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London churches given boost with Yahama Audio

Three houses of worship given upgraded audio systems

RG Jones Sound Engineering recently equipped three London churches with Yamaha Commercial Audio’s MTX3s, XMV4280 multi-channel amplifiers and DCP1V4S wall-mounted controllers.

The three churches – St John the Evangelist in Great Stanmore (built 1849), St Olave’s in Mitcham (1931) and another St John the Evangelist in Kensal Green (1844) – are all architecturally very different, but share the same interior features of high ceilings and flat, reflective surfaces.

RG Jones project engineer Jeff Woodford says: “We chose the MTX3 for these installations because of its DSP feature set and excellent cost-effectiveness. It enables a sound system to be set up to a high standard using the onboard features like individual output EQ, crossover and delays, with individual EQ and dynamic processing on each input channel.”

The CIS range for the house of worship market includes Yamaha’s YDIF protocol, which reduces cabling time and speeds up the installation process.

“YDIF makes installation so much quicker, as no analogue signal cables are required between the DSP and amplifier. You just plug in two CAT5 patch cables and it’s done,” says Woodford. “This type of quick wiring with YDIF all helps when we need to have the new systems installed and set up in only a week, between weekend services.”

At St Olave’s and St John the Evangelist in Kensal Green, the key was being able to maintain high audio quality, but with simple controls for inexperienced users, says Woodford.

“The MTX3 allowed us to meticulously control the dynamics of the microphones and loudspeaker outputs during set up and commissioning, but with the DCP1V4S allowing the system to be controlled at the touch of a button,” he says.