Indianapolis IN (February 8, 2012)—The Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis recently added a third campus. CSD, Inc. of Fort Wayne, IN created a new audio system for the facility, based around Nexo line arrays and Yamaha consoles.
The church began its history in 1920 with a congregation of 12, and now, three campuses later, has grown to a congregation of over 25,000. The new location was required to fill the need for a larger worship space to accommodate the growing congregation. It also provides a presence for Eastern Star Church on the west side of the city.
“We were chosen as the church’s design/build partner for audio, video and lighting, including systems for the sanctuary as well as significant performance systems in auxiliary spaces such as a chapel, conference rooms, youth and the children’s area,” states Doug Hood, Owner/President, CSD.
The 3,000-seat contemporary gospel northwest campus features a choir, band, praise team and for most sermons, has 120 members located on the stage. Its new audio system is centered around a Nexo Geo S12 line array consisting of 14 Geo S1210s and 27 Geo S1230s all in white, Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio console at front of house, and M7CL-48 used for monitors.
Hood noted that Yamaha consoles were chosen for this location, as was the case with the first two Eastern Star Church campuses, and that console familiarity by church staff members plays a large part. “Another deciding factor for us was the similarity in the M7CL experience as compared to the PM5D. We felt it was important for volunteers to be able to move from monitors to FOH with as little change as possible.
Additional audio system components include 12 Nexo PS15s and four PS10s, Nexo Alpha Subs, eight 4×4 NxAmps, and one 4×1 NxAmp. Two Yamaha P3500S amps, two P7000S amps, Aviom Personal Mixing, Aviom Digital Snake, and Worx Audio speakers are used in perimeter rooms.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.