This project was a
combination building expansion and remodel. The church purchased
the alley that separated the main building from the multipurpose facility.
The new construction linked the two together. The multipurpose
gymnasium was reused but with a new stage built to the west through a new
opening in the wall.
The picture of the new
stage is a rough panorama (trouble with the digital camera) but gives
a good idea of the new stage in the old room. New sound, stage
lighting and projection systems really help to advance the worship events
that happen each weekend. The pictures were taken before all the finishing
touches were applied. The churches first event with the new stage and
systems was a major production of "GodSpell".
This project utilizes an
expanded array approach for the main speakers. This allowed us to
better distribute the weight of the speakers more evenly across the roof
structure and to provide excellent coverage side to side in the seating
area. The space between the woofers in the array also helps to maintain a
smoother frequency response in the lower mid range of the spectrum.
The speakers are Concert
Systems LLC custom built boxes -- LDAC 101-63 and LDAC 101-93.
Each enclosure houses two 10" 400 watt woofers and a bi-radial horn
with a 2" throat, 100 watt, compression driver.
The lowest octave of the
music spectrum is further reinforced by a custom built subwoofer, hidden
under the platform.
This project had one of the
tightest budgets JAC has ever experienced. We saved funds wherever
possible, without seriously hindering any of the systems performance.
Some parts will be added in the future as new funds become available.
A few of the cost cutting measures included manual projection screens,
instead of electric, minimal monitor system processing,
and volunteer labor to build the systems supervised by JAC. You
see a few of the volunteers at work. They did a fantastic job with an
The control booths hadn't
been built at the time the photos were taken, but a fully mobile audio
control desk, with heavy duty casters will be coming soon. The
previous control desk will now be used for lighting and video control.
(seen in the back ground.)
The video projectors are
mounted in protective cages, suspended from the ceiling trusses. These use
the standard 1.8:1 ratio lenses. The screens are 8' wide and 6' high.
Two sets of house lighting
were already in place for the multipurpose room. Large mercury
fixtures are used for general purpose lighting. Additional
incandescent fixtures are used for worship and concert events. It is a
The processing and amplifier
rack is mounted in a backstage room. It also functions as the hub and
routing point for the main audio snake. Bill, the
electrician, did one of the best jobs we have ever seen by an electrical
contractor prepping all the conduits and power needs of the system.