Rancho Bernado, CA (May 21, 2004)–Escondido, CA-based Sound Image recently took delivery of the first two TC Electronic EQ Stations in the U.S., and immediately earmarked them for an installation at the Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernado, CA, near San Diego. For more than eight years Sound Image has been involved with the design, development and continual upgrade of the AV and control system at Maranatha Chapel. As the facility has grown, so the system has become more elaborate. In 2002 the sanctuary’s monitor system was completely upgraded, along with the installation of some custom rear projection screens.
Sound Image aimed to augment those previous efforts by configuring the two 8-channel EQ Stations to handle both the front of house and monitor EQ for the Chapel’s sanctuary. According to Scott Fannon, senior sound engineer at Marantha Chapel, the units made a difference instantaneously. “After turning them on, it was as if we had installed a new sound system in the sanctuary. The dynamics were better and the overall fidelity was much more open sounding. I heard things in the system I wasn’t able to hear before, from the chest-pounding punch of the bottom end to the sizzle of the cymbal along with the cymbal’s bell sound. The first Sunday the EQ Stations were operational, I had people coming to the sound booth wondering what I had done to make the system sound so good.”