Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?

Mr. Wade Worley, an acoustic consultant, is in the Cathedral testing a sound system. The tall thin white column is a vertical array of speakers. This system allows sound to be "steered" towards the congregation and steered away from the ceiling.

The initial reviews are positive.

The speaker will likely hang from the large column to the left. A matching speaker will hang from the column on the other side of the Cathedral.

Watch this blog for more news as it happens.


Anonymous said...

Will the new sound system also improve the sound for the "side alter" pews?

Also, the microphones are not adequately positioned for the speakers to use in order for them to be heard.

Mike Malcom said...

Mr. Worley, the acoustician, wishes to install two speaker columns to ensure even and consistent sound. He said that his goal is to make every seat in every pew sound the same.

The microphones will be replaced. We haven't discussed wired microphones yet. I know that the wireless mics will be the over-the-ear type that place the mic element near the priest's mouth. Both the new wireless mics and our current lavalier mics sounded great on the test system (in the photo).

Anonymous said...

I am working on a similar project can you tell me the type of speakers you are using, including the manufacturers name and number, thanks.

Mike Malcom said...

The columns are Renkus-Heinz Iconyx steerable array systems, model IC32.


Good luck with the project.