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Buena Park’s Thanksgiving Church Upgrades With dBTechnologies

Solid Sound Solutions updates prominent Orange County, California house of worship with VIO L208 loudspeakers.
Solid Sound Solutions founder and owner Troy Choi

Solid Sound Solutions recently brought sonic upgrades to Buena Park, California’s Thanksgiving Church using 24 dBTechnologies VIO L208 loudspeakers, VIO 218 subwoofers, and full-range, horn-loaded Ingenia IG1T and IG2T enclosures.

The install relied on an audio blueprint penned by Solid Sound Solutions founder and owner Troy Choi. Choi has gained attention as of late in roles as monitor engineer for the rock band Toto, and as the primary mix engineer for La La Land in Concert, a series of screenings of the Oscar-winning film that incorporates a live orchestra, jazz ensemble, and choir.

“Beyond what I’ve been doing with Toto and the La La Land project, it seems I’ve gained a reputation of sorts lately for my work with churches in Greater LA,” Choi says. “I never purposely set out to gain this kind of recognition. It all started last year at the Berendo Street Baptist Church in Koreatown, where I proposed some ideas, they liked what they heard, and then loved the results. Word spread about how good the system sounded, and pretty soon I was getting queries from other churches all around Southern California.”

Having used dBTechnology’s VIO L210 loudspeakers and VIO S318 subs as central components within the Berendo Street Baptist Church install, Choi drew inspiration from the design to make his mark at Buena Park’s Thanksgiving Church, which is one of the more respectably-sized houses of worship in Orange County. When he was done, a dozen dBTechnologies VIO L208 enclosures were flown per side, and a pair of VIO S218s were chosen for subs. Two Ingenia IG1T cabinets stand-in as frontfills, while a pair of Ingenia IG4Ts serve as sidefills.

The New Life Christian Church in Glendale additionally revitalized its sound with Choi and Solid Sound Solutions’ help earlier this year. A system comprising a total of 18 DVA T8 enclosures from dBTechnologies was deployed in a configuration bringing six per side to the house left-and-right, and three more per side for delays.

“Solid Sound Solutions is a small company, but we’re on the move,” Choi adds. “With dBTechnologies, we’ve been both able to provide our clients with serious performance and sonic quality at prices they can afford. That’s been a major factor in our growth, and is propelling us at a steady rate into corporate and other markets as well.”

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