First Baptist Church-Goodlettsville, TN.
Pro Audio Solutions now has the distinct
privilege of being the first company in history to install the Danley Sound Labs JH90 Jericho
Horn speakers into a worship facility. This incredible loudspeaker is normally considered
only for large outdoor venues such as sports stadiums, and festivals, but has
never been considered as a solution for smaller indoor spaces due to its output
capability, size, weight, and cost.
However, when compared to a multi-element
system where mains, fills, delays, and subwoofers would normally be used, it
was found that a simple two-speaker system would not only provide better
drama-free audio performance, the labor-cost factor would be greatly reduced as
On the surface it appears that the use of such large speakers is
overkill, but once the other parameters of the design and installation scope
are factored in, the overall cost of using the Jerichos was actually less than
using the secondary design of 10 enclosures to cover the room. Consequently, the
performance of the Jericho Horn pair makes all the sense in the world.
environment there are zero problems to contend with. No comb filtering, no
beaming or lobing, no hot spots, and no dead spots. Perfect audio reproduction
at every single seat in the sanctuary.
Connected to a bank of Crest Pro-200 series
amplifiers that are controlled by a Xilica XP4800 DSP and housed in Middle
Atlantic rack and power management system, this system is dead quiet but offers
a dynamic range of 140db.
What other house of worship audio system in the world
can claim any of this? Most likely, none.
None that we know of anyway.
Rounding out the system is an Allen &
Heath iLive-T console with an IDR-64 Stage Box.
Best of all, this system makes the argument
of one-size fits all very viable. While First Baptist Goodlettsville only seats
approximately 950 people, this system is easily suited for sanctuaries and
spaces up to 10,000 people. Larger and odd-shaped spaces may require a
few fills here and there, but, any additional fills needed would be considered
For the first time in history, worship
space owners can now calculate cost and performance of their audio systems with
only a small amount of EASE modeling (more for placement than coverage and
output level than anything else), and a $5 calculator.
For medium to large
facilities, audio system costs now plummet, while ease of use and fidelity
The system at First Baptist Goodlettsville, Tennessee,
has to be heard to be believed. And for those who think a Line Array design is the only
way to go, we will be happy to compare this system to any Line Array system located
between planet Mercury, and Pluto.
Until another Jericho system is installed
in another church somewhere, First Baptist Church Goodlettsville has the best
sounding audio system in the universe. It really is that good.