Tannoy’s QFlex installed at First Baptist Church Of Hudson

Tannoy’s QFlex installed at First Baptist Church Of Hudson

Published: WORSHIP

WORLD: The First Baptist Church of Hudson recently invested in a Tannoy QFlex system for its newly constructed Christian Life Center, a companion building to the HOW’s existing sanctuary.

‘Acoustically, the facility was quite challenging,’ admitted Tony Parker, president of Parkers Productions – the designer and integrator on the project. The main space is a gymnasium with a stage on one side, a commercial kitchen at the other end, hardwood floors, hard surfaces and large windows.

‘That’s why we chose Tannoy’s QFlex,’ he explained. ‘They weren't interested in a lot of acoustic treatment because of the cost, but in a reverberant room like that you need to be able to control the sound. We’d used QFlex on a similar project at Bethel Baptist Church’s Vision Center in North Wilkesboro and it worked great, so I was confident it would fit the bill here.’

Mr Parker worked closely with First Baptist’s minister of music and senior adults, Paul Renfrow, to ensure that the system would suit a multi-purpose space with a 750 person maximum capacity. The venue was intended to host events ranging from exercise classes, basketball games and concerts, to meetings, wedding receptions and services featuring a full electric praise band and occasionally, choirs and soloists.

Mr Parker specified two QFlex 32 digitally steerable arrays and mounted them on both sides of the stage. Additionally, he specified two third party subs for low frequency support.

‘The first row of chairs is about 4.2m from the back wall, so we used Tannoy’s VNet software to align the sound accordingly,’ he explained. ‘If we’d put a cluster of speakers in the centre of the room they’d get beat to death by basketballs. With QFlex, you can mount the loudspeakers flat on the wall and if you don’t know what you’re looking for you don’t even notice them.

‘When the choir and soloists sing in the gym, they sound fantastic,’ he enthused. ‘It’s amazing the sound that you get from such small speaker arrays.’


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