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Hi from Michigan

#1 Post by Corban987 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:04 pm

Hi

I have been reading this forum for weeks, study pictures and reviews and lots of other research. I have decided I will build some speakers, so first thing is to register here and start asking questions from all the experts!
I moved hear from Australia and joined the church here in Michigan, and now am getting involved in the sound. I have been trained in using the sound systems years ago so the church is going to take my knowledge to improve.
So far I can see the need for lots of improvements so will take it slowly.... I got Spring and Summer yard work to do first but planning is always best for a successful project!

Anyway, I see lots of smart people here, friendly and offering lots of advice and I appreciate the advice I have already read that you have given others, and I appreciate any future advice you will give me. I am thankful that people like Bill provide services like this.... Looking forward to listening to the final products when I eventually get them finished and hung! :D
Planning a project to redo the church sound system.
Church Size - 400
PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 Desk

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#2 Post by escapemcp » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:15 pm

Welcome aboard! Some of the stuff you will hear on here will go against 'industry norms'... mainly because the industry is full of a lot of cowboys and BS-ers. I have (re-)learned many things on my BFM journey and I thanks to that, I now have a soundsystem (and working knowledge of how to operate it) that is the envy of many others. If you fancy a piece of that, just stick around here for a bit and suck up the lovely knowledge :)

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#3 Post by Tom Smit » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:54 pm

Hi Corban987, and welcome to the forum!

If you could post a photo or two of the sanctuary, the forum will have a better idea. How big is the budget?

Typically, TLAHPro main cabs and T39 or T48 subs would be the suggestions. Also needed would be a DSP unit such as a DriveRack or a DCX2496 for limiting(critical) and processing.

EDIT: Oops, I just found your other thread about the speaker suggestions. We'll keep the speaker topic there, then.
TomS

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#4 Post by Grant Bunter » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:21 am

G'day Corban987,

Welcome to the forum mate :)

They're a pretty good group here.

What took you to USA to live?
Built:
DR 250: x 2 (melded array) with March 2012 plans. 2 more under way with CD horn
T39's: 4 x 20" BP102 , 2 x 28" 3012lf.
WH8: x 3 with melded array.
Bunter's Audio and Lighting "like"s would be most appreciated...

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#5 Post by escapemcp » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:05 pm

Grant Bunter wrote:What took you to USA to live?
Human contact :mrgreen:

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#6 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:10 pm

escapemcp wrote:
Grant Bunter wrote:What took you to USA to live?
Human contact
An alternate point of view: 19th century Britain was one of the most dirty and foul places on earth to live. 19th century Australia was one of the cleanest, most beautiful places on earth to live. It still is. If the British had been sensible they would have all loaded up on ships and moved to Australia, to the last man, woman and child. Instead of doing that they exiled their convicts there. :confused:

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#7 Post by escapemcp » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:53 pm

Please don't rub it in Bill!! All that sun and space to test subs and party without :cop: turning up.
:cry:
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Re: Hi from Michigan

#8 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:11 pm

escapemcp wrote:Please don't rub it in Bill!!
I must give credit where due. I saw John Oliver last weekend, this observation was his.
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/r0726r/jo ... ral-idiocy

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#9 Post by escapemcp » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:42 pm

Even more reasons to leave the UK:

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This straw is far too short!

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#10 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:49 pm

I guess that you'll just have to take my word for it that he was hilarious. :lol:

See if you can find a video of his experience watching a New Yorker jet skiing in New York harbor... during Hurricane Sandy. :shock:

That is if the Queen will allow it. :cussing:

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#11 Post by Tom Smit » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:14 am

escapemcp wrote:Even more reasons to leave the UK:



This straw is far too short!
I have the same thing!
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Re: Hi from Michigan

#12 Post by Corban987 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:21 pm

Thanks for all the welcomes!

Moved to the US for work! I work in Automotive and the Australian government is shutting down all manufacturing. So it was either move industries and start over, or transfer here! I took the transfer. Its too cold, I mean the two worst winters on record for years.......

Australia is a beautiful country, but from what I have seen of the USA its also very beautiful, we went down to Nashville over the weekend and the countryside, caves, rivers are all nice.
Planning a project to redo the church sound system.
Church Size - 400
PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 Desk

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#13 Post by CoronaOperator » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:56 am

Hi Corban987!
Corban987 wrote:Thanks for all the welcomes!
Its too cold, I mean the two worst winters on record for years.......
Consider yourself lucky, I'm betting it was still probably nicer than the warmest winter on record over here :D .
Built:
17" width 10" driver Autotuba
2 x 29" width dual Lab12 Tuba60
6 x DR250 2510/asd1001
In progress:
2 x DR250 2510/asd1001
For best results, point the loud end of the array towards the audience

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Re: Hi from Michigan

#14 Post by jimbo7 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:08 pm

You moved from the most dangerous and hot place on earth to one of the miserably coldest? Are you a masochist? I assume you moved to the Detroit area? I sure hope the auto industry is gonna pick back up there. Surprised they haven't all packed their bags and left (or folded-up). If Holden is gone, how is GM gonna re-badge their cars for the US? :confused:

You picked a great place to find the perfect system for your church. Hang in there and we'll get you through this.
BFM builds:
XF212
T24 BP102 24"
2x SLA's 6-5" mids, 9- gt-302's
2x AT 14" MCM 55-2421
TrT 5" MCM 55-2421
AT 18" JBL GTO804
2x OT12 flat array
2x SLA Pro 2-Alpha 6's 2-Goldwoods
2x T39 24" 3012lf
Simplex 10 BP102

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