LakeRidge United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Tex. has markedly improved the sound in its main sanctuary with the installation of a Meyer Sound MINA™ line array loudspeaker system. Having previously selected Meyer Sound systems for two other areas of the church, Lubbock-based Moyers Group was called upon to design and install the new system.
“Since the new MINA system was installed in the main sanctuary, everybody has noticed the difference,” says Elec Winner, the church’s director of technical ministries. “The clarity of the high end is amazing. Now everything has its proper place in acoustic space, and the coverage from front to back is completely uniform. Our senior pastor is extremely happy. The sound check before the service takes less time, and the gain before feedback is much higher.”
The new system comprises left and right arrays of seven MINA loudspeakers each, two UPA-1P loudspeakers for side fill, two 700-HP subwoofers, and one UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeaker as a choir monitor. A Galileo® loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor provides system drive and alignment.
Completing the main sanctuary system are a Midas Legend 3000 mixing console and Shure ULX and ULX-D wireless microphone systems. An Aviom system with Westone in-ear units provides monitoring for the praise band.
LakeRidge’s multi-purpose activity center features a Meyer Sound system with two UPA-1P loudspeakers as the main system and two UPJunior VariO loudspeakers as side fills, along with two USW-1P subwoofers in a cardioid array supplying directional low end. In addition, a pair of UPJ-1P loudspeakers supports traditional services in the chapel. Moyers Group handled all three installations.