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The new sanctuary of Two Cities in Winston-Salem, with coverage delivered by d&b XSL arrays in a project by SES.

d&b audiotechnik & SES Team Up At Two Cities Church In North Carolina

New 1,300-seat worship sanctuary in Winston-Salem outfitted with system headed by XSL arrays and flown SL-SUB, with optimization provided by ArrayProcessing.

The new 1,300-seat worship sanctuary of Two Cities, a growing church in Winston-Salem, NC, recently opened with a sound reinforcement system supporting worship services and community events utilizing d&b audiotechnik loudspeakers and supporting components in a project by Special Event Services (SES, a Concert Stuff brand).

A dedicated member and volunteer at Two Cities, Michael Brammer, CFO of SES, was involved in the process from the beginning, consulting on the building and bringing in SES as the AVL designer and integrator for the full project. SES Integration installed all the audio, lighting, video, rigging, and installed acoustic treatments.

“From the very beginning we knew this was going to be a job for d&b.” states Brammer, “In addition to being a world leading product, there was familiarity and comfort with d&b from the church’s technical and pastoral staff. It just so happened that XSL was announced right as we were designing the main worship center, and there could not have been a more perfect product for the room. Its size to performance ratio is unmatched in the industry and the directivity and control from the SL-Series is exactly what we needed.”

Brammer orchestrated a few demo sessions with other members of the Two Cities technical team allowing them to listen to different products and deployments. Through this process they chose the configuration of the XSL system and flown SL-SUB deployment that was ultimately installed in the facility. The sound system comprises XSL and A-Series loudspeakers (used for ou tfills), positioned to deliver optimal sound quality and uniform coverage throughout the auditorium, with further optimizatin via d&b’s ArrayProcessing.

“We could not be more pleased with our PA install; d&b is simply world-class when it comes to amplified sound, and that’s exactly how we feel about the finished product we received,” states executive pastor David Vogel. “With the precise planning and execution of SES matched with d&b’s superior-quality DSP and loudspeakers, our project expectations were more than exceeded.”

Brammer concludes, “The quality and responsiveness of the system is incredible. Everything sits perfectly in the mix and there is no shortage of headroom at all. The audio is clear and crisp without being harsh and the low end is warm and musical. This system is a pleasure to both mix on and listen to every weekend! Personally, I think Two Cities is now one of the best sounding modern houses of worship around.”

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