Kenly, NC (November 24, 2015)––Mention audio systems going into a church and often times, folks picture a megachurch with an arena-sized PA. That kind of arrangement wasn’t needed, however, when the 200-seat Faith Free Will Baptist Church in North Carolina recently upgraded its audio system.
RMB audio tech Matt Johnson served as the planner, installer and designer for the system. “I grew up in the church,” he explained, “which was originally built in 1962 on a tract of farmland donated by my great-grandfather, its first pastor. My father, Edgar Alberdeen Johnson Jr., is Deacon of the church.
Johnson is a MLA Compact-trained technician, and created a system primarily used for spoken word, acoustic instruments and CD playback during plays and worship singing. To adequately cover the room, he installed two Martin Audio CDD10s in the 13 ft. high cathedral style ceiling.
Johnson noted, “The fact that they can effectively cover such a short and long distance with a smooth frequency response was really impressive and a major advantage.” The audio system also includes a Midas Venice 320 console, Ashly EQ, XTA processing and Crest amplification.