Mountain Springs Church in Colorado Springs, which offers contemporary worship services, recently upgraded its sound system with D.A.S. Audio Covert Series loudspeakers. The project was handled by Colorado Springs-based Sight and Sound Technologies, a design/build firm that assists churches and organizations excel in the areas of sound, lighting and video.
Kris Johnson, the company’s COO, was involved in all aspects of the project, and chose to implement D.A.S. Audio Convert 15A powered loudspeakers combined with SX-218A powered subwoofers. “Mountain Springs Church is a non-denominational church with contemporary services,” he notes. “The general seating area in the sanctuary measures 100 feet wide and 100 feet deep, with a ceiling height of 28 feet. With its removable seating for 800, the church accommodates roughly 3,500 worshippers over the course of multiple services.
“Music assumes a vital role in every service,” Johnson continues. “The church needed a cost effective solution for their aging sound system and it was very important that the new loudspeaker setup be capable of high SPL output. Being able to monitor and adjust the speakers using D.A.S. Audio’s DASnet monitoring and control software was also a key factor in our selection of the D.A.S. equipment. Ultimately, our goal was to achieve rock concert sound, particularly for use during youth services that happen every Wednesday evening.”
To address this requirement of the space, Johnson deployed three D.A.S. Audio Convert 15A multi-function loudspeakers, flown horizontally in a L-C-R configuration. The horizontal and vertical dispersion characteristics of these loudspeakers can be “converted” to address the specific requirements of many applications via proprietary Digitally Convertible Dispersion technology.
For low-frequency support, the Sight and Sound Technologies team placed three D.A.S. SX-218A sub bass enclosures on the ground under the front edge of the stage. The D.A.S. SX-218A employs two D.A.S. 18SXN high performance transducers in a front loaded bass-reflex enclosure.
“We chose the Convert 15A loudspeakers for their 90 x 40 degree point source dispersion pattern, high SPL capability, and their ability to be controlled via the company’s DASnet software,” Johnson says. “With DASnet, we have the ability to provide control over various parameters of each individual enclosure, such as defining zones.”
In addition to the versatility offered by the loudspeakers and control software, Johnson was also impressed with the company’s customer and technical support services. “The team at D.A.S. Audio of America is amazing,” he said. “Everyone has been incredibly helpful. They provided a wealth of product information and support in a timely manner. It was a pleasure to work with a company this responsive to its customers.”
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