Columbus, OH (December 9, 2004)–The World Harvest Church in Columbus, OH holds 5,200 people, and now sports a new Nexo Geo T line array system that it purchased on the recommendation of system designer Bob Owens of Owens Audio Video Design in Orlando, FL.
Music is a big aspect of the church’s worship services–on Sundays, the first 40 minutes of the service can be music-based, with a 70-member choir and a 10-piece band on stage, and even smaller weekday services have 11 individually-miked singers on stage. For such performances, Owens has specified a left and right configuration of Geo T cabinets, with each array containing 10 T4805s full-range compact speakers and a pair of T2815 downfill boxes. The bass bins are flown behind them with three CD18s per side and a fourth bin on the stage. A total of seven Nexo’ NX242 digital processors are used to manage the front-of-house and monitoring systems.
There’s also some Nexo PS15s for stage monitoring, and flown out in front of the choir loft are five Geo S805s plus one S830 box on each side, with an S2 sub. These face out to the crowd, and act as rear monitors for Pastor Rod Parsley, who prefers not to hear the source of his monitoring. “He just wants to be wrapped up in it,” according to Michael Caldwell, who is in charge of front-of-house sound. Both FOH and monitor engineers are mixing on ATI Paragon II consoles. Amplification for the front-of-house PA is provided by 14x CAMCO Vortex 6 amplifiers, whereas the monitor system is powered by the Church’s existing stock of Crown amplifiers.
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