Boca Raton, FL (September 12, 2006)–Boca Raton Community Church (BRCC), built in the 1950s, has a long and storied history as one of the first worship facilities to do big, production-based worship. When it came time for the recent audio and video renovation, BRCC worship & music pastor, Jason Breland, called upon Mike Hedden, owner of Danley Sound Labs in Gainesville, GA, who has been friends and fellow band mates with his father in the group Truth.
The renovation of the 2,000-seat historic Boca Raton Community Church features Danley Sound Labs SH Series loudspeakers with a Digidesign Venue console.Hedden mused, “The new system must have that technological “WOW” since most people have a home theater that can rival a cheap church system. The church knew it was not enough to say they were relevant 20 years ago. They must be relevant tomorrow.”
The new distributed audio system in the sanctuary is comprised of Danley loudspeakers. Careful attention was paid to the lighting and video sightlines. All speakers were installed so as not to interfere with either one. The ceiling of the auditorium had been previously been redesigned so more pronounced diffusive angles helped knock down parallel reflections. The resulting troughs, however, rendered the ceiling relatively low. And the sanctuary still had a long 150-foot throw from front to back. The compact but powerful system from Danley Sound Labs solved both of these issues.
The expanded center cluster includes three SH-50 loudspeakers flown in the proscenium. For additional sound coverage, several SH-100 loudspeakers were hidden in an overhead cavity with a perforated metal grill, and four TH-115 subwoofers were also flown, making for a very neat appearance to the stage.
For sound coverage for the congregation, a dozen SH-100s were distributed throughout the auditorium with time delay handled by the Biamp AudiaFLEX digital signal-processing platform. “The design was all about getting audio where it needs to go while maintaining good aesthetics,” said Hedden. “The Danley Sound Labs products enabled them to get quality sound in a way that fit their budget and their aesthetic requirements.”
The church also invested in a new mixing desk. Since the church was already recording its worship services for the web using Pro Tools, the Venue D-Show custom digital console was a simple, but powerful, solution for a complete digital system. According to Hedden, the console also conveniently fit the new front-of-house space, which was half the size after the renovation was completed.
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