Ottawa, Canada (May 28, 2010)–Community Pentecostal Church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, recently upgraded its audio system with three clusters of JBL PD series loudspeakers, installed by A/V design company Audio Plus Sound Solutions Inc.
The new PA covers an additional 20 percent of the seating area for the 1,000-person congregation, but the previous system was falling apart, according to System Engineer Brian Davis. The original component JBL loudspeaker system was still operating but it didn’t cover the entire audience or offer reasonable intelligibility because of design oversights, and the concrete at the center of the room made implementing new communication technology difficult. What’s more, the older acoustic repairs didn’t leave the room performing well enough for good speech intelligibility or music clarity.
For the first step of the renovation, Audio Plus measured the church with both SIA Acoustic Tools and had David Yake of Yake Engineering Systems measure with TEF programs to find out what acoustical engineering was necessary. “We took the time to break everything down and figure out what the need was for gain control, how the system was going to be used, and who was going to use it,” Davis said.
Upgrading the system meant a complete revamp of the entire layout: the speakers, the amplifiers, even the acoustic design. Audio Plus installed three clusters of PD series loudspeakers–each consisting of a PD5212/95 over a PD5200/95–and a small pie-shaped area in the middle using PD5212/43 and PD5212/64. The main loudspeaker system was completed with the installation of the JBL ASB6128V subwoofer. Also part of the install were Crown CTs and XTi amplifiers, BSS London BLU-16 processors, and JBL MRX512M floor monitors.