Kirkland, WA (October 15, 2013)—Mega-church organization City Church recently completed installing a KV2 Audio VHD loudspeaker system in its main campus auditorium in Seattle.
The dynamic nature of the weekly City Church services, which includes live rock & roll band performances, video presentations and spoken-word lectures, meant that the new sound system had to provide enough punch for the musical performances, but still produce clear vocals.
"The KV2 system delivered on all fronts," commented City Church FOH engineer, Joe Goods. "It's kind of a funny story—just after the VHD system went up, the improvement [in sound] was so dramatic that some friends asked if I had been fired and replaced by a better engineer. I wasn't quite sure how to take that."
The new system is comprised of a single KV2 VHD2.0 high-mid cabinet, a VHD1.0 high-mid down-fill cabinet, four VHD2.16 subwoofers and an ESD12 side-fill cabinet per side. There is also a flown VHD2.21 double 21-inch subwoofer to extend the low frequencies. "The auditorium holds about 2,200 people and is extremely wide with a deep upper level balcony," continued Goods, "yet, the coverage provided by the KV2 system, which is significantly smaller than our previous [leading] system, is smooth and uniform. We're not hearing any of the phase problems or high-end dead areas we used to have."
The KV2 system was specified, sold and installed by Seattle's LIFT AV.