A new gymnasium that serves as a multi-purpose space at the Bible Baptist Church in DeQuincy, LA had systems integrator Advanced Audio Video Technologies recently installing an audio system headed by JBL VP Series loudspeakers.
The 75-year-old Bible Baptist Church began renovations in 2007 and now contains a main sanctuary, multiple classrooms, a workout room and an upstairs café, which overlooks the new gymnasium, which hosts sporting events as well as concerts and community functions.
Advanced Audio Video Technologies installed a combination of three JBL VPSB7118DP-CN, two VP7212/64DP-CN, and one VP7315/64DP-CN powered loudspeakers in the gymnasium. Four JBL MRX512M loudspeakers were added for stage monitors, driven by Crown Audio XTi 1000 power amplifiers.
In addition, seven pairs of JBL Control 2PS loudspeakers are utilized for AV presentations and lessons in several classrooms.
“The JBL VP series loudspeakers were chosen because they are self-powered, and provided an easy-to-install solution while providing great coverage,” states Ethan Miller, owner of Advanced Audio Video Technologies. “Early on in the design phase, it was requested that the audio system take up as little space as possible. Considering the price range and how much a non-powered speaker would be with the addition of amplifiers and cables, it just made sense. It also allowed everything to be hung, out of the way so it did not take up any space.”
Miller continues, “With the ability to use a digital snake with one Cat-5 cable, it made the whole system digital and allowed for multiple inputs in different ways. The ability of the VP Series and included DSP settings to set delays, limiters and crossovers the way the church wanted was a big selling point. We programmed the system and locked it so they would not have any issues.”
A variety of members with little to no audio background use the sound system on a daily basis for music, video, and learning. “Everything connects well to the audio system in the gym and nobody has any problems using it for their own needs,” says Miller. “It’s great to see everybody excited to use the system in different ways, and to expand the learning and involvement that is taking place at the church.”