MMS worked with architects, local engineers and contractors to ensure the building was built to the specifications and standards set by Palm Valley Church. The timeline was demanding, in order to achieve the desired results with the added challenge of making sure that structural steel, power, and acoustics were all positioned precisely so that the new systems would work as designed.
Mankin Media Systems Projects Director, Stephen Roberts, said, “Church attendance was exploding, and they were confident in their leap to a new building in order to gain more seating capacity. What they described to us, though, was a mission to not just gain seating capacity but to build a facility designed to engage audiences for miles around.” The service is contemporary worship with acoustic drums, electric guitars, bass, keys, acoustic guitars, piano and vocal team.”
With great attention to the needs of the church, MMS recommended a NEXO GEO S12 line array system to gain the coverage required for this size of church. “MMS was able to demo the NEXO S12 system for the client, and they loved what they heard, and the price point,” says Roberts.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. provided hands-on time with the system before the church had to make decisions, which allowed them to get really comfortable with the gear and the people who would be supporting it. The client was able to hear other speaker systems in area churches but did not hear anything that made an impression like the NEXO system. “The sonic performance of the NEXO products made them the best fit,” adds Roberts.
The complete NEXO system includes 12x GEO S1210 boxes, an RS15 sub, one NXAMP 4×1, 2x NXAMP 4x4s, and 6x PS8 stage wedges. Typically, the system is run by volunteers, and were fully trained by MMS.
Ben Mankin, President of Mankin Media Systems, stated, “We are so pleased that the new building at Palm Valley Church not only meets the current technical needs of the church today, but is also structurally designed to help meet future needs.”