Calvary Church is one of a new generation of worship facilities, with young and vibrant leadership and a congregation inspired by the power of music. The church’s music team has long delivered a powerful accompaniment to their services, with a gentle, melodic touch and just enough rock and roll to give it a compelling edge.
With the church’s sound system growing a bit long in the tooth, the church elders approached Central Pennsylvania-based A2B Media to design and implement a new audio system worthy of the church’s music, musicians, and message. As A2B Media founder Alex Beitzel explains, the choice of DAS Audio for the venue’s sound system was an obvious one.
“The sanctuary itself is pretty wide, and we needed a system that could deliver even coverage and consistent SPL across the entire seating area,” Beitzel reports. “We’ve had great experience with the
series in particular, and we were confident it was the right system for this space.”
The system is based around left and right arrays of seven DAS Audio Artec 320 two-way dual 10-inch cabinets per side, augmented by four ARTEC 306 cabinets and a pair of ARTEC 326 two-way systems to cover front and side seating. A single DAS Audio ARTEC 310.64 compact two-way cabinet completes the system and assures consistent coverage to every seat in the house. Ashly amplification powers the system, with Danley DSP providing system drive and processing.
Outside at the church’s entry, five DAS Audio ARCO 24T compact, weather-resistant two-way systems welcome congregants, and along with four more ARCO 4T systems they provide music and sermons outside the main sanctuary building.
Osi Emeribenini, the church’s Technical Director, reports that feedback from both parishioners and church staff has been overwhelming. “We’ve had people coming up to us after the service, telling us how great the music sounds, and how they can hear the sermons so much more clearly now. It’s really been a night and day difference.”
“We were able to replace Calvary’s aging, patchwork system with a DAS Audio system that looks and sounds amazing,” offers Beitzel. “It’s really a win for the church and for the congregation.”