Punta Gorda, FL (June 8, 2011)–Many HOW audio systems face a tight budget, but a tight budget is actually what created Real Life Church in the first place.
The congregation formerly attended Abundant Life Church, which closed its doors in 2010 due to the economy, a steep mortgage and rising operating costs. Rather than go their separate ways, the members wanted to stay together and began renting space from nearby Sally Jones Elementary; thus Real Life Church was born.
Real Life’s contemporary services include charismatic pastors and a five-piece band flanked by backup singers. The church retained Sach AV of Florida, who recommended a system based on Renkus-Heinz’s CF-Series modular point source line array. Anchoring the system are left and right arrays of two CF101-LA cabinets each. Low end is handled by two CF15S subwoofers.
“The room is quite long, so we needed something that had punch, but was portable enough to move in and out easily,” explains Dale Zink, Project Manager for Sach AV. “The beauty of this design is that it can be added to quickly if they do end up moving to a larger facility,” adds Zink. With a largely volunteer staff, simplicity is also critical. “The way it’s set up right now, everything is color-coded, so even their less technical personnel can set the entire thing up in 45 minutes or less.”
As Real Life expands and puts more money back into the system, Zink vows he’ll be expanding the audio system with more Renkus-Heinz gear. “They’re definitely sold on the sound and clarity of the CF-series, which is what we expected when we first designed it for them.”