The recently completed Doonsan First Methodist Church in Daejeon, Korea accommodates up to 2,500 worshippers and makes extensive use of A/V technology, including several high-quality sound systems.
Key to these are the Fohhn Audio loudspeaker systems and DSP-controlled amplifiers that have recently been installed.
The main system comprises two 12 Fohhn PT-9 line array systems, flown to the left and right of the altar and stage areas, in combination with two bass arrays each including eight Fohhn PS-4 high-powered subwoofers. Four AT-10 Arc series speakers function as front fills, with eight XM-4 wedges used for stage monitoring. The system is powered by a number of Fohhn DSP amplifiers.
Fohhn loudspeaker systems have also been installed in smaller worship areas and childcare facilities on various floors of the ten-storey building. Six worship rooms on the seventh floor have each been equipped with Arc Series AT-40 high-capacity, lightweight loudspeakers, while sets of AT-10 speakers have been installed in the childcare rooms on the third floor. Fohhn’s compact AT-05 systems also provide coverage in two mother and child rooms at the back of one of the galleries.
The installation also provided an opportunity for Fohhn engineers to trial new beam steering software for bass arrays. ‘A technical feature has been the ability to apply the beam steering principle from our Linea Focus loudspeaker series to the PS-4 bass arrays using specially developed new software,’ says Fohhn Planning Engineer, Frank Strohmer. ‘This has enabled the beam characteristics of the bass arrays to be perfectly adapted to the acoustics of the main worship area, giving the best possible results when transmitting both speech and music to a large congregation.’
The installation was carried out by Seoul-based Stagenet Co.