The unique combination of output, pattern control, clarity and sound quality of the QX Series has done wonders for the revamped sound system at Northwest Bible Church (Dallas, TX), where consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) designed another LCR system using QX. All three of Northwest Bible’s QX arrays individually provide over 90 percent coverage to the main floor seating using QX564i for a true Left, Center, Right system.
To complement the QX units, Jim Burdette, WJHW’s senior consultant, used EAW KF394 and KF364 compact, three-way systems for short-throw audio. “Those have a very similar mid-high profile to the QX500’s, so that worked very well,” Burdette said. They rounded out the system with UB52i cabinets for the side and front fills.
Burdette complimented the QX Series’ tuning and pattern control. “The pattern offerings are very usable for designing cluster arrays that behave well together,” he said. “When trying to cover a majority of the audience with each of the left-center-right clusters, you need something that arrays well and has minimal phase, off-axis and destructive interference issues. The previous system sounded pretty poor from not having the pattern control or the coverage of the QX. This is a significant step up.”
That step up also greatly impressed its listeners, and at a comparatively low price. “EAW’s product has a lot of bang for the buck,” Burdette said. “The parishioners and staff have said ‘wow, we can’t believe we’re hearing all of the different vocals.’ People of all generations feel the sound is much improved and much more pleasant, and those with more discriminating ears have commented on hearing all the different parts, instrumentation and tonality.”