HWASEONG-SI, Republic of Korea—TechDataPS Co., Ltd. and Yeong Sound recently collaborated to equip Joodasan Church’s newest location with a high-quality, easy-to-operate live sound system featuring JBL Professional, Crown and Soundcraft audio solutions.
Built in 2014, the chapel at Hwaseong-si in Gyeonggi-do province is the third facility constructed by Joodasan Church. With around 2,200 seats, including two-story balcony sections, the 1,500-square-meter worship space regularly hosts a wide variety of spiritual events, in addition to musical performances and youth Sunday school. In order to accommodate the large space and growing community, the church needed a high-quality and easy-to-use sound reinforcement system capable of projecting consistently clear audio throughout the worship space. To meet these goals, TechDataPS partnered with Yeong Sound to design and install a complete HARMAN Professional audio system featuring JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and a Soundcraft mixer.
Representatives from Joodasan Church stated that their ultimate goal was to elevate and modernize their existing sound setup. Since the Church hosts a wide array of religious events, worship services and performances, they needed a flexible system that could deliver superior audio quality and clarity for a range of applications.
TechDataPS reported that after considering their client’s request, JBL VTX A8 loudspeakers were the natural choice. The company then partnered with Yeong Sound to install the new speakers in a way that complimented the church’s architecture. With the help of top construction and systems engineers, the team identified the exact quantity and angles of speakers needed to maximize the sound system’s efficiency and ensure an error-free installation.
The JBL VTX A8 combines two 8-inch woofers, four 3.5-inch midrange drivers and two 2-inch high-frequency drivers in a single low-profile cabinet, providing clear, high-output sound in a compact and easy-to-install format. To complete the system, TechDataPS selected JBL VTX B18 series subwoofers for extra low-frequency impact and lightweight VRX932LA-1 line array speakers for extra coverage. JBL VTX M20 and VRX 915M stage monitors provide clear sound on stage for performers and speakers.
To power the system, TechDataPS provided Joodasan Church with Crown I-Tech 4X3500HD and Crown CDi 2|1200 amplifiers, which provide crystal-clear signal with ample headroom to the loudspeaker arrays. Finally, TechDataPS equipped the church with a Soundcraft Vi7000 digital mixing console. With 128 inputs, powerful onboard DSP and a hands-on Vistonics touch interface with color-coded FaderGlow technology, the Vi7000 fulfills all of Joodasan’s needs and is easy for staff to operate.
“The project at Joodasan Church required close collaboration in the fields of sound, construction and systems engineering,” said Amar Subash, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We'd like to thank our partner TechDataPS for executing a solution with precision, and for setting up the first VTX A8 installation in a church in the Republic of Korea.”