New Sound for New Life's New Building

Members of the New Life Evangelical Free Church in Aurora, Colorado, recently celebrated the dedication of their new 8,000-square-foot worship facility.
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Members of the New Life Evangelical Free Church in Aurora, Colorado, recently celebrated the dedication of their new 8,000-square-foot worship facility. Constructed adjacent to the existing church building, the new addition more than doubles maximum occupancy for worship (as many as 600) and adds amenities including new audio, video, and lighting systems.

Jeff Grinstead of Context Engineering in Centennial, Colorado, and his partner, Art Phillips, drafted a sound-system plan based on Meyer Sound CQ-2 narrow-coverage main loudspeakers. "With the Meyer loudspeakers, we didn't have to run lines back to a backstage amp rack and then run speaker lines overhead," says Grinstead. "That cut a few days off our installation time."

The new system comprises a main cluster of four CQ-2s augmented by a UPM-2P ultracompact narrow-coverage loudspeaker delay mounted at the rear of the room and aimed to cover the elevated sound mixing booth. The system is configured to allow discrete feeds to each loudspeaker in the main cluster. The mix from the console is fed to a distribution amplifier and then into separate digital EQ/delay processors.

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