Alvin, TX (December 7, 2004)–Living Stones Church recently installed a new audio system in its 3,000-seat facility. The structure of the church is a round dome of 88-foot diameter, with a 100-foot distance from the front podium to the sound booth at the rear of the dome. Wanting to keep as much of the sound energy off the dome as possible, yet achieve a horizontal dispersion of 180 degrees, the church brought in ISP Technologies, which used its proprietary Linesim software program to custom design a 25,000 watt Reference Line 210 Speaker system for the church. The boxes, hanging five per side, are more than five feet in height, and so will maintain vertical dispersion control to below 200 Hz.
Within four months of the original install, Living Stones was so impressed with the left-right system they contacted ISP with a request to add a dedicated center channel line array cluster. ISP delivered a four-element version of the Reference Line 210 for installation by the church and alignment by ISP. The system now allows Living Stones to generate an LCR mix with even more impact than the original left-right design; instruments can be mixed with a wide stereo perspective and the spoken voice is more focused with a hard center channel. The total system power is now over 30,000 watts RMS, giving Living Stones headroom and power to spare.
Derwin Ward, music director and worship leader at Living Stones, wanted to achieve an SPL of 110dB at 60 feet and the Custom Designed Reference 210 line array system delivered. With headroom to spare and ruler flat response, the reference line array delivered greater than 115dB SPL at 60 feet. Derwin remarked, “Buck and Jon Waller, along with the entire ISP Team, have achieved an excellent standard of audio fidelity and clarity that surpasses any system of which I am aware. Our worship services have literally been transformed as both the music and the spoken word now have a superb intelligibility and quality that was previously lacking.”