By PSW Staff • June 12, 2018 Park Valley Church of Haymarket, Virginia With a background in the highly competitive church market and an eye on new vertical markets, Ellis Pro Media has experienced explosive growth over the past three years. Based outside Tacoma in Fife, Washington, this innovative AV integrator has expanded its footprint nationally with an Alexandria, Virginia location. Both offices recently delivered successful house of worship installations based on X2 models from the Electro-Voice X-Line Advance family of line array loudspeakers. For Park Valley Church of Haymarket, Virginia, Ellis Pro Media integrated a complete multimedia installation for a new 1500-seat sanctuary building, while New Life Church in Renton, Washington needed an update to the dated system in its main auditorium. Both projects needed to meet budget requirements while still achieving a high level of audio performance and functionality. Centering the audio system designs around the X2 proved to be the key to success in both cases. New Life Church in Renton, Washington Both sanctuaries utilize dual eight-box configurations of X2-212 compact vertical line array elements along with eight ground-stacked X12-128 subwoofers. Each deployment was, of course, customized to the needs of the room. Park Valley Church used six 90-degree dispersion X2 elements above two 120-degree models, while the wider dispersion requirements of New Life Church dictated three X2-212/90 over five X2-212/120. Both churches used low-profile Electro-Voice Xi-1082 loudspeakers above the subs as front fills, with the entire system networked together via Electro-Voice TG7 and TG5 amplifiers with RCM-28 remote control DSP modules. Virginia-based Austin Hess, director of Business Development for Ellis Pro Media, explains: “The key to making any major integration project work within a budget is value engineering to the client’s needs. For line arrays, the EV X2 rig delivers sound quality that’s everything you expect from the biggest brand names in pro audio at a reduced cost. All you have to do is close your eyes and open your ears. After the folks at Park Valley heard an X2 demo and then saw how it fit into their budget, it was a done deal.” Both churches had additional sound requirements that were filled from within the Electro-Voice line. New Life Church utilized horn-loaded EVH-1152 loudspeakers in side fill and delay ring roles, while Park Valley Church augmented its system with sonically matched Electro-Voice EVID series surface- and flush-mount loudspeakers in corridors, restrooms and offices. David Ellis, founder and president, sees Electro-Voice as an outstanding business partner. “I’m always looking for value. With audio, that means what sounds best for the money,” he says. “What Electro-Voice has done with their line array and networking technology is compelling because they nailed the audio trifecta. The X2 just sounds so good and has so much output, yet the price point is so reasonable. EV dealer and customer support is also second to none, which is icing on the cake. They’re a big part of our growth.” Equipment lists: Park Valley Church – Haymarket, VA 12x X2-212/90 compact 12-inch line-array, 90 degree 4x X2-212/120 compact 12-inch line-array, 120 degree 8x X12-128 dual-18-inch subwoofer system 4x Xi-1082 low-profile 8-inch 2-way full range loudspeaker 10x TG7 power amplifier, 3500 watts/channel 1x TG5 power amplifier, 2000 watts/channel 11x RCM-28 OMNEO network & DSP control amp module 30x EVID surface- and flush-mount speakers, various models New Life Church – Renton, WA 6x X2-212/90 compact 12-inch line-array, 90 degree 10x X2-212/120 compact 12-inch line-array, 120 degree 8x X12-128 dual-18-inch subwoofer system 6x Xi-1082 low-profile 8-inch 2-way full range loudspeaker 2x EVH-1152/64 full-range horn-loaded loudspeaker, 60×40 dispersion 1x EVH-1152/94 full-range horn-loaded loudspeaker, 90×40 dispersion 1x EVH-1152/96 full-range horn-loaded loudspeaker, 90×60 dispersion 1x N8000 NetMax digital matrix controller 10x TG7 power amplifier, 3500 watts/channel 3x TG5 power amplifier, 2000 watts/channel 13x RCM-28 OMNEO network & DSP control amp module 1x CPS4.10 power amplifier with RCM810 control module Electro-Voice Ellis Pro Media Tagged with: Amplifiers Church Sound Electro-Voice Installations Line Arrays Loudspeakers Sound Reinforcement Subwoofers Worship Audio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.