Chicago Tabernacle on the city’s north side, which offers an array of ministries to engage every group within its worship community, with a central component to that engagement being music and creative arts, recently implemented Adamson Systems Engineering I-Series loudspeakers as part of a substantial tech upgrade project.
With expansion ever in motion and multiple newly-constructed ministry spaces requiring individual AV systems, church leaders reached out to the team at Bensenville, IL-based integration firm Assembly Production to reallocate the production technologies from the main auditorium to adjacent spaces and replace them with new audio, video and lighting systems.
“Adamson has a reputation for delivering the best audio quality in the world, and the ability to handle high SPL content with outstanding fidelity, all at a competitive price point,” explains Assembly Production CEO Tommy Toledo.
Specifically, the new auditorium system consists of two main flown arrays of compact IS10 two-way, full-range cabinets below three complementary IS119 subwoofers in per side, with the polarity inverted on the middle sub in each array. A center array is comprised of three compact IS7 full-range enclosures, with dual IS219 subs on the ground for added low-end impact as needed.
Further, six Adamson M12 wedges can be deployed for stage monitoring and four IS7p point-source cabinets are flown overhead as choir fills. Controlling the rig is an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 digital mix system at front of house.
“Our Adamson system gives us incredible sound quality, which is so vital to engaging our community through our music ministries and other special events, and the Allen & Heath consoles mean anyone can take advantage of it, from our staff and volunteers to visiting engineers with major touring artists,” concludes Christian Ballenger, associate pastor and director of music and production for the church. “Assembly Production did an outstanding job; their team was always courteous and professional and really cared about increasing the quality of our services. It was a great collaboration from the beginning, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”