Adamson provides sound reinforcement for Hillsong
AUSTRALIA: Hillsong, a multi-site, Pentecostal megachurch with campuses located across Australia and internationally, has selected Adamson Systems Engineering to provide sound reinforcement for many of its venues around the world. This partnership has reportedly come from Hillsong’s successful association with Adamson Systems Engineering through its Australian distributor CMI Music & Audio following the successful installation of Adamson systems in a number of its campuses over the past five years.
‘It started with our looking for a new system that would better meet our needs for the City Centre worship space in Sydney,’ explained Hillsong production facilities manager, Steve Le Roux. ‘At the same time, we knew that there were existing systems in other venues that needed to be upgraded, plus new churches under construction that would require sound reinforcement. It made sense to be incredibly thorough in order to decide upon one manufacturer to work with for everything. In the end, Adamson through CMI came out as the clear winner.’
‘The music performed at our churches varies depending upon the service,' added Hillsong head of audio, Ricki Cook. ‘It was important to find loudspeakers that sounded great with everything. After listening to many different demos it was a delight to hear Adamson.’
The first site to get the Adamson treatment is the main campus in Sydney. This will feature E12 cabinets and the manufacturer's recently released E119 subwoofer. ‘The subs are both compact and extremely powerful – ideal for our City Centre space,’ noted Mr Cook. ‘They provide serious low end when needed while blending seamlessly with the PA.’
Most of the Hillsong sanctuaries expected to install new sound systems this year are mid-sized venues. The majority of these systems will look to S10 line arrays and S119 subwoofers.
‘In particular we were impressed with the compact S-Series system,’ Mr Cook continued. ‘It clearly stood out after extensive shootout and real world testing scenarios. The sound is very clean, the control in demanding acoustic environments is amazing and the low-end capability makes it actually sound like a much bigger system. It handles everything you throw at it no matter how dense your arrangements are and clarity remains impeccable where other systems give up.’
‘We are very excited to form this partnership with Hillsong,’ stated James Oliver, director of marketing and sales at Adamson. ‘They are an amazing organisation with an incredible reach and message for so many people. It’s an honour to work with them to create custom sound reinforcement solutions for their many locations around the world.’