New Life Church Installs Fulcrum Acoustic Subwoofers in New Campus

by Victoria Wasylak • in
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• Created: December 13, 2017

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New Life Church recently installed Fulcrum Acoustic Cardioid Subwoofers in their their newest campus, New Life Calvert in Prince Frederick, Maryland. 

The church entrusted leading Midwest integrator Audio Video Electronics (AVE) to design and install the sound, video and lighting system

“As shallow trussing didn’t leave room for under-stage subwoofers, we knew they’d have to be flown to get the coverage we needed,” says AVE design engineer Max Clixby. “Space was also a challenge overhead with only 12 feet of stage depth to install mains, subs, a laser projector and screen. We needed a cardioid pattern to keep sound energy off the stage, back wall and video gear, but lacked the space and budget for an active cardioid array.”

Painted into an acoustical corner, Clixby saw Fulcrum Acoustic Cardioid Subwoofers as the only solution capable of creating a cardioid effect in half the footprint of an active cardioid array. Clixby’s design includes two Fulcrum CS121 21-inch subcardioid subwoofers flown behind compact 15-inch CX Series coaxial loudspeakers; a CX1595 on center flanked by left/right CX1565s.

“We’ve been very intentional about reducing sound on stage and focusing on how our contemporary services sound to our congregation,” explains New Life Church special projects coordinator Ronny Settle. “We’ve gone to ‘silent stages’ using in-ear monitors where everything you hear comes out of the house speakers. It’s amazing how Fulcrum’s Cardioid Subwoofers provide incredible bass while keeping sound energy off the stage where it would interfere with live mics. We are blown away by Fulcrum’s quality of sound. New Life Calvert has set a new sound standard for all our church campuses.”

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