Fellowship Bible Church upgrades to Danley Sound Labs7 May 2014
Praise for Danley as Audio Video Electronics improves sounds quality in refit at 750-seat sanctuary.
Fellowship Bible Church in Tacoma, Washington started as a gathering of friends in a living room on 7 July, 1977 (7-7-77) and grew over the decades that followed to become a beacon in the community. The church moved into its current 750-seat sanctuary in 1996 and developed an engaging contemporary worship style complete with a small band.
The church members were long dissatisfied by the sound quality in the sanctuary so, with funds available for a refit, looked for the very best sound reinforcement system to replace it. That search took them to Audio Video Electronics, who selected Danley synergy horn loudspeakers and DBH subwoofers to provide beautifully articulate, musical reinforcement with even coverage.
“Their old system was in a pretty sorry state when we first arrived to meet and understand their needs,” said Stefan Svard, president of Audio Video Electronics. “They were most interested in getting a new system that would be consistent; consistent not only in its day-to-day performance, but consistent in its coverage of the seating area. One of the things I really like about Danley is the phase coherency of its designs. It makes for consistent patterns and, perhaps more importantly, remarkably consistent sound quality within that beam.”
The new system is much simpler than the old system. Three Danley SH-50s comprise a centre cluster with a pair of Danley SM-60s providing side fill. A pair of Danley DBH-218 subwoofers generates ample deep bass. Svard used Danley’s modelling software to optimise the positioning and component selection. Three Powersoft Duecanali 3904 amplifiers with integrated DSP power all of the full-range boxes, with a channel to spare for an additional down fill that the church will have funds for in the future.
A single Powersoft K20 with integrated DSP powers both subwoofers. A Midas PRO2 console serves as a flexible, easy-to-use front end. “The whole system is much simpler now,” said Svard. “They have a nice console with a digital snake and a clean rack. Although it’s not complicated, it gives Fellowship Bible Church a lot of punch and room for growth.” In addition to the sound reinforcement system, Audio Video Electronics also gave the church a new Vivitek d6010 6000 lumen projector and a 16×10’ pearlescent Da-Lite snap-screen.