For recent Good Friday worship services, Experience Christian Center in Orlando took it outside, literally — to the building’s parking lot — with sound reinforcement via an assortment of DAS Audio loudspeakers provided by Orlando-based MTI Sound, Lighting and Staging.
The MTI team delivered a robust sound system to maintain pace with the contemporary worship style characteristic of Experience Christian Center. “Guided by Pastor Derrick McRae, Experience Christian Center offers a contemporary worship experience that is both spiritually and musically uplifting,” says MTI president and CEO Scott Shryock. “In order to ensure suitable coverage while providing both a high level of speech intelligibility and the music reproduction capability essential for their services, we elected to ground stack a healthy assortment of DAS Audio loudspeakers.”
The setup included eight DAS Aero-20A 2-way powered line array enclosures, four LX-218 subwoofers, six Road-12A 2-way powered stage monitors, and two Road-15A 2-way powered stage monitors,” Shryock explains. “For both the left and right mains, we placed four Aero-20A enclosures atop two LX-218 subwoofers. Four Road-12A stage monitors provided the monitor setup for the pastor and the accompanying praise vocal team while the remaining two Road-12A enclosures and the two Road-15A monitors provided the praise band with their monitor setup.
“The service went very well, and everyone was appreciative of the sound quality. With the necessity to maintain the required six feet of separation among everyone, the congregation was spread over a sizeable area,” he concludes. “The DAS setup delivered exceptional sound quality—with every spoken word coming through crystal clear while the accompanying music was vibrant and uplifting. Presently, services are videotaped and provided online for the congregation, but Pastor McRae wanted to make their Good Friday service special — and without any doubt, it was”