Unity Free Will Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC recently completed a major construction project that resulted in a new facility that’s outfitted with sound reinforcement systems incorporating WorxAudio Technologies loudspeakers.
Music plays a vital role in the church’s worship services, making audio quality a top priority. AV design/build firm Hi-Tech Electronics of Greenville, NC was selected to provide the sound design and installation.
“Unity Free Will Baptist Church has WorxAudio loudspeaker systems throughout the complex,” explains David Williams, owner of Hi-Tech Electronics. “While the new sanctuary was the largest part of this project, there are also loudspeaker systems in several secondary rooms that provide the church with numerous options.”
In the sanctuary, the Hi-Tech Electronics team placed 16 WorxAudio XL1i-P compact line array enclosures finished in white—each with dual 8-inch LF transducers coupled with a 1.4-inch exit HF driver. These two flown loudspeaker clusters make up the left and right sides of the stage area and are comprised of eight modules each.
Positioned over the front center of the stage, there are five white V5T-P line array elements (each with a 1-inch exit compression driver mated to dual 5-inch cone transducers). A single XL1M-P loudspeaker enclosure mounted on the rear of the center loudspeaker cluster faces down onto the stage and serves as a monitor system for the choir. Additionally, two Wave Series 8M-P floor monitors complete the loudspeaker assortment.
For low frequency support, Williams and his crew deployed two WorxAudio UW118S-P subwoofers, finished in black. These two enclosures reside on the floor in front of the stage. The WorxAudio UW118S is a powered sub bass system utilizing a single 18-inch transducer housed in a Baltic Birch enclosure.
“The V5T-P line offers a 120-degree horizontal dispersion pattern while the XL1i-P arrays offer 160-degree horizontal dispersion,” Williams notes. “This is an unusually broad dispersion pattern for any line array system and it does wonders for providing even coverage throughout the space. Combined with WorxAudio’s exemplary music reproduction characteristics and high level of speech intelligibility, the system delivers terrific sound no matter where one happens to be seated.”
In addition to the sanctuary, the Hi-Tech Electronics team also installed a ceiling mounted WorxAudio V5M-P line array loudspeaker in the choir’s rehearsal room and a ceiling mounted X1Mi-P dual 8-inch monitor system in the youth activities room.
For the Fellowship mall (the main entrance to church’s sanctuary) there is a ceiling mounted X3i-P all-in-one three-element compact line array. This space can be used as an overflow area for the sanctuary. In the Family Life Center/Gymnasium, there is another X3i-P line array system. Finally, there are two WorxAudio I/O-4 small format surface mount loudspeaker systems that reside in each of three classrooms.
“The entire WorxAudio support team had our back every step of the way,” Williams says. “Hugh Sarvis was extremely helpful. He made loudspeaker selection recommendations, helped us with the acoustic modeling of the setup in the sanctuary, and answered any and all questions we threw at him. WorxAudio knows how to take great care of their customers.”