Holy Light Church of Deliverance turns to Harman
WORLD: The Holy Light Church Of Deliverance in Virginia recently decided to upgrade its ageing sound reinforcement system, tasking audio visual solutions company Vicom with the job of designing and supplying a new system.
Six hanging loudspeakers covered in carpet were previously hung and aimed incorrectly, resulting in poor sound and high reverberation. The band was also too loud and those in the pews couldn’t hear the choir.
As a solution, a complete Harman system, including 10 sets of AKG WMS4500 wireless mics, was installed throughout the church to improve live sound and recording ability. Handheld C5 microphones are also on hand for presenters to make use of during services.
The Church now boasts a Soundcraft Si Performer 3 digital console with a Compact Stage Box for up to 56 channels of mixing. Dual clusters of four JBL VRX932 loudspeakers cover the left and right sides, while two VRX918 subwoofers were installed left and right on the ground. The loudspeakers are powered by XTi 4002 and 6002 amplifiers from Crown.
‘When we designed the Harman solution for the Holy Light Church, our main concern was clarifying the intelligibility of the vocals and band so any performance from a single speaker to a large ensemble would be completely audible; not bouncing off the walls,’ stated Andrew Fantin, sales engineer, Vicom.
‘The church is very lively in its performances and many times they reach levels of 100db,’ he added. ‘The AKG microphones are put to the test from the second the service starts to the end of the day. The entire Harman solution was a natural progression for the pastors and audience.’