St. Columba Catholic Church
This is our second successful Catholic Church sound system project. Located in Oakland CA, St. Columba is a diverse and progressive church co-led by an Irish and a Ghanan priest. Naturally speech and music are very important in this very acoustically challenging space with over three seconds of reverberation.
DCA specified the all digital, electronically steerable Iconyx array from Renkus Heinz and complimented it with a custom engineered Peavey MediaMatrix processor. The intention is to provide excellent quality reinforcement in the seating areas, avoiding “splash” upwards onto the wall and ceiling, to improve intelligibility.
DCA’s dual mode user interface design proves to be very appropriate in this application. A simple preset button panel enables the priest to operate the system with full automation for typical weekly masses. However when a special event comes up, the advanced touch panel can be brought out to provide sophisticated audio control – the results of which can be saved back into the presets for further use, without needing the advanced touch panel.