Uniting technologies in Strathfield
AUSTRALIA: An A/V upgrade was recently completed at Strathfield Uniting Church in New South Wales. The new solutions were installed by The PA People and include an audio system with simple and event operating modes.
The sound setup comprises a pair of JBL CBT70J-1 line array speakers with a white finish and two Bose DS 16SEW surface mount speakers. Control is via a Soundcraft EPM 12 analogue mixer and a Yamaha DCP4V4S wall mount control panel, while processing is handled by a Yamaha MTX3 and amplification is taken care of by a Crown XLS1502. A pair of Shure BLX handheld wireless microphone systems and two MX412/C goosenecks capture vocals.
The system’s simple mode enables the minister or anyone else speaking to turn the solution on with the press of a button, without the need of assistance from the technical team. This is used primarily for simple midweek congregational meetings. The event mode, meanwhile, is used for larger events, including full church services. In this mode, an operator will be present to manage signal levels for the speakers, as well as a band and for the video system, for which The PA People also provided three 84-inch Philips BDL8470EU UHD displays.
The three displays have been installed so that two face out towards the congregation, while the other is mounted on the rear wall, serving as a confidence-monitor for those on stage. The video system is fed material over Cat-6 cables using HDBaseT from the church computer.
Also installed was an Ampetronic ILD500 hearing loop driver. This provides assisted sound reinforcement for those in the congregation with hearing aids