ENTASYS Brings it All Up Front for Wichita Church - AvNetwork.com

ENTASYS Brings it All Up Front for Wichita Church

Publish date:

WICHITA, KS--Since opening its doors in June of 1965, Wichita’s Metropolitan Baptist Church has been a vital part of this bustling community, offering a range of services, classes and other events. In 1983 the church added the Jesse Vardaman Fellowship Hall, a multipurpose venue that has seen near-constant use over the years. But with a very rudimentary 70 volt distributed sound system and budget grade ceiling speakers, the hall has long struggled with intelligibility issues.

As Dennis Craven of Wichita-based Vivid Pro Systems explains, the solution came in the form of Community Professional’s new ENTASYS high-performance line array column systems. “We’ve worked with line columns in the past, and Community’s new ENTASYS immediately came to mind for this application,” says Craven. “The system needed to be versatile enough to handle spoken word, movie night, light praise and worship, and ENTASYS fit the bill perfectly.”

With two ENTASYS full-range units installed as the main loudspeakers, Craven says they were able to remove more than 20 ceiling speakers, only leaving a few in the rear of the hall for when the room dividers are in use. “With the ENTASYS, we were able to create a solid localized sound image,” he observes. “It’s really impressive how good the sound is, even at the rear wall, some 94 feet away. There’s little need for delay zones, and the localization is excellent – no listener fatigue.”

Craven reports the client was pleasantly surprised by the system’s clarity, and that they were pleased with the ease of the installation. “The ENTASYS was a joy to work with,” he says. “They’re very musical and clear sounding, and the mounting hardware was high quality and not clunky. We could not have delivered within their budget without the ENTASYS – they really were the star of the show. We’re happy, the client is thrilled, and after 44 years of ceiling speakers, the room is finally finished.”

Community Professional...www.communitypro.com


Image placeholder title

Bosch Brings Intelligibility to Ohio Churches

“The bottom line is that we’ve demoed this system in four different churches, and ended up installing it in each one. So we’re four for four, and those churches are just ecstatic.” That’s how Tim Badger, president of Alstage Sound & Lighting in Apple Creek, Ohio, sums up his experience with the Vari-directional Ar

Image placeholder title

Electro-Voice Brings Clarity to Churches

Dave Armstrong, a Ft Lauderdale, FL sound design and installation contractor serving primarily churches and synagogues through his company, Sound Planning , believes the most important component of his work is intelligibility. "In most churches, even those with contemporary services, the majority of content is the hu

ENTASYS Brings Modern Sound to Classic Architecture

WILMINGTON, DE--Nestled in this city's "Little Italy" district, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is an architectural gem that owes its inspiration to the Romanesque architectural style  of the Basilica di San Zeno in Verona, Italy. Constructed in 1925, the nearly century old parish holds a place on  the National R

Classic Century-Old Church Finds its Voice with ENTASYS

MOUNT ANGEL, OR--St. Mary Catholic Church, Mt. Angel, is one of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, and certainly one of the most beautiful and majestic in the entire state. The building, begun in 1910 and completed in June of 1912, is the fourth church this faith community has built and main

Former Factory Transforms into Church with NEXO promo image

Former Factory Transforms into Church with NEXO

Buena Park, CA--When LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA was looking for a sound system to compliment their new location, a converted Harley Davidson showroom, they turned to the expertise of CCI of Olympia, WA.   Project manager David McLain recommended a NEXO PS15 system for the

Image placeholder title

Community Church Goes Hi-Def with Mackie

  Great Falls, MT--Non-denominational Harvest Springs Community Church is a significant force throughout the Great Falls community, offering a wide range of programs and services for children, teens and young adults. The church’s popularity is due in no small part to pastor Cory Engel’s worship