Audio and Light

St. Pius X Catholic Church

St. Pius X Catholic Church

St. Pius X Catholic Church

When St. Pius Tenth Parish first opened its doors in 1955, Greensboro had already become the state’s third-largest city, an industrial center whose population was still expanding. Now, more than half a century later, the parish’s congregation has swelled to well over 1000. After several decades of holding multiple services in a 300-seat sanctuary, the church recently dedicated their spacious new facility. With seating for more than 1200 people, the new building is a magnificent space, with high ceilings, a marble sanctuary, concrete floors and a host of other architectural features that are wonderful to behold but challenging acoustically. Audio & Light was contracted to design and install a state of the art sound system capable of handling the complex acoustics of the room and the needs of the band and choir (which includes piano, electric bass, drums, percussion, electric and acoustic guitars, flute and violin as well as a 50 person choir). Brian Cox, design engineer for Audio & Light, met this challange head-on. Brian chose the Iconyx line array speaker from Renkus-Heinz as the solution to distributing high quality, high energy audio throught the large reverberant room. For mixing, Brian chose the Yamaha M7CL digital audio console, which allows the sound operators to save and maintian seperate files for the many variations of the service. Not surprisingly, members of the congregation have been thrilled with their new home, with particularly high praise going to the sound of both the music and spoken word. Check out this link that includes a podcast with Brian about this installation.

http://svconline.com/how/features/audio_light_install_stpius_pt1/