The Paragon audio team had three main goals for their portion of the Whitesburg renovation. They were looking for even coverage of sound, improving the choir monitoring system and the addition of modular floor pockets.
Whitesburg Baptist already had a strong audio system in place and wanted to integrate some of their existing equipment into the new holistic system. To diagnose the need, Paragon started with audio testing in their current space. They identified that one of the biggest issues was the existing loudspeaker system did not adequately cover the entire sanctuary evenly.
Paragon drew up their space in an acoustic modeling program, took what the church already had, redeployed it, and then made improvements. Paragon redeployed Whitesburg’s speakers and monitors as balcony fills. The two-line arrays were expanded into three for a major improvement in sound coverage. Paragon maximized what the church already had and improved it saving them significant dollars.
Another issue that needed to be addressed was the choir had difficulty hearing the pastor, the music and general monitoring issues. Paragon outfitted the choir with a close-proximity monitor system that has become a high-end industry standard. And, as it was a great solution for the choir, the same monitoring system was also implemented for the orchestra.
With many inputs on their platform, complex cabling and racks that were difficult to use due to location, Paragon repurposed and moved all the furnished racks under the new module choir loft. The majority of their infrastructure is now located downstage in new modular cubes so all their cables are kept short and the stage appearance is clean.