Burlington, NC (May 23, 2018)—Faced with the fortunate problem of a quickly growing congregation, The Lamb’s Chapel of Haw River, NC recently opened a second worship facility 10 miles away in Burlington. The new campus spans 36 acres and includes a family life center, recreation facilities and an educational complex with children and student ministries, along with toddler and infant centers, but its center point is the massive 90,000-square-foot main sanctuary, which can seat more than 2,000 between its main floor and balcony. Ensuring that everyone present can hear everything is a considerable AV system designed and installed by Kernersville, NC-based AVL Environments.
AVL Environments owner Brandon Munger aimed to design a system that would both bring the pastor closer to the congregation and at the same time be able to provide a broadcast-quality feed to send to their sister sanctuary. That was accomplished installing a 4K video production system comprised of two Sony XD Cam stations coupled with two Sony PXW automated cameras operated with a Vaddio Production Crew camera controller and ATEM 1M/E production studio switcher.
Exploring sound solutions, “I was looking for something in a large format line array and I heard about RCF,” says Munger. “When I initially got to hear them, I knew they would be the right solution.” AVL Environment’s specification called for two line arrays, each with seven RCF HDL20-A dual 10” active line array modules with four SUB8006-AS dual 18” active subwoofers mounted under the stage.
“We were surprised that the coverage was so even, especially considering the positioning of the array and the height of the balcony,” says Brandon. “We’re within 1.5 dB from front to back.” The AVL Environment team used RCF Shape Designer software to position and aim the arrays. While there were some minor adjustments, most of that had to do with the repositioning of a roof cloud from its original position specified in the architectural drawings.
“The response from the church congregants has been tremendously positive noting there is so much more presence than they previous experienced,” said the church’s media production director, Brandon Patton, “with increased dynamics as well as intelligibility.”
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