Chandler, AZ (December 1, 2009)—Desert Springs Church in Chandler, AZ recently built itself a new home, and brought Lyle Vilhauer of Broadway Music in to design and install a complete audiovisual system that includes Bag End loudspeakers.
Vilhauer joined the project during the design phase of the building, he explained: “Being involved from the very beginning was a sound contractor’s dream come true! We worked closely with the architects, designing the system and providing drawings, to achieve the exact result the pastors wanted.”
The requests of the church’s pastors, Brad and Becky Davis, were simple: concert quality sound that would enhance their regular services but also enable them to bring in nationally-known artists and groups to perform without having to add more sound capability.
Vilhauer brought in Jim Hall Acoustics Research of Nashville to help design the sound system for the 700-seat sanctuary. He specified Bag End loudspeakers for the project because, in his words, “Bag End is one of those companies whose products perform as they say they will. That provides great security for us as we design.”
Though Bag End is primarily well known for its subwoofers, Hall chose Bag End Crystal-I loudspeakers for their horizontal dispersion throughout the frequency spectrum, allied with Bag End TA6000 front downfill speakers. These were arranged in a split cluster configuration and flown above each side of the stage. Bag End’s subwoofers were selected to supply the low frequency sound and were located left, center and right across the stage area. A Bag End Infra-MX2 processor provided bass processing and system protection.
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