Camelback SDA in Phoenix recently got an input-to-output EV system.Phoenix (May 21, 2008)--Camelback SDA in Phoenix recently got a new audio system installation by GJM for Sound Advice (Placerville, CA). Greg Mace spec'd an input-to-output EV system for the facility.
"The church wanted to upgrade its system to accommodate larger touring Christian acts," said Mace, "and to improve its in-house production facilities in general. We suggested line array as a solution, and visited the church with Skip Godwin (EV rep) to demonstrate that line array is not just for touring or rock 'n' roll; it can provide exceptionally precise and even coverage at lower SPLs for installations like this. In particular we recommended EV's compact XLD line array system. Educating the customer about the available solutions is an essential part of what we do, and in this case the XLD made the most sense, especially after the customer heard the system in action."
A total of four XS212 subs provide low end reinforcement, with two flown tidily behind each main array. In addition to the main hangs, GJM installed ten channels of user-friendly REV wireless (with N/D767a handheld capsules and RE97 headworn mics). The system is powered by seven P3000RL amplifiers running IRIS-Net software, with presets dialed in by Mace, allowing the entire speaker system to be controlled and supervised from a single position at FOH, where a new Midas Verona 480 desk sits aside Klark Teknik Square One EQs and Dynamics. Meanwhile, EV T221M monitors grace the stage.
"When the system was first installed, the pastor looked at it and thought that it would be too loud," Mace said. "When we turned the system on with the church praise team, the volume was the same from the front row to the last row, as clear as a bell. When we rang the room out, we couldn't find a bad note."