Westminster Chapel Bellevue Washington
At Westminster Chapel (Bellevue, WA), Morgan Sound employed a Left/Center/Right (LCR) system with a single QX566i module on the left and right and a QX596i in the center. This 3-box system provides coverage for an astounding 80 percent of the Chapel. Stephen Weeks of Morgan Sound used EAW MK8126i systems as balcony delays, JF60z systems as under balcony delays, UB52i systems for front fills and an SB528zP cardioid subwoofer array to support the main QX systems.
“The improvement is night and day,” Weeks said. “The new system provides clarity to every seat in the house. Everyone in the room can hear the pastor speak normally, at a reasonable volume level, but there’s also plenty of power available for higher-level music.”
The spectacular pattern control of the QX Series in such a compact and attractive package had a tremendous impact on the Westminster installation. “I wanted to leave the Church a legacy that would last the next 20 years,” said Larry Dragland, former Westminster technical director who helped oversee the install. “Our pastor is soft spoken, so we needed clarity and headroom. Mission accomplished. Now I can place the vocals over the top of this mix and still hear the instruments without losing the intelligibility.”
Morgan Sound owner Charlie Morgan called Westminster’s old speaker clusters a “flying junkyard.” “The huge center cluster is now gone, and the left, right, center speaker hangs are less visible and much smaller,” Dragland said. “The EAW team’s design and the install and tuning by Morgan Sound were a home run.”