Cumming GA (April 19, 2004)–The First Baptist Church of Cumming, GA is known as a dynamic, contemporary congregation featuring a progressive blend of hymns and praise choruses. Unfortunately, its existing sound system was neither dynamic nor contemporary. The poorly designed system rendered inadequate, uneven coverage and meager clarity. For resolution, the church turned to Mike Hedden at dB Acoustics and Sound, a design/build firm that specializes in contemporary churches with production-oriented worship.
The main room, which covers about 120 square feet and seats about 800-900 people, suffered from a host of problems including poor frequency response. As a response, Hedden and his team from dB Acoustics and Sound installed a mono distributed system featuring a main center cluster of two Sound Physics Labs (SPL) triktraps and two SPL-td1 subwoofers. A pair of additional Sound Physics Labs (SPL)-C3 Contractor Cubes on the left and the right provide lateral fill, while two SPL B-DEAP32 subwoofers do their job hidden in the organ chambers. Signal processing is accomplished with a Crown USM810. The room and loudspeaker system where measured with a TEF 20 analyzer.
“Overall it worked out very well,” said Hedden. “I couldn’t have asked for a better system. The Sound Physics Labs loudspeakers are so well designed that they make it very easy to attain quality audio. Most importantly the church is very happy with the new sound system.”
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