From EDM festivals to ministries, Martin Audio has helped facilities in the United States, Ireland and Australia upgrade their sound system to better the service given to the audience.
Lauren Campbell · May 6, 2015
Founded in 1971, Martin Audio has supplied audio touring systems to well-known recording artists such as Pink Floyd. Recently, Martin Audio installed new equipment in three worship facilities in Australia, Ireland and the United States.
They also provide audio equipment to EDM festivals, museums and train stations around the world. Another market they are prominent in is the house of worship market.
Now with their integrity in design, technical excellence and the longevity of their products, worship facilities have turned to Martin Audio to help with their sound systems, which needed an upgrade.
Temple Beth Israel, a synagogue located in Melbourne, Australia, needed a new sound system due to the fact that their original one was too old to keep up with their tech-savvy congregation. They were the first temple in Australia to stream their services.
“They worked with Martin Audio’s Australian distributor to find a system that would fulfill the need for them to have the full-range system in the temple that worked both for the main room and the side room,” JC Costa of Martin Audio says.
A retractable wall separates the two rooms, but is removed when larger services are held such as weddings, state funerals and musical performances. When the wall is removed, it can seat up to 1,100 people.
The OmniLine Micro Line Array, a slim, compact unobtrusive speaker system, was installed in the facility, enhancing the worship experience throughout the Main Synagogue, where worship is typically held, and Slome Hall, where community events take place.
“Temple Beth Israel is one of the more progressive, technical temples in the world,” Costa says. “They needed a system that could work for both rooms and that was slim and unobtrusive.”
With each line array configuration, the best possible coverage pattern was generated and there was a drastic improvement in coverage and consistency across the listening areas of the synagogue.
The facility is primarily interested in spoken word, and was really focused on the clarity of the sound coming through the speakers.