Australia (July 18, 2006)–Sydney-based church specialist Clare Communications recently worked with Matt Donovan from Audio Telex, Turbosound’s Australian distributor, to design and install new PA systems into two very different Catholic churches in Australia–the Mosman church in Sydney and St Aloysius Catholic church in Cronulla.
St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Cronulla, Australia sports a Turbosound PA based around a central cluster of three TCS-56s flown from the ceiling.The Mosman church system is a traditionally styled building with a vaulted roof and uses three TCS-30s, hung as three single-speaker ‘rows’ above the church’s main seating area. Other areas, including the foyer and sanctuary, are covered by a dozen Turbosound Impact 50 and 100v line Impact 50T speakers. The system is powered by three Australian Monitor SY800 power amplifiers, with an AMIS120P for the Impact 50Ts.
Loudspeaker control is by a Peavey Digitool MX, which provides speaker processing, delays and user selectable presets. The Digitool is provided with external controls to facilitate level changes and to switch various speakers on and off, thus ensuring the system always ideally suits the type of service and congregation size. Also on hand is an Ampetronic ILD252 induction loop amplifier and loop, ensuring the hard of hearing also benefit from improved sound quality.
A different approach was taken at St Aloysius church, which is considerably more modern than the Mosman church, featuring a much higher, shallow pitched ceiling. The difference in architecture meant that a central cluster of three TCS-56s was flown from the ceiling, providing horizontal coverage, with TCS-30 hung beneath for downfill. In addition, the upper gallery is covered by four Impact 50s, with a further five covering the Sanctuary, outer foyer and cry room.
The central cluster is powered by two Lab.gruppen IP2100 amplifiers and the Impact 50’s powered by an Australian Monitor SY6125 with system processing by a Rane RPM26z. Another Peavey Digitool MX is used for microphone mixing and zone control.