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Church Nets New KV2 System

Pros find an audio answer for a wide but shallow hall.

Oftringen, Switzerland (April 18, 2019)—ICF Mittelland, a contemporary, non-denominational church in Oftringen, is housed in the 350-seat Celebration Hall at the You Event Center. Aiming to cover the congregation better, the church recently upgraded its audio system to a full KV2 system supplied by Swiss Pro AV and lighting specialists, Plusmusic AG.

Revitalizing a Reverberant Chapel’s Sound

The main challenge for the new audio system was to provide optimal sound for a wide, yet not very deep hall. Part of that was accomplished with placing acoustic panels on the ceiling and walls, but a demo of KV2 equipment in the Hall convinced ICF Mittelland’s technical manager, Patric Neeser, and his team to go with a KV2 point source system.

Plusmusic ultimately provided a pair of wide dispersion SL412s driven by an SL3000 amplifier for the main PA system, supplemented by a pair of VHD2.18J subwoofers powered by a VHD3200. Depending on the event, two EX6 full-range speakers and an ESD5 center speaker are used for stage monitoring/fill.

“The sound quality is truly remarkable,” said Neeser. “The wide dispersion of the SL412 system is perfect for the shape of our venue. It’s a difficult area to cover from an acoustic point of view, being very wide and shallow, but we have managed to achieve smooth and even coverage across the whole area.”

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