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Kling & Freitag Sequenza 10 makes its debut in the Korean church

Kling & Freitag Sequenza 10 makes its debut in the Korean church

The first Sequenza 10 Line Array system and other supporting speakers from the German Manufacturer Kling & Freitag was successfully installed at the Korean Grace and Truth Church in Seoul recently.

With its high-domed ceiling, and log distance from the pulpit to the back wall, the church is acoustically challenging. There are standing waves and some reflections. The large main hall comprises 4,500 seats on two floors and more space is available for religious activities, if needed. The large open room with huge balcony required very precise positioning and orientation of the installed sound system. Kusan Acoustic, the Korean distribution partner of Kling & Freitag, was commissioned with the planning and installation of the sound system.

The modern and representative church with a large membership serves the community not only as a place of worship, but it also sees itself as the centre of life of the local religious community. The church organises, among other things, various teaching programmes, music, choral singing, concerts and other cultural events, such as the Christmas music festival. The accompanying music is not always limited to classical music instruments; modern instruments are also used, so a percussion instrument and electronic organ were installed at the Church.

The required sound system, therefore, needed to cover a broad spectrum. The selected K&F Sequenza 10 Line Array system of Kling & Freitag, with nine units per side, fulfils this function very well. Kusan Acoustic, installed additional Kling & Freitag speakers directly into the forestage, as well as ceiling speakers to amplify the area of the back rows of seats beneath the balcony. All speakers are controlled by the central interface of the K&F SystemRack with the integrated K&F CD-44 System Controller.

The proven K&F CA106 and K&F CA1001 speakers efficiently amplify the volume in the back rows. The sound quality was classified as very well balanced overall. The two main vertical arrays, left and right of the altar below the ceiling, consist of three parts with three speakers each. The upper third of the speaker system is directed towards the seats on the intermediate floor, which are much further away. The middle group of three speakers covers the middle area and the area below the balcony. The lower group fills the bottom front seats in the front rows with sound.

The community has spared no expense or effort: many new multimedia devices of the latest generation were installed. Two oversized LED screens were also built into the wall, to the left and to the right of the altar, and subdued lights are used to provide an enchanting backdrop for church services. Everything can be centrally controlled from the production room, enabling, among other things, live broadcasts and digital recordings for radio, television and the Internet.

With the Kling & Freitag system, Kusan Acoustic was able to reproduce clear and natural sound, as well as very good speech intelligibility. The new system is easy to use and creates a good atmosphere during church services and concerts.

8th July 2013

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