MGA Installs L-Acoustics Rig At Calvary Church

Irving, TX (October 19, 2005)--Michael Garrison Associates (MGA), a design-build systems contracting firm, recently installed its first L-Acoustics system at the new 110,000-square-foot Calvary Church (formerly Calvary Temple) in Irving, TX.
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Irving, TX (October 19, 2005)--Michael Garrison Associates (MGA), a design-build systems contracting firm, recently installed its first L-Acoustics system at the new 110,000-square-foot Calvary Church (formerly Calvary Temple) in Irving, TX.

Under the direction of MGA senior systems designer Brian Roggow from the firm’s satellite office in Springfield, MI, twin arrays, each comprised of 10 L-Acoustics dV-Dosc cabinets plus three dV-Subs, were flown above the left and right sides of the stage in the 1,500-seat main sanctuary. For low-frequency reinforcement, four SB218 subwoofers are positioned up in the room’s center cavity while two SB118s are located under the stage. A total of four additional coaxial MTD108a systems are further called upon to deliver front-fill, and all loudspeaker systems are powered by L-Acoustics’ own LA Series amplifiers.

“Our initial system design for Calvary Temple featured a more traditional trapezoidal type of enclosure that would have been concealed behind the soffit,” recalled Roggow. “However, during the building construction phase, several people from the church visited Angelus Temple in L.A, which has a full dV-Dosc rig, and they decided that they wanted a similarly aggressive concert-style system to better accommodate their contemporary worship band.”

“We threw MGA a real curve with our eleventh-hour decision to upgrade the loudspeaker system,” said Kerry Jones, executive pastor at Calvary Church, “but they responded with sincere willingness and enthusiasm to accommodate our desires. We witnessed their rather substantial effort to quickly redesign the system and supply this new equipment with very short notice.”

Michael Garrison, owner of MGA, commented on the support they received from L-Acoustics, “We could not have pulled this off without Paul Freudenberg’s invaluable help. I called him late one day upon completing our computer modeling to request a factory review of our design work; I was overwhelmed by his willingness to actually meet me at the job site the next day. So, with less than twelve hours notice, he was on an airplane to meet me in Dallas. And once the plan was approved, Paul executed a Herculean effort to get the product delivered on time.”

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