As part of an extensive renovation to the largest church in Ramona, California, Sound Image installed a JBL VRX Constant Curvature line array system in the Mountain View Community Church's (MVCC) main chapel to support its highly attended Sunday services. With the new audio solution, MVCC not only upgraded its sound to a concert-like environment, but also now provides an extremely consistent sound level throughout the 600-person capacity space, despite challenging room acoustics.
Known for its upbeat musical services, entertaining a large and growing congregation, it was essential that MVCC provided sound that was evenly distributed throughout the venue, while also remaining at an appropriate decibel level for a house of worship.
Hanging six JBL VRX932LA-1 Constant Curvature line array elements and two VRX918S powered subwoofers, with Crown XTi6000, I-Tech 8000 and XTi1000 amplifiers, Sound Image engineer Brandon Rinas addressed the acoustic problems plaguing the rectangle-shaped worship space with high ceilings and a glass back wall. After discussing the VRX system's capabilities, MVCC decided to fully renovate the building supporting the intricate sound improvements.
“With the glass wall and other obstacles, we needed a system that would compliment the high-energy music, while offering a solemn worship setting when necessary,” Rinas said. “The VRX system provided a perfect solution for the sound and budget of the church. The Crown and JBL equipment works very well together and sounds great. It gives us even fill throughout the entire sanctuary.”
Consisting of four JBL AC25 full-range 2-way speakers and a Crown CDi 1000 amplifier, an additional delay system was installed to provide a consistent 96 dB level across the room. Rinas also moved the mixing/FOH area to the center of the room for superior mixing. “From front to back, we keep that 96 dB level, with only a .5 dB differential, at most,” Rinas continued.
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