Senior Pastor Daniel Teo gets the
congregation at River of Living Water
Church on its feet with the help of a
new D.A.S. loudspeaker system.
Waltham, MA (January 27, 2009)--The Ministerio Evangelico Rios de Agua Viva (River of Living Water) recently moved into a remodeled and expanded sanctuary, which includes a new sound reinforcement system consisting of loudspeakers from D.A.S. Audio.
Orlando, FL-based Advanced Audio Company (AAC) was contracted to design and install the sound system. "The church's new sanctuary was built in the 1930's," said Jose Nazario, AAC's owner, system designer, and lead engineer. "This historic building was originally a theater with a small arena configuration that had a main floor surrounded by tiered seating on both sides and at the rear of the room. The remodeled facility, which measures 105 feet by 80 feet with a 40-foot ceiling, provides approximately 300 moveable chairs on the main floor, while the permanent, tiered seating areas accommodate 900. The church's services regularly include a full praise band and praise chorus and, as a result, it was essential that the sound system be able to competently manage high sound pressure level (SPL) music performances. Further, a high level of speech intelligibility was equally important."
After taking a variety of acoustic measurements and modeling the sanctuary with EASE Focus, Nazario and his crew deployed a D.A.S. Audio Variant Installation Array system consisting of eight Variant 112A self-powered compact array elements. The boxes were flown four per side in a left-right configuration at a height of 25 feet, and coupled with two Reference Series Sub-218G subwoofers for low frequency support. Paced one per side underneath the front of the stage / altar area, the subs are powered by a D.A.S. PS-2400 high power stereo amplifier.
"The Variant line arrays offer high output, they're visually discrete, and they sound terrific," explained Nazario. "Their compact form factor is the perfect fit for small to mid-sized venues such as River of Living Water church's sanctuary. This system offers high speech intelligibility and robust SPL performance. Further, the rigging hardware is first-rate and it made the installation process easier than it would have been with many competing systems. We had just four days to install the system in preparation for the grand opening of the church's new sanctuary in early November, so we really appreciated the advantages this rigging system provides."
With the new sound system installed and fully operational, Nazario reports the system is receiving rave reviews. " Senior Pastor Daniel Teo and the entire congregation have been very complimentary," says Nazario. "We've received numerous compliments about both the even coverage throughout the space and the fact that the system is both extremely clear sounding and potent. Once again, D.A.S. Audio's products proved to be the perfect solution for our projects."
Advanced Audio Company