New York (April 10, 2006)–Overlooking a canyon fed by two waterfalls, Prayer Mountain is a log-cabin-like worship space in the Ozarks outside Branson, MO, which recently upgraded to a Turbosound loudspeaker system specified by Southwest Audio-Visual located in Springfield, MO.
Michael Lannon, audio system project designer at Southwest Audio-Video, Springfield, Missouri, choose the Turbosound TQ-308 and THL subs. “With one TQ-308 hung over the center of each of the two main seating sections (in three time-aligned pairs/rows, a total of six), the result is a system that doesn’t occupy too much aesthetic real estate,” said Lannon. “The 100 x 60 degree coverage pattern of the TQ-308 was absolutely appropriate for the room.”
The rest of the Turbosound system consists of two THL-818 subs and two additional TQ-308s as floor location stage monitors for the 200-person main congregation. Crown CTS-series amplifiers, a Soundcraft GB4-24 mixing console, Lexicon MPX-550 effects, and a selection of mics are also key components in the signal path. Designed with large expanses of glass, oak and sheet rock, the sound of the intimate chapel was honed with Custom Pro Panels from Auralex Acoustics.
According to Lannon, the specification of the powerful Turbosound system illustrates the sharply increased expectations of houses of worship and their patrons. “My customers such as Billye Brim Ministries, which founded Prayer Mountain, are very aware of the impact of quality vocal reinforcement and the need to maintain the utmost in clarity and transparency,” he commented. “In turn, visitors to houses of worship today prefer to get lost in the experience, rather than be distracted by the audio and visual methods for communicating that message. With the Turbosound speakers and subs, the sound image translation is as transparent as possible.”