Robert Croft AV of Milpitas, California, recently designed and installed a system based on Renkus-Heinz ICONYX digitally steerable line array loudspeakers for St.Mary’s Parish, California.
Rose Barry, Pastoral associate at St.Mary’s Parish explained: I was introduced to the Renkus-Heinz steerable column speakers and heard examples of what they can do in spaces similar to ours. I immediately started fundraising.”
The Renkus-Heinz ICONYX Gen5 IC16-RN features 16 4-inch coaxial transducers, each with 3 high-frequency tweeters, along with 16 amplifier and DSP channels. Each column can deliver up to eight steerable beams, which can be individually shaped and aimed using powerful, software-controlled DSP. Beam control is effective down to 400 Hz. The smaller IC8-RN offers 8 coaxial transducers, amplifiers, and DSP channels and up to 4 steerable beams, with beam control effective down to 800 Hz.
Bob Croft, owner of Robert Croft AV explained: “I thought the Renkus-Heinz ICONYX would be a great fit for the room, not only acoustically but also because of their small footprint.
“We installed two ICONYX Gen5 IC16-RN loudspeakers for the main nave. With Renkus-Heinz’ beam steering technology, I could aim them in such a way that we have uniform coverage throughout the whole area. We put one IC8-RN in each of the two smaller naves, which gave us good coverage in each.”
This combination of flexible, programmable control and precision beam-steering enabled Croft to provide clear, intelligible sound throughout the sanctuary. And unlike the system they replaced, the ICONYX arrays’ slim, low-profile enclosures don’t distract from the sanctuary’s aesthetics.
Rose assured: “When I stand in the back and listen to a reader or a speaker, I couldn’t be more delighted. It’s so clear! The Renkus-Heinz has really solved one of our major technological problems, for which I’m very grateful.”