Appleton, WI (August 14, 2012)—Metro Sound & Video recently installed a Symetrix Solus 16 processor into the Appleton First United Methodist Church’s chapel.
“With the new installation, we got the fundamentals right by installing the right speaker for the space and adding acoustical paneling to improve intelligibility,” said Keith Anderson, project manager of Metro Sound & Video. “The Symetrix Solus 16 gave us all the DSP tools that we needed to dial in the system for awesome sound."
An Electro-Voice EVH Series loudspeaker fills the main floor, and a pair of Electro-Voice EVID Series loudspeakers provide fill for the balcony. All 16 of the Solus 16's inputs are used for various wireless and wired microphones for voice and instruments, as well as for overflow audio from the main sanctuary. The eight outputs send to the main floor loudspeaker, the balcony delays, two separate floor monitor mixes, an archival recorder, and a Contacta inductive loop system for the hearing impaired. QSC amplifiers power the loudspeakers.
Anderson noted, "The Solus 16 allowed us to give First United all the inputs and outputs to run the system in the manner hoped for. As a contractor, I appreciate having the open architecture capability of SymNet Designer software, which allows me to use what I need in order to process or route audio in the fashion necessary."
The chapel's audio/video system, including the Solus 16, is controlled by an Extron TouchLink control system with a seven-inch LCD color touch-screen. The TouchLink control system will be interfaced with Apple iPad control later this summer once Extron makes the TouchLink App available through Apple. Users have control over input sources, microphone gains, projector power, and media (e.g. Blu-Ray player) operation. For simple control of audio volumes, Metro Sound & Video supplied the church with a Symetrix ARC-2e wall panel remote.