New York (May 8, 2008)–Commercial sound designer Chad Edwardson at All Pro Sound in Pensacola, FL was recently contacted by Landmark Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL to bring its aging audio system up to date. The solution was to replace the old speakers with Danley Sound Labs SH-50s.
“Their old system worked reasonably well for spoken word,” Edwardson explained. “But the room is very live. Even without reinforcement, a person speaking at the podium becomes awash in reflections from all the hard surfaces. The old speakers had wide dispersion and threw sound everywhere. When the service became a bit louder than simple speech, the room reacted in a negative way and the integrity of the sound kind of fell apart.”
Edwardson arrayed four SH-50s from the ceiling in an exploded cluster, with each speaker firing down at a separate section of seats. Because the church was working with a limited budget, Edwardson retained all of the front-of-house equipment, which still had many years of useful life. However, he replaced the existing amplifiers with QSC amplifiers and upgraded the decade-old processing with an Ashley Protea DSP. In addition, he replaced the modest choir’s wedges with wireless Aviom personal monitors.
Edwardson remarked, “The Danley’s are robust. What’s more, the SH-50s deliver well-articulated bass all the way down to 50Hz. Given that they won’t be putting on rock shows, that’s more than enough to convey a complete and realistic frequency response for any sort of music they want to perform.”
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