College Veng Presbyterian Church – a tall and grand spiritual testament in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram – recently underwent a complete overhaul of its audio architecture to meet is current day demands of involving audio ambience. The prestigious job was executed by the locally-based audio solutions provider Wave Records & Sound, in collaboration with the Belgian audio brand Celto Acoustique through its Indian LLP. A snappy account:
Aizawl in Mizoram, India, is a city steeped in cultural richness and spiritual fervor. Standing tall as one of the grandest testaments to the statement is the College Veng Presbyterian Church representing a strong and close-knit community of god-fearing individuals whose daily lives are intertwined with unwavering devotion.
Within this vibrant arras of faith; the church plays a pivotal role, providing a sacred space where the congregation gathers to celebrate, reflect, and connect with the divine. Recently, this spiritual haven underwent a transformative journey as it embraced a comprehensive audio architecture from the renowned pro audio brand Celto Acoustique, meticulously designed and installed by Waves Records & Sound – a reputed solutions provider in the region.
“The seamless integration of Celto Acoustique’s innovative technology withing the church’s sprawling space ensures that every corner of the venue – from the main congregation floor to the elevated balcony – is enveloped in an immersive sonic embrace” comments a spokesperson from the integration firm Wave Records & Sound.
At the heart of this sonic transformation lies Celto Acoustique’s ISORAY line array system, a technological marvel that elevates the auditory experience to unprecedented heights.
The main loudspeaker system, comprising eight units of the ISORAY10+ ultracompact line array modules along with matching pair of ISORAY18s subwoofers, is strategically deployed in a stereo hang at a remarkable height of over 20 feet. This strategic positioning takes full advantage of the church’s impressive floor-to-ceiling height, creating an acoustic environment that resonates with clarity and precision.
The church’s architectural grandeur, including a plush balcony that comfortably accommodates a multitude of worshippers, harmonizes seamlessly with the ISORAY system, as an assortment of loudspeakers from Celto Acoustique’s popular iFIX and CT ranges that have been strategically positioned across the under-balcony areas on main congregation floor and the balcony areas.
The iFIX range, known for its versatility, extends its presence to the outer lobby area of the church as well, thereby enhancing the auditory ambiance for worshippers entering the sacred space. These compact install-specific loudspeakers guaranteeing a clear and consistent sound experience for every individual present in the space, the environment bears a very involving ambience.
Behind the scenes, the entire loudspeaker system receives its power from a meticulously curated selection of high-performance amplifiers. A single unit of the T4.26 power amplifier from Celto Acoustique’s T series of touring-grade amplifiers, coupled with five units of the C.26 and one unit of the C 2.20 from the brand’s C series of ‘core’ amplifiers, form the backbone of the system.
Completing the audio ecosystem is the CLM-48 4 In x 8 Out Networkable Loudspeaker Management System, which offers unparalleled control over signal processing and ensures that every nuance of the sound is finely tuned to perfection. One unit of Allen & Heath SQ-7 digital mixing console takes center stage, providing a single point of command for the entire audio system for the church’s in-house engineers to sculpt an auditory experience that transcends the ordinary.
“Celto Acoustique’s cutting-edge solutions, implemented with precision by Waves Records & Sound, has ushered in a new era of sonic excellence within the sacred walls of our church,” noted a senior member of the church’s managing committee. Clearly impressed with the performance of the newly installed sound system, he was all praise. “The melodies of worship reverberate with great clarity throughout the space, our church will continue to serve as a beacon of inspiration for those in pursuit of spiritual enrichment.”