Bowie, MD (September 2, 2014)—Woodstream Church, a Independent Fundamental Baptist house of worship in Bowie, Maryland, recently updated its audio with a system from L-Acoustics.
To breathe new life into the sanctuary, the church called upon Beltsville-based AV systems integrator RCI Systems, which turned to L-Acoustics’ acoustical simulation software, SoundVision, to create a solution. According to RCI designer Bob Capotosto (CTS), the remedy predicted was achieved with a combination of the manufacturer’s Arcs “WIFO” – Wide and Focus – and coaxial XT product ranges. “SoundVision gives us an extremely accurate picture of what we’ll need in terms of components to get a complex project like this successfully completed, and WIFO and XT were right for the job,” he says.
Today, the sanctuary’s main system utilizes an LCR arrangement of three arrays each comprised of two SB18m subs, two Arcs Wide and two Arcs Focus enclosures. A total of 10 compact 8XTi individually spread out just under the lip of the balcony deliver blanketed audio coverage to the rear sanctuary seats, while a single ultra-compact 5XT at each far edge of the underbalcony covers the furthest corners of the seating area. The entire loudspeaker system is powered and processed by five LA8 amplified controllers.
Capotosto, who points out that RCI has long had the Arcs WIFO solution in its rental inventory, said, “All of the coverage and intelligibility issues that the church had been experiencing are now gone. And the WIFO solution was affordable for the church, giving them all the power they need and with a substantial amount of headroom left to go. Also, the underbalcony area, which had been the hardest problem in the past to solve, is now completely addressed with coherent sound from the stage’s backline to the last row of the house. The church’s FOH engineer came to us and said we’ve made his job so much easier. That’s the best compliment you can get.”