Clear and consistent sound for Grace Orlando
USA: After 14 years of holding worship services in a part-time space, Grace Orlando church recently opened the doors of a permanent home it can call its own. The Floridian church put consistent coverage for all worshippers as a prime consideration when developing its new home. The music ministry is a vital part of the church’s dynamic and spirited services, with a worship band that includes everything from full drums to guitars and keys to a horn section; subsequently, musical warmth was another must.
‘Full coverage is something we’ve lacked over the past 14 years at our part-time facility,’ comments Pastor Chad Wyatt, who boasts a background in production technology. ‘We wanted everyone to hear the word clearly and feel like the music is totally immersing them in the new space.’
Pastor Wyatt and Gil Parente of AVNew, the church’s long-time audio equipment provider, were keen to test loudspeakers from Canadian manufacturer, Adamson Systems Engineering, based on the brand’s ‘stellar and growing reputation’ within Florida’s worship community. That led them to contact Mainline Marketing, Adamson’s local rep firm.
‘What really sold us on the system is when Mainline led us on a trip to the factory in Canada and we saw how everything was manufactured in house,’ shares Mr Parente. ‘The quality control, the state-of-the-art equipment… That was the kind of company we were looking for – a reputable company with a focus on design and really strong support. Then we heard the system and we were blown away. It was everything we were hoping for in that partnership.’
Grace Orlando opted for an L-R arrayed Adamson S-Series loudspeaker system to cover its 30m wide x 18m deep, 600-seat sanctuary. The system comprises six Adamson S10 two-way, full range line array cabinets per side, with four S119 subwoofers lining the ground in front of the stage. From the church’s leadership to its technical volunteers to its congregants, Pastor Wyatt reports total satisfaction with the new system. ‘It’s just great comment after great comment on how amazing it sounds,’ he says.