With its mission to create environments where identity is realised, authority is revealed, and destiny is engaged, Seattle Revival Centre is a non-denominational house of worship located in King County, Washington. To improve the sound reinforcement capabilities of its sanctuary, the church recently elected to deploy a new sound system. To ensure first-rate speech intelligibility and music reproduction capabilities, loudspeakers from the Event and Action Series catalogues of DAS Audio were installed.
One Pro Audio Video Lighting of Bellevue, WA, a design / build firm servicing the commercial and worship markets in addition to operating live sound production and sales and rental divisions, was contracted to coordinate and deploy Seattle Revival Centre’s new SR system.
Working in close coordination with Quincy Owen Solutions of Lynnwood, WA, a consulting firm servicing both AV integrators and churches, the One Pro Audio Video Lighting team ultimately deployed a sound system consisting of DAS Audio Event-208A 3-way active line array enclosures, Event-218A powered subwoofers, and Action M12A stage monitors. Darren Chilson, owner and CEO of One Pro Audio Video Lighting, discussed the project.
“Seattle Revival Centre’s worship services are both contemporary and charismatic,” Chilson explains. “The sanctuary’s stage spans almost the entire width of the room, which accommodates a good 350 or more people. Seating is moveable, and the ceiling height is 35ft at the room’s centre point.
“The church makes regular use of both a live vocal team and a praise band, so music is a vital component of their services. Vocal clarity was among the key considerations so that everyone would be better able to hear and understand what the pastor was saying. In addition to speech intelligibility, they wanted the loudspeakers to be positioned in such a way so as not to interfere with line-of-sight considerations.”
To address the church’s requirements, the One Pro Audio Video Lighting team flew DAS Event-208A line array elements – four each for the left and right hangs – over the front edges of the stage area. For low frequency support, they also deployed two DAS Event-218A subwoofers. These enclosures are positioned on the floor, with one each at the left and right edges of the front-most stage area. For on-stage monitoring, there are four DAS Action M12A stage monitors, which can be freely positioned depending upon the requirements of any particular service.