Barnegat, NJ (July 7, 2006)–Bayside Chapel in Barnegat, NJ recently completed its new church after a six-year effort, and part of the new worship space is a Danley Sound Labs loudspeaker system spec’d by consultant Tom Young of Electroacoustic Design Services in Oxford, CT.
Inside Bayside Church, beneath its new Danley Sound Labs PA, are Bob Seibel, the church’s technical director and Tom Young, consultant, Electroacoustic Design Services.Bayside Chapel is an independent, non-denominational Bible teaching church whose primary need for sound reinforcement was for the Sunday morning praise and worship service. The programs consisted of spoken word as well as a band playing live, contemporary Christian music onstage. From an acoustical standpoint, the new worship center would prove to be a challenging environment. The multipurpose “gymnatorium” accommodated several groups throughout the week in addition to the Sunday worshipers. “The room itself is used for worship on the weekend, but it is also used for basketball games, as well as other athletic and non-athletic events on weekdays,” said Young. “The peripheral classrooms are used for Bible study and other meeting purposes.”
Young’s electroacoustic design is based on a mono system split into three clusters flown over the stage. He added: “This ‘exploded’ configuration was chosen to minimize lobing that occurs with any loudspeaker product when you group so many boxes into a single, more tightly packed cluster. The specific Danley loudspeakers were selected and positioned to provide sound coverage to the floor without projecting onto and reflecting off the cinder block walls.”
The cluster hung at center stage features two Danley SH-50 full-range loudspeakers, while the outer two clusters feature one SH-50 in each, coupled with one Danley TH-112 tapped-horn subwoofer mounted above. Mounted underneath each of the three clusters is one Danley SH-50DF full-range downfill loudspeaker.
The rigging system was fabricated and supplied by Mike Akrep at Polar Focus, who was also hired to conduct the actual cluster rigging on site. Loudspeaker system signal processing is handled by a Biamp AudiaFlex processing platform. To insure against any power surges or spikes, the sound system uses a SurgeX sequential power and surge protection system.
After the system was hung and confirmed in early June, Young returned to the church to tune the system. He then visited in mid-June to further fine tune the listening experience, train the sound crew, conduct sound checks and attend the first service held in Bayside’s new worship center. He recounted: “The opening service at Bayside Chapel went flawlessly. I received a large number of very positive reviews following this service. Many said it was the best church sound they have ever heard. In addition, the band and sound crew are continually raving about their new system.”
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