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Ecclesistical & Heritage World No.99

New AV system provides the complete solution

24CAVS pic1The re-ordering of Holy Saviour Church in Bitterne, Southampton, has seen the culmination of over four years of project work by Creative Audio-Visual Solutions (CAVS).

Within the main church, full sound, visual and streaming systems have been installed for complete versatility and long-term development potential. The audio system features eight Electrovoice EVC 8” speakers for effective coverage throughout the main nave and side aisles – supplemented by dual compact ELX-200 active subwoofers. Additional S-series speakers provide additional chancel coverage for service leaders.

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Dynacord DSA and C-series intelligent amplifiers – via an Allen & Heath AHM-32 matrix processor – tune the speakers to the room’s acoustics to maximise intelligibility and reduce the likelihood of feedback – especially when the eight Sennheiser radio microphones are in use.

Allen & Heath were also chosen for the audio mixing system: an SQ6 digital mixer with remote GX4816 stagebox housed with the amplifiers in the vestry. The stagebox links to eight recessed dais floorboxes – each with multiple XLR, in-ear-monitoring and additional portable stagebox connections for larger events. Four of the floorboxes, along with a dedicated altar connection, feature HDMi inputs and outputs for laptop and personal visual monitor connectivity.

24CAVS pic3Images within the church are provided by three Epson laser projectors for main images in the nave and side aisles, with Iiyama 32” anti-glare displays for pillars facing the musicians and a large format 86” confidence monitor on the face of the balcony. Those are all driven via a Wyrestorm HDBaseT Matrix – allowing complete visual flexibility on any projector/display.

A PTZoptics motorised camera provides main images from the balcony, with cabling installed for an additional two cameras on the side pillars to be added in due course. Those, along with local console and dais connections, are connected to the Roland V8-HD production mixer, which drives both the in-house projection and online streaming system from a single tactile unit.

24CAVS pic4Outside the main church, audio-visual systems were installed in five meetings rooms with connectivity for independent meeting and service relay. 24/7 signage displays utilising Brightsign servers provide church information for visitors in three locations.

For church security, CAVS also installed a 20-camera Hikvision 4K CCTV system for complete internal and external coverage, with remote access and motion alerts

The church network was also supplied and optimised by CAVS – based on Engenius managed switches and wi-fi access points for secure public, private and audio-visual connectivity.The complete system truly highlights the capabilities of Creative Audio-Visual Solutions to provide the complete technology solution for the modern church. For an on-site installation consultation or advice on the right equipment for your church, call or email CAVS. Local references are available upon request.

For further information visit www.cavsolutions.co.uk

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