East West Church-Marietta, GA...
....High definition audio for high impact worship
Although the appeal of the services at East West Church in Marietta, Georgia cuts across generations and backgrounds, their content is unabashedly dynamic and contemporary.
The church recently moved all of their activities to an under-equipped family life center so that their 450-seat sanctuary could undergo a dramatic renovation. Everything, from the all-important audio system to the carpeting underfoot, benefited from the overhaul. East West Church hired Nashville-based Scott Oliver to deliver fidelity and “bigness” worthy of their technically-polished and uniquely inspired services. Scott made good with a Danley-centered system that’s clean enough to mix an album on!
Scott Oliver is in the uncommon position of providing design and installation services for both houses of worship and high-end recording studios in and around Nashville and across the nation all the way to the West Coast. Thus, he has a unique perspective on the gear used in houses of worship and on the philosophical underpinnings of sound reinforcement. Oliver broke into the business as a musician, working as a first-call sub for the mega-churches of Southern California. “I try to bring my experience of working in those West Coast churches to all my designs he commented. “They have a ‘bigness’ that is so much more than merely adequate sound reinforcement - it’s more like the “wow factor” you get at a stellar concert.”
His overall design goals for East West Church were not unlike those of his recording studios: the system was to be extremely accurate, sonically superlative, fatigue-free, and abundantly dynamic. He has found that Danleyloudspeakers and subs backed up by Danley amps and DSPs meet those goals gracefully. “I like working with Danley because the people over there are truly passionate about what they do,” Oliver said. “They live it, and it’s obvious in the performance of their products. And unlike the specifications published by other manufacturers, in which you could easily hide Jimmy Hoffa, Danley specifications are refreshingly accurate.”
Consistent with a recording studio philosophy, Oliver ignored the ubiquitous and arguably stilted mono cluster and instead carefully implemented a stereo solution. He placed two Danley SH-50s on each side of the room for a combined 100 by 50degree dispersion pattern that covers most of the seats on the main floor with distinct left-right imaging. A single Danley SH-95 hanging below each of those clusters provides stereophonic front fill. For the balcony, Oliver again relied on a left-right pair of Danley SH-95s. Although by industry standards, the SH-50s and SH-95s provide abundant bass, Oliver goosed the system with a pair of Danley TH-115 subwoofers, one each on the floor below the main clusters.