Bartley Christian Church




Jericho J7 Horn lands in Singapore


Bartley Christian Church has become the first venue in Singapore to acquire Danley Sound Labs’ J7 Jericho Horn. Local AV integration firm and regional Danley distributor, Soundsmith Solutions, designed and installed a new sound reinforcement system for the HOW that centres on two Danley J7-95 Jericho Horns, a variety of Danley smaller full-range boxes for fill and four Danley TH118XL subwoofers for low-end support.

Bartley Christian Church was founded 50 years ago and has grown organically into one of the largest churches in Singapore. The sound system in the fan-shaped, 1,200-seat sanctuary built in 2006 could not keep up with the church’s shift to higher impact music. “The existing system at Bartley Christian Church, being 10 years old, was showing its age and struggling to keep up with music they are playing these days,” said Nicholas Loe, regional manager, Danley Asia. “Additionally, the way the previous system was designed and installed interfered with the line of sight to the projection screen. Many seats had an obstructed view of the stage and screen. After two years of research and discussions with existing users, church officials made the decision to go with Danley Sound Labs.

“The Danley J7-95 Jericho Horn proved to be the right box for Bartley Christian Church’s sanctuary,” Loe added. “Line arrays would have failed the line-of-sight requirement, whereas Danley’s small footprint and big output could get the job done. Pattern control was also an important factor. Danley’s patented technologies provide even coverage within the beam and remarkably little output outside of the beam. The point-source phase coherence and fidelity were also important considerations.”

The new system relies on two Danley J7-95 Jericho Horns for the majority of coverage. In addition, two Danley SH95 loudspeakers provide down fill, two Danley SH46 loudspeakers provide side fill and six Danley SH minis provide front fill. To round out the low end, four Danley TH118XL subwoofers (two per side) reside behind the Jericho Horns and extend the system’s response. An Allen & Heath Avantis Mixer controls the new system.

“This Danley design proved to be the winning combination for Bartley Christian Church,” Loe concluded. “The measured results showed a tremendous improvement over the previous loudspeaker system. The Danley boxes deliver vastly greater intelligibility, with an average of 0.76 STI achieved across the hall with very little deviation. Clarity is way up compared with the previous system, as is dynamic range. There is ample headroom and feedback is not a problem. Sightlines are also great. Everyone can see the large screen, even those sitting at the extreme edges of the seating area. To top it off, the front-of-house crew is now happy because they have a representative version of the mix from their position.”