Tupelo, MA (August 8, 2012)—As part of the Cross Pointe Ministry’s campus expansion, WorxAudio technology was incorporated into the sound system for the new 1,000-seat church.
Terry Hayes, owner of Tupelo, MS-based Pro Concert Music, Inc., a full service commercial sound services company that specializes in the church and education markets, was contracted to design and deploy the church’s new sound reinforcement system. After discussions with church management to ascertain their goals for the system, Hayes deployed a central cluster consisting of six WorxAudio Technologies X1i-P powered line array elements augmented by two TL218SS-P powered subwoofers—one on each side of the stage area.
“In addition to consistent sound coverage, we were very concerned about the visual aesthetics of the space and, on that note, wanted to minimize line of sight issues,” explained Hayes. “For this reason, we elected to install a central loudspeaker cluster. These speakers needed to have broad horizontal dispersion and this was a key factor in our selection of the WorxAudio X1i-P. With a dispersion pattern of 160 degrees horizontal by 10 degrees vertical, we determined that a 6-element hang would properly fill the space.”
Hayes added that because the building is metal construction with a concrete floor, he was concerned with echoes. Using WorxAudio’s TrueAim Grid, Hayes said he was able to position the bottom cluster of speakers 21 feet above the congregation floor and that due to “the precise throw” of the loudspeaker enclosures the echo was kept to a minimum.
In addition to the six forward-facing loudspeakers, there is an additional X1i-P mounted on the rear of the TrueAim Grid. This loudspeaker is positioned down toward the stage and serves as an on-stage monitoring system. It is completely hidden from the congregation’s view.
“The two WorxAudio TL218SS-P subwoofers do a terrific job of providing the low end punch for the system,” Hayes added. “With two 18-inch transducers in each enclosure, there’s plenty of low-frequency sound from this system. Music plays a prominent role in worship services here, so these subs are a vital part of the overall sound. The fact that the entire system is self-powered was yet another factor that figured prominently in my selection of the WorxAudio equipment, as it minimized noise and power loss from long cable runs, and the amps with DSP are part of each enclosure’s design. As a result, there was no need to find a space to house a rack of heavy power amps.”