Clair reinforces Seattle’s Cedar Park Church
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
clairbroscedarparkchurchThe church has installed a new sound system from Clair Brothers
USA - Sitting on a sprawling campus in the Bothell community outside of Seattle, Cedar Park Church was founded in 1970 and has, for the last nearly 50 years, been growing each year.
When the time came to upgrade the church’s sound system in its 970-seat main auditorium, the decision to install a new system from Clair Brothers.
Steve Palermo, owner, LIFT AV, consultant and project manager of the new system, explains: “No architectural changes had to be made, however, we did spec the system for the church’s planned future renovations. This Clair Brothers kiTCurve12 system was designed to accommodate future renovations without requiring any further system enhancements or funding.”
Cedar Park Church’s old system was antiquated and due for a modern approach. The first step of the physical installation was the removal of all eighteen of the old speakers, ten amplifiers and a long-passed-its-prime system processor.
Palermo adds, “The idea was to significantly reduce the amplifier footprint and amperage requirements while making a huge improvement in fidelity, output and headroom. And with the new four per side kiTCurve12 system, a significant improvement was made to the stage site lines thanks to the incredibly elegant form factor of the system.”
Palermo and his LIFT AV team worked closely with Andy Soemo, sound and recording pastor at Cedar Park Church, to determine the best speaker system choice.
Now that the install is complete, and he’s had some time to experience it first hand, Andy reports: "I’m really happy about the kiTCurve12s because the 12-inch drivers provide a big full range response even without subwoofers. The speakers also provide excellent coverage in a room that is very wide with very little perceptible SPL and frequency drop off."
In addition to the kiTCurve12s, LIFT AV also installed four individual Clair Brothers 18-inch CS18-II subwoofers because of their low height/high power capability (the subs were required to fit under a fairly low stage cap). Clair Brothers/Lab.gruppen high-powered multi-channel amps were used for the kiTCurve12s and subs, while an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 console was installed for FOH and a dLive C1500 was put in the auditorium’s broadcast room. Also included in the FOH system is a Waves Sound Grid for additional Waves Plugins.
(Jim Evans)

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