Leesburg, FL (December 23, 2013)—The First Baptist Church of Leesburg, FL was founded in the 1800s, but today, its congregation has more than 1,200 individuals. The church renovated its main sanctuary, and the new sound system there includes an Allen & Heath ILive T112 console for front of house and an Allen & Heath GLD 80 mixing board for the adjacent broadcast/ audio recording center.
Tim Huff, president of Entertainment Arts of Orlando, FL, noted, “We had to augment the early 20th century sanctuary with some acoustic treatments-this was a classic 'shoebox with a balcony' room. But once a client goes from an analog desk to a CAT-5 snake, clarity increases 10 to 15 percent.” he adds. In addition to the Allen & Heath mixers, there are Worx Audio Trueline X 5 Arrays, V 5 front fills and a pair of 218 subs powered by Crown XTI 6000 amplifiers. Rounding out the new gear line up are Sennheiser EW 335, 312 microphones and Sennheiser EW 300 in-ear monitors.
The iLive T112 console is run by an Allen & Heath IDR-48 Fixed Format Mixrack with a digital split capability employed.
One line of the split feeds into the video production room’s iLive GLD-80, with the other line sending all 64 tracks of audio into an Apple Mac Mini computer for editing and CD or DVD production. “We really are big fans of Dante,” Allen & Heath’s audio networking technology, states Huff. “The split gives us easy distribution of audio for all the places we need it. Plus it gives reliable and easy mix down in the video suite,” added Huff.
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