Stafford, VA (February 29, 2008)– Ford Audio Video Systems of Tulsa OK recently upgraded the audio system used at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford VA. While the facility was originally interested in hearing systems for a new facility it’s been building, a demo of McCauley boxes led to a purchase–for the existing facility that the church has been in for years.
Chris Cepulis, the Worship and Creative Arts Associate from Mount Ararat explained, “We had been struggling with the sound in our family life center for quite some time. During more contemporary worship services, we would bring in additional speakers because the one system alone couldn’t handle what we needed it to; it only made things worse, making some parts of the room louder and others just unbearable.”
The church was in the process of building a new worship space when they contacted Mark and asked the team at Ford AV to help design the systems, video, lighting and sound for the new facility. For the resulting demo, a McCauley In.Line to hang on the left and right sides with four cells in the center for a front fill. Jim Howard, chairman of the church’s AV Committee, was at the demonstration to see what he might be getting to play with in the near future. “I remember the system capabilities being amazing and we wanted to go in the direction where a McCauley line array system would be a great asset to our new facility.”
Mount Ararat’s family life center was fitted with 12 N120s, eight N90s and four NS1s all in a left/right/center hang. “I can’t say enough about Ford AV,” recalled Cepulis, “they were great to work with and everyone working at the church was very comfortable having them there. They are trustworthy, hard working and knew exactly what to do. Even coming across a few design issues regarding facility structure, Ford solved them efficiently. They were really awesome!” said Chris.
With the new installation in full swing, Cepulis sees the sound system as a blessing and a curse, but in a laughable way. “When Patrick McDaniel from Ford AV came to tune the room, it was so clean and crisp and clear,” she said. “I couldn’t believe we were in our gym; it was as though our family life center had been transformed. As a musician, I really have to stay on my toes. Knowing that everyone can hear everything, it’s so important for us to be on top of our game now!”