BUSAN, South Korea—Looking to add extraordinary sound to its sermons and special events, Dongil Church hired TechDataPS Co., Ltd. to design and install a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional audio solution that delivers world-class acoustics throughout the property.
In 2020, the church built a new 600-seat temple in Dongdaesin-dong, which is in the Seo-gu district of Busan. In addition to offering sermons and contributing to the development of the community in various ways, the church helps pastors of the Protestant church become missionaries in India. Wanting to bolster its facility and offer guests enhanced experiences during services and events, Dongil required a new audio system that delivers sparkling sound and speech intelligibility. Meeting those acoustical requirements, TechDataPS equipped Dongil with a cutting-edge HARMAN Professional audio solution that features JBL Professional loudspeakers, AKG microphones, Soundcraft mixers and much more.
The TechDataPS team reported that HARMAN was their choice of brand because of its award-winning products like JBL Professional VTX Series loudspeakers and the Soundcraft Vi1000 digital mixing console. The other reason stated was that HARMAN’s integration solutions that include speakers, mixers, power amplifiers, processors and microphones are the best in the industry.
To ensure pristine sound with even, balanced coverage across the church’s main hall, TechDataPS installed JBL VTX A8 compact line array loudspeakers and VTX B18 arrayable subwoofers. For stage monitoring, the impressive system includes JBL VTX M20 professional stage monitors, AC195 and PRX812W full-range loudspeakers, as well as a dbx PMC16 personal monitor controller for fine-tuning the sound. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers power the system and offer uncompromising dependability, while a Soundcraft Vi1000 digital mixing console and Compact Stagebox provide professional mixing functionality. Capturing and delivering crystal-clear vocals, speech and instruments for sermons and other stage performances, the solution features an array of AKG microphones, including the Drum Set Concert I collection, C214 large-diaphragm condenser, PZM30 D hemispherical boundary layer mic, WMS470 Vocal Set D5 wireless system, D5 CS dynamic vocal mic and HC81 MD lightweight cardioid headworn mic.
Bringing superb sound to the church’s baby room and lobby, TechDataPS deployed JBL Control 16C/T ceiling loudspeakers, while BSS EC-V Ethernet volume controllers and BSS BLU-100 signal processors with BLU link provide added flexibility and audio performance. The systems in the children’s room and both elementary rooms use JBL EON612 self-powered loudspeakers, AKG microphones and a Soundcraft Ui16 digital mixer to deliver exceptional audio, while the multipurpose room features JBL KP4012 full-range loudspeakers as the main speakers, JRX212 speakers for the monitors, a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console and Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 16i. Rounding out the solution, TechDataPS equipped Dongil’s café and choir practice room with JBL EON208P all-in-one portable PA systems, which offer excellent sound and Bluetooth wireless playback capabilities.
Representatives from the Dongil Church reported to the TechDataPS team that the church was seeking a powerful, dynamic, and easy-to-use audio solution for the church and were very satisfied with the sound of the JBL VTX Series speakers. Furthermore, they reported that the Vi1000 is compact and comfortable to use, and although the maximum number of AKG wireless microphone 900 mega channels is limited to 10 or less, they were quite impressed with the mic preamp's high-quality and operational intuition.
“Places of worship like Dongil Church require pristine sound throughout the facility for an overall better listening experience,” said Amar Subash, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner TechDataPS for providing unparalleled technical support to the client and overcoming challenges to meet the client’s requirement right to the last detail.”