This partnership began when The Grove built their 1,800-seat auditorium over a decade ago. When that amazing facility needed technology upgrades to keep up with The Grove’s talented teams and dynamic communication styles, they turned again to CCI Solutions to partner with them on new audio and video systems.
As one of the leading-edge creative churches in Riverside County, the talented mix of musical, technical, and visual artists at the church were ready to expand their creative horizons beyond what their current systems could handle.
In Technical Director Dan Williams’ words, “CCI Solutions has always shown deep dedication to serving the church community, and expert professionalism in the way they treat their clients. They listen to us, they support us, they are creative with solutions, they are sensitive to the individual needs of each project, and they deliver superior results.” Needing to make a big impact with a limited budget, The Grove sought to tackle one of its largest barriers to engagement in their 1,800-seat auditorium, audio quality. Covering all of those seats with consistent, pristine audio presents a challenge, so CCI Solutions partnered with audio manufacturer L-Acoustics to provide a speaker system that delivers clarity and consistency that Dan had only dreamed of.
The bulk of the room is covered by left/right 11-box arrays of KARA loudspeakers with 6-box KIVA II arrays covering the sides of the room. A single X12 speaker covers a shaded area at the top of the center stadium seating, with X8 speakers serving as front fills. 8 flown SB18i single 18” subwoofers are flown with the arrays to provide low frequency extension for the system, with 4 KS28 high-power, dual-18” subwoofers on the floor to provide bass punch. A combination of LA12x, LA8, and LA4x amplifiers power and control the system. While the congregation benefited from the significant upgrade in audio clarity and quality, so too did the technical and musical artists.
For the technical team, a pair of Yamaha CL5 consoles were installed to handle Front of House and Monitor duties, providing a much-welcomed improvement in audio workflow and needed flexibility in audio routing, with the capability of adding Dante networked audio to their systems.
Dan Williams and the Grove team couldn’t be happier with their new speaker system. “CCI Solutions knocked it out of the park. From design to execution, I could not be more impressed. Every need has been met and our expectations have been exceeded.”