Lakeview Baptist Church, in Auburn, AL, sports Danley Sound Labs speakers. Auburn, AL (July 11, 2007)– Lakeview Baptist Church recently worked with dB Audio and Video owner Mike Hedden and system designer, Keith Armstrong, to improve it’s largely unintelligible acoustics, caused by design flaws in the architecture and poorly installed diffusion panels. Part of the solution came in the form of a new PA with Danley SH-50 full-range loudspeakers.
Armstrong designed an exploded mono system with a center cluster composed of two 50 deg. x 50 deg. Danley SH-50 full-range loudspeakers. A single 110 deg. x 110 deg. Danley SH-100 provided front fill for the room. A pair of SH-100s 45 feet to either side of the center cluster provided side fill. A delay ring of three SH-100s situated between the stage and the FOH position covered the balcony. Finally, a delay ring of 10 Atlas SM52TS 70-volt loudspeakers provided reinforcement underneath the balcony.
Armstrong commented, “The Danleys were perfect for this installation because we had to be absolutely sure that their patterns would be true to the angles we set. We’ve used speakers from other manufacturers who claimed to have tight pattern control. But when you go below 500Hz, all their pattern control was lost. The Danleys have remarkably consistent pattern control across the entire spectrum. We set our angles and kept everything off the side walls.”
In addition to the full-range loudspeakers, Armstrong floated two Danley TH-115 subwoofers above the center cluster. Lakeview’s monitoring system, per the pastor’s request, was updated with a flown Danley SH-100 for the pastor and two SH-100s for the choir. An eight-station Aviom personal monitoring system provides custom mixes for the orchestra members.
QSC RMX-Series amps power all of the Danleys and include 5050s for the TH-115 subwoofers, 4050s for the SH-50s, and 2450s for all of the SH-100s. An RMX 850 interfaced with a Peavey Automatch transformer powers the 70-Volt under-balcony speakers. A Biamp Audia Solo 4 x 12 DSP fed by a Yamaha M7 C148 console provides a stunning front-end to the system.
The church and its members are amazed and impressed by the new treatments and the new system. “It’s a completely different animal now,” Armstrong laughed. “Gone are the reflective surfaces and the muddy compression drivers. Church members have commented that they’re hearing things they never heard with the old system. Beyond sheer intelligibility, the new system has a lot of punch. A group of kids from Auburn University worship there on Thursdays, and you know they push it. We easily did 110dB in tests, and with the Danleys, there isn’t a trace of distortion. It’s as crystal clear at 110dB as it is at 85dB!”
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