Lake Forest, CA (June 9, 2011)–Saddleback Church has been using QSC KW series loudspeakers in its main campus and other satellite church locations.
Each week at Saddleback, more than 30,000 parishioners attend the massive live church service at the main campus, while 800 to 1,200 attendees at each of the regional satellite campuses participate via broadcast at their locations. At Saddleback’s Lake Forest campus, which sprawls across more than 140 acres, 47 active P.A. systems are utilized throughout, in rooms ranging in size from a 3,800-seat main worship center to more intimate 50-seat rooms for private events and small group studies. Many of Saddleback’s 150 events per week are heard through QSC KW Series active loudspeakers.
For this year’s Easter Sunrise Service, Saddleback deployed a system of K and KW loudspeakers to provide 360-degree audio coverage to over 2,500 attendees, outdoors, with the pastor and band located on a hill above the crowd.
“Previously for this Easter Service, we used to bring in extra rental gear, which required lots of extra effort and expense,” said Eric Kibbe, Saddleback Director of Audio Services. “This year we put together our own QSC-based system with the K Series.” The QSC system consisted of K10s and KSubs around the back of the hill, filling out the rest of the circumference with KW153s, KW152s, and KW181 subwoofers.
“We set up the QSC system much more quickly than with previous systems – probably in about a quarter of the time,” says Kibbe, “And the QSC system provided much better coverage and audio quality. It was a huge success in terms of simplicity and sonic superiority.”
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