Church Nets Roland Consoles

Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina recently purcahsed a trio of Roland M-5000 OHRCA live mixing consoles, for its 3,000-seat auditorium.
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Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina recently purcahsed a trio of Roland M-5000 OHRCA live mixing consoles, for its 3,000-seat auditorium.

Greensboro, NC (March 22, 2017)—Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina recently purcahsed a trio of Roland M-5000 OHRCA live mixing consoles, for its 3,000-seat auditorium.

Installed by Carey Sound, the consoles reside in the front-of-house, monitor and broadcast positions, linked through REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) protocol, which enables up to 300 channels of audio with the Input Patch bay, at 24 bit/96 kHz to be transferred across a Cat 5e cable.

The MTZBC media team had previously made tentative moves toward adding a digital infrastructure in the past, but not until the installation of the three M-5000 consoles and Roland’s REAC network did they realize the full benefit of an all-digital infrastructure,” said Keith Stewart, sales associate at Carey Sound.

“The REAC network gives them a total signal transport ecosystem…. Three Roland 2416 Digital Snakes serve as the main I/O for all band and microphone inputs. Two Roland 1608 Digital Snakes were added to serve as drop snakes to offer additional 32 inputs and 16 outputs, as not to interfere with the Microphone/Line inputs at the 2416 snake inputs.”

In addition to the M-5000s and M-5000C, Carey Sound also installed a digital monitoring system, the Roland M-48 digital mixing station, for all six-band members.

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