The sanctuary of the Heilig Hart (Sacred Heart) Church in Boom, just south of Antwerp in Belgium, has recently upgraded to Community Professional loudspeakers in a project installed by communication and integration specialist Zelzate-based Tevean nv.
With capacity for up to 700 people and contemporary architecture, the large open space required good pattern control loudspeakers to avoid the reflective surfaces in the highly reverberant environment.
Community ENTASYS column line arrays were chosen for their wide horizontal and narrow vertical dispersion. As the system is used for music and small concerts, in addition to its prime function of speech reinforcement, compact dual 12-inch Community VLF212 subwoofers were also incorporated to extend the low frequency and add powerful bass performance.
Providing flexibility with simple control, Tevean installed a Symetrix Solus 8 open architecture 8x8 DSP with control via a Symetrix ARC-2e menu-driven wall panel remote. A variety of Clockaudio and MIPRO ACT-5 wireless microphones meet the fixed and portable requirements of the church.
Mario Clabots, managing director of the equipment supplier, M-Pro, comments, “The client and visitors are very pleased with the excellent audio quality, wide coverage and sound levels the system provides. It achieves very high intelligibility right to the back of the church and delivers the ideal solution for both speech and music.”