and processing for the line arrays, while the church's existing subs were retained for low frequency support.
Ultimately it's customer satisfaction that wins the day, and after eight years living with an under-performing sound system, the Church of Hope team is grateful to finally put their audio struggles behind them.
"The Vue system is so clean that you can actually hear breath," added Jared Reall, Technical and Media Arts Producer at Church of Hope. "In fact, I'm finally able to use my Full Sail training to optimize the mix for different acts. Our old system was far too muddy to attempt anything that subtle. I've used a lot of different line arrays over the years, but the Vue system easily outperforms anything I've experienced before."