Alcons is music to the ears at North Metro Church
USA: North Metro Church in Marietta, Georgia, is an inclusive house of worship where a dynamic array of music is a key part of its services. Ranging from quiet background ambience to full-on praise rock, the installation of a sound reinforcement system that could reproduce music at all volumes with equal high quality was key.
AV specialist Austin Sound Design knew that an Alcons pro-ribbon solution was the best way to cover the large width, depth and height of the North Metro Church auditorium. “I attended a demo hosted by Alcons’ David Rahn and Scott Hough a few years ago,” said Austin Sound founder, Chris Austin. “I have always appreciated ribbon technology and was immediately drawn to the superior performance of the Alcons pro-ribbon systems. After years of listening to various premium systems, in both install and live music applications, I knew that Alcons was next-generation technology and I wanted to be a part of it.”
The brief from North Metro Church was for a high dynamic range, low-distortion system with good coverage, clarity and articulation. Austin added: “The church was open to new ideas and brands. Once they experienced a demo of the Alcons 6.5-inch LR7 micro line array system installed at the Greater Atlanta Christian Church in nearby Norcross, they were more than happy to invest in their own Alcons installation.”
Austin and his team installed 18 dual 8-inch biamplified, high-output LR18/90 compact line array modules, four triple 18-inch BC543i (install version) cardioid subwoofers and four double 5-inch SR9 in-fill monitors. Power and control come from five Sentinel10 (4x 2,500W) and one Sentinel3 (4x 750W) amplified loudspeaker controllers.
“Our company prides itself on providing the latest in technology and Alcons is a perfect anchor to that. The product line is very well thought out and offers a wide variety of tools. We use them all and know that we can count on that consistent performance from every Alcons product,” explained Austin. “The installation at North Metro Church is a real showcase for the church, Austin Sound and Alcons Audio. We anticipate using it as an example of what is possible from church production sound systems.”