Seattle-based Hi-Tech Sound & Lighting designed and installed the church's new system. Hi-Tech owner Vasyl Mulyarchuk demoed VIO early in the church's planning process, after which the church chose it as an ideal system for their new sanctuary.
The new system consists of left, center and right line array hangs, with each comprised of six dBTechnologies VIO L210 boxes, as part of a two-way active system. Other aspects to the system include three DVA S10DP subwoofers, adding low-frequency support, along with two Ingenia IG2Ts (two-way vertical speakers) that provide side fill at stage left and right. In addition, serving as monitors are six DVX dBTechnologies DM12 TH, with four being ceiling-mounted for the choir. Five LVX 10 two-way loudspeakers cover the balcony and four LVX 8 loudspeakers provide under-balcony fill. Additional LVX 8 loudspeakers serve to cover the hallways and entry areas of the church.
All loudspeakers are self-powered, with Mulyarchuk using dBTechnologies RDNet software for system setup, commissioning and operational control. Hi-Tech also provided audio systems throughout the rest of the church, including classrooms and meeting spaces.
Mulyarchuk said that the dBTechnologies VIO system provides even coverage throughout the church, with excellent voice intelligibility and great sound quality for the church’s music service with its large choir. He added that the system was easy to install, in large part because of dBTechnologies’ well-designed rigging system.
When the church held its grand opening on March 10, Mulyarchuk also noted that many people complemented him on the audio quality, adding that “Everyone loves the system."