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DAS Audio Loudspeakers Help Illinois Church Deliver Engaging Worship Services

KLA Productions implements Vantec-20A mains in left-center-right cluster arrangement with Vantec-118A subwoofers on the floor to the left and right sides of the stage.
New DAS Audio Vantec-20A clusters flying left-center-right at 7 Mountains Church.

Seeking an enhanced ability to engage the congregation, officials at 7 Mountains Church in Plano, IL recently engaged KLA Productions (Yorkville, IL) to upgrade the sanctuary sound reinforcement system in a project incorporating Vantec Series loudspeakers from DAS Audio.

After a successful demonstration session for church management, KLA Productions deployed a combination of Vantec-20A 2-way powered, curved source line array enclosures augmented by Vantec-118A powered subwoofers. KLA president Kevin Brummel was assisted on the project by installation supervisor/assistant system designer Brad Smith.

“7 Mountains Church offers a very contemporary worship experience,” Brummel explais. “The atmosphere is casual, and music plays a vital role in their services. Both a praise band and vocal team are integral parts of the worship experience. The sanctuary itself is roughly 50 feet deep by 90 feet wide, with the stage area facing into the width of the space. Seating is moveable and maximum congregation size is roughly 150 people.

“As for the loudspeakers, a high level of speech intelligibility and strong music reproduction characteristics were deemed essential,” he continues. “This led to the Vantec-20A and Vantec-118A enclosures. Their size and performance characteristics proved ideal for this space. Ultimately, we flew six Vantec-20A loudspeakers in a left – center – right 3-cluster arrangement, with each loudspeaker cluster consisting of two loudspeakers. For low frequency support, we also deployed two Vantec-118A sub bass enclosures. These cabinets are located on the floor to the left and right sides of the stage.”

Brummel notes the Vantec Series loudspeakers brought additional benefits to the project: “We were also extremely impressed with the compact, lightweight, and stylish appearance of the Vantec-20A loudspeakers. Further, the fact that the DAS Audio flyware made mounting the enclosures quite easy was yet another important attribute. I should also point out that, since the Vantec Series is self-powered, we didn’t have to concern ourselves with the headache of finding storage space for a rack of power amplifiers. The Vantec Series is a total package that creates a very compelling sound system.”

The new system was enacted at 7 Mountains Church during August 2020 and the equipment was immediately placed into service. Since that time, Brummel reports the project has been a resounding success, “The pastor and his people all had great things to say about the way the new system sounds and how clean-looking the job is. We also replaced all their lighting with LED fixtures, and everyone loves the options they have with the new lighting. Pastor Josh Motley has been extremely pleased with the new sound system’s performance. It’s been a positive experience for all involved.”

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