A new WorxAudio M80i-P line array was recently installed at Westminster Presbyterian Church.Greensboro, NC (May 21, 2008)--Westminster Presbyterian Church recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with the help of Rock Hill-based Paragon Productions, which handled the installation and design--an effort that included a WorxAudio M80i-P powered install line array.
Kelly Bristow, sales manager / project manager for Paragon Productions, a design/build firm that specializes in the church installation market, selected the line array: "The M80i-P is a compact, self-powered line array system that is ideal for Westminster Presbyterian's main sanctuary. The 860-seat room, which is 105 feet long by 62 feet wide with a 30-foot ceiling, had been using a horn cluster that was installed sometime during the early 1980s. As far as line arrays go, this new system has a relatively small footprint, offers exceptional sound quality, and being self-powered, creates a much cleaner overall installation since one needn't be concerned about finding a home for separate power amps and the additional cabling such a system typically involves."
Westminster Presbyterian Church's sanctuary closed for approximately eight weeks during the fall of 2007 for the facility upgrade to take place. Installation of the new sound system occurred during October and the revitalized room was re-opened in November. The new 7-element M80i-P loudspeaker array is flown directly over the stage at the front of the space, and Bristow reports the system's sound quality and overall performance is everything he had envisioned.
"This WorxAudio system is very smooth sounding as you walk the room from left to right," notes Bristow. "The same cannot be said of many competing line arrays in this price range. With the M80i-P, you can hear clearly off-axis, and when you're on-axis, the system doesn't bombard you with high frequency harshness. It's a very natural sounding system that isn't the least bit fatiguing on one's hearing. This single 7-element cluster is also able to cover the balcony area with absolutely no delays and dispersion throughout the entire space is extremely even. I'm confident this system will serve the church well for many years to come."