A House of Worship (HOW) is a place of celebration and community, and at the same time a space for quiet and introspection.
Having the perfect audio system to suit the requirements and configuration of your HOW not only ensures that everyone can hear the speakers and music in the highest possible quality, but also presents the opportunity to generate an additional revenue stream by hiring out the space to community groups for events and perfomances.
At Australis we are experienced in developing PA systems to suit all of your needs, and take into consideration financial or space constraints, ensuring that you get the best possible solution to meet your brief, within the established budget.
At Australis, we can cater for all your House Of Worship PA needs, from speech only systems for smaller spaces right up to full arena size front of house PA rigs for modern worship venues.
We also have an extensive range of analog and digital mixers that suit any requirement.
Bright Church is a Christian community of around 600 with its home in the Melbourne suburb of Wantirna. Prior to COVID, the church’s main 200-capacity auditorium would host three services each Sunday, each consisting of live worship and preaching, with a separate program for children run elsewhere in the building.
The need for an upgraded front of house system has always been evident. Not only were complaints of loudness or lack of clarity a regular occurrence, but the highly idiosyncratic house PA kept operators wrestling the console each week to maintain consistent mixes.
“It was like trying to mix on a knife’s edge,” reflects Michael Robinson, Production Director at Bright Church. “It had a very small sweet spot and if you exceeded it, the high mids – the belt range of our lead vocalist – would basically run away from you and you lost control. The PA was also fairly narrow in its throw. Only the middle third of the room got the best sound.”
JB Hi-Fi AV Solutions Engineer Matt Townend, who himself attends Bright Church, understood the struggle personally. “If your levels got a little too high, it’d become harsh and nasty. Likewise if you mixed too low, you’d lose a lot of the clarity and body in the PA. And being a church where you have many different operators with different skill levels, you didn’t get a consistent result.”
Bright Church Victoria
Installer: JB HIFI commercial.
With budget a key factor in the decision-making process, the Bright Church selected the Turbosound Berlin constant curve array system as a result of its outstanding sound quality and value for money.
The space at Wesley Church was acoustically challenging. To work within the complexities of the space a pair of Tannoy Qflex 24 digital sterrable arrays was chosen to cover the space and and to steer the sound directly to audience.
St Josephs Chapel, Hunters Hill
Installer: Clare Communications.
After encountering many problems with a PA solution based on 12 traditional column speakers, the customer chose a pair of the award winning Tannoy Qflex 48 digital steerable arrays to achieve a world class worship environment for the chapel.
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