San Antonio, TX (November 24, 2014)—Trinity Baptist Church’s Mulberry campus recently got an audio/video overhaul for its 1,300-seat sanctuary by Dallas-based design firm Idibri, and installer San Antonio Sound & Light (SASL).
For the boxy room, which sports a choir loft, Steve Reed, project manager at Idibri, and senior consultant Casey Sherred specified a center cluster made up of five three-way EAW QX500 Series loudspeakers with sidefill and choir loft coverage provided by four two-way QX300 Series enclosures.
For the center cluster, the boxes were hung three over two. The top row, which would provide long throw coverage, was made up of two QX594i and one QX564i. The bottom row consisted of two EAW QX564i for short throw coverage. Two ceiling mounted subwoofers are located behind the cluster for low end support. Side fill and upper balcony coverage is handled by two QX364 hung to the left and right of the cluster. Two QX394 loudspeakers were positioned to fire down on the choir loft located behind the altar. The system is powered by Lab.gruppen power amplifiers with processing provided by BSS London processors, and mixing is handled on a Midas Pro2 console.
SASL installed a custom support structure above the lathe and plaster ceiling to support the specified APE Rigging frame that the center cluster was mounted on.
“The compact nature of the QX loudspeaker was a benefit,” said Sherred. “It was important that the cluster not interfere with the upper balcony site lines. Not only are the boxes small, but the white version blends in with ceiling perfectly, making it aesthetically pleasing as well.”