Fellowship Missionary Church stays contemporary with WorxAudio Technologies
WORLD: Fort Wayne-based CSD Group Inc was recently contracted to manage the Fellowship Missionary Church’s new sound system installation. Music and sound form a vital part of the church’s contemporary approach to worship services, leading the CSD Group to opt for a WorxAudio Technologies sound reinforcement system as a solution.
CSD group president Doug Hood, oversaw the project from conception through to completion. ‘The church’s new chapel is a very contemporary environment with seating for approximately 500 people,’ he said. ‘The space might well be thought of as a multi-purpose facility as it hosts concerts, special events, guest speakers, classes, weddings –even funerals. For this installation, we wanted the system to be as streamlined as possible. That meant going with a self-powered setup so as to minimise cabling while eliminating the need to find storage for a rack of unsightly power amplifiers. Given these criteria, the WorxAudio TrueLine X5i-P installation line array and TL218SS-P subwoofers fit the specifications of the job perfectly.’
The CSD Group flew two X5i-P line arrays at a height of 7m using WorxAudio’s TrueAim Grid mounting system, configured as one cluster on each side of the stage/altar area. Meanwhile, the two TL218SS-P subwoofers were mounted in custom bunkers on the floor. ‘The equipment’s built-in power amplifiers simplified the signal chain and the X5i-P’s single cabinet, multiple line array form factor gave us a very clean install, which was important to the design team,’ Mr Hood explained. ‘We purchased the arrays unfinished and the client custom painted the enclosures to match the décor of the room.
‘For this job, sound quality was a huge factor and in this regard, the WorxAudio equipment really delivers,’ he continued. ‘The equipment does a terrific job reproducing music, and speech intelligibility is exceptional. This combination of line arrays and subwoofers delivers a very full, rich, and natural quality to everything that feeds through the system.’
Mr Hood added that ‘WorxAudio has always been great to work with. As we are a dealer for some of the larger loudspeaker companies, we see a real difference in the level of detail and the genuine, proactive customer service we get from the entire WorxAudio team. That level of service is greatly appreciated by our staff.
‘We actually demonstrated the X5i-P in their main sanctuary, which seats approximately 1,000, and the two arrays performed really well in there,’ furthered Mr Hood. ‘The chapel project turned out so well that we are now in discussions with the client about renovating the main sanctuary since everyone now notices the outstanding sound quality in the new chapel. When one project leads to another, that’s as good as it gets,’ he enthused.