Danley Nanos: A Cost-Effective Solution for South Carolina Church

System installed includes five zones each covered by a Danley Nanos speaker, along with a pair covering the balcony, and another two Nanos covering the choir, as well as one Danley Nano Sub near the front of the room.

Danley Nanos: A Cost-Effective Solution for South Carolina Church
The distributed Danley Nanos speaker, shown painted to match the wood at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, offers intelligibility without compromising the aesthetic.

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“This is the church that I grew up in, and the church my mom attended ‘til the day she died,” said Sid Gattis, speaking of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina. “It was built in the 1950s, in Forest Acres, one of the oldest communities in Columbia. It’s a stunning example of a liturgical church: big, old, tall pine ceiling, hard pews, hard floors… it’s just a hard space all around.

“I think they begrudgingly put some fuzzy stuff on the kneelers to spare some old joints, but that’s it,” he added. “The sanctuary is beautiful, but also very challenging from the standpoint of intelligibility.” Gattis is the owner of Gattis Pro Audio, which recently improved things at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, installing a distributed system of Danley Sound Labs’ smallest loudspeaker and subwoofer: the Danley Nano and the Danley Nano Sub.

Gattis had installed the church’s previous system more than 20 years ago, when he was just launching his then-new company. “We put in a big center cluster, with a delay to cover the balcony halfway back,” he said. “It was a lot better than what they had previously been using, so that was OK, but it wasn’t ideal. Over the years, things failed and got replaced with pretty much whatever, until the church decided it was time for a refresh.”

He put together a proposal based on some previous experiences he had had with Danley Nanos. “The Nanos produce a way-bigger sound than seems possible from such a small box,” he said. “I thought if we distributed Nanos and painted them to match the wood, St. Martin’s would get intelligibility without compromising the aesthetic.” The church committee coordinated demos with three companies, with Gattis Pro Audio being chosen to handle the install.

Fortunately, St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields’ sanctuary has protruding columns every 15 feet against the outside walls – as well as a light trellis – that Gattis could use in a highly-distributed system. Five zones cover the main floor, each with its own column and its own Danley Nano. In addition, two Danley Nanos cover the balcony and two more cover the choir.


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