Deville, Louisiana (July 18, 2011)–The Philadelphia Baptist Church of Deville, LA recently replaced its auditorium speaker system with a new installation that included Bag End powered subwoofers.
Deville is a town of only 1,007 inhabitants, but this Southern Baptist Church serves a much larger congregation, drawn from other communities in the Alexandria-Pineville area of central Louisiana.
The audio renovation was completed in two stages. The immediate need was for an emergency repair of the central speaker cluster. Rather than continuing with components that had failed multiple times in the past, the owner agreed to move forward with a new central speaker design, which was completed pre-renovation.
The complete sound system design that followed during auditorium renovation featured five Bag End PD18-AD powered dual 18-inch subwoofers with a Bag End Infra MXB integrator, along with five custom-designed cavities and hard wood louver covers. The design also included an LCR stereo playback system, a choir monitoring system, four conventional stage monitor circuits mixed from the house console, and an Aviom personal monitor system.
“The best way I can describe hearing Bag End bass,” says system designer Jim Young, owner of Current Design in Acoustics, Rustin, LA, “is that of not noticing that they are there; the bass energy fills the room with authority, yet without bringing attention to the anomalies usually associated with sub-bass projection into an auditorium from a conventional speaker.”
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