The church’s previous system, installed in the early 1980’s, had reached end of life and the sound quality had deteriorated dramatically. Seeking a solution that would take them far into the future, they also simultaneously commissioned a complete visual display system, with PTZ cameras, projectors and screens.
Rea Sound’s Projects manager, Roger McMullan said: “They had requested that the system be sensitive to the Church environment, with low visibility, and they took my word that it would do what I promised it would.”
That included delivering consistent audio coverage with accuracy, requiring only one amplifier channel per array.
The OmniLine optimisation was implemented by Rea Sound’s own in-house engineer, whose software calculations ensured even coverage throughout the Church.
Whilst the main body of the church could be covered with the Omniline hangs, under the wrap-around balcony AQ5 infills were required to keep levels and intelligibility the same.
A mixture of source inputs are routed through the system, these include fixed pulpit and lectern mics, two computer feeds (one at the mix position at the rear of the balcony and one in the pulpit), CD Player, iPod connection and two vocal singing mics.