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"Helping You Sound Your Best"

Bethel   Lutheran Church

Morton, Illinois

This congregation bursting at the seems for many years. The new facility will hopefully fit them for a decade or more. The dedicated worship space has platform space to accommodate both their traditional and contemporary styles of worship. 

BLDD of Normal, IL were the architects. PJ Hoerr of Normal IL served as the construction company. Jordan Audio Consultants of Joplin, MO completed the necessary engineering and wrote the AV specifications.  Thompson Electronics was the winning AV contractor. They did an excellent job. 


The large sanctuary with a balcony for future growth was styled the churches cooperative worship styles. As a space for organ and choir the acoustics needed to be lively but for a contemporary worship, the acoustics needed to be tame to all the percussive music to live comfortably. A great deal of detail was placed upon wall treatments and angles.


The main audio system includes an array of two Concert Systems LLC LDAC speakers with 3 woofers and a single bi-radial horn with 2" throat compression driver. These custom speaker along with the extensive acoustic treatments allow all styles of music to be amplified and complement the style without being either domineering or blurred.

Much of the electronics in the system were reused from the previous facility.  New amplifiers and processing was added for use with the new main system. 

The video projection system is a powerful with a pair of 8000 lumen, 1000:1 contrast ratio LCD projector was installed to fill permanent 16:9 ratio projection screens.


































































Chancel during construction with Concert Systems LLC   LDAC  speakers hung overhead.

Control Booth surrounded by protected furniture.

Most of the electronics were reused from the existing building. Sometimes it is hard to be systematic with mis-matched gear.

View to the balcony. The video monitor is for those on the platform. Notice the hidden projector cavities on either side of the monitor.

Vents were place along the front of the balcony to allow the un-used space to function as a bass trap.

The back stage amplifier/processing rack with both the new and existing gear.

The stage left side holds the piano, organ and choir.  The stage right side holds the worship band.

The fabric covered wall space above the projection screens hold the organ speakers and sub woofers.