"I have to say I was impressed with the client's ability to really hear the difference in the way consoles sounded," observes John Kedzierski
.Kedzierski is a partner at MKP Architecture in Newfoundland, NJ, whose technology division did the facility's audio and video design.
"When they chose the Crest X-Four, it simply confirmed my own sense that this was exactly the right console for this application," Kedzierski
The 36-channel Crest X-Four console is truly the centerpiece of the sound system: it is used to route all of the 250 X 150-foot, 4,000-seat facility's audio, from the pulpit to the bandstands on either side of the main altar."The X-Four sounds great," says Kedzierski
, "and it also brought a lot of value for the money to the picture.For instance, the ability to handle monitoring for the music is integrated into the console, eliminating the need to have both FOH and monitoring consoles.That was a big cost and space savings for the church.In terms of sound quality, the X-Four is a great live board - it doesn't compress the dynamics of the music, yet it keeps the sound incredibly articulate.It was the perfect choice for this application."
Crest's X-series consoles, such as the X-Four, offer application-tailored solutions for a wide variety of fixed installations, churches, stadiums, auditoriums, regional tour sound, broadcasting and corporate A/V applications.