Framingham, MA (December 29, 2014)—The Rock Miami church—founded in 1974 in the southwest area of Miami-Dade Couty, FL–knew that achieving good sound requires including audio system design right from the beginning, during the architectural planning and design stages. When the planning began for its new worship center, Pensacola, FL-based consultants Walthall & Associates focused on keeping the sound system as an integral part of the overall design process, and chose to specify a RoomMatch loudspeaker system from Bose Professional to meet the needs of the room.
AV systems integrator Pro Sound & Video installed the systemfor The Rock Miami’s new 900-seat space, with two main left-right arrays consisting of two RM12020 modules and an RM9020 module each. Three RM9020 modules are deployed as delay speakers about halfway down the house, left, center and right, near the FOH position. All speakers are powered by six Bose PowerMatch amplifiers and controlled by Bose ControlSpace DSP.
Roman Benedit, the Technical Director for the church,credits the consultants for keeping the sound system on a par with other considerations during the extended period the new worship facility took to design and build. “We wanted to pay attention to the quality of the sound early on, because good sound in a church is critical for getting the message across,” he explains.
But as important was the choice of sound system. “The RoomMatch system is excellent at keeping the sound energy off the walls and on the audience, which provides intelligibility for speech while at the same time keeping the music warm and natural sounding,” he said.