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Church Converts a Cineplex Into a Powerful Sounding Contemporary Worship Center

Church Converts a Cineplex Into a Powerful Sounding Contemporary Worship Center

The high-energy services at New Beginnings are complete with a full band and plenty of vocalists and benefit from the simple, but tremendously powerful Danley Sound Labs products.

Because New Beginnings in Bedford, TX was experiencing a lot of growth to their services, a 10-screen Cineplex was bought and then converted into a sanctuary that helps serve contemporary worship for their congregants. Thanks to Danley Sound Labs, their high-energy services are heard through the loudspeakers.

"It's a big space, and we needed to fill it with musical, intelligible sound," said McLeod. "Clarity is everything, and Danley has a proven record of delivering products that are well-articulated and powerful. We gave them a left-center-right system that would convey all of the excitement and invite all of the immersion that their energetic services deserved."

At the front end, two Yamaha CL5 consoles paired with two Yamaha RIO stage boxes provide sophisticated control of New Beginnings' nuanced stage setup. A third CL5 allows for separate broadcast mixes. A Symetrix Radius 12x8 DSP with an ARC-2e for scene selection condition the inputs and allow for different input counts. Four Danley DSLA 4.5 and three DSLA 6.5 dual-channel amplifiers power the system with reliability, fidelity and plenty of muscle.

The choice and arrangement of Danley loudspeakers and subwoofers is characterized both by its simplicity and by its tremendous horsepower. Two Danley SH-96 loudspeakers form the left and right elements of the system, and a close-packed pair of Danley SH-46s forms the center channel. Two additional SH-96s provide delays for the wings of the sanctuary and four beefy Danley TH-115 subwoofers convey high-fidelity bass from beneath the stage.

"Danley is well-known for making very honest, clear loudspeakers and subs," said McLeod. "They're clean, affordable and great-sounding, and they don't require a lot of signal processing voodoo to sound right. Danley's simple design concept, paired with the right components, the right enclosures and a great passive crossover, made for a simple point-and-shoot installation. A line array wouldn't have worked at New Beginnings because there's not enough ceiling height."

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