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The Joongri Catholic Church in Korea Transforms its Sound with Community

November 2, 2010

The Joongri Catholic Church in Gumi Province, Korea, has recently installed a new sound system, incorporating ENTASYS column line-array column loudspeakers from Community.

Originally built in 2004 at a cost of around 1.2 million dollars, Joongri Catholic Church comprises 1,725 square meters over 2 floors. An auditorium room is situated on the ground floor and the first floor houses the congregation seating and offices.

The original audio system used unsophisticated column loudspeakers, which the church described as “Flat and dry sounding, lacking clarity and difficult to hear for many in the church”. They commissioned Bo-sung Electronics to design and install a new system to overcome these problems.

With a long room and highly reflective surfaces, Bo-sung were careful in the selection of loudspeakers. They needed a system that would provide high intelligibility with wide horizontal but tight vertical dispersion, and to meet these parameters chose Community’s ENTASYS.

Each ENTASYS full-range column includes six low frequency neodymium drivers, eighteen 2.35-inch midrange drivers and six 7x1-inch planar-coupled Compact Ribbon Emulator high frequency elements. Its power, throw and ideal coverage proved to be so efficient that only two units were required.

Danny Jung of Inter-M Corporation, Community’s Korean distributor, commented “The improvement is remarkable and the church is very pleased with the new system. The sound is full and clear with excellent intelligibility and coverage for the voice of the Pastor“.