Posted in news on May 24, 2017 1:41 pm EDT

Sophisticated Sound Spec’d at Garden State Church

From six original pendant loudspeakers to a system using Community's E-Series Entasys loudspeakers, New Jersey's Christ the Redeemer Parish Church gets fine-tuned sound and intelligibility.

Christ the Redeemer Parish Church, Atco, N.J. Images courtesy of Community Pro.











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TAGS: audio, audio upgrade, avl design, coverage, intelligibility, sound reinforcement, worship,


By Church Designer Staff

The leaders of Atco, N.J.'s Christ the Redeemer Parish Church found JD Sound & Video of Township,, N.J., through an Internet search. After seeing the work the company had done for other local churches and Catholic high schools, church staff invited them for a consultation. JD Sound & Video designed a system for the church using Community’s E Entasys loudspeakers. They also set up a demo to enable the choir director, priest and other parishioners to hear exactly what the system would sound like.

Demo leads to action

Satisfied by the demo, the installation proceeded. Columns flank the altar and now Entasys loudspeakers are mounted there to cover the entire church. On each column, JD Sound & Video installed a double stack of full-range ENT-FR for the congregation, with ENT212 for the choir and ENT206 for altar fill. Community VLF208LV subwoofers at the base of each column provide additional low frequency reinforcement for music.

Columns flank the altar and now Entasys loudspeakers are mounted there to cover the entire church.

Joe DiSabatino, president and lead design engineer of JD Sound & Video, says, “The big selling point of Entasys was that we didn’t have to fly any large cabinets or install delay loudspeakers. The entire congregation is covered by the double stack of Entasys loudspeakers, and gain before feedback is great. With a ceiling height of 48-feet at its center, the narrow vertical and wide horizontal dispersion of Entasys minimized room reflections and provided even coverage of the room’s 103-foot width and 68-foot depth with ease.”

The entire system is powered by QSC CXD-series amplifiers and is processed and controlled by a QSC Q-SYS system. The Core250 also provides control of the power sequencer and video system.

A seven-inch touch panel provides users with mode selection and operation of microphone levels. Control is also available from any location using the Church's iPad. Four channels of Shure QLXD wireless microphones were installed and feature both handheld and bodypack transmitters.

Video too

JD Sound & Video also upgraded the Church’s video with a Barco 7,500-lumen projector and two 164-inch Da-Lite fixed screens. A ClearOne PTZ camera allows for streaming services and events live, while a 55-inch monitor provides the choir with a video preview. In addition to mass, the big screens are used for readings and songs, and also for musical events, presentations and movie nights throughout the year. The system also has the capability to stream audio and video from the parish hall next door.

DiSabatino concludes, “The even coverage and high intelligibility of the audio are very impressive. Designing it in combination with the video upgrade, we’ve been able to provide the church with a system that really communicates and involves the congregation.”




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Community Pro


JD Sound and Video



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