Bismarck, ND (February 11, 2015)—An EAW QX series loudspeaker system was recently installed at Bismarck, ND’s Century Baptist Church, in order to handle both traditional and contemporary services in its 600-seat space.
The church leadership called upon the Bismarck-based offices of Tricorne Audio, headquartered in Fargo, to assist with the design and installation of a new sound reinforcement system.
The worship space, a rectangular shaped room that is wider than it is deep, features a 34-foot ceiling and a set back stage with a slight thrust into the audience area. Padded pews, carpeting and sheetrock walls with minimal acoustic treatment complete the room.
“After reviewing the EASE modeling, we brought in the QX Series loudspeakers for a demonstration,” said Dallas Anderson, Tricorne Audio. “They loved it. They said that they didn’t even realize how poor their existing system truly was until they listened to the QX loudspeakers.”
Anderson specified two QX594i loudspeakers for the center cluster and single QX596i enclosures for the left and right. Three EAW MK8196 loudspeakers were utilized for front fill. Two are located on the lip of stage right and left. The center fill loudspeaker was hung with the center cluster in order to keep the steps to the stage clear. A pair of EAW SBK250 subwoofers were placed side by side in the front left corner of the sanctuary allowing them to couple with the floor and walls to maximize their output. EAW UX3600 processors drive the system and provide EAW Focusing Greybox settings to ensure an optimized response.
“Our congregation noticed the change right away,” adds Ethan Johnson, Pastor of Worship Arts at Century Baptist Church. “We can now hear every instrument without the volume getting out of hand. Every piece, from voices to violins, is clear and full-sounding.”