« Budget was a big issue since the church wanted the quality of a high-powered touring system, but at a cost-effective price point, » states Gwin Edwards, President, American Audio, Inc. « After hearing a NEXO demo at last year’s InfoComm exhibition, we were sold on the quality, especially at its price point. « Once we submitted our initial design to NEXO and Yamaha engineers, we proposed the GEO S12 system to the church instead of a higher-priced system by an another manufacturer. »
4x S1210 and 2x S1230 cabinets are used in each of the three arrays for LCR coverage. A NEXO PS10-R2 cabinet was added to each side array for use in outside seating coverage from the opposite array. This signal is processed using a cross-matrix and multiple delay system to minimize timing inconsistencies.
« The final results were exactly as the NEXO prediction software said the system would work, » says Edwards. « With all of our years of experience, we have never had this level of prediction accuracy and quality from a system like we obtained with the GEO S12. » A NEXO NX242ES processor is also used along with a BSS processor. « The church is very impressed with the quality, power, and clarity of the NEXO GEO S12 line arrays. »
« In a typical week, we have at least three vocalists, drums, bass and electric guitar, keyboards and piano, along with an acoustic instrument, » states Beau Miles, aCross Generation Technical Director. « Occasionally, we have a violinist and/or a percussionist. The big challenge, though, isn’t just the instruments but the bands. We have five of them, ranging in all different styles. The NEXO boxes allow the versatility for any sound we throw at them to sound wonderful whether it be Rock, Folk, Funk, Contemporary Christian music, etc. Our sound guys have moved from mixing in the back of a gym to mixing in a 1,500 seat auditorium, » Miles adds. « It’s been an easy transition, and a full and richer worship experience. »
« Working with American Audio was a great pleasure, » adds Miles. « They listened to the desires of the church and met and exceeded all expectations. The attention to detail makes the company one of the best! The bands and congregation have been blown away. We have to tell our bands there is no where to hide in this system; if you hit a wrong note, it will be heard.’ After our first service one of our bandleaders came and told me the bar has been raised and that it was professional quality sound.’ The clarity and fullness of the system is unbelievable. The congregation has been able to worship freely without straining to hear or understand our Pastors and Leaders. The system makes my job easy. I don’t have to worry about failures, and can focus on the Sunday service instead of having to worry about the reliability of the system! »
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