Multiple Install Phases Add Up to Notable AVL Upgrades at Texas Church

Over the span of three months, Texas church has featured install improvements including L-Acoustics line arrays, Barco projectors, and an LED wall.

Multiple Install Phases Add Up to Notable AVL Upgrades at Texas Church
To highlight the benefit of the new LED wall versus projection for the configuration at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Missouri City Texas, the issue of shadows when one stands in close proximity to a projection screen, does not present itself as a problem with an LED wall install.

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Multiple Install Phases Add Up to Notable AVL Upgrades at Texas Church

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MISSOURI CITY, Texas – In the latest sign of growth for Sugar Creek Baptist Church, it made a significant step about six months ago by upgrading its second location from a portable campus to a permanent location. Beyond just opening that new location’s doors, a series of significant audio, video and lighting upgrades were made to the worship space.

“While we had already bought the system, we went to a (nearby) church in Houston that also had an L-Acoustics system. It blew me away, and confirmed our choice.”

For the new Missouri City site – which averages about 4,500 congregants on Sundays – the decision to upgrade to L-Acoustics for its speakers was based in large part to the building having previously housed a church, and that the system left behind (a 20-year-old set by another speaker manufacturer), “didn’t meet our standards,” noted AJ McGlynn, Technical Producer at Sugar Creek Baptist.

Having been introduced to the L-Acoustics ARCs speakers during a WFX conference four years ago, McGlynn said the newly installed speakers at Missouri City “can meet our current needs. With a few tweaks, it will then meet our future needs.”

During that first install, aside from the-Acoustics speakers, a pair of Barco RLM-W8 projectors (replacing a single projector) and a pair of 12 foot-by-7 1/2 foot projection side screens (in place of a single 4 foot-by-3 foot screen) were added to the space. About a month later, the church followed that up by an install featuring an LED wall. In addition, a series of LED house lights, and an upgrade of their streaming system were included.

Opting to go with an L-Acoustics line array system, McGlynn said, was not a tough decision. “We knew what we are going to get from L-Acoustics, and from their reputation,” he said. “Time was a huge factor, to (where we could not) try a bunch of speakers. We did spec out (another company’s system), but it didn’t meet our needs for the future.”

Even though the church was unable to demo the ARCs speakers before a decision was made, McGlynn added, “While we had already bought the system, we went to a (nearby) church in Houston that also had an L-Acoustics system. It blew me away, and confirmed our choice.”

In early March, the church rolled out the new L-Acoustics line arrays as part of a “soft launch.”

Since then, the congregation has been particularly impressed with the new line arrays, noted McGlynn. “Everyone loves how it sounds, worship sounds amazing. I’ve gotten several comments … the low end just sounds amazing … not loud. ”


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