St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Summary: St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, recognizing the need to modernize its audio system that had been effectively in use for around 30 years, entrusted Torrence Sound with the upgrade. The church replaced the aging speaker clusters with two Renkus-Heinz digitally steerable column speakers, carefully selected and positioned to reduce reflected sound and enhance speech clarity. These speakers, in white, were inconspicuously installed against the church’s white pillars for an aesthetically pleasing look. Control was streamlined to a single Symetrix processor with a user-friendly interface. Additionally, a new camera was installed to facilitate online streaming and broadcasts to a local TV station, expanding the church’s outreach capabilities.
Industry: Religious Facilities
Category: Audio System upgrade
Processes: Sound Quality Enhancement, Control System Simplification, Digital Steering Technology, Streaming Capability Integration
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church had been using a Torrence audio system for approximately 30 years. While it had served well, the church needed an upgrade to meet contemporary audio standards and to incorporate modern technology for wider communication.
Torrence Sound was chosen for this project due to their long-standing relationship with the church and their proven expertise in upgrading historical audio systems to modern standards while respecting the architectural integrity of religious spaces.
Torrence Sound replaced the old speaker system with two advanced Renkus-Heinz digitally steerable column speakers. These speakers were strategically placed and tuned to minimize echo and improve the clarity of spoken words. Their white color allowed them to blend seamlessly with the church’s pillars, maintaining the sanctuary’s aesthetic. The audio control system was simplified to a single Symetrix processor, making it more user-friendly. A camera was also added to enable the church to stream its services online and broadcast to a local TV station.
The installation of the new speakers significantly improved the audio quality, especially in terms of speech intelligibility. The streamlined control system made operation more efficient and accessible. The added camera broadened the church’s audience by enabling online streaming and local TV broadcasting.
The upgrade has greatly enhanced the auditory experience during services at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, ensuring clear communication of sermons and liturgies. The ability to stream services has extended the church’s reach, making it more accessible to a broader audience.