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Houses of Worship
As he puts it, " A sound system is only as
good as the acoustics of the room. " And,
Creel notes, Hewshott never overlooks that
fact. " Because we do acoustics, as well, we
also incorporate acoustical solutions into
our sound-system replacement, upgrade,
enhancement or installation, " he says. Lee
describes acoustically treating the sanctuary
as absolutely essential. He laments that
some church clients are ready to spend
$500,000 or $1 million on a state-of-the-art
sound system without really considering
the acoustical properties of the room.
" We can sell you the best line array in the
world, " Lee begins, " but it's not going to
sound good if your room is not treated. "
Thus, he urges all integrators to build
strong relationships with acousticians.
Sound-reinforcement system type that best
suits houses of worship?
Implementing Dazzling Video
Video systems are a place where integrators
can really lean into the role of consultative
partner. That's because numerous
high-quality options exist (e.g., DVLED videowalls,
tiled LCD and projection), as well as
because prices vary considerably based on
factors like size, pixel pitch and brightness
level. " We always look at it this way, " Creel
begins. " What are the needs? What are
we trying to accomplish? And then we can
help budget and, ultimately, design and
implement a solution that will work in the
space. " He says it's critical to tether the
video deployment to a set of goals. " You
know, large enough and bright enough video
that everybody can see, " Creel remarks.
" You shouldn't be squinting to try to see
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Preferred format of
display technology
among worship clients?
Tiled LCD
videowall
11.1%
25.9%
Direct-view
LED
63%
Projection
Preferred display format among
house-of-worship clients?
the video. " Thus, integrators should lead a
conversation about sight lines, the benefits
of projection versus those of DVLED, etc.
Display formats represent the first major
area of disagreement among our experts.
According to Creel, " You typically get
better bang for the buck with projection,
and then we can use that money to
upgrade or enhance lighting or acoustics
or sound. " He says that, with some church
clients, there's worry that investing in
DVLED could eat into a large share of their
overall tech budget. Meanwhile, Lee has a
different take. " I haven't sold a projector in
I couldn't tell you how long, " he says. " The
LED wall thing is just on fire right now. " Lee
also argues that the price gap between
projection and DVLED isn't what it once
was. He says that a 16'x9' DVLED wall and
a 12,000-lumen-plus projector, creating an
image roughly the same size, would both
likely be in the $40,000 to $50,000 range.
Harking back to the " keeping up with the
Joneses " point he made earlier, Lee adds,
" If a church really wants something, they
seem to be able to find the money. "
Major Changes in Church Lighting
According to Lee, there's a throughline
between the ascendance of DVLED and
investment in other technology areas. " The
surge [in LED lighting fixtures] has really
come with the adoption of the DVLED wall, "
he observes. Describing the move away
from traditional PAR cans and toward LED
lighting as " ...one of the hottest upgrades
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