When church leaders at Silver Spring’s Global Mission church engaged Genesis Technology to design and install a system to replace their out of date audio infrastructure, Michael Yoo, Genesis’ Senior System Engineer, never considered using any amplifier brand apart from Lab.gruppen.
“Before starting Genesis, I spent five years as a touring engineer for a gospel group called Jong Ho Park, and we always used Lab.gruppen amps. That’s how I came to know the brand and since then I’ve come to prefer Lab.gruppen over other products,” he explains.
That preference is shared by Global Mission’s worship leader, who had also used Lab.gruppen amplifiers in the past and wanted to ensure the Global Mission system utilize only top of the line components.
Installed during a comprehensive renovation of the church’s sanctuary, the system is used primarily for reinforcement of live music and is comprised of one Lab.gruppen FP 10000Q amp driving the facility’s EAW KF695z mains, and one FP6000Q powering their EAW 129z stage monitors.
Since the establishment of the first Global Mission Church in Silver Spring, MD over forty-years ago the church has expanded its ministry substantially. By far the largest congregation –numbering over 30,000 – worships at a Global Mission mega church in a suburb of Seoul, Korea.
While the Silver Spring facility is smaller, the roughly 450-capacity sanctuary is still home to some 4,000 worshippers, requiring multiple services, that range from extremely traditional to decidedly contemporary, to be conducted each Sunday.
Consequently, Yoo’s main concern was providing ample power without using any more physical real estate than necessary.
“There’s actually is no amp room and very limited rack space at FOH, so Lab.gruppen was the obvious choice, not only because they’re compact and powerful, but because Global Mission’s worship leader just loves the way they sound.”
Founded in 2007, Genesis Technology, LLC is a full service event production and design/install company specializing in custom installation and system integration of audio, video and lighting systems for a wide ranging global client base.