The main sanctuary system features three JBL PD5212/64 loudspeakers.Guelph, Canada (May 29, 2008)–Yake Engineered Systems of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada recently installed a new sound system at the Lakeside Church in Guelph, as part of an overall expansion to accommodate a congregation of approximately 1,200 people. The new setup includes four separate worship areas, all receiving the same message from the new main sanctuary. Besides the main sanctuary, the church features a youth worship space, a smaller traditional worship space for adults, as well as a café/lounge environment.
One of the primary challenges faced in the design of the main sanctuary was high reflectivity. Company owner David Yake noted, “Before we recommended the system, we performed EASE modeling of the space to show why the JBL PD series loudspeakers would work best. Because the room was mostly concrete with no acoustical treatment, we needed a highly directional box that didn’t spill onto the walls or the ceiling.”
The main sanctuary system features main and delay split clusters, each containing three JBL PD5212/64 loudspeakers, while a pair of SRX728S subwoofers provide low-frequency output, and eight JBL JRX112M loudspeakers serve as stage monitors. Additionally, Crown CTs and XTi amplifiers power the system, which also features BSS Soundweb, dbx DriveRack processing and AKG microphones. “Everyone is really happy with the sound,” Yake said.
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