CSD of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed a design/build project for the new Northwest Campus of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis.
A major undertaking, the 3,000-seat contemporary gospel northwest campus features a choir, band, praise team and for most sermons, has 120 members located on the stage. The audio system serving the facility includes NEXO GEO S12 line arrays - specifically 14 GEO S1210s and 27 GEO S1230sm all in white.
The system also incorporates a Yamaha PM5D-RH digital audio console at front of house, and a Yamaha M7CL-48 for monitors.
“We always stay on top of new products from manufacturers, and since CSD and Eastern Star Church were looking for a high-output yet small-format speaker system that could keep up with the high-energy worship style of the church, we knew the NEXO system would be a perfect fit,” says Doug Hood, owner/president of CSD.
Hood notes that Yamaha consoles were chosen for this location, as was the case with the first two Eastern Star Church campuses, with console familiarity by church staff members playing a large part.
“Another deciding factor for us was the similarity in the M7CL experience as compared to the PM5D. We felt it was important for volunteers to be able to move from monitors to FOH with as little change as possible,” he adds.
Additional audio system components include 12 NEXO PS15s and four PS10s, NEXO Alpha Subs, eight 4x4 NXAMPs, and one 4x1 NXAMP. CSD also installed DLP 10K Digital Projectors, a Panasonic PTZ Cam System, and ETC and Leprecon lighting systems.
Two Yamaha P3500S amplifiers, two P7000S amps, Aviom personal mixing and digital snake, and WorxAudio Techologies loudspeakers are used in perimeter rooms.
The church began its history in 1920 with a congregation of 12, and now, three campuses later, has grown to a congregation of over 25,000. The new location was required to fill the need for a larger worship space to accommodate the growing congregation. It also provides a presence for Eastern Star Church on the west side of the city.