Kerala, India (October 5, 2020)—For more than 75 years, Sacred Heart Forane Church has brought its Syro-Malabar Catholic message to the people of Thiruvambady, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. Today serving 1,500 families and roughly 5,000 parishoners, the house of worship has updated its sound with the aid of Mathew George, founder and owner of systems integrator AVkraft, who designed a new QSC-based audio system.
George designed and implemented a new system comprised of K12.2 active loudspeakers as well as CP8 and CP12 compact active loudspeakers. “Our original sound system was an aging speaker system that was no longer achieving desired sound quality,” notes Father Jose Oliakattil. “We have online masses every day, and there were a lot of problems. I invited Mathew to come and listen to the issues.”
In opting for the K12.2 loudspeakers, George noted, “I used the EASE acoustic simulation and analysis software and focused on the pews. I could clearly tell that we’d get the best sound for the parishioners by simply placing two K12.2s on the front two pillars focusing upon the center area.”
Given Sacred Heart’s many nooks and crannies, Mathew then brought in the CP series to serve as fills and monitors. “I used a total of six CP12 along the left and right of the side walls,” he said. “Again, I used the EASE software to position them optimally, and they are working great. For monitors for the keyboardist and choir, I used CP8s in an inverted position. Throughout, there is no feedback or howling and everything is equally audible everywhere in the room. The keyboard and choir now sound very clear.”
Since 2015, AVkraft has been doing sound, systems integration, A/V installations and lighting consulting, with George personally doing all the design work. AVkraft is currently working on a large mosque project which could accommodate 20,000 people and a large indoor stadium which also seats up to 20,000 people.
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