Bose’s RoomMatch solves intelligibility at Heartland Ministries
WORLD: The Mitchell Design Group recently installed a number of RoomMatch array module loudspeakers from Bose Professional Systems Division into the Heartland Ministries’ new sanctuary in Indiana. The worship facility features hard, reflective wall surfaces and high roof with metal decking which in the past created problems with intelligibility.
Heartland Ministries was keen not to compromise the church’s aesthetics, and turned to Phil Mitchell, president of the Mitchell Design Group, who specified two RoomMatch RM9010s, two RM7010s and two RM12020 array modules, along with two RMS215 subwoofers hung in two arrays on either side of the room. These are powered by three PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifiers and controlled by a ControlSpace ESP-88 engineered sound processor using a ControlSpace CC-64 remote LCD controller.
‘We now have one of the best sound systems in Indiana,’ said the church’s founding pastor, Dr William Salsbery. ‘It is not merely the best sound system in a church in Indiana – but one of the best in any building in the entire state!’ he enthused.
‘The church wanted a certain kind of look, and conventional line array systems simply can’t offer the level of pattern directionality that I needed to make this work,’ explained Mr Mitchell. ‘With the other line array systems we looked at, it was their way or no way,’ he added. ‘The RoomMatch loudspeakers were designed to let me choose from different coverage patterns and find the ones that perfectly fit this room’s shape and size.
‘The RoomMatch system gave us everything we needed, from designing the pattern coverage to hanging the system itself,’ he added. ‘The technology gives you literally all you need to create a system specifically tailored to your environment.’