College Place, WA (November 3, 2016)—Just outside of Walla Walla sits its eponymously named Walla Walla University (WWU) a private Christian liberal arts school in College Place, WA. The campus’ church recently updated the audio system in its Fellowship Hall with help from Sound Image (Escondido, CA), which recommended a Nexo ID Series loudspeaker system.
Daniel Rafuse of Loma Linda (CA) University recommended the Nexo ID system to WWU Church. Sound Image, Rafuse, and with assistance from Yamaha staff, designed the system using Nexo NS-1 software. Rafuse completed final tuning.
“With the low ceiling of the room, we needed something that was very small and could tuck up to the ceiling so we wouldn’t lose any head room,” said Brandon Rinas, design sales engineer, Sound Image. “We required a speaker system with good output because WWUC has a contemporary worship service once or twice a week for 100-plus college students. We also needed a few different horn patterns to fit within the wide room and wrap-around seating area.”
An ID touring box was used for the install. Rafuse along with the WWU staff installed the system. Four Nexo ID24 T12060, two IN23-T9040, one IDS210-T are all powered by a Nexo NXAMP4X1. The system is configured as two T12060s left and right of the stage for the main front coverage and then two TI9040 for the far left and right coverage on the sides of the stage. Two additional T12060 boxes are used as delay fills for the back left and right areas of the room. A sub was placed on the floor at the lip of what would be the stage area, moveable when low frequency support is not required.
"We are thrilled with our new sound system," said Kris Loewen, pastor for Worship & Communications. "This particular space, with its long dimensions and low ceiling, has always been a challenge over the years in order to adequately serve with amplified sound. The combination of solid volume, low feedback, and minimal visual disruption is perfect."
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