Atlanta (October 29, 2008)–12 Stone Church metaphorically now wears its Sunday Best every day at its Lawrenceville campus, following the opening of its new facility there recently.
The new, 2,600-seat worship center, a 600-seat high school worship center, a 300-seat middle school worship center, and two additional 150-seat worship centers for grade-schoolers and pre-schoolers. The stadium-style main auditorium features a thrust stage with seating that bends 220-degrees to accentuate 12Stone’s services. In addition to expanding its facilities, 12 Stone ramped up its wireless inventory to 25 Sennheiser mics and 18 personal monitor sets.
The main auditorium uses eight Sennheiser ew 312 G2 body-pack transmitter/receivers and eight Sennheiser ew 335 G2 handheld transmitter/receivers (with MD 835 capsules) for a combination of spoken word, drama and contemporary music. A Yamaha M7 at monitor position delivers ten stereo personal mixes for as many Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2 wireless monitor systems. A separate Aviom A-16R supplies eight additional ew 300 IEM systems with stereo mixes. All of the youth auditoriums use wedges, but they still have a range of Sennheiser ew 100 and 300 series body-pack and handheld transmitter/receivers.
Atlanta’s dB Audio and Video designed the new systems for 12 Stone’s congregation. New Yamaha M7s reside at the mix position in most of the rooms, so volunteer engineers who learn the desk will be able to mix throughout the facility. Biamp AudiaFLEX open-architecture DSP processing provides processing for each auditorium and connects them through a distributed system for concourses and hallways. A zone near each auditorium can play global content or local content.
Danley loudspeakers deliver sound in each auditorium. The main auditorium features an LCR cross-matrix system with three clusters of six SH-50s each and two small clusters for sidefill, while nine SH-100s provide room delay and eight TH-115 subwoofers low end from three floating cardioid sub arrays. A Lexicon Lares acoustical room enhancement system uses 58 SH-100s and processing to manipulate the room’s acoustics in space and time. The smaller auditoriums feature mono systems with pairs of Danley SH-100s and, where needed, use additional SH-100s for sidefill.