New York (August 17, 2006)–Lots of people have control issues, but sometimes houses of worship that have them, too. “Calvary was experiencing sound control issues due to layout of the building,” explained Erik Wayne, of Consolidated Audio. Wayne was speaking of Calvary Chapel, located in Old Bridge, NJ, where Consolidated Audio, a New Jersey-based pro audio sales and installation company, recently installed multiple SLS Loudspeakers in the sanctuary.
The CA team installed SLS 112 RTs and 212 ELs in the auditorium of the chapel, which is located in a structure previously designed as an office building. Having a distributed system, the chapel required a system with better fidelity. Calvary also includes other forms of multimedia, including projection screens, that required smaller speakers to compliment them.
“One of the key points when installing loudspeakers in a church is for the congregation to hear the sound, not see the system,” noted Wayne. “The whole idea is to focus on the preacher. The sound system isn’t supposed to take away from the service but rather add to the experience. I think we successfully prevented any distractions from the auditorium’s worship atmosphere with the way we positioned the SLS speakers.”