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Belfast bound: JBL VRX system for Presbyterian church

test 26 November 2008

When it came to selecting a suitable configuration for the main central cluster, church multimedia co-ordinator Philip McCallum remarked that “the priority was to get a good, off-the-shelf system with high SPL, which could also handle a concert-type environment. The JBL system meets all the criteria.”

The main, centrally-hung line array is formed from four VRX 932LAs and a single floor-mounted VRX918S sub, backed up by two JBL MS28 dual 6in speakers for infill (and four JRX112 stage monitors). The main array is powered by a Crown IT4000 amplifier, with CDi 850W pro amplifiers assigned to the rest of the system.

In addition to the JBL and Crown components, Harman Pro dealer Leisuretec also supplied a BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU16 (for DSP), plus a pair of 32-channel Soundcraft LX7ii consoles – one for FOH live mixing and the other as a recording mixer – and a pair of AKG C747s for the lectern.

VSI also provided twin 3m projection screens, with full camera, playback, video processing, scaling and relay systems for in-house recording. In addition, Peter Lloyd of Lloyd Acoustics was enlisted to help resolve some of the trickier acoustical issues.

Project manager Dennis Melville commented: “It’s been a good job for us and the nice thing about the line array is that it’s extremely discreet – it’s physically small, making it ideal for church work.”

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