An Electro-Voice and Dynacord system is setting a new standard for house of worship sound in Korea at Grace Kwangsung Church in Gangdong-gu, Seoul. The newly constructed house of worship features a modern multi-purpose design and needed an equally versatile sound system to accommodate the services, worship meetings, church events and concerts that take place there. And, of course, the top priority was to ensure the utmost clarity and uniform coverage for the congregation during church services.
Won Young Kim, Kim Jin Keuk and Kim Ho Jun of Bosch (Electro-Voice and Dynacord’s parent company) worked with regional dealer and integrator dB Sound Interactive and the church leaders to specify a solution to precisely address their performance and budget requirements, all with the highest level of technical support. After running a simulation with PREVIEW Loudspeaker Software to determine a model selection providing optimal coverage, SPL and frequency response characteristics, a system design was finalized. The result is a state-of-the-art solution that combines exceptional acoustic performance with low-profile, architecture-friendly aesthetics.
Six X1-212/120 line-array loudspeakers and two X12-125F flying subwoofers per side serve as the main system, with one EVC-1122-VI variable-intensity model for precise centre fill. Four ultracompact EVU-1082/95 and eight FRI-2082 loudspeakers serve as fills for the over/under balcony areas. The system is powered by a combination of one IPX10:8, one TGX20 and two TGX10 power amplifiers from Dynacord and is controlled and monitored with SONICUE Sound System Software. Powered loudspeakers also play a key role at the church, with eight compact PXM-12MP coaxial powered monitors providing on-stage sound and ZLX-BT models on-hand for portable PA support.
The system achieves the requisite high-resolution for spoken word, the flexibility for various community events and the high-output capacity for concert sound. In addition to the audio aspect, the system’s low-profile aesthetics keep sightlines open and compliment the church’s architecture.
“The system has delivered exactly what we wanted – we are very happy” says Mr. Park, executive pastor at Grace Kwangsung Church.
“It’s amazing,” adds Mr. Kim, audio engineer, “the system gives us great coverage throughout the church and with SONICUE, I can monitor and control the system easily and effectively.”
Mr. Kim of dB Sound Interactive is equally pleased with the results: “The X1 arrays are a solution we can trust to provide coverage from the front to the back of the hall. We didn’t even use processing at first and it still sounded fantastic. Many thanks to the Bosch team for technical support and advice on this project.”