Fishersville, VA (October 5, 2011)—Church on the Hill recently opened a new sanctuary that uses WorxAudio loudspeakers.
Lee Hartman and Sons, Inc. (Roanoke VA) a design/build firm providing A/V solutions to the education, residential, commercial, house of worship, and government markets, was contracted to handle the deployment of the church’s new sound reinforcement system. Mike Giammona, the company’s Systems Consultant, designed and managed the installation of Church on the Hill’s new loudspeaker setup. He discussed the project’s challenges and his decision to deploy WorxAudio’s TrueLine series loudspeakers.
“Church on the Hill’s new sanctuary is a beautiful facility,” states Giammona. “The space measures 70 feet long by 120 feet wide and the ceiling height is 24 feet. Seating capacity is for 700 people and it is moveable so that the arrangement of the seats best accommodates the nature of the service. This design facilitates plays and other special events. Because the room is wider than it is long, we were particularly focused on deploying a system that offered broad horizontal dispersion.
“At the same time, we needed to be sensitive to the room’s aesthetics,” he noted. “The rear wall of the stage / altar area is comprised of rock with wood accents, and it makes for a visually stunning appearance. In selecting the loudspeakers, we wanted to ensure they would not be visually distracting in terms of line of sight to the stage area while, at the same time, providing suitable coverage.”
The system Giammona designed revolves around a center cluster comprised of WorxAudio’s TrueLine X5i-P installation compact line array, powered by a PMD-3 digital power amplifier, which provides 2,000 watts of power for the low frequencies and 500 watts for the highs along with twin digital program processors. For bass extension, a single TrueLine X115i-P subwoofer is mounted above the X5i-P cluster.
The stage utilizes a semi-circle design and, as such, protrudes out into the seating area. Because of this, many of those congregation members seated up front find themselves viewing the stage from the sides. To ensure proper sound coverage, Giammona and his crew positioned two X1MDF-P downfill enclosures on the extreme left and right sides of the central cluster. Completing the sound system, two TrueLine TL218SSi-P subwoofers are positioned stage left and right in the far corners.
“Music plays a huge role in Church on the Hill’s services,” says Giammona, “and with this combination of loudspeakers, they are well positioned to handle any type of service. The 8-member praise vocal team sounds terrific through the system and when people speak, you can understand every word.”
Church on the Hill
Lee Hartman and Sons, Inc.