St. Thomas More Church chooses K-array speakers

St. Thomas More is a Catholic church in Mt Eliza, a suburb near the southern tip of greater Melbourne, Australia. The church seats approximately 150 people and its auditorium hosts masses, church functions and school events. It recently upgraded its audio and visual systems and engaged Reflections AV to do so.

The impetus behind the upgrade was so that the church could bring its ‘clunky’ audio and visual system up to scratch. The space was lacking up-to-date equipment and required a thorough revamp.

Acoustically, the room posed a challenge in producing clear, intelligible audio without stirring excessive reverberation due to the glass windows and brick walls.

With the help of the NAS Projects Team, Reflections AV designed an audio upgrade for the church. This comprised of a set of Kobra-KK52 line array elements as the main PA paired with the Rumble-KU26 subwoofer to fill out the lows, powered by a single Kommander-KA24 amplifier.

Custom colour finishes made K-array a fit for St. Thomas More’s church hall as the leadership was keen on a system that didn’t command much attention or look like an ugly ‘black box on the wall’. As the client wished, the new installation at St. Thomas More is appropriately discreet and effortlessly covers every seat in the auditorium with clear sound.

Carl Pellegrino, system designer at reflections AV, said: “The K-array speakers, brackets and subwoofer were all selected by the church to colour-match their brick wall and they tie in beautifully with that. It’s a really compact, clean design. When people come in, they can’t tell where the sound is coming from.”

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