Church of St. Nicholas

Audiotek was commissioned to assess the acoustics at the early 13th century Church of St Nicholas, one of the oldest churches in Wales, and propose a new sound system that would enable congregations to hear voice and musical content more clearly in the naturally reverberant environment.

Martin Audio Speaker Systems were selected to separately address the church’s two divided spaces – CDD models together with a hearing loop for the transept and choir where the primary focus was on clarity of speech, and a pair of O-Line micro line arrays to service the nave with an emphasis on musical quality.

Modelled using Martin Audio’s speaker optimisation software, and powered by Martin Audio VIA Class D amplifiers, the O-Line arrays succeeded in balancing warm, rich, and musical sound quality against the building’s aesthetic constraints with their slim profile and colour matching.






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