This system design template describes a typical loudspeaker layout for a large traditional church with a long nave and auxiliary seating in the transept and balcony areas. The system should not detract from the architectural details, but needs to provide intelligible speech and clear music.
To ensure clear speech delivery, ENTASYS ENT-FR line array column loudspeakers strategically surround the altar area to direct sound to the intended listeners. These highly directional loudspeakers minimize reverberation and microphone interference.
As a modular system, the ENT-FR modules can be stacked vertically to offer greater directivity over longer distances. Single ENT-FR modules, or the two-way point source ENT212, can extend coverage to the transept seating from two directions to ensure all areas are covered.
Use of advanced acoustics software (i.e. EASE® Focus), and careful positioning and aiming will allow the congregation to hear amazingly natural sounding speech content. Music amplified over this system will not only project more clearly, but can be played at higher tempo because it is less subject to the long decay times.
The balcony seating falls out of the nave system coverage and requires flanking ENT212 units with applied signal delay. IC600 compact point source models mounted overhead are another option. Transept seating is addressed by a pair of ENT-FR (or ENT212) units with applied signal delay. Smaller transept areas can be serviced by smaller ENT200 models.
Below is the list of loudspeaker and amplifier equipment used in this design:
- 2 - Community ENT-FR High Performance Column Line Source System; 200 Hz - 20 kHz (H x V): 120° x 12° or 120° x 6° (Main Seating)
- 2 - Community ENT212 Two-way, Compact Column Array Loudspeaker; 120 Hz to 22 kHz, Nominal Beamwidth (H x V) 140°x 15° (Balcony Seating)
- 4 - Community ENT206 Two-way, Compact Column Array Loudspeaker; 120 Hz to 22 kHz, Nominal Beamwidth (H x V) 140°x 20° (Transept Areas)
- 1 - Community ALC-1604D Amplified Loudspeaker Controller: 4 Channels x 1600W + DSP and Dante (ENT-FR/ENT212/ENT206)
Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers
Biamp's line of Community Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers (ALC) offers factory-optimized DSP processing, protective limiting and amplification, as well as signal routing, zone switching, and remote monitoring for virtually any Community loudspeaker application.
Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analog and Dante® inputs included in each model are assignable per channel in static or failover/backup configuration, supporting quick and easy integration into any new or existing system.
Community-authored loudspeaker presets include equalization, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application. Additionally, each Community loudspeaker preset includes loudspeaker power and impedance information, allowing the system configuration software to display the total power and impedance of multiple parallel wired loudspeakers, further reducing the time and effort required to match complete loudspeaker systems with the appropriate ALC models and output channel configurations.
In-depth control and monitoring is accomplished via ArmoníaPlus® system manager software.