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Greensboro, NC – February 2008… When officials at Christian Heritage Church decided it was time to upgrade their aging sound reinforcement system, they insisted on two prerequisites: (1) the system had to present a clean, unencumbered visual design, and (2) it should have wide enough dispersion to cover the entire sanctuary. The system that ultimately met their criteria draws from products in the TrueLine and Wave Series catalogs of WorxAudio Technologies and includes one of the company‘s newest offerings–the TrueLine M80X5-P Install Line Array.

Led by Senior Pastor Stephen D. Phillips, Christian Heritage Church contracted the services of Orangeburg, SC-based Templeton Sound Systems to oversee the facility upgrade. Templeton Sound is a design/build firm that specializes in the design and installation of sound, video recording/projection, and stage lighting systems.

As a Pentecostal house of worship, music plays a vital role in Christian Heritage Church‘s worship services. With a sizeable praise band and a choir consisting of approximately 100 voices, the church required a system that could provide high intelligibility of dialog and also support a vibrant, live music program. After careful review, the church ultimately selected WorxAudio Technologies‘ new TrueLine M80X5-P Install Line Array, supplemented with a TrueLine TL.218SS-P subwoofer, a TrueLine M80i-P compact line array module, plus a pair of WaveSeries 8M floor monitors.

According to Michael W. Templeton, President of Templeton Sound, “After meeting with church management to ascertain their requirements, I scheduled an on-site demonstration of the WorxAudio M80X5-P. This is a relatively new product, so I coordinated the demonstration with WorxAudio‘s president, Hugh Sarvis. Being a loudspeaker system that incorporates five compact line array elements within a single enclosure, I felt theM80X5-P would be a good choice, as the church didn‘t want the aesthetics of the room visually disturbed by multiple loudspeaker boxes. Hugh and I conducted the demonstration together and, based upon what they heard, church officials decided the M80X5-P was, indeed, the right way to go.”

The Templeton Sound installation crew flew the M80X5-P loudspeaker cluster front and center over the stage at a height of 20 feet. The cluster is flown using custom designed flyware that enables the user to easily array the system to the desired coverage area. Utilizing a single industry-standard schedule 40 pipe for the loudspeaker array‘s suspension, the system incorporates a series of notches that enables the cluster to be angled as desired. Supporting the flown loudspeaker cluster with plenty of low frequency “oomph” is a single WorxAudio Technologies TL.218SS-P sub bass enclosure– recessed beneath the stage front and center, and aligned with M80X5-P overhead.

“WorxAudio‘s new M80X5-P is a tremendous loudspeaker system,” notes Templeton. “This particular space is approximately 80 feet deep, and the room is fan-shaped with the widest part of the sanctuary measuring roughly 120 feet wide. The M80X5-P has an extremely broad 150-degree horizontal dispersion pattern, so it throws very wide. There‘s nothing else out there that will throw over that wide an area. For this room, which has a seating capacity of roughly 600 – 700 worshippers, there‘s nothing else remotely like it. Coupled with the TL.218SS-P subwoofer, this is a very potent system with plenty of low end response.”

To provide a suitable monitor system for the church‘s 100-voice choir, Templeton and his crew installed another recently introduced WorxAudio Technologies loudspeaker system–the M80i-P. The M80i-P is a two-way, high efficiency, compact line array module that incorporates a medium format, 1-inch exit compression driver coupled to a stabilized proprietary FlatWave™ Former (wave shaping device). Dual 8-inch cone transducers are utilized for the mid and low frequencies. The system is mounted directly to the rear of the M80X5-P loudspeaker cluster and angled down at the choir. Hence, it is not visible to the congregation.

There are two WorxAudio Technologies WaveSeries 8M loudspeakers–positioned on each side of the pulpit– that are used as floor monitors. Suitable for use as floor monitors, front fill loudspeakers, or “speakers on a stick” for portable PA applications, the Wave Series 8M is a two-way, high efficiency, passive loudspeaker. Designed as a compact high performance system for the reproduction of speech and music program material, the 8M has a one-inch exit compression driver coupled to a 75 X 75 degree wooden waveguide horn reproducing high frequencies, and an 8-inch cone transducer in a tuned enclosure for the low frequencies.

“From the congregation‘s viewpoint, one sees a single loudspeaker cluster over the stage and the compact floor monitors on each side of the pulpit,” said Templeton. The black loudspeaker cluster blends seamlessly into the room, as the exposed beam ceiling is a dark brown. Since the M80i-P is mounted on the rear of the flown line array, it‘s virtually out of sight.”

With their new sound reinforcement system fully operation since October, Christian Heritage Pastor Stephen Phillips offered this assessment of the church‘s new sound system, “We are very pleased with the sound quality and the level of service we’ve received throughout the process.” Similarly, Matt Spivey, the church‘s sound technician says, “We’re blown away by the sound quality and the coverage the new system provides. Our room is very wide and shallow, which creates several obstacles. The WorxAudio M80X5-P provides equal coverage throughout the room from a single source. Front row or far corner, it all sounds great, and nothing that we listened to came close to this system.”

For additional information about Templeton Sound Systems, contact the company at www.templetonsound.com.

About WorxAudio Technologies
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, WorxAudio Technologies has been at the forefront of loudspeaker development for the pro touring and contractor markets for the past twenty-nine years–since 1979. With a comprehensive lineup of more than twenty loudspeaker models that feature integrated rigging hardware for streamlined installation and pack out, WorxAudio products can be found in prestigious facilities worldwide. For additional information, visit the company online at www.worxaudio.com.


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