EAW Anya Heads To Church

Traditional gothic-style churches are a design that goes back hundreds of years, but not all such worship facilities are old. Take the newly constructed Church of the Incarnation, located in Dallas, TX.
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Dallas, Texas (June 14, 2016)—Traditional gothic-style churches are a design that goes back hundreds of years, but not all such worship facilities are old. Take the newly constructed Church of the Incarnation, located in Dallas, TX.

The church is a gothic looking, long narrow room with traditional high ceilings and a slightly cruciform design,” said consultant Ryan Knox of local system design group Idibri. “Aesthetics were a priority. They had two insets to the left and right of the altar for sound reinforcement purposes which they hoped would accommodate a contemporary sound system that could handle full range music. I’ll admit, it was a pretty tall order.”

Ultimately they decided to go with an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Anya sound reinforcement system to cover the 500-seat worship space. “We specified two Anya modules for each array for two reasons: We thought that would be more than enough system for the room, and also because they fit in the space allocated for loudspeakers,” Knox said.

Knox used EAW’s Resolution 2 software to produce asymmetrical output. “I was really pleased that when we went to tune the system, it required very little work beyond configuring the Resolution 2 software,” he said. “On our first pass, it was 90 percent of the way there; we tweaked it a bit and we were set. The results match exactly what the modeling said it would.”

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