[caption id="attachment_44946" align="alignright" width="237" caption="* Photo: Tony Flammia and the WorxAudio loudspeaker system at Grace Church *"][/caption]Cape Coral, FL – April 2013… As a dynamic United Methodist church with four campuses, Grace Church offers its congregation a blend of traditional and contemporary worship services. In an effort to improve the audio quality in its sanctuary, the Cape Coral campus recently completed the installation of a new sound reinforcement system—drawn from the TrueLine catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies.
Cape Coral, FL-based Creative Sound Solutions, LLC, an AV design/build firm that handles audio, video, lighting, and acoustics for the commercial and church markets, was contracted to handle the installation of Grace Church’s new sound system. After careful review of the facility and discussions with church management, Creative Sound Solutions’ owner Tony Flammia ultimately determined that the WorxAudio TrueLine X5i-P “All-In-One” Compact Line Array system made an ideal choice for the project.
“Grace Church offers its congregation both traditional and contemporary worship services,” Flammia explained. “For this reason, it was critically important that the new sound system be equally capable of delivering a high level of speech intelligibility and music reproduction. Featuring moveable seating designed to best accommodate the nature of its various services, the sanctuary measures 100 feet long by 60 feet wide with a Cathedral-type ceiling. The stage / pulpit area faces into the width of the room, so it was extremely important to deploy a loudspeaker system that provided broad horizontal dispersion. This is precisely what ultimately led us to install the TrueLine X5i-P.”
As an all-in-one, powered compact line array system, the WorxAudio TrueLine X5i-P incorporates five modules—each encompassing a medium format, 1-inch exit compression driver coupled to a stabilized proprietary FlatWave Former wave shaping device that delivers clear, penetrating high frequencies over a controlled coverage area. Dual 8-inch cone transducers complement the high frequency components in each of the five modules within the enclosure. With a total of five high frequency drivers and ten bass drivers, the X5i-P delivers a horizontal pattern of 160 degrees and a vertical of 40 degrees.
“We suspended the system using WorxAudio’s X-MiniBeam 5 aluminum installation rigging grid,” says Flammia. “This system is designed expressly for the X5i-P line array and works very nicely—creating a clean, unencumbered appearance. Flown at a height of 18 feet at the bottom of the enclosure, this new system is a dramatic improvement over the church’s previous loudspeaker setup. The WorxAudio X5i-P was an upgrade from a multipoint source system, which had numerous dead spots and sounded thin. The single X5i-P with the built-in DSP amplifier enabled us to cover the entire sanctuary with one box and get a much fuller, far more natural sound.”
Creative Sound Solutions has deployed WorxAudio loudspeaker systems in a number of projects over the years. When queried about his preference for WorxAudio products, Flammia offered the following. “WorxAudio delivers a quality product at a fair price—and with far superior customer support,” he said. “Whenever I have questions, I get right through to someone who understands the products and knows how to get the most from them. This level of support makes all the difference when I’m working on a new project.”
The Grace Church installation took place in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the system was placed into service immediately thereafter. Since that time, Flammia reports the system is performing well. “I’ve received numerous compliments about the new loudspeaker system,” Flammia said. “The X5i-P has a small footprint that doesn’t interfere with line-of-sight considerations, speech intelligibility is excellent, and music sounds big and full. Both church management and members of the congregations have expressed their appreciation of the sound quality. Finally, no matter where you sit, you can understand clearly.”
To learn more about Creative Sound Solutions, LLC, visit the company online at http://creativesoundsolution.com.
About WorxAudio Technologies
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, WorxAudio Technologies has been at the forefront of loudspeaker development for the pro touring and contractor markets for the over 30 years—since 1979. With a comprehensive lineup of more than twenty loudspeaker models that feature integrated rigging hardware for streamlined installation and pack out, WorxAudio products can be found in prestigious facilities worldwide. For additional information, visit the company online at www.worxaudio.com.