GSJA Bandengan Church, Indonesia

The Opportunity

Established in 1964 under the auspices of the Church of the Assemblies of God, GSJA Bandengan Church has been bringing people together for more than 50 years. Located in the heart of Jakarta, Bandengan Church hosts a variety of events including musical performances, children’s prayer conferences and special events, attracting worshipers from all age groups. The venue features a sprawling ground floor as well as a balcony with extensive seating capacity.

To deliver clear, intelligible sound for sermons and special events, GSJA Bandengan Church hired IMS Indonesia to upgrade their existing sound system with a premium networked audio solution.

The Solution

In order to ensure pristine sound with even, balanced coverage, Bandengan Church hired AV integrators IMS Indonesia to upgrade their existing sound system with a cutting-edge networked audio solution featuring JBL loudspeakers, a Soundcraft mixing console and a dbx loudspeaker management system.

IMS Indonesia equipped Bandengan Church with JBL VRX932LAP line array loudspeakers to ensure consistent coverage in every seat for both the ground floor and balcony. By utilizing patented JBL technology, VRX932LAP loudspeakers offer extremely wide coverage without the long-throw characteristics of larger line arrays, making them ideal for applications in mid-sized houses of worship. IMS Indonesia selected JBL STX812M loudspeakers as floor monitors for their crystal-clear sound and compact design.

Signals from the stage are fed through a Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32iEU and connected to a Soundcraft Si Impact digital mixing console via standard Cat5 cabling. The Si Impact utilizes Studer-designed preamps to deliver class-leading audio quality, while innovative workflow enhancements make it easier than ever for engineers to dial in the perfect sound. In order to protect the loudspeakers and provide additional control over audio signals, IMS Indonesia installed a DBX VENU360-V-EU loudspeaker management system, which features automatic EQ and feedback suppression technology for quick and easy setup.

The Impact

“GSJA Bandengan Church required an upgrade for their existing sound setup,” said Christian Prasetya, Brand Manager, IMS Indonesia. “Since the church hall is spread out over a fairly large area, the setup had to provide even sound distribution across the worship space. To energize the church services, they needed excellent vocal clarity, reliability and smooth reproduction of sound across all frequencies. To meet these requirements, we chose the JBL VRX series speakers.”

“We were seeking a powerful, dynamic audio solution that would allow our sermons and performances to resonate with visitors,” said Jack, Sound Engineer, GSJA Bangengan Church. “Due to the religious significance of the events, reliability was our top priority. IMS Indonesia brought events at the GSJA Bandengan Church to life. We are extremely satisfied with the solutions they chose to install, which met every criterion we put forth.”