Tualatin, OR (January 25, 2006)–Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, OR recently purchased a Nexo loudspeaker system from system designers and integrators Delta Systems Integration of Portland, OR. The system is in fact the first worship venue in the world to use a combination of Nexo Geo T tangent arrays with a Nexo Alpha cluster.
The Church’s performance specifications required a system that could accommodate the full spectrum of Christian music, from a quiet chamber quartet to full-on Christian rock bands.”They wanted a L/R line array which could also be used in a L/C/R configuration with the Alpha central cluster,” explains Mark Smith of Delta Systems. “The Alpha also works as a stand-alone system, virtually a dedicated centre cluster for the pastor, and other speech reinforcement applications.”
The sanctuary has a single level of raked floor seating and stepped seating in the rear. The floor-to-ceiling height is about 35 feet at the stage end of the room. The Geo T arrays are flown, left and right, as close as possible to that ceiling height. Each array includes eight T4805 full-range cabinets and two T2815 down-fill boxes. A pair of CD18 Sub Bass units are flown each side, between each Geo array and the central Alpha cluster, which features five M-3 and five B-1 modules. Eight NX242 TD controllers are used for the L/C/R systems. System amplification is a combination of Camco Vortex 4, 6 and 3Q, using 22 amps total.
A quartet of NX242 processors with four Camco Vortex 4 amps are used for the monitor system, with a combination of 8x PS10s and 10x PS15s to provide eight monitor mixes as well as an eight-station Aviom system. Monitoring is currently handled from the Yamaha PM5D-RH FOH console, although the infrastructure is in place for the Church to move their Yamaha DM2000 in from another room when a monitor console is needed.
For RHCC, it’s all about amazing vocal intelligibility and coverage in all 2500 seats. System designer John Harrel reported, “we did a Katrina benefit with Christian Rock group Kutless (the Metallica of Christian music), raising over $44,000 dollars for displaced people in that region, and the band was simply astonished. They idled around 108 C weight all night long while the rig simply just began to wake up! A couple weeks later, I mixed an 80-piece choir with a jazz trio that was just phenomenal. It was at that point I knew the job was done right.”
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