NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, May 14, 2008 â€” In a display of the versatility and pattern control capability of JBL Professionalâ€™s loudspeaker lineup, Yake Engineered Systems of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada recently chose to install JBLâ€™s PD (Precision Directivity) Series loudspeakers into a new sound system at the Lakeside Church in Guelph. The project was part of an overall expansion to accommodate a congregation of approximately 1,200 people–three times its original size.
Lakeside Churchâ€™s new setup includes four separate worship areas, all receiving the same message from the new main sanctuary. Besides the main sanctuary, the church features a youth worship space, a smaller traditional worship space for adults, as well as a cafÃ©/lounge environment. The service is delivered through JBL products in each of the spaces.
One of the primary challenges faced in the design of the main sanctuary was high reflectivity from the walls, requiring loudspeakers with excellent pattern control to minimize splash onto the side walls. PD Precision Directivity Seriesâ€™ large 24â€? x 24â€? rotatable horns made them a natural choice for this project. The main sanctuary system features main and delay split clusters, each containing three JBL PD5212/64 loudspeakers. Two JBL SRX728S subwoofers provide low-frequency output, while eight JBL JRX112M loudspeakers serve as stage monitors. Additionally, Crown CTs and XTi amplifiers power the system, which also features BSS Soundweb, dbx DriveRack processing and AKG microphones.
Specializing in design and installation for houses of worship, Yake Engineered Systems has installed JBL loudspeakers in numerous churches throughout Ontario. For the Lakeside Church project, company Owner David Yake took his past experience with the PD Series loudspeakers into account when designing the system. â€œBefore we recommended the system, we performed EASE modeling of the space to show why the JBL PD series loudspeakers would work best,â€? Yake said. â€œBecause the room was mostly concrete with no acoustical treatment, we needed a highly directional box that didnâ€™t spill onto the walls or the ceiling.â€?
Since the completion of the project, the system has exceeded the churchâ€™s expectations. â€œEveryone is really happy with the sound,â€? Yake said, â€œand the presence of JBL loudspeakers throughout the different areas of the church ensures that members of the congregation will have clear audio regardless of where they are.â€?
For more information on Yake Engineered Systems, please visit www.yakesystems.com or call 519-621-2300.
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Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is the worldâ€™s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring sound, commercial sound and contracting applications. JBL Professional is part of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies. For complete product and company information, go to the JBL Professional website at www.jblpro.com.
About the Harman Pro Group:
Headquartered in Northridge, California, the Harman Pro Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets. The Company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: HAR. Harman Pro Group companies include AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, dbx, Crown International, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer.
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