The Walla Walla University (WWU) Church is located on the campus of Walla Walla University, a private Christian liberal arts university in College Place, WA and just a few miles from Walla Walla. The all-purpose Fellowship Hall at the Church seats 150 in stage configuration and is used primarily for worship and Sabbath services, receptions, and meetings.
Sound Image (Escondido, CA) received a demo of the NEXO ID at the 2016 InfoComm Show and then sent a few boxes to Daniel Rafuse at Loma Linda University (CA) for his use and to see how really good they sounded. “We knew we could get the output needed from the NEXO ID. It is the perfect size speaker for this application.”
It was Daniel Rafuse who recommended the NEXO ID system to WWU Church. Sound Image and Rafuse, with assistance from Yamaha staff, designed the system using NEXO NS-1 software. Rafuse then completed final tuning and installed the system, with the help of WWU staff.
“With the low ceiling of the room, we needed something that was very small and could tuck up to the ceiling so we wouldn’t lose any head room,” states Brandon Rinas, Design Sales Engineer at Sound Image. “We required a speaker system with good output because WWUC has a contemporary worship service once or twice a week for 100+ college students. We also needed a few different horn patterns to fit within the wide room and wrap-around seating area.”
The ID touring model was used for the install. 4x NEXO ID24 T12060, 2x ID24 T9040, and 1x IDS210-T sub are all powered by a single NEXO NXAMP4X1.* The system is configured as 2x T12060s left and right of the stage for the main front coverage and then 2x TI9040 for the far left and right coverage on the sides of the stage. 2x T12060 boxes are used as delay fills for the back left and right areas of the room. A sub was placed on the floor at the lip of what would be the stage area, moveable when low frequency support is not required.
* ID Series denominations. ID24 cabinet, Touring version, 120 degrees x 60 degrees, 90 degrees x 40 degrees. ID S210-T is a double 10″ subbass cabinet, Touring version.
“The wide range of speaker patterns allowed us to focus the acoustic energy away from the walls and minimize unwanted reflections while still maintaining an even SPL across the seating area,” notes Rafuse. “After exploring all of the options available to us, and given our budget, the ID Series stood above the others when considering configurability, sound quality, physical size, and cost.
“The low profile ID24t has not impacted sight lines at all. The WWU team did an excellent job installing the system. The Pastoral staff and Campus Ministry leaders have been very pleased with the results and excited about the increased potential the space now offers.”
“We are thrilled with our new sound system,” adds Kris Loewen, Pastor for Worship & Communications. “Over the years, this particular space, with its long dimensions and low ceiling, has always been a challenge to serve with amplified sound. The combination of solid volume, low feedback, and minimal visual disruption is perfect.”
PHOTO CREDIT: Caleb Riston
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