The chapel at Trinity University in Banockburn, Illinois recently installed a NEXO loudspeaker system. “The system had to be crystal clear, have uniform coverage for voice using a podium microphone, and be able to handle many inputs from a band with drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and a mic’d grand piano,” states Gary Gand of Gand Sound Installations. The chapel is a perfect square in shape, with seating on three sides of the stage. The system had to be small, yet powerful, and able to cover the large audience area from a 24-foot trim height due to a large projection screen. The chapel’s high-peaked center ceiling and room construction is all wood post and beam with no attic or crawl space, so systems needed to be surface mounted with no ability to hide wiring or rigging. The system chosen includes six NEXO PS 10 loudspeakers and two NEXO LS500 subwoofers, all flown from a custom rectangular grid by Allen Products. The PS10s are on Omni mounts to allow precise aiming. The main seating area holds 600 with two overflow rooms behind air walls at the back, where high quality ceiling loudspeakers (located in the low acoustic tile ceiling) are on a delay.
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