Jonesboro, AR (September 23, 2010)–Elite Multimedia of Memphis, TN recently completed a second Electro-Voice sound system installation at First United Methodist in Jonesboro, AR.
Elite’s initial project for First United Methodist was to design and install an Electro-Voice sound system in a gym that was being converted into a dual-purpose Fellowship Hall.
Seating between 900 and 1000, the FUMC sanctuary hosts services that Elite’s BJ Shaver describes as “traditional but sometimes with a contemporary music band. So they need quality sound across the entire seating area.” The foundation of the new system is a center-flown array made up of five EVA-2082S full-range dual element line array modules. Shaver says, “For the bottom two elements, we used 2082S/1220s. They have a 20-degree vertical dispersion pattern, which gives us our front fill. Above those we used three 2082S/126s, which have six-degree dispersion for longer-throw distances. They help us project the sound to the back of the room.”
The system’s low end is augmented with a single QRx218S dual 18-inch sub hanging behind the main array. “Between the 8-inch speakers in the 2082s and the double 18s in the sub we are getting a nice rich bass,” Shaver says. “It’s surprising how much low end it can reproduce even though it’s not intended as a full concert system.”
To cover where the array can’t reach, Elite flew two EVF-1152/94 15-inch full-range cabinets for side fill and one EVF-1122/96 12-inch full-range cabinet pointing down and back for choir fill. Under-balcony fill, meanwhile, is handled by four Xi-1082s on a delay ring.
The under-balcony delay is just one of the processing tasks handled by the system’s NetMax N8000-1500 digital matrix controller, which provides all EQ, delay, and limiting for the speaker system. The N8000 feeds a combination of Electro-Voice CPS 2.12 and CPS 4.5 multi-channel amplifiers.
Having now relied twice on Elite’s recommendation of Electro-Voice sound systems, First United Methodist are “more than happy with this system,” Shaver says. “They’ve loved it from the first time we fired it up.”