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New Electro-Voice EVA And EVF Loudspeakers for Washington Church System Upgrade

System also features EV’s latest XCS312 cardioid pattern subwoofers

By PSW Staff October 14, 2009

Perspective of the sanctuary of Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, with a central array of six EVA loudspeakers and left/right clusters of EVF loudspeakers

Electro-Voice EVA (line array) and EVF (front-load) loudspeakers, both new lines that launched this past summer, were recently chosen to head up a sound system upgrade project at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church in Fall City, WA.

This system upgrade was specified by Jeff Sanderson and Todd Gathany of Onpoint Designs and installed by leading regional sound company Morgan Sound. The system also features EV’s latest XCS312 cardioid pattern subwoofers.

“Our EV rep Kevin Johnson (Left Coast Marketing) introduced us to the EV-Innovation family (EVA, EVF, EVH) at the InfoComm trade show,” says Gathany, “and we came away really impressed with their sonic characteristics – very smooth and warm-sounding. Add that to their clean aesthetics and attractive price point, we knew they would be solid choices for house of worship installations like Snoqualmie.”

Though Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church is housed in an older building, the church wanted to create a more progressive, contemporary ambience on the inside. A new sound system for their 400-seat sanctuary was a key factor in achieving this goal.

“The sound and appearance of both the church and their band are really important to the client,” adds Gathany, “so not only were we looking for a system that sounded excellent, but also one that would compliment the interior design. We were able to achieve that with the EVA and EVF speakers.

“The central EVA line array looks great—clean, hi-tech, but understated—and the EVF hangs on each side look like mini line arrays. The look is right and the sound quality is even better.”

The main loudspeaker system at Snoqualmie comprises a central array of four EVA boxes (covering the main floor and balcony), with two EVA-2082S/906 (long throw 90-degree x 6-degree dispersion) flown over two EVA-2082S/920 (short throw 90-degree x 20-degree).

The central array is flanked by left and right over/under clusters of horizontally flown EVF boxes: EVF-1152S/64 (60-degree x 40-degree) over EVF-1122S/126 (120-degree x 60-degree). EV-I family loudspeakers currently offer a choice of seven horn patterns, making it easy to select a combination that most precisely addresses a space.

“Beyond their inherent sound quality, these speakers did everything we asked them to do from an acoustic perspective during the system design phase,” Gathany continues. “Charlie Morgan and Morgan Sound did a superb job installing the system.

“The speakers’ real-world performance mirrors their predicted performance, and we have plenty of gain before feedback and the headroom to handle all kinds of applications, from services to full-scale rock shows. When I met with the music pastor yesterday—a trained musician—I asked him how the system sounds; he said ‘This system sounds absolutely amazing.’ That’s exactly what we like to hear.”

Electro-Voice Website

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