Old Cinema-Turned Virginia Church Makes Move to WorxAudio

Crosswalk Church transitions from four boxes to single TrueLine X2 compact line array and pair of subwoofers in an install completed in August.

Old Cinema-Turned Virginia Church Makes Move to WorxAudio
With it's recent install of a WorxAudio X2 line-array speaker and a pair of TL218SS subwoofers (with one shown at the bottom right of the photo), Crosswalk Church, based in Wytheville, Virginia, significantly improved issues with sound coverage throughout all areas of the church, a former theater.

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Once serving as an old cinema - the Milwald Theater, having first opened its doors on August 28, 1928 - the landmark space now serves as Crosswalk Church offering a unique atmosphere in the southwest corner of Virginia.

Serving as a worship space the last 13 years, the church is located right off I-81, and about four months ago in August, the church underwent a significant sound system upgrade. The changes included the installation of a line array speaker and subwoofers from WorxAudio.

Spearheading the installation work was Jason Nipper, President of Nipper Sound, based in Draper, Virginia. As explained by Nipper, “It took me less than 60 days to evaluate what I needed (for the project), to experiment with different locations, and to find a way to secure (the line array speaker), without impacting the building.” The work itself onsite, according to Crosswalk Pastor Robbie Patton took less than a week.

‘We wanted something that would simplify the system that we had.’

While the church previously had full stereo system, with four speakers, the major concern, noted Nipper was “about the coverage,” or lack thereof. By going to the WorxAudio line array, while having fewer “boxes,” Nipper acknowledged that with the change, he sought “a more consistent solution for every seat and a more intelligible solution for the spoken Word.” How that was achieved in part by the WorxAudio line array’s 160 degrees of horizontal dispersion.

For Patton, having Nipper on this project was nothing new, in that the church has worked with him on a number of other projects over the years, noting that the church originally had equipment that “started off very low end, and we have upgraded consistently” over the years.

In opting to make the change to the church’s sound system, Patton explained, “We wanted something that would simplify the system that we had. We didn’t want a ton of speakers, to where we’re filling that theater with one main speaker at this point.”

In addition to the TrueLine X2 compact line array, which features four 8-inch low-frequency drivers and two medium format 1-inch exit compression drivers, the church also added a pair of TL218SS subwoofers in its worship space, with each unit including a pair of 18-inch woofers, along with upgrading to a ProSonus sound board, allowing for its staff to make adjustments from elsewhere besides the FOH position, with the help of an iPad.


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