Alberto Martinez is the manager of the sound team at the Centro Familiar de Adoración. Some years ago he was in the USA, where he heard a NEXO GEO T system running at full throttle on a concert by Oasis, and was so impressed that he accepted an invitation to a demo in Argentina. Meeting with NEXO’s LatAm team there convinced him that these loudspeakers were the perfect choice for the Asunción church project.
Working closely with NEXO’s specialist installation engineers, the church’s sound team explored all the design configurations thoroughly, not just through software prediction but often by rigging and de-rigging clusters experimentally in different locations.
The large building accommodates most of its congregation on the main floor, but also has two balconies, the largest of which is 70 metres from the stage. The L/R main PA system uses 12-module hangs of GEO T cabinets, flown with 6x GEO SUBs each side and powered by 16x CAMCO Vortex 6, to cover the whole congregation.
On stage, 14x PS10 and 6x PS15 loudspeakers meet all the monitoring needs, providing 10 mixes in all, powered by 5x NEXO NXAMP4x1s. Both FOH and monitor consoles are ILive desks from Allen & Heath.
The system is run on an EtherSound network, using both Cat5 and optical fibre routing, and it can be controlled at six independent points in the venue.
The church’s principal Director, Pastor Emilio Abreu, is delighted with the results achieved by his sound team of Alberto Martinez, Arturo Velazquez Parisi and Martin Martinez. While they enjoy their success, plans are alrealdy afoot to knock down a wall and expand the sanctuary’s capacity to 30,000!
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