Living Water Bible Fellowship has upgraded its sound system with local AV integration firm, Lambda Audio Visual, who designed and installed a new Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system.
“Living Water Bible Fellowship contacted us looking for some ideas to help improve the sound system in their main worship room,” said Ryan Durbin, owner of Lambda Audio Video. “We visited to check out their system and immediately noticed the unique shape and orientation of the room. It’s a rectangle with a peaked ceiling, with the stage set up on a long wall. There are balconies on both sides that look down on the stage from above. The space fits about 150 people. The orientation and loudspeaker placement created a ‘boomy’ reverberant sound in the main worship area. They were having a lot of difficulties producing defined sounds. Moreover, the room shape and a soffit area above the stage left no obvious place to put a loudspeaker for general coverage.”
Ryan worked with his CAD designer to model the best options given the unique circumstances. “We started looking for the right solutions with Danley, our favorite speaker manufacturer,” Ryan said. “Danley excels in pattern control across all of their designs, but the Danley SBH20LF column-form loudspeaker is especially appropriate for a situation like the one at Living Water. It has a thin profile and covers an area of 120 degrees horizontal by 20 degrees vertical. This allowed us to use a completely different location for speaker placement. Instead of going above the stage, we used the left and right sides of the stage. They cover the entire main level and nothing else.” As proof-of-concept, the Lambda AV team brought a Danley SBH20LF to Living Water and demonstrated its musicality, intelligibility, and vastly better gain-before-feedback. Lambda AV completed the installation with a pair of Danley THmini subwoofers with plenty of oomph for a room that size, along with a (slightly) delayed Danley SM100 loudspeaker on each side of the room to cover the balcony.