JBL VerTec arrays installed in Houston’s new Indian Pentecostal Church
WORLD: Houston’s newly built Indian Pentecostal Church’s 1,079-seat auditorium was recently equipped with a JBL VerTec line array system, as well as equipment from Crown and BSS Audio.
‘The church management did a lot of research before hiring us and actually told us they wanted not just a JBL system, but a JBL VerTec system,’ explained Andy Tyndall, co-owner of Cross Systems Audio-Visual Services. ‘They knew the level of performance they wanted and were well aware of the brand’s reputation.’
Cross Systems outfitted the auditorium with nine VerTec VT4886 subcompact line array elements per side, along with two VT4883 subcompact arrayable subwoofers per side and four VTX Series S28 subwoofers. Four JBL STX812M two-way floor monitors and two PRX612M two-way powered monitors are deployed as stage monitors, augmented by seven AC15 compact speakers as stage fills.
Six Crown Macro-Tech i Series MA12000i amplifiers power the line arrays and subwoofers, with two Crown CTs Series CTs2000 amps and a CTs4200 driving the stage monitors and stage fills respectively. In addition to the main system, 14 JBL Control 26CT in-ceiling loudspeakers and a Crown CTs600 amplifier provide audio to the church’s foyer, nursery, boardroom and restrooms. Signal processing and networking for the entire system is handled by a BSS BLU-100 12 x 8 signal processor with digital audio bus and a BSS Blu-Bob2 break-out box.
Cross Systems went with the VerTec VT4886 line arrays because in Mr Tyndall’s experience they have ‘a ton of headroom’ and deliver the dynamic range necessary for a church service with live music in a larger space. Mr Tyndall chose the Crown amps because of their high power output, outstanding reliability and the fact that they work hand in glove with VerTec line arrays. ‘More importantly, the Crown amplifiers ensure we’re getting the most out of the JBL VerTec system,’ he said.
In addition to providing sound reinforcement for the pastor’s and other speakers’ voices, Indian Pentecostal Church will be using the system for amplifying a full praise band during services and special events.
‘The clarity, power and even coverage of the system from the front to the back of the room is superb,’ said Mr Tyndall. ‘This is a brand-new building and we wanted to make sure we got it right the first time. I think anyone who hears it would say we did.’