The Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Devonport shares in the history of the North Shore. This historic native-kauri timber Gothic building boasts intricate carving and magnificent stained glass windows. Recently, Videopro took on the responsibility of upgrading the sound system throughout the church. Videopro’s brief was to try and achieve uniform coverage of speech throughout the church while also having a system appropriate for the church band. The aesthetics of the building was also a large consideration, the parishioners wanted an inconspicuous audio system and the band wanted large PA speakers.
Videopro and Jands worked together to design the best audio system for the parish’s needs. The JBL VRX range of speakers was specified for their intelligibility, range and compact size. The VRX are a constant curvature array speaker so it was possible to gain shade the array to have very consistent front to back coverage as well as very even horizontal coverage. The venue was EASE modelled to make sure the VRX would perform as suspected and to reassure the customer that the system would perform to their expectations. The compact size of the VRX speakers ended up being a nice balance between the band and speech coverage requirements.
For this installation Videopro used the following equipment: 3 x VRX928LA2 way 8” loudspeakers, 1 x VRX915S15” bass reflex subwoofer, 1 x driverack260and 1 x Soundcraft LX7ii 24channel mixing console. The building is heritage listed so the centre cluster array was hung using a custom bracket made by CP Solutions which clamps around the beams so that no penetration was made in the woodwork. The parish’s Technical Support person Steve Smith comments “We have a big event last night and I spent an hour before hand with the music team running various songs and we had so many compliments after the session. One elderly lady said it was the first time in many years that she could hear every word from the band and the Vicar. Thank you both of your hard work and patience in getting this in and really looking forward to completing phase 2.”