Tampa, FL (June 7, 2011)--Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. Church recently moved into a new, 2,600-seat sanctuary, replete with a D.A.S. PA system.
The former gymnasium sports an audiovisual setup that encompasses lighting, video, acoustic treatment throughout, and a new sound system drawn from D.A.S.’s Aero Series 2 and Avant lines..
Mick Hall, account manager for GC Pro (Guitar Center Professional Division), was intimately involved in both the design and installation. “A high level of speech intelligibility and solid music reproduction characteristics were a huge consideration in the selection of the loudspeakers,” he continued. “There’s a huge praise band and vocal ensemble that augment the church choir, so music is a key element in the services. After auditioning a number of loudspeaker systems, D.A.S. offered superior sound quality, was entirely self-powered and offered the long throw characteristics essential to properly fill the space.”
The sanctuary’s seating area measures roughly 180 feet in length, is 130 feet wide, and has a ceiling height of 28 feet. To provide consistent coverage throughout the space, 14 D.A.S. Audio Aero 12A powered, 2-way, mid-high line array modules—flown seven elements per side over the stage / altar area—serve as the House mains. These are augumented by several Avant 12A powered, 2-way enclosures. A single Avant 12A—each one positioned at the extreme left and right sides of the front area, serve as downfills to provide coverage for the extreme sides of the space. Another two Avant 12A loudspeakers serve as center downfills for the area immediately in front of the stage. Additionally, a single Avant 12A is mounted to the rear of each flown Aero 12A loudspeaker cluster and is aimed down at the stage area. These serve as monitors for those on stage. Finally, two additional Avant 12A enclosures provide delay fill to the rear balcony.
Low frequency support is provided by six LX-218A powered subwoofers. There are three enclosures per side—housed in specially built, recessed cubicles beneath the stage front area. For on-stage monitoring, eight D.A.S. SML-12A powered, multipurpose monitors are available. These can be freely positioned depending upon the nature of the activity on stage.
Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal’s AV system installation took place during the latter three months of 2010, with the bulk of the audio system installation taking place during December. The church had its grand opening service on New Year’s Eve.
Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. Church