Grand Cayman Baptist Church was looking for a new
high-powered sound system that would be capable of handling everything from a
grand piano to contemporary worship and even hip-hop-style events. Washington
state-based Halo Systems was commissioned to provide just such a system.
challenge for Halo was the facility design, octagonal shaped with 40-foot
ceilings. Seating for approximately 1,000 on both the main floor and balcony
combined. Plus a full-width choir loft above and behind the stage. “Challenging
corners, cavities and upper roof lines made for an extremely challenging
acoustic environment,” notes Halos Systems audio systems design engineer Gary
To meet the
challenge, Halo Systems chose the dB Technologies DVA line array. “We’ve found
the dB Technologies DVA product to be durable, powerful and sonically accurate
loudspeakers,” says project manager Myron Wengerd.
goes on to note how the company went above and beyond in partnering on the
project. While some of the dB product is available in white, “the option of
white and the company’s willingness to custom paint additional cabinets was
critical in this Caribbean décor-oriented room,” notes Wengerd.
and right arrays were comprised of six DVA-T8 active three-way modules along
with one DVA-S10 18” subwoofer. In addition, one DVX-D12 HP active 12” two-way
cabinet side/downfill plus one DVA-T4 module firing back into the choir loft
for monitoring was added to the arrays. Two DVA-S30 active double 18”
subwoofers were built into retired pipe organ wall cavities on either side of
the stage for additional low-frequency support. In addition, there were five
DVA-T4 modules mounted under the front lip of the balcony as under-balcony
challenges of the room made it even more impressive that the dB Technologies
speakers were so easy to dial in,” explains Halo Systems acoustician Gary Ryan.
“The T8’s are very responsive to EQ’ing and general signal adjustments. And
what else can you say about the power and performance of the DVA-S30 subs?
They’re just amazing.”
final note, Ryan says, “ease of installation, set-up, use and tuning made us
all look good while giving the customer more than they expected.