WorshipCentre’s EAW & PowerSoft Power Move
The WorshipCentre Christian Church in Brisbane recently installed a new PA system consisting of the Powersoft X Series amps and EAW KF740 line array. Production Audio Video Technology (PAVT) won the bid and recommended the system.
Project manager David Watson and sound designer Ben Clarke said the requirement included good intelligibility for spoken word, as well as great energy transfer for modern music styles including full band and concert-style presentations. And, of course, the system had to provide even coverage to the seated area for a maximum of some 1000 or so congregants. The room was modelled using EAW’s modelling and optimisation software, Resolution.
As a long-time Powersoft distributor, PAVT was confident the amps would marry well with the EAW KF740 line array. “The X Series has incredible and precise control over the EAW speaker elements that made up the system, allowing the delivery of highly accurate and coherent results,” Ben Clarke continued.
The Powersoft amps were configured with one X8 running six cabinets of four-way EAW KF740 line array on the left wing — repeated with another X8 running the right hang of six cabinets. A Powersoft X4 drives the EAW QX564 bi-amped speaker cabinet, acting as sidefills. Two channels are assigned to the high and low, while the remaining two channels run front fill JF8 speakers. This is repeated with another X4 powering the other PA flank. In addition, a pair of Powersoft K20 amplifiers have ample headroom to drive four EAW SB2001 dual 21-inch subwoofers, with each output channel running one enclosure. These subs require 4000W at 2Ω running power with transients of all 9000W. CPC Production Services carried out the installation.
Powersoft X Series amplifiers occupy less rack space than most other amp solutions, offer more power per channel and the amps themselves generated less heat than other brands. The advantages of Powersoft were picked up by both Ben Clarke and the client. “This amplifier is comfortably more cost-effective per channel than others we have tried — plus it sounds fantastic, occupies less space and is extremely powerful.”
Executive Pastor Tim Follett agreed. “We love the outcome of using Powersoft amplifiers to power our EAW speaker system. The accurate reproduction of music and speech is outstanding. The amount of space required to install all the amplifiers was so much smaller than other brands. Powersoft gets the big thumbs up from us at WorshipCentre Christian Church.”
He also thanked PAVT “for the assistance they gave us and the outstanding product we have installed.”