Austin, TX (April 27, 2017)—Great Hills Baptist Church recently updated its audio system with a new VUE Audiotechnik al-Class line array for its 3,500-seat auditorium.
Designed by Springfield MO -based Paragon 360’s lead audio designer Mark Coble, the system uses four discrete arrays incorporating six al-8 elements with four subcompact al-4s for near-field, 180-degree coverage across the half-circle-shaped sanctuary.
Capping each array are three al-8SB flyable 18-inch subwoofers in a cardioid directional configuration. VUE presets courtesy of the VUEDrive Systems Engines handle the phase and frequency settings for the cardioid configuration. The system also included a monitor package with six hm-112 h-class single 12-inch high output monitors, and V4-i VUEDrive Systems Engines.
“When we first fired up the system, everyone was blown away by the seamless coverage, both vertically and horizontally,” said Paragon 360 associate audio designer and installer Rich Nelms. “From the last row to the first, the sound level varied by only 1.5 dB. Even the best-tuned and designed systems, you expect to find shifts in frequency response as you pass horizontally between the seams in each array’s coverage. The VUE system was perfectly seamless horizontally throughout the entire sanctuary and required very little tuning to achieve optimum performance.”