Neabsco Baptist Church

Technical Details

Project:
Neabsco Baptist Church

Location:
Virginia, USA

Manufacturers:
VUE audiotechnik

Architect:
Loveless Porter Architects

Installer:
Genesis Technology

Project Submitted By:
VUE Audiotechnik

Concept

Audio

To design the perfect audio solution for Neabsco, architects Loveless and Porter tapped Auburn, Virginia-based Genesis Technology, and after a thorough review of the initial site plans the Genesis team got right to work.

“This church has an amazing choir, but they also wanted to add some contemporary music into their services,” explained Michael Yoo, Sr. System Engineer with Genesis Technology. “We needed to accommodate a full band, including bass, drums, guitars, as well as three keyboards and a Leslie organ. In short, the sound system needed to handle everything from rock to gospel, as well as traditional worship selections.“

Yoo special-ordered four h-12 systems in passive configuration—without their usual integrated VUEDrive electronics. Instead, two rack-mounted V-4 VUEDrive Systems Engines provide all power and processing, including delay for the mid-room units. The four cabinets were custom-ordered directly from VUE in white, along with colour-matched mounting yokes.

With 12 rows of pew seating arranged in four columns from front-to-back, Yoo opted for the h-12W (wide) models, which offer 100-degrees of horizontal coverage and 50 degrees vertical. Two h-12s are hung above the main stage, with two more halfway back on delay.

Final thoughts

The church celebrated the opening of its new worship space recently, and so far church leaders and worshipers alike are very pleased.

“I love the VUE systems,” concluded Yoo. “The products perform extremely well, and everybody at the company is really easy to work with. The hard part is just getting people unfamiliar with VUE to consider it. But once they hear it they’re sold. They simply sell themselves.”