Sound Image Helps Upgrade System, Acoustic Elements

LAKE FOREST, California — The systems integration division is a well-kept secret,” says Larry Italia, VP integration division. “We are well known for our concert projects, but lesser known is the amount and size of our installation work.” Just this year Sound Image has worked on the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, the Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall at Utah State University in Logan, UT, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. However, Italia adds, “the number one vertical market for us is the house of worship market.”

Saddleback Church, in Lake Forest, CA, one of the top contemporary rock ‘n’ roll churches in the country (and the fifth-largest in the U.S.) turned to Sound Image when their previous system was just plain worn out. It’s not the friendliest room to install speakers. With nearly one million cubic feet of airspace, the interior finishes are mostly sheet rock, glass, metal and concrete with thin pieces of commercial carpet. In the end, the team went with a new L-Acoustics system, but it was custom acoustic panels that contributed greatly to making it work through all the architectural challenges.

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