Grace Church gets WorxAudio solution
WORLD: Creative Sound Solutions, LLC was recently contracted to handle the installation of Grace Church’s new sound system at its Cape Coral campus. After careful review of the facility and discussions with church management, Creative Sound Solutions’ owner Tony Flammia ultimately determined that the WorxAudio TrueLine X5i-P ‘all-in-one’ compact line array system was best suited for the project.
‘Grace Church offers its congregation both traditional and contemporary worship services,’ said Mr Flammia. ‘For this reason, it was critically important that the new sound system be equally capable of delivering a high level of speech intelligibility and music reproduction.’
Featuring moveable seating designed to best accommodate the nature of its various services, the sanctuary measures 30m long by 18m wide with a cathedral-type ceiling. The stage/pulpit area faces into the width of the room, so it was important to deploy a loudspeaker system that provided broad horizontal dispersion.
‘We suspended the system using WorxAudio’s X-MiniBeam 5 aluminium installation rigging grid,’ he continued. ‘This system is designed expressly for the X5i-P line array and works very nicely – creating a clean, unencumbered appearance. Flown at a height of 5m at the bottom of the enclosure, this new system is a dramatic improvement over the church’s previous loudspeaker setup. The WorxAudio X5i-P was an upgrade from a multipoint source system, which had numerous dead spots and sounded thin. The single X5i-P with the built-in DSP amplifier enabled us to cover the entire sanctuary with one box and get a much fuller, far more natural sound.’
Creative Sound Solutions has deployed WorxAudio loudspeaker systems in a number of projects over the years. When queried about his preference for WorxAudio products, Mr Flammia said: ‘WorxAudio delivers a quality product at a fair price – and with far superior customer support. Whenever I have questions, I get right through to someone who understands the products and knows how to get the most from them. This level of support makes all the difference when I’m working on a new project.’
Mr Flammia stated that he has ‘received numerous compliments about the new loudspeaker system. The X5i-P has a small footprint that doesn’t interfere with line-of-sight considerations, speech intelligibility is excellent, and music sounds big and full. Both church management and members of the congregations have expressed their appreciation of the sound quality. Finally, no matter where you sit, you can understand clearly.’