Martin Audio MLA And CDD Transcend Glass Walls In The Rock Church
San Diego, CA––The Heights Campus of The Rock Church is located in a former dealership for renewable energy cars with multiple glass surfaces, a daunting challenge for any audio system required to reproduce the spoken word and contemporary worship services with full band instrumentation.
To solve the problem, the Church and their design/build integrator, Clark, chose a Martin Audio MLA Mini loudspeaker array with CDD speakers for the exceptional control to direct the sound into the audience evenly from front to back without the negative impact of late reflections from the glass walls and hard concrete floor.
As George Clark describes the space, “The back wall that the PA and stage is facing and the two parallel side walls are all glass, with what was formerly the showroom office walled in with entry areas to the left and right. There’s a 16 x 30 ft. stage backed up to that wall in an intimate room that’s 120 ft. wide by 60 ft. deep and seats about 450.
“The Heights is a multi-site church campus with live spoken word and contemporary worship services that include bands with keyboards, drums, guitars, bass and vocals, none in an enclosed housing. That’s why we were concerned when we first saw the room and realized the PA would be firing right into that glass wall behind the audience. Fortunately, we were able to make full use of the fantastic MLA technology Martin Audio has developed.”