The Church of Philippi in Hanover, MD, with growing English and Korean congregations, began to look for a larger building to accommodate them and in 2009 moved to a new, larger facility.
Although both English and Korean language services are still conducted in the same space, the services differ greatly.
“We hold five kinds of worship services on Sunday – the largest featuring a full electric praise band augmented with strings and a choir,” explains media staff member and sound engineer Denny Park.
With that kind of audio requirements, the team needed to make sure they had reliable power behind the sound system.
“That’s why we chose Lab.gruppen C Series amplifiers to drive the church’s main PA and monitors,” states Michael Yoo, senior system engineer of Genesis Technology, designer/installer on the project. “They provide equally clear reproduction of speech and live music which meets the needs of both congregations long-term.”
Two C 48:4 amplifiers (4 × 1200 watts at 4 ohms) drive the EAW line arrays with another two C 16:4 amplifiers (4 × 400 watts at 4 ohms) powering the monitors. With rack space limited, their compact 2U chassis was another benefit.
“Although the new, 900-seat sanctuary is larger than the church’s previous home, the amount of room for equipment remains extremely limited,” Yoo continues. “They wanted clean power and a lot of it, and the C Series amps allowed us to give them that as well as to provide an energy efficient solution that saved a lot of space.”
Founded in 2007 with offices in Ashburn, VA and Fort Lee, NJ, Genesis Technology is a full-service event production and design/install company specializing in custom installation and system integration of audio, video and lighting systems for a wide ranging global client base.