Spring Hill Baptist Church (Spring Hill, FL) recently selected a VUE Audiotechnik al-4 compact line array as the centerpiece of a system upgrade within its worship sanctuary.
Working with Atlantic Pro Audio, church leadership identified sound quality, dependability and value as the leading factors in their decision to move ahead with the VUE al-4 after a thorough search and audition process.
“This church took their install very seriously, and was absolutely determined to explore multiple options before making a final call,” explains Atlantic Pro Audio’s Bobbie Bennett. “They sent a total of six people to a demo at our Altamonte Springs location—a two hour drive. After listening to multiple systems from several well known brands, their selection of the VUE al-4 was ultimately unanimous.”
This was one of the very first VUE installations for the team at Atlantic Pro Audio after first hearing the al-4 line array at the 2013 InfoComm show in Orlando, just a few short months after the product’s introduction. Subsequently, the company arranged for a demo system of its own.
“We spent a few days with the al-4 at our facility before showing it to any customers,” says Craig Beyrooti, founder and CEO at Atlantic Pro Audio. “We were impressed by the fullness and warmth of the VUE line array.”
He adds, “It’s clear the VUE designers have experience working the real world. The al-4’s coverage is so well defined and it’s incredibly easy to scale up or down as needed.”
Predictable pattern control was critical for the Spring Hill’s traditionally vocal heavy services. The church’s narrow space, rear balcony, and abundant reflective surfaces demanded tightly defined coverage. What’s more, the room’s architectural elements called for minimal visual impact.
“The al-4’s coverage is so well defined that we were able to do a very discreet center hang consisting of eight boxes,” explained Beyrooti. “The installation and setup went very smoothly. We used nothing more than splay angles to achieve ideal coverage from left to right, front to back, as well as the balcony. And the sound quality of the al-4 is simply amazing.”
A VUE V4 Systems Engine provides power and processing for the al-4 line array, while a pair of VUE-18a powered subwoofers deliver additional low frequency extension. An external delay processor ensures optimized time alignment between the subs and array.
“We are very pleased with the system,” concludes Spring Hill’s Doug Boog. “We love how compact the system is and how great it sounds. It’s exactly the combination we were hoping for.”