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With a capacity of over 1200, the committee at Peebles Old Parish Church were looking for an AV specification that would fulfil demanding requirements of the busy town centre church. The system also needed to be discrete as the church is a historic listed building with local architectural importance.

A consultant driven specification for the audio system was put forward along with the exciting task of building two bespoke retractable screens for the projector system.

The audio included 14 QSC Acoustic design speakers AD-S282H, AD-S82 & AD-S52 driven in three sets of delays throughout the church. Delay, EQ, AGC and AFD are controlled using a DBX DSP. The phonic “Helix Board 24” desk was chosen for control, giving the extra capability of 18 track digital recording via its FireWire output. Radio microphones supplied are the trusted Sennheiser ew100 range.

The projector system really showed Audio Light Systems capability for design and build and the final system worked as intended. The two screens mounted on a bracket and pivot mechanism, which allows full retraction when the screens are not in use.

The closed position is located directly on top of the gallery, blending the screen housing in to the buildings gallery structure. When the screens are in use, the church is transformed into a truly 21st century church with the two 2 x 1.5 screens giving excellent coverage & viewing. Two NEC NP2150 projectors focus across the Nave to the opposite site of the church. The configuration gave the opportunity to hide the NEC’s under the Gallery, helping to preserve the churches original state of late 19th century grandeur.

“This was quite a tricky job, but worth it to see the end results. The Church is really starting to embrace technology and understand what it can do for them” David Young – Audio Light Systems

“Audio Light Systems have provided a sound & vision system that really works well, whilst not detracting from the sensitivity of the church interior. These buildings don’t lend themselves to modern communications, a great solution was provided for a difficult project “
Alasdair MacFarlane – Peebles Parish Church

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