The 85year-old ministry is in its third church building, now with an auditorium that seats 1,400 and an average weekly attendance of over 2,000. Its new Whitemud satellite campus serves a congregation of 250.
Church leaders were determined to install a new system for the main auditorium. Dwayne Plishka, the technical director for the ministry, recommended a NEXO GEO S8 system with six cabinets per side for the main auditorium system, plus four NEXO CD12s and an NX242 processor.
« We wanted a sound image that was as true to the source as possible, and met the physical and acoustical properties of the sanctuary, » states Plishka, who project-managed the install. « The difficulties were the shape of the room and restriction to load capabilities for overhead deployment. The NEXO GEO S8 provided a passive, lightweight system that could be suspended off a single cable, at one single point instead of redesigning the structural points within the auditoriums existing façade. The install was completed in one week, due in part to the accurate prediction of the modeling and the light weight of the system. It’s amazing what we heard; the coherency is so precise. Church leadership immediately noticed a change in the sound. »
At Beulah Ministries’ satellite campus in Whitemud, Allstar installed NEXO PS15 and PS8 loudspeakers and a 4×1 NXAMP. « The Whitemud location is a rental facility that involves a flight of stairs, » adds Plishka. « We not only needed a system that was highly efficient, passive, and would meet the room requirements, but lightweight in order to be packed away in cases and carried up the flight of stairs each week. The PS Series with the built-in processor requires minimal equalization and is an easy set up for the volunteers. »
Beulah’s Worship & Arts Minister, Reverend Terry Lee, confirms that singers and band members are keen to serve » « they’ve been in the pew the week before and heard it sounding really good. This is added encouragement to bring their best because they are being supported and reinforced so well. All in all, the new NEXO system has been an outstanding solution for us. »
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