Rancho Cucamonga, CA (April 11, 2019)—AV provider CCI Solutions recently updated audio at the Etiwanda Gardens campus of Christ Church of the Valley in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, as part of a larger audio, video and lighting installation.
CCI project lead Mike Sessler noted, “The room originally had a banquet hall feel, but they did a complete renovation of the auditorium to make more space and modernize the room. The space measures about 96 ft. wide by 67 ft. with a fairly low ceiling height of 15 ft. The project scope changed dramatically the week prior to the install, which led to tight timelines for getting everything up and running.”
The audio system now includes a Yamaha CL5 console with Waves Soundgrid Server and various plug-ins, Shure Axient-D wireless mic systems, a Symetrix PRISM 8x8 digital signal processor and a Bose 4-channel 600 W amplifer to drive the lobby and outdoor speakers.
The PA system includes three Martin Audio CDD-Live 12 flown left, center and right over the front edge of the stage, with three more CDD-Live 12 halfway back over the congregation for delays. A pair of CSX-Live 218 subs are flown over the stage in the ceiling behind and above the CCD-Live 12.
According to Sessler, “The church features a contemporary Christian worship service that definitely rocks, and their biggest concerns were volume and consistent coverage so that every member of the audience could have the same experience. The low ceiling height meant point source boxes and, for us, that means CDD-Live. The built-in amplification and DSP make for a quick and clean install, and they sound fantastic
“The entire CDD line provides more than enough SPL and sounds very musical. Low-end is a big deal for these guys, so tucking the CSX-Live 218 subs up high was the logical choice. The low-end coverage is extremely even while providing the designed thump in the chest. The lobby features 11 Martin Audio C4.8T ceiling speakers and the outdoor patio has four CDD6TX-WR weatherized speakers. It’s a total Martin Audio experience inside and out.”
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