Case Study: Allen AME Chapel Audio Visual System Improvements


The Allen AME Chapel of Daytona Beach Florida wanted an improvement to the Design and install of an integrated reinforced audio and visual projection system in time for the District AME Conference.  Allen Chapel asked SpaceCoast AV Communications to improve intelligibility from both the pulpit and stage and incorporate a video system.

The facility, with 70-foot ceilings, and even existing sound soak, with other hard surfaces — created acoustic challenges including echoing and reverberation. In fact, the audio was so poor that parishioners complained they couldn’t hear during church services. Due to structural limitations, it was also essential to reduce bulky equipment and cabling requirements.


With no existing video system, SpaceCoast AV Communications recommend and installed, for the altar video solution, a low voltage controlled, Da-Lite Screen that would yield a 164”image. For the projection device, a 4000 ANSI lumens Optoma projector was selected because of the high quality video, three (3) year manufacturer warranty, 1 year lamp replacement warranty, express replacement product commitment and cost effective price point. The 3D ready projector, with native WXGA, 3000:1 contrast ratio, also provides Dual VGA, one HDMI, one S-Video, one composite video input and 8 watt speaker audio. With a small form factor of 6.4 lbs, it utilizes the latest technology. It provided crisp high definition video, thorough a single .65” DMD DLP Optical Chip, providing for a maximum resolution of 1080p.

For the rear sanctuary  video, Allen Chapel approved the recommendation to install a fixed frame screen, yielding a 130” viewing area. A short throw projection system by Optoma was utilized for a clean and efficient installation. The TW675, 3200 lumens projector featured the same warranties and inputs as the altar projection system.

For the video solution, SpaceCoast AV installed 2 HD19 robotic cameras, wall mounting brackets, CCU interface and control boxes and a robotic control console. The Camera controller with built-in CCU Control offers Red & Blue Gain, Detail, Iris and Gain controls, Effect joy stick and manual focus controls, seven discrete, auto-sensing RS-232C Camera Control Ports and External control capability.

The addition of multiple displays and video sources required a central video device that allowed the control booth to manage and route the same or different video to the projectors. SpaceCoast AV Communications selected the Kramer VP-66ETH video matrix switcher. The completed system accommodated the need for 4 inputs and 32 outputs leaving room for Allen Chapel to grow and expand their video capabilities.

Finally, key to every reinforced audio design was feedback isolation. Many system designs omit this integral part of the audio system. SpaceCoast AV Communications selected the Sabine FBX2410 Feedback Exterminator. With two (2) units incorporated into the system for the main sanctuary speaker system and the second; for the choir monitor speakers, Allen Chapel was able to eliminate all existing feedback. This unit eliminates the feedback loop heard in many systems. No more high pitched WOOOOOOOOO! 


“We looked at proposals from several audio visual companies throughout the state of Florida and we felt SpaceCoast AV did not rake us over the coals on pricing! I was impressed with their commitment to completing the audio visual upgrades to our sanctuary within a very rigid time schedule. However,  What impressed me most was their willingness and commitment to being always available and on site, whenever we needed them to be onsite for the whole process. Their professionalism and  representation of themselves as a Kingdom Business was first class and genuine. I most definitely will refer them to others.” Sr. Pastor Mugala 

SPACECOAST AV is your All-in-One provider for Audio, Video, Communications and IT product sales and service. We do not pretend to compete with department store box sellers. We offer you high end consumer and commercial grade products and services for ALL of your audiovisual communications needs. 
Our installation and integration services cover new construction, remodeling existing infrastructure and simple or complex system add-ons or upgrades. We also offer design services, as built drawing packages, life cycle maintenance and managed personnel services.

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