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Australian Church Built on Solid Sound From the Ground Up

After renting space for years, Good Success Church gets a new building in Jandakot, south of Perth, Australia, complete with a new custom-designed AVL system.

By Church Designer Staff   •  May 10, 2017 8:41 am EDT

Tags: acoustics, architecture, avl design, collaboration, worship space,

After operating from hired premises for many years, the board at Good Success Church (formerly Mighty Living Waters Life Fellowship) made the decision to develop a permanent home. A new building in Jandakot, south of Perth, Australia, was chosen -- and so the journey began.

The committee at Good Success Church contacted AVL consultant Rob Scott of Trans Media Alliance (TMA). Scott’s business is reasonably unique in that he has spent many years in the AVL industry and many as a committed church member. Scott started life as a professional musician, as well, and these credentials have given him the background to consult and design audio, lighting and vision systems for churches, large auditoriums and performing arts centers.

Good Success Church required a sound and lighting system appropriate for dynamic live services that, at the same time, were suitable for television program recording and live media projection. Five companies were invited to tender on the TMA specifications, which Kosmic Sound and Lighting won due to price, experience and professionalism.

Collaborative effort leads to success

Kosmic worked closely with Group Technologies to present a tender-winning speaker system for the building which is 30 metres wide yet only 20 metres deep. The RCF HDL 20a active line array system was chosen. Each hang consisted of three full-range line array elements coupled with additional LF on the ground. Additionally,two boxes of HDL10a were used as centre fills. A Xilica Uno processor was used to process the system. Xilica’s high audio quality and powerful DSP platform allowed for everything from simple system tuning to pre-set system configurations depending on the size and scope of any event in the space.

TMA consulted with both the architect and acoustic consultants to match the room acoustics to the performance of the RCF system. Roof heights were changed along with a custom design for the walls, ceiling panels and diffusers. The resulting room sound is spectacular.

“It makes such a difference to the outcome when I am consulted before the project is built,” reports Scott.

Pastor Rajan of Good Success Church also adds, "We found the Kosmic team professional and flexible to work with during the building and fitout process…. Kosmic also provided training and after completion support for transition to the new system. The result achieved with the acoustic treatments and audio system are ideal “ Pastor Rajan, Snr Pastor, Good Success Church.

Recognizing that LED technology has reached a stage where it's possible to present a modern professional stage lighting system without dimmers and tungsten fittings, TMA was able to design a lighting system suitable for live performance, television recording and multimedia projections while reducing ongoing power operating costs.

"This is an exceptionally professional AVL integrated system installation, indeed a reference model for the new modern systems using line array and LED technology. Congratulations to Good Success Church for your foresight, and Kosmic for your professionalism,” Scott concludes.


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