Grandville, MI (October 25, 2006)–Resurrection Life Church, a house of worship founded in Western Michigan in 1967, recently had Acoustic Dimensions of Dallas to develop a new audio system for its entire property, with installation and custom engineering services supplied by Holland, MI-based Parkway Electric. Sennheiser personal monitors and wireless/wired microphones both play a key role in the new system.
Sennheiser wireless mic are used daily in the 4,000-seat Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, MI.The worship center’s front platform, which hosts a large band, choir, background singers and worship leaders, requires a dozen Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2 UHF wireless monitor systems for several vocalists and musicians. The transmitters are rack-mounted on the platform, and via two AC3000-UHF antenna combers, they’re linked to two A2000-UHF antennas flown above stage left and right.
“I didn’t have any previous experience with Sennheiser equipment, but it’s been a true highlight of the new system; I’m very pleased we took this direction,” said Resurrection Life Church technical director, Cliff Rosenberg. “The vocalists love the very compact size of the receivers because it’s so comfortable for them. Plus, with the receivers using AA rather than nine-volt batteries, we’re cutting our battery costs over the long haul, which is not a small issue when you’re using so many units. Overall, the RF performance of all of these systems has been flawless.”
Rosenberg also chose a EM 3032-U dual-channel UHF wireless receiver working in tandem with dual SKM 5200 handheld transmitters, outfitted with Neumann KK 105 capsules. A total of four MD441 microphones are used to capture the brass section. Rosenberg also deploys four Neumann KM 184 mics to capture the 200-member choir. Right now, the KM 184s are stand-mounted in front of the choir, but they’ll soon be flown to clear floor-space. “These mics have a really nice cardioid condenser signature that’s great with the vocal signature of a choir,” he noted. “They really bring out the ‘gospel’ signature of what we’re presenting and the very flat frequency off axis response helps keep the clarity of the voices.”