Griffin Church Receives New Sound System

Dec 4, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Recently, Griffin First Assembly of God moved into a new facility located near the Atlanta airport. Television Production Service (TPS), a local professional lighting company, implemented lighting systems for the new church, while members of Griffin's technical ministry installed the video systems. dB Acoustics & Sound Inc. (Gainesville, Ga.) oversaw acoustics and the design and installation of the new audio systems.

dB Acoustics & Sound's president Mike Hedden specified an exploded mono loudspeaker design. The center cluster is comprises four SPL-td1s by Sound Physics Labs supplemented by two SPL-td1 subwoofers. The left and right cluster each feature an SPL-trik loudspeaker covering the extreme edges of the seating area, and an SPL B-DEAP subwoofer for the low end. "The SPL B-DEAP subwoofers are truly amazing!" Hedden said. "I am not aware of any other subwoofer system that can supply 118 dB at 30 Hz uniformly across a room that seats over 3,000 people—with only two cabinets!"

Hedden, who has dubbed Griffin First Assembly of God the "biggest room on the south side of Atlanta," is relying on SPL loudspeakers on an increasing basis. "The ratio between performance and the amount of signal processing is unparalleled, and the arrayability is off the scale," he said, noting that the speakers are designed with room aesthetics in mind. "I want to have similar frequency response throughout the auditorium, and still for the amount of horsepower they put out, they are extremely unobtrusive. Griffin's space is a very performance-oriented room with black ceilings and catwalks, but we still didn't want to forget about the aesthetics. These speakers just disappear."

Additional equipment included two Yamaha 01V96 audio consoles linked together at front of house. Monitoring is achieved through Aviom personal monitoring systems.

For more information, visit dB Acoustics at or Sound Physics Labs at

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