Based on the environment and typical projected use patterns, the parish decided to divide St. Michael Hall into four combinable room groups. The area with the carpeted floors and drop-tile ceilings would be broken into three separate rooms, each about 20’x50’, whereas the remaining area, the 75’x70’ ballroom with tiled floor and vaulted ceiling, would be the fourth room group. All rooms would have floor boxes for local microphone and source inputs.
To complete the task, Coronel suggested an eclectic package of audio/video equipment, including a Crown CTS-8200 eight-channel commercial power amplifier, a Kramer VP-88 8x8 RGBHV/stereo audio matrix router, Christie Vivid projectors, Electro-Voice ceiling speakers, a Marantz CD changer, Shure SM-58 microphones and an Intelix MARC 16x8 audio room-combining matrix mixer with mic/line pre-amplification card. The Intelix MARC would be the heart of the parish’s AV room-combine environment.
Hart Smith, the parish director of facilities, controls all of the room combining and audio/video functions. “The system is user friendly and has been very successful,” he offered.
Sound & Communications Magazines, January Issue, 2004