Bose Live Music Team
I am hosting a demonstration of the Personalized Amplification System at the Centenary United Methodist Church located at 2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502
The demostration event starts at 7:30PM in the Sanctuary.
Please call me at 615-427-5219 for details.
Southcentral Senior Market Representative
Personalized Amplification System™
Live Music Technology Group
We had another good demo session with Mark last evening. After the last session in the same Church I said the sanctuary would seat 400 I think, well it's just a little bigger than that. I am not sure what they call the capacity but at only 10 persons per pew it will hold over 600, and quite frankly the Church has such a large (and beautiful) complex that I am sure it will seat many more than 600. (I heard someone say 1200, but I didn't confirm that)The congregation area of the sanctuary is about 150 X 150 X 150, (yes to the peak of the beautiful gabled ceiling is as high as it is wide) There are classrooms, social facilities, kitchens, day care, large indoor recreational spaces. It is very apparent that large contributions are made to the Church, and in being there twice and seeing the many activities going on, equally as apparent the Church makes huge contributions to the community.
We had a good turnout, I didn't make a headcount, but there were a couple of solo guitarist, solo pianist, a young father with two beautiful little girls who sang as a gospel trio with backing tracks, a three piece gospel rock band, (with acoustic drums) Col. Andy, and other singers and players who sat in and jammed in various combinations.
Mark had 4 systems, and we set up three L1's in various combinations with 8 B1's and a fourth PS1 for aux bass.
Mark also had the Line 6 Variax with POD XT floor model. ( I think, I am not really into electric guitars) It (the variax) brought many smiles to those who played it, and sitting in the back of the room it was very impressive to listen to the many familiar sounds that were so easily switched back and forth
I am not sure who learns the most at this type of get together, me, Mark, or the folks who come to see the PAS, but I am sure it is enlightening for all.
We were able to spend about three hours in the sanctuary, (last time only about 30 min with one system) and we were better able to soak in what was happening and tweak the systems a little more.
The pulpit/Choir area is about three feet above the floor level of the front pews and a foot or two lower than the back pews, so we experimented a little with a folded B1 bag to tilt the L1 forward slightly. Not only did that greatly enhance the listening experience for the first three or four rows of pews, but it also completely eliminated slap from the back glass and masonry wall.
It is impossible to contain the excitement and couriosity in this type of setting, so at times it's a little chaotic, with those not playing, moving around the room and up on the stage with those who are playing, trying to get a feel for the way the system disperses sound.
Mark sat in and played bass, while one of the Churches' bass players sat with me in the back, and he remarked over and over how he couldn't believe these little systems could sound better than the big (and beautiful) installed EAW system. (I counted 14 different cabinets in the sancuary not counting stage wedge monitors.)
We stayed and played, like last time, until about 10 minutes before the security system turned on, and we were able to break down, pack up and load out the four systems, drum set, and multiple guitars, just in time to keep from setting off alarms.
After attending two of these demos with Mark I have become envious of his job. What a fun thing to do, travel around, constantly meeting new folks who share the same interests as you, share the Bose experience with people who can't stop smiling....I regret not applying when the rep jobs were offered on this forum months ago.
Thanks again Mark, for your time and the potato skins.
Bose Live Music Team
Thanks Oldghm for coming out and making it the success that it was. Your contributions and presence were critical. Thanks again for your help.
I don't think I can elaborate much on what Oldghm said but I can agree that the systems performed beyond all of our expectations in such a large room.
I certainly enjoyed the Bose demo last evening. It was good to meet Mark, and his discussion and presentation taught some new things about my beloved Bose. He is very good at what he does.
Oldghm wouldn't "toot his own horn", but he has a beautiful clear/clean voice that is wonderfully reproduced by the PAS.
I would like the opportunity to hear a band with multiple systems in more of a club type setting. The church is truly beautiful, but I don't think the Architect put much thought into acoustics.
I think I'll go fire my rig up and listen to myself tonight. Two gigs next week, so I need to knock off a little rust, and check those trim settings.
Great story guys. Thanks for sharing. Wish I could have been there.
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