Vue for One
Vue for One
One Church in Gahanna, Ohio, worked with Matt Price and Dave Lowery from Sound Inspiration to design a new system to reinforce its energetic services that employ a full praise and worship band. The church’s old sound system comprised pre-owned, trap-shaped cabinets and 18-inch subs; it was old and tired, its output and coverage were poor and there were issues with harshness and loss of low-frequency impact. Although a preference for a particular speaker brand was initially communicated by the One Church team, Vue Audiotechnik was eventually chosen after they heard an al-8 demonstration at another Sound Inspiration installation.
Working with One Church’s technical director, Austin Harman, Price and Lowery designed a system formed from 16 al-8 acoustic linearity line array elements, deployed eight-per-side in a left-right configuration. These were accompanied by six centre-flown al-8SB subwoofers, as well as six as-418 isobaric subwoofers that are floor-stacked across the stage. Due to the width of the room, three a-10 loudspeakers have also been flown as center- and out-fills, while six e-352 nano speakers were installed as front-fills.
‘This was the first time we chose to provide the e-Class Nano series as front-fills and, while I was hesitant due to their size, Vue's Jon Garner assured me these would keep up,’ said Price. ‘He was right! These little speakers defy the laws of physics – I’ve never heard a speaker this size keep up with a line array in output. In addition, the e-352 Nanos took no time at all to integrate with the main system – no corrective EQ, just time align, level match and go.’
Harman also commented: ‘The unparalleled consistency of the Vue al-8 line array has exponentially improved our ability to execute our vision of producing excellent, big sounding mixes. The first time we turned on the stereo, our jaws literally dropped. We certainly made the right decision.’