Audio played a huge role in the renovation at the Summit Church to ensure worshippers could clearly hear every last detail.

 

A new sound reinforcement system consisting of loudspeakers from the Aero Series 2 and Artec from D.A.S. Audio were placed into service.

 

The Church’s sanctuary is approximately 100×100 feet, oriented on the diagonal with a ceiling height of approximately 24 feet. Seating capacity is for 860 people. Audio and Light, Inc., based in Greensboro, N.C. was contracted to design and install the new AV system. The Audio and Light team deployed a sound system that incorporated ten D.A.S. Aero 12A powered, two-way, mid-high line array modules arranged in two flown clusters of five units each. These left-right hangs were augmented by eight D.A.S. Artec 8 two-way passive loudspeakers that were positioned across the nose of the stage for front fill. Brent Everhart, Sales Engineer for Audio and Light, had these comments on the project.

“In meeting with our client to determine their needs and goals, it became very clear that high quality sound reinforcement was a primary objective. The non-denominational contemporary services are very programmatic and production oriented utilizing multiple flat panel displays with environmental video and moving lights, LED’s, haze, and more to create an attention grabbing environment. It was crucial that their modern praise and worship band—complete with guitars, bass, and drums, could make an auditory impact on par with the visual aspects of the environment.”

“Our customer decided to revamp their stage area by cutting off a portion of the nose of the stage and replacing their existing exploded array,” Everhart explained. “I designed the room using EASE acoustic modelling software to choose loudspeakers and determine their correct location and aiming. Two proprietary subwoofers were added to the four the church already owned and they were arranged three per side in a cardioid pattern to control SPL under the stage and eliminate the uneven coverage they had previously experienced.”

The Summit Church’s new D.A.S. loudspeaker system was installed in early January and placed into service immediately thereafter. During its first four months of service, Everhart says the system has been performing beyond everyone’s expectations. “Everyone has been extremely happy with the new sound system,” he says. “I received a text message the first Sunday of use stating, ‘The new system is AWESOME!’ The Summit Church and everyone at Audio and Light couldn’t be happier.”