St Andrews is an Anglican Church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, located in the Devon town of Tiverton.
The congregation were enduring intermittent reception issues with the radio microphone equipment, coupled with a large reverberant building causing issues with speech intelligibility.
APi Communications designed a system to improve the whole overall performance and control of the sound quality. Slim profile loudspeakers were placed along the length of the Nave with minimal visual impact. This configuration fills the space with sound at a lower volume providing a more intimate experience for the congregation.
A Wifi wireless controlled mixer allows control from many devices such as an Ipad. The wireless mixer allowed the system to be mounted in a secure location as access not required for operation. Sophisticated equalisers in the mixer were utilised to create a great sounding system.
A bespoke radio lectern gooseneck microphone with an rechargeable Audio Technica pack was also included.
The result is an easy to use system designed for speech intelligibility that delivers great sound despite the reverberant nature of the church and is aesthetically unobtrusive.