Danley powers Faith Miracle Temple
USA: Having moved locations several times in the 50-plus years since its founding, Faith Miracle Temple in St Louis, Missouri, has recently settled into what it hopes will be a permanent home for many years to come. Able to accommodate a congregation of 1,100 in the new sanctuary, the church enlisted Integrated Systems Group-STL (ISG) to provide a sound system capable of effectively reinforcing its ‘high-energy, high-volume, big-talent band’. Following a demonstration with the church, ISG opted to install a point-source system from Danley Sound Labs with the help of Don Ludwig of Ludwig Marketing and Danley acoustician, Doug Jones.
‘Faith Miracle Temple is an existing client for whom we’ve been providing service for many years,’ said Parvin Tramel, system sales and design consultant with ISG. ‘Their new sanctuary is fan-shaped, with a tight throat at the fan. We worked with Pastor Dave Baylor, who is very technologically savvy. Nevertheless, he hadn’t heard of Danley, and they were our top recommendation for getting the kind of clear, powerful sound that they wanted. We called on Don Ludwig, who had a Danley system we could demo for the church. Don came in and powered up a simple system comprised of a Danley SH-60 loudspeaker and a Danley DBH-218 subwoofer. Their decision was made pretty much as soon as they heard it. You could see their faces light up; it wasn’t going to take any convincing.’
Mr Jones designed a system based on four Danley SH-60 full-range speakers, three SM-96 full-range enclosures and a pair of DBH-218 subwoofers. The subwoofers hang from the ceiling at a centre point just above the edge of the proscenium, with two SH-60s to either side. The three SM-96s form an exploded delay ring extending coverage at the back of the room. For control, a Midas Pro 2 console serves as the system’s user interface, with a Danley DSLP48 processor and Powersoft 1204 and x4 amplifiers providing behind the scenes support.
‘In addition to designing the system, Doug Jones came down to St Louis to help commission it,’ added Mr Tramel. ‘That said, there wasn’t a lot to do. Doug’s design was so good and the Danley sound is so natural that the system sounded pretty flat even before we touched the EQ. The client is impressed by how loud the system can go, and it never sounds distorted or harsh or annoying. It’s always beautiful. Even though you typically lose low-end energy by flying subs, the Danley boxes already have so much more output than any comparable sub of their size, we still have abundant low-end to dial in. The client is also very pleased with the low end impact.’