Garden Grove SDA Church
Garden Grove, CA
Garden Grove SDA is a multicultural and multi-congregational house of worship located in Garden Grove, CA. In addition to the church’s two services on Saturday mornings, three other congregations rent the facility for Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon/evening services. Church Audio Video was hired to design and install a highly flexible yet simple-to-use sound system to accommodate the various congregations’ specific needs. Some services use a full instrumental combo with lead and ensemble vocalists, while others utilize an acoustic grand piano and traditional electronic organ. Spoken word clarity was also a major design consideration.
Objective: Install, program and tune a state-of-the-art centrally located line array loudspeaker system capable of 100+ dB SPL concert level full range frequency response in an 800 seat auditorium with a balcony. A 48-channel digital mixing console with multiple scene recall, a digital snake, 16 digital wireless microphone systems, and six separate monitor mixes were also an integral part of the system. Multiple digital recorders and playback devices were installed and seven additional distributed locations for translation, video recording, and overflow areas.
- Loudspeakers: An Electro Voice XLD line array system was installed and tuned consisting of (8) modules, (2) triple 12” subwoofers in a cardioid array, and (2) 18” subwoofers in the organ chambers for additional low frequency response. (2) EVU 2082/95 front fill loudspeakers were also employed. 34 channels of amplification were provided via EV CPS multichannel amplifiers using the EV Netmax DSP protocol.
- Monitors: Church Audio Video provided (6) Electro-Voice ZX series floor wedge monitors on 4 separate mixes and utilized (2) existing JBL choir monitors. Provisions were made for a soon-to-be-installed Elite Core PM16 16-channel personal monitoring mixing system for the worship leaders.
- Mixing Console: A digital mixing console capable of saving scenes and settings was needed for the numerous congregations’ use. A Yamaha M7CL-48ES with (2) DB168 16 x 8 digital snake modules located on either side of the stage/altar area were employed to provide 32 inputs and 16 outputs for mains and monitors. Extensive training was required for 18 operators representing each of the congregations. Training was provided by Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems’ training department.
- Microphones: Church Audio Video provided (16) Shure ULX-D digital wireless microphone systems consisting of bodypack transmitters with earset microphones and condenser capsule equipped handheld transmitters. The receivers are fed into (2) ART Tube Opto 8 8-channel tube preamplifiers for local volume control. The preamps provide ADAT outputs and are fed into the Yamaha console. Full power and antenna distribution are provided by (5) Shure UA844SWB, and all the receivers are networked with a Cisco switch, allowing immediate channel distribution to all 16 channels with a single scan.