Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, November 2014… Each spring, Calvary Full Gospel Church hosts the Northeast Worship Institute (NWI), a gathering where highly experienced educators provide training for worship teams, worship leaders, and tech teams. Because the ability to hear clearly is crucial if one is to benefit from the classes, organizers wanted the best sound-reinforcement capabilities for this year’s event. They found it in a system from the TrueLine catalog of WorxAudio Technologies, a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics.
Full-service audio-visual integration firm Horizon AV of Pitman, New Jersey, was contracted to handle sound reinforcement for this year’s event. After meeting with NWI’s organizers, Horizon AV COO Joshua Kell elected to deploy two WorxAudio TrueLine XL5T-P line array systems and a pair of WorxAudio TL218SST-P subwoofers.
Reports Kell, “The WorxAudio system we deployed was for the main hall and as a result was used for larger gatherings. The two XL5T-Ps were flown on each side of the stage at a height of 20 feet using Genie towers. The distance between the left and right hangs was 50 feet. For low-frequency support, the two TL218SST-P subwoofers were positioned next to each other, directly in front of the stage.”
The WorxAudio XL5T-P is an all-in-one, compact line array system with five modules in a single enclosure. The XL5T-P utilizes dual 8-inch cone transducers with a large format, 3-inch compression driver and a 1.4-inch exit in each module. Power is supplied by WorxAudio’s acclaimed PXD2580 power amp. WorxAudio’s TL218SST-P high-SPL subwoofers feature two direct-radiating, 18-inch, 2,000W cone drivers in a tuned enclosure.
“Due to the wide nature of the room, the XL5T-P’s broad 160-degree horizontal dispersion pattern was the ideal fit,” Kell noted. “Before the event began, we plotted the room with EASE Focus. The XL5T-P hit the mark for not only the width of the room but the length and balcony area as well. The fact that these two all-in-one enclosures can provide such wide coverage and excellent throw is amazing!”
Kell was equally impressed with the compact nature of the XL5T-P line arrays. “Since the stage had to be struck in advance of Sunday’s service, the all-in-one design of the XL5T-P line array was a huge benefit,” he comments. “The XL5T-P enclosures came down quickly and were packed into their road cases and loaded into the truck in no time. There were no separate containers for each line array cabinet and no jumper cables to store—just one power line and one signal line. Teardown was very quick, and before we knew it, the stage was ready for Sunday service.”
For Horizon AV, quality customer and technical support services are crucial. Here, too, Kell was very complimentary of WorxAudio. “We’ve been a dealer for over two years, and in our experience, WorxAudio offers responsive, personal support that makes you feel like you’re part of the family. They’re always just a phone call away and are ready to answer your questions—and not just from the helpful staff but from director Hugh Sarvis, as well.”
“Whether we’re working on a conference, some other special events project, or a new installation, we couldn’t be happier about our relationship with WorxAudio,” Kell concludes. “My hope is that we will have a long and fruitful business relationship.”
To learn more about the services of Horizon AV, visit the company online at www.horizon-av.com.
For more about WorxAudio Technologies, please visit www.worxaudio.com.
About WorxAudio Technologies
Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, WorxAudio Technologies is a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics (www.presonus.com). WorxAudio has been at the forefront of loudspeaker development for the pro touring and contractor markets for the over 30 years. With a comprehensive lineup of more than twenty loudspeaker models that feature integrated rigging hardware for streamlined installation and pack out, WorxAudio products can be found in prestigious facilities worldwide. For additional information, visit the company online at www.worxaudio.com.
About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus's software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, digital mixers, control surfaces, loudspeakers, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.