Monterey, CA (June 2, 2010)–CCI Solutions (Olympia, WA) recently installed an all-L-Acoustics loudspeaker and amplified controller package at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA.
According to CCI senior systems consultant Mark Pearson, Shoreline’s 950-seat worship center now features a sound reinforcement system comprised of two clusters of six Kiva enclosures each paired with two Kilo low-frequency extension boxes. Four SB28 subs are horizontally flown between the arrays, with four 12XTi coaxial systems utilized to provide sidefill and delay. Two LA4 amplified controllers power and process the mains, while the subs and coaxials are driven by two LA8.
“Like many churches, Shoreline’s three Sunday services are very music-heavy and required a system that could better keep up with the contemporary worship team,” says Pearson. “They had the chance to hear a Kiva demo some time ago and pretty much knew that it was what they wanted.”
According to Shoreline Technical Director Ben Huey, the new L-Acoustics system is “a vast improvement–a bit like going from an old CRT television to a really high-end HDTV,” he says. “The loudspeakers we previously used were about 10 years old and they sounded like it. Once the Kiva system had gone in, I kept thinking that I was hearing frequencies that we hadn’t heard in a while. We’re now getting a much more accurate and honest representation of what the band is actually playing, which is awesome. It sounds amazing.”
Huey admits that he likes “shaking the building” with the new rig and has now planned to add two more SB28, which will turn the current subwoofer system into two LF cardioid arrays. “When people are unimpressed with a sound system, it’s usually because there isn’t enough sub. Even with four SB28, this system is thunderous! The first time we fired it up, we were doing a rehearsal for a series with a superhero element to it. Our musical director, who plays keyboards, was performing the theme from Superman, and, when he hit the final chord, we kicked in the subs and the whole room came alive. He ended up playing that chord over and over and didn’t stop laughing for probably five minutes. The energy in the room was so palpable; he loved it.”
Shoreline Community Church