Aiken, SC (June 4, 2010)—The recently completed sanctuary at South Aiken Church of God sports an equally new sound reinforcement system consisting of components from the TrueLine and Wave Series catalogs of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies.
Orangeburg, SC-based Templeton Sound Systems, which specializes in the design and installation of church sound, church video recording/multimedia, and church stage lighting, was contracted to handle the design and installation of the new sound system.
“South Aiken Church of God has very upbeat, vibrant services with lots of music,” explained Michael W. Templeton, president of Templeton Sound Systems. “Director Angie Murphy heads the Music Ministry Department, which consists of a 15-20 piece praise band, a praise team of roughly 7-8 voices, plus a 130-voice choir. This is an environment where the music really gets crankin’–so the goal was to have a sound system that could deliver the high SPL performance everyone wanted without disturbing line of sight considerations or placing lots of distributed loudspeakers throughout the sanctuary. The space is roughly 108 feet wide by 80 feet deep with a balcony, with the pulpit/stage area facing into the width of the room. As a result, broad horizontal dispersion was a crucial consideration.”
To address these challenges, the church ultimately selected a system jointly penned by Michael Templeton and Hugh Sarvis, CEO and director of Engineering at WorxAudio Technologies. The new sound system consists of a center cluster consisting of six WorxAudio TrueLine V8i-P two-way, powered line array loudspeakers with a single TrueLine 215S powered compact subwoofer at the top of the array. Suspended by WorxAudio’s TrueAim Grid, the white-painted cluster presents a clean, streamlined appearance that blends into the environment.
Dual WorxAudio TrueLine 218SS powered subwoofers are positioned at the extreme left and right edges of the stage and are recessed into specially designed cubicles.
Stage monitoring is handled with four WorxAudio Wave Series 12M two-way loudspeakers, powered by Face Audio amplifiers, all augmented by a single TrueLine V8i-P enclosure mounted to the rear of the TrueAim Grid. This loudspeaker–not visible from the congregation–faces downward and serves as the choir’s monitor. A Yamaha M7CL 48-channel digital console resides at FOH, positioned at the rear center of the sanctuary and elevated twelve feet over the congregation.
“Everyone is very impressed with the clarity and natural-sounding music reproduction quality of the system,” Templeton said. “When my clients are happy, that’s the best compliment of all.”
Templeton Sound Systems