Charlotte, NC (September 25, 2006)–Grace Christian Center is many things to many people. For some, it’s a place to worship and fine peace. And for others? “Actually the Sanctuary is a basketball hall,” said Jennifer Hogan, church administrator. “We will be building a dedicated 3,000 capacity Sanctuary in due course.”
Audio Ethics recently installed a 5:1 surround PA for Grace Christian Center, comprised of d&b audiotechnik C7 and Ci90 loudspeakers.For now, multifaceted stonework lines the walls to stop sound reflecting around the room, and Donnie Haulk, president of local installer Audio Ethics, has been working with local architects ADW to treat the underside of the ceiling–and to install a 5:1 sound system to use during services. Haulk installed a system fronted by a Yamaha DM2000 digital sound desk. “The first one in the U.S.,” he noted.” We installed a system of d&b audiotechnik loudspeakers–C7s and Ci90s. These specific loudspeakers do not color the sound in any way, need no EQ, and the pattern control is second to none.” Hogan was not reserved in backing Haulk’s claims, “Audio Ethics have done a superb job, and it sounds perfect.”
Donnie Haulk (left), president of Audio Ethics, and Jennifer Hogan, administrator for Grace Christian Center in Charlotte, NCWith the evolving nature of the buildings at Grace Christian, not least the intended new Sanctuary, Haulk has included some future proofing. “Sound and video control is all run on CAT5 network to maximize utilization,” he reported.. But it’s Hogan who summed up Grace Christian’s future aspirations, providing insight to why Haulk insisted on the DM2000 and the network system: “We want the Church as it grows to be always accessible to our people; physically being here may not always be convenient to modern needs. I want to be able to download the service to my iPod.” Now there’s a thought to carry with you to the future.