Carrollton, TX (October 6, 2011)—A QSC KLA Series line array system has been bought for use at five Dallas-area Covenant Church campuses.
The new system, which is intended for deployment at indoor and outdoor special events, comprises six KLA12 two-way, 12-inch loudspeakers and four KLA181 18-inch subwoofers. Additionally, six K12 two-way, 12-inch active loudspeakers were purchased for use as outfill or stage monitors. All the five campuses share the new system, which can be reserved by each location for special events such as dances, seasonal festivals and music performances.
Covenant’s audio team got to use and hear the new KLA Series System for the first time at the church’s annual Block Party outdoor event in late July. “They set up a big stage and we hung three KLA12 boxes per side off of the truss and had the four KLA181 subs on the ground,” said Slade Goplin, chief technical engineer/project coordinator for Covenant Church’s audio department.
Goplin and the audio team used the KLA’s SOLO (Single Operator Logistics) rigging system. “I put the arrays together by myself,“ adds Goplin. ”I hung one box by some straps to the truss, and then I just grabbed a second box, held it up with one hand, and put the two latches down. That was it.”
Like all the K Family Models, the KLA Series features efficient 1000 W Class-D amplifier modules, allowing up to five K Family products to be used on a single 15A/120V circuit. At the Block Party, the Covenant audio team took the chance to test this efficiency first-hand. “We ran all the speakers off of four 20 amp circuits,“ Goplin said. “We started setting up at 10 a.m. and were all set up by noon, with all the speakers sitting out in the sun, on a 110 degree day,” Goplin adds. “I said to myself, if the KLAs can take this, then we’re good to go.”