03 Aug

3 Aug 2014: Located in Sibu, Sarawak, the 350 pax seating capacity Wan Ming Methodist Church 衛理萬民堂 has recently completed its sound system upgrade with GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile products.

Previously, the octagonal-shaped church faced issues such as unwanted reflections (echoes), dead spots, and muddiness in their PA system's soundscapes. Most musicians, worship leaders, and preachers complained having a hard time hearing themselves on stage even with the presence of stage monitor speakers; while the congregation complained having a hard time understanding the sermons due to muddiness from the sound coming from the front-of house (FOH) and filler loudspeakers installed.

To resolve these issues, the church approached GECKO® Borneo for full technical assessment based on the church's applications and budget.

Having completed the assessment, the GECKO® technical team concluded on the use of GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® technology to solve the long-standing issues the church faced.

The team came up with the following list of GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® products and decision to form the simplest yet most effective setup design:

  1.  2 units of GECKO® REVELATION SR 615RF 15" C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile loudspeakers (FOH)
  2. No foldback and filler speakers
  3. No acoustics treatments
  4. 1 unit of GECKO® EXODUS MXR 1604DSP 16-channel C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile mixing console
  5. 1 unit of GECKO® GENESIS AG 400H 3-tier C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile Class-H power amplifier
  6. 1 set of GECKO® PASSION MP 621W/RP 211U wireless microphones system
  7. 1 lot of GECKO® TRUTH T2 audiophile-grade speaker cables
  8. 1 lot of GECKO® TRUTH T3AL audiophile-grade signal cables
  9. 1 lot of GECKO® OLYMPIAN series audiophile-grade connectors

“With only one pair of loudspeakers, audiophile-quality sound can be heard from any point within the hall – on the stage, below the mezzanine, and even at the car park! Thanks to the GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® and WaveGuide technology which produces high accuracy sound waves, sound is now able to transmit to a far distance, which in this case is well above 100 meters without losing clarity. Sermons could be heard clearly even at the open-air car park and when the church door is left open!

With this setup, the church is now able to enjoy audiophile-grade listening pleasure at an affordable budget, whilst solving issues which no one could solve before on a conventional audio system due to technological limitations.

Overall, the church is very happy with the results. Praise be to God!,” said the person in charge.