Harman components specified for house of worship audio upgrade23 November 2015
Harman Professional Solution’s JBL, Crown and BSS Audio components make up the audio system installed into the Full Gospel Holy Temple to improve intelligibility throughout the church. The congregation’s technical director, Chris Black, worked closely with E2i Design and Skylark AV to select the right solution.
Black said: “We wanted every seat in the house to feel as close to the sound as the front row.” Black describes the church as a high-energy ministry, one that transitions rapidly from traditional to contemporary worship in services that feature a nine-person Praise and Worship team and a choir with more than 100 members.
More than 45 Harman components were chosen for their ability to handle those transitions and to convey the energy of worship that’s the hallmark of Full Gospel Holy Temple. The installation includes 12 JBL VTX V25-II line arrays in two hangs of six, eight JBL S28 subwoofers in two hangs of four, seven JBL F15 stage monitors, three JBL AM7212s 2-way high-power loudspeakers and two JBL PD6200 loudspeakers. The loudspeakers are powered by eight Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD, four Crown I-Tech 12000HD and two Crown DCi 2|600 amplifiers. A BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-806 signal processor works within a Dante network.
Black said that one of the main benefits of having a complete system solution from a single manufacturer is peace of mind. “The one thing that has to happen for me, service in and service out, is good sound,” he said. “People are forgiving once, twice, maybe even three times, but if you can’t keep things sounding consistent and make each service enjoyable, everyone eventually becomes an audio expert.”
In addition to sound quality, there were other factors that drew Black to the Harman solution. “We heard some great systems, but at the end of the day, it was all about how we were going to be supported over the long haul,” he said. “Is the manufacturer going to stand behind their products? Will we feel comfortable partnering with them in the future?”
Dave McKinney, Vice President, hospitality commented: “It is becoming increasingly important to have the ability to deliver complete systems in many markets, including House of Worship. We are deeply committed to helping this market better serve its worshippers through complete system solutions that not only work well together, but are also easy to install, maintain and operate.”