El Cajon, CA (June 26, 2007)--Sound Image recently installed a new audio-video system at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, installing the upgrade project in just three weeks. The 2,000-seat community worship center features contemporary live music on Saturday nights, and a 200-member choir with a 35-piece orchestra on Sunday mornings. Technical director J.B. Bowling and audio system consultant Vance Breshears from Sound Technology Consultants designed and specified a proprietary cross-matrix EAW audio system.
EAW AX 344 loudspeakers were installed by Sound Image at Shadown Mountain Community Church. Sound Image installed EAW AX 344 loudspeaker boxes for three clusters of eight boxes, powered by QSC amplifiers and processed by Peavey's NION system processors. A full 22 EAW JF80s were used for under-balcony delays and front fills, while eight AX122 subwoofers were installed in the soffit behind the clusters, with the balance ground-stacked in front of the stage.
The new audio system includes a full-board Yamaha PM1D; several Bittree patch-bays were installed at front of house, stage, equipment rack and broadcast recording studios with maximum flexibility in mind. The on-stage performers received a personal monitor Aviom system, with a total of eight sub-mixes to choose from each control station generated from the Yamaha PM1D.
Mark Sticklemaier of LVH Entertainment was contracted to upgrade the existing power system. Several changes were made to the existing grounding system by installing and connecting a proper ground rod to the ground buss on the secondary of the new isolation transformer in the amp room and ensuring that all grounds were isolated from the chassis ground throughout the system with separate ground wire.
"There was am immediate and apparent difference when we turned on the new system for the first time," said Bowling. "The sound is much smoother now and people can actually hear the choir and orchestra. I have not had any more complaints and I am now focusing on mixing instead of coping with the audio system."