A musical sanctuary on the Danish coastline
DENMARK: The seaport town of Esbjerg borders with the North Sea in South West Denmark. The town is home to the Kvaglund Church, which is run by Pastor Jakob Wilms Nielsen. The pastor is described as ‘musically inclined’ and had wanted to upgrade the church’s old sound system, not only to add better quality to the reproduction of music within the sanctuary, but also to ensure clear, intelligible speech.
While visiting the Holmsborg Bible Camp in the summer, Pastor Nielsen was introduced to and impressed by a K-array system that was installed there. Upon returning to Esbjerg, he contacted A/V installation company MAVT, which serves as K-array’s distributor in Denmark, to demo a solution inside the church.
MAVT’s Jan Juul Hansen tested a KP102 Python loudspeaker with a KMT12 subwoofer in the sanctuary. During the demonstration, the pastor reportedly picked up a guitar and began playing. ‘You can even hear the strings,’ he reportedly said at the time. ‘I’ve never heard such clearness and natural acoustics. There is no comparison.’
With Pastor Nielsen giving the green light, MAVT designed, installed and programmed the complete solution. The church is split into two sections: the main congregation area and a small meeting area. These are separated by a removable partition. Therefore, two setups were required.
In the main sanctuary, a pair of KP102 Pythons were installed with a KMT12 subwoofer, with MAVT implementing an ‘invisible cable technique’ to wire the system up. Meanwhile, two KP52 half-meter Pythons were deployed in the meeting area along with a KU50 sub inset into the wall. A KA24 amplifier powers both setups, which can be programmed to serve as one system when the partition is removed.
‘Everyone’s hands are in the air; they are so happy,’ notes Mr Hansen following a job well done. ‘It is my personal belief that everybody has the right to good sound and K-array helps me to provide that.’