A recently completed remodel of the historic Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta saw integration firm AEE Productions (based in Lithia Springs, GA) designing and implementing a new sound reinforcement system utilizing a variety of loudspeakers from Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW).
“With its quality of sound and versatility, we knew EAW would be the perfect solution for the Antioch Baptist Church North project,” says Yergan Jones, president of AEE, which also deployed new video and lighting systems on the project. “We’ve been using EAW gear for years on all of our projects including our high-profiled touring productions and permanent installations and have complete faith in their products and team.”
The sound design by the AEE team, an effort headed by vice president of operations Mark Howard, called for the installation of three KF810P line arrays for primary coverage joined by three MKD1096 loudspeakers for the gallery/choir fill, with low-frequency support via three SB828P subwoofers.
“The audio installation was for a lack of a better term, easy,” Howard notes. “Everything went extremely smooth. It all came together as drawn and we love the durability, crystal clear sound and SPL levels that this system provides. In addition, the flexibility of the EAW system is wonderful. From spoken word, to singing to musical performance, it just flat out sounds great. There is no bad seat in the building.”
Leaders at the 14,000-member church are pleased with the result. “Many of the components of our AV system were 30 years old or older,” says Pastor K. L. Alexander, Antioch Baptist Church North. “Our sanctuary had ‘dead sound’ areas and places we could not see in the choir stand. An old friend of mine, Yergan Jones (and team) understood our congregation and facility. Their comprehension of the authentic worship experience is incomparable. Their combined knowledge of current technology and praise and worship was exactly the professionalism we needed. The upgraded space looks and sounds great.”
Jones concludes, “The sales and support teams were very responsive throughout the entire process. We know the EAW name carries weight in the industry, and we value the long-standing relationship we have with them. We were thrilled to work with EAW once again to bring pristine sound to such a historical house of worship. The Antioch Baptist Church North remodel looks and sounds incredible.”