Nov 2017 | News | Houses of Worship | GEO S12 | USA

A new GEO S12 line array system, in a rare single hang of all-white cabinets, has been installed in the Salvation Army Temple in Atlanta, the regional HQ for the south-east of the USA.

Wirebox Media (Smyna, GA) replaced a 20 year-old cluster with the GEO S12 system, consisting of 7x GEO S1210s with 1x GEO S1230. At front-of-house, the company installed a Yamaha QL5 Digital Audio Console with five Tio Dante input/output boxes, Yamaha IF2108 monitors, a Yamaha DME24N Digital Mix Engine, and Yamaha SWP L2 Network Switches.

Tim Harrigan of Wirebox Media said that Bernie Dake, technical lead for the Salvation Army, is extremely pleased with the system. “We worked with Bernie on the design, and, after reviewing multiple NEXO NS-1 software configurations, we believed the GEO S12 would be perfect for the space, and it ended up being perfect. We initially thought there would be need to add some front fill and out fill for the raked side seating, but the S12 system coverage was made for this space; all we needed was the eight flown boxes.”

A blend of contemporary and traditional worship, the Temple’s musical set up is quite complex, featuring a combination of a 35-piece brass band, 40-voice choir, 6-piece contemporary band and 3-4 lead vocalists. “Another reason the GEO S12 system was selected is that the space hosts religious touring acts who would be accepting of the system, thereby saving the client the need to rent in a separate system.”

Processing is handled by the DME24N fitted with a Dante MY card that feeds to the NEXO NXAMP4x4 amplifiers via Dante. The Dante system is run redundant with a pair of Yamaha SWP L2 switches that network everything together. The DME is programmed to offer both full mix “console” modes and “unattended operation” modes for simple events using just a few microphones. A dedicated WiFi network was installed for the Wirebox-provided iPAD to assist house engineers and volunteers with sound system operations.

“We are so grateful to the folks at Wirebox Media, particularly for their meticulous attention to detail,” states Bernie Dake, Assistant Territorial Music Secretary, Director of Music Publications, Production and Marketing. “The equipment recommendations were offered with a/b tests to insure our satisfaction, and the wiring that was done is so clean you would think it was done robotically. The sound in our sanctuary is now focused and tuned correctly so that we actually need less volume to fill the space, thanks to the NEXO line array.”

For more information on Wirebox Media, visit www.wireboxmedia.com.

For more information on Yamaha and NEXO products, visit www.yamahaproaudio.com.