Installed Sound Applications
At St. John's Church in the Lebanese city of Achkout, 15 kilometres north of Beirut, the sound system was replaced by a new installlation using HK Audio's Linear 3 series of speakers. With seating for 750 and a maximum capacity of 1,000 people, St. John's is one of the largest Christian churches in the area.
Installer Tony Abou-Khair comments: "The old system simply was not able to do justice to the demands of today. As an ever increasing number of people have been frequenting the church services, the sound system had to be expanded. Due to the very tight budget, the loudspeaker cabinets we chose had to be capable of producing a balanced sound with excellent speech intelligibility even without any type of external controller. The HK Audio Linear 3 Series really meets these requirements exactly. The acoustics in the front portion of the church are problematic due to a potentially unpleasant build-up of mid to high frequency reflections, but thanks to the cabinets' integral Sound Field Selector, we were able to keep these under control without even having to resort to any external EQ."
All in all, the entire space within St. John's Church is divided into three zones and covered with six LR 112 cabinets mounted to the side walls.