Cartersville, GA (October 29, 2013)—A Renkus-Heinz Varia line array system was recently installed in the 1,700-seat sanctuary of the Carterville Church of God campus in Liberty Square.
“Previously, there was a tremendous change in tonality from the main floor to the balcony area,” explained Kent Morris, principal of Canton, GA-based Cornerstone Media Group. “The main floor was very bright—almost excessively so in some areas—while the balcony seats were getting almost no high-frequency content. The mix position is located in the balcony area, which made it very difficult for the tech team to mix.” Morris adds that the old system also created a visual impediment for some of the balcony seats.
The new sound system centers on left and right arrays of the new Varia modular point source line array system from Renkus-Heinz. Each array is comprised of eight Varia VA101-series boxes, with coverage patterns ranging from seven to 22 degrees. The entire system is networked via Dante over Ethernet, connecting a number of manufacturers together.
“We installed a Yamaha CL5 console at FOH, connected via Dante to two Rio stage boxes,” says Morris. “That enabled us to add a monitor console down on the floor and tie it all together with Rhaon so they can monitor from FOH. We also added some devices to their existing Media Matrix Nion system. Once we worked through the usual clocking issues, the system functioned flawlessly. You expect a lot of hair pulling, but it was so easy.”