Musicians choose Bose RoomMatch for Hope Presbyterian Church
WORLD: Following several rounds of listening tests, musicians at the Hope Presbyterian Church in Texas recommended that the house of worship invest in RoomMatch loudspeakers from Bose Professional Systems Division. The pastor, integrator and consultant shared this opinion.
Austin-based A/V consultants, Dickensheets Design Associates, specified a loudspeaker array to cover the desired area comprised of three different RoomMatch modules: the RM9010, RM12040 and RM9060 loudspeakers. These were paired with a RoomMatch RMS215 bass loudspeaker, and the system is powered by a single Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifier.
Consultant Ken Dickensheets arranged for demonstrations of several high-end conventional and line array type speaker systems to take place inside the church. Music minister, Nick Boltz also brought in several of the musicians who play each week during services for their opinions.
‘We were listening for the practical things, like speech intelligibility and dispersion characteristics,’ explained Mr Dickensheets. ‘But the musicians were focusing on the aesthetic aspects of the loudspeakers. As it turned out, we all felt the same way about the same loudspeakers – the Bose RoomMatch array modules were the ones we all wanted. They were the only ones that worked for all of the different criteria. We felt that their speech intelligibility was the best, and the musicians found them to be the most musical speakers of all the ones we listened to.’
The installation was completed by Ace Audio Communications Inc, which also installed a new FOH console and other equipment for a complete renovation of the church’s sound system.
‘The pattern control of the RoomMatch loudspeakers is very good – we were able to keep the energy off of the walls and keep it focused on the seats throughout the room,’ said Ace Audio Communications A/V manager, Doug Windle. ‘And once we got started, the RoomMatch loudspeakers went up easily and flawlessly – we had the entire array assembled on the floor in less than 20 minutes.
‘People might think of Bose as a consumer brand – they know them for their headphones and home theatre systems – but for the RoomMatch and PowerMatch products, they put in an enormous amount of time and effort into research and development, and it shows in their performance,’ he added. ‘Now, I see integrators watching Bose very closely. They sense that there’s something unique here. And there is.’