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Hungarian house of worship helped by K-array

Even coverage and good STI throughout the church was needed from the system

The Archabbey of Pannonhalma was built in the 13th century in a town outside Budapest, Hungary. K-array distributor Audio Partner received an invitation to demonstrate a new system to provide even coverage and good STI throughout the church.

After an onsite test was conducted during an evening mass, the final solution was determined to be eight KZ12W Lyzards, three KV50 Vypers and one KK102 Kobra powered by two KA1-1 units and one KA24 amplifier.

The Kobra was installed near the side column of the altar, tilted down to the level of the nave. Two Vypers were aligned on top of each other and were installed on the side columns of the sanctuary while the other Vyper was installed near the font of the baptistery.

Given their prominent location, the speakers were encased in a perforated brass structure to match the lighting fixtures and were driven with a KA24 amplifier.

Running the length of the aisle, the Lyzards were surface mounted directly on the wall and were customised to match the color of the stones. The two KA 1-1 amplifiers were used to drive these speakers in 8 discrete channels.

The signal processing chain includes EQs for each input and output and a delay matrix to adapt for the relative distances between the loudspeaker and speech positions, while automated mixing with customised manual override control provides ease of use.