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Family Christian Center creates immersive Sky Zone® experience with Electro‑Voice

September 26, 2018
  • Family Christian Center flies Electro-Voice ELX200-10 loudspeakers to add high-energy music to Sky Zone youth play facility
  • New Dynacord L Series DSP amplifiers are used to power and optimize six Electro-Voice subwoofers
  • Higher Standard Praise Systems designed and installed audio, lighting and surveillance systems
  • The church really wanted to upgrade from the basic ceiling speakers they had, and this EV and Dynacord system makes a world of difference

Burnsville, MN (August 2018): Family Christian Center in Clermont, Florida is a unique worship campus. To engage youths, the campus has a Fun Zone activity center, recently expanded with a Sky Zone indoor trampoline park. The 21,500 square foot facility now includes SkySlam basketball, Ultimate Dodgeball, a free climb rock wall, a “Ninja Warrior” type obstacle course and other activities. To create a more immersive experience, Pastor Rick Van Wagner and administrator John Remson engaged Higher Standard Praise Systems to add audio, lighting and security systems. Rather than settling for limited bandwidth ceiling speakers, Higher Standard selected Electro-Voice loudspeakers and Dynacord amplifiers to deliver clean, powerful music while staying within the project’s budget.

“The church really wanted to upgrade from the basic ceiling speakers they had, and this EV and Dynacord system makes a world of difference.”

“The key to this project was finding the highest-quality, best-sounding loudspeakers at the most cost-effective price point.” notes Higher Standard CEO Gerald Wallens. “That’s why I researched Electro-Voice first. I knew the sonic quality would be there, and it was just a question of matching the right product to the application. When I ran across the ELX200-10, I knew it was a perfect match for this job. As usual, EV had the solution!”

Best known as a great-sounding portable system, the durable Electro-Voice ELX200-10 also features three mounting points for forged eyebolts, making it a perfect fit for the nonstop action in Sky Zone. A total of 14 are flown as stereo pairs, focused within the various attractions to minimize volume in common areas in between. The facility uses an easy-access Web-based IP control platform accessible by laptop, tablet or smart phone to route up to six sources across eight audio zones.

To kick the experience up another notch, Higher Standard added compact, high-power subwoofers to the mix, including two each of ELX200-18S, EKX-15S and ELX200-12S to fit under decks, in corners and other tight spaces.

Two of Dynacord’s new L Series amplifiers power the subwoofers, one L1800FD and one L1300FD, both of which feature advanced DSP and FIR-Drive to ensure optimal loudspeaker performance. Three Electro-Voice PA4150 4-channel amplifiers drive the ELX200-10 speakers.

“The church really wanted to upgrade from the basic ceiling speakers they had, and this EV and Dynacord system makes a world of difference,” notes Gerald Wallens of Higher Standard. “On weekends, they turn it into a non-alcoholic nightclub – which I call a ‘light club’ – and the kids love it. Between the different attractions, 110 intelligent lights and the immersive music from the sound system, they get an amazing experience that keeps them coming back. And for Family Christian Center, that’s the main goal.”

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