The Spectra was rushed from APB in New Jersey after being measured in detail for a raised wooden enclosure for the console located in the Cathedral nave in front of a column. Once installed, the difference in audio quality was immediately apparent. As Yeap puts it, "Even using the existing column speakers, which are delayed, you could hear an immediate difference with the APB console. We heard it, their technical staff heard it and we were all astounded.
"The improvement in clarity and increase of gain before feedback is really amazing," Yeap continues. "Even the bass sounded better. There was more of it, but it was very natural and clean, with significantly increased intelligibility."
Echoing Yeap's comments are David Allen Jr., the Chief Audio Engineer for Grace, who noted that the sound is "much cleaner, warmer and requires much less EQ." The Cathedral's Pastoral staff, along with Yvette Jackson, the Webcast Director, has also noticed the significant improvement in audio quality.
Concluding, Yeap acknowledges the other main challenge with the console: "Because of the short prep time, the operators were concerned that they might be overwhelmed by the Spectra, but that turned out fine because the board is so logically designed and well laid out.
"And the best part of course is that the Cathedral really loves it. In fact, they were tempted to put off the speaker installation because the sound quality was so much improved."
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