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Meyer sounds good in Texan church

A Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system has been installed in the new 950-seat auditorium of Church on the Rock in Lubbock, Texas, US.

The church reports that the new MINA line array system is helping to break down separation between worship leaders and the congregation, bringing a greater sense of unity and participation to services.

Texan firm, Lubbock Sight, Sound and Security, handled system integration, with owner Alan Rich consulting on design and handling project management.

The team opted to install two arrays comprised of nine MINA loudspeakers each for left and right of the central stage. Seven UPJunior-XP 48 V VariO loudspeakers were deployed as front fills, while six 500-HP subwoofers were flown in a cardioid configuration. System drive and optimisation is from a Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 616 processor.

“Compared to the system in our old sanctuary, the MINAs are much more intelligible,” commented Michael Koontz, technical director for Church on the Rock.

“You feel much more engaged with the singers and musicians, like you’re right there with them,” he continued. “It’s no longer a passive experience—you feel actively involved.”

The system at Church on the Rock also incorporates a new Behringer X32 digital mixing console; 11 Behringer Powerplay 16 P16-M digital personal mixers, including six extended with Shure wireless IEMs; and six channels of Shure wireless microphone systems. This includes one beltpack equipped with a Countryman lavalier mic for the senior pastor.