Greenville, NC (October 5, 2006)–Philippi Church of Christ is currently building a new home for the future in the form of a 2,500-seat sanctuary, but it recently upgraded its sound right now in its temporary home–its new multipurpose facility. Central to the new installation was loudspeakers from WorxAudio Technologies.
The WorxAudio installation at Philippi Church of ChristLocal-based Hi Tech Electronics is the design/build firm responsible for the installation of the new system, which included WorxAudio Technologies’ TrueLine V8i-PMD1 compact line array elements, TL.218SS-PMD2 sub bass enclosures, plus the company’s UltraMax M1P monitor system.
The project commenced in July 2005 and completed in August 2006, with the church officially occupying its new sanctuary on Sunday, August 27th. The space, which measures 100 feet by 80 feet, incorporates a stage/pulpit area at the front that is designed to accommodate a 50-voice choir accompanied by a live band consisting of two guitarists, bass, keyboards, and drums. Suspended 24-feet up above the front edge of the stage in the center of the room are the V8i-PMD1 elements.
According to David Williams, owner of Hi Tech Electronics, “We have six V8i-PMD1’s focused toward the congregation, while a seventh element is aimed back down toward the stage area and is used as the monitor system for the choir. Because the V8i-PMD1 can be so narrowly focused, we rigged this enclosure at the top of the grid, behind those elements facing the audience, so it’s invisible to the congregation.”
Complementing the central line array cluster are the four TL.218SS-PMD2 sub bass enclosure–with two units suspended on each side of the V8i-PMD1’s. “The entire system is centrally positioned,” added Williams, “and the amount of sound pressure level along with the even coverage throughout the room is really impressive. Because the space was designed with sound absorbing materials, there were never any annoying reflections or other acoustic anomalies to deal with.”
FOH for the new sanctuary is located about three-quarters of the distance back in the room–positioned immediately adjacent to the center isle. The station is equipped with an Allen & Heath GL3800 40-channel mixing console.
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