The CHAPEL ARRAY
Site Specific Solutions
Several church auditoriums have difficult geometry that
limits the choices for proper speaker arrangements. These are usually
long narrow spaces with tall ceilings. Line array systems work well in
these rooms, but the cost is too high to be beneficial for the
Jordan Audio Consultants of Joplin, Missouri teamed up
with Concert Systems of South Bend, Indiana to develop a lower cost but
highly effective solution to this problem. The results were the Chapel
Array. It combines constant directivity horns of different
patterns and a spaced arrangement of woofers to address a long narrow
seating arrangement. The goal was to have a simple to hang system that
provides even coverage without exciting the ceiling or side walls, and
delivers a high level of intelligibility without sacrificing music clarity.
The pictures show three different installations of the
Chapel Array. Each room has differing geometry so each array is
slightly different to best accommodate the need.
The results are superb.
The chapel array requires a digital system processor and
four amplifier channels to properly control and amplifier the system.
The unfinished array viewed from the rear.
in place during testin and calibration
view during calibration
project during a children's production
view of finished project