Christian Assembly Church Upgrades to KSM8 and UHF-R®

Christian Assembly Church Upgrades to KSM8 and UHF-R®

Customer Profile

Christian Assembly church is located in Los Angeles, California and hosts nearly 3,000 worshippers each week.

Challenge

The church was due for a major renovation project, which included a completely new suite of wireless systems and microphones.

Solution

The church was due for a major renovation project, which included a completely new suite of wireless systems and microphones.

Advantages

The UHF-R provided Christian Assembly with a reasonably priced and reliable wireless system, free from RF dropouts and background noise, while the KSM8 provided superior sound quality, a lack of proximity effect, off-axis rejection and output accuracy.

Christian Assembly church in Los Angeles, California, first began as a small prayer group of Italians during the Azusa Street Revival Movement in the early 1900s. Since its establishment, the church has been focused on promoting a welcoming and open place for everyone in the community and has grown considerably over the years, with close to 3,000 worshippers attending services each week. The current church was built in 1976, and by 2010, was due for a major renovation project, including a completely new suite of wireless systems and microphones. For the audio overhaul, Dirk Bolle, IT/Tech support specialist, turned to the Shure UHF-R® Wireless System and KSM8 DualdyneTM Vocal Microphones toensure consistent and flawless performances from the worship leader and vocalists.

When approaching the renovation, Christian Assembly was determined to find a reasonably priced and reliable wireless system that would eliminate any unwanted, disruptive noises, which had been an issue with the older equipment. Having had positive experiences with Shure wireless systems in the past, Christian Assembly elected to install UHF-R. Designed to provide sound professionals with all the features and flexibility they’ll need, UHF-R is capable of mastering high pressure and extreme conditions for large-scale installation environments, all while delivering uncompromised sound.

In the past, Christian Assembly had been using a variety of microphones for the vocalists,including Shure’s Beta 58A and the legendary SM58. Following the 2016 Winter NAMM trade show, the Christian Assembly tech and worship teams were introduced to the KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone, and eventually bought one for the church from CCI Solutions. Impressed by the sound quality, lack of proximity effect, off-axis rejection, and output accuracy, a blind, side-by-side test was run on the church’s worship leaders—all of whom unanimously selected the KSM8 over a competitor’s microphone. As a result, the church purchased an additional six KSM8s.

Gear List

Model Number Quantity Description
KSM8 7 Premium vocal dynamic cardioid microphone featuring two ultra-thin diaphragms and unmatched control of proximity effect.
SM81 6 Industry-standard mic renowned for sonic accuracy in stage and studio performances.
BETA 57A 2 Excellent microphone designed for use with amplified or acoustic instruments. Compact grille design.
BETA 91A 2 Precision-engineered. Integrated preamp. Two-position contour switch for kick drum & other low-frequency applications.
BETA 98/S 3 Condenser microphone with supercardioid polar pattern, precision-engineered for high-SPL instrument applications.
PSM 900 2 PSM®900 offers unprecedented audio and RF performance for the most demanding professional applications.
UHF-R 5 Wireless system masters the high pressure and extreme conditions of any large-scale touring or installation while delivering uncompromising audio.
UR1 8 Wireless Bodypack Transmitter. Removable antenna, highly durable. Eight hour battery life, 500 ft. range.
UR2/BETA58 4 Includes a Beta 58A and UR2 Handheld Transmitter for professional vocal performance applications.