Houses of Worship
All Souls, 315
Walnut, South San Francisco
A very nice system with
Symetrix Solus is the heart. QSC CX amplifiers, Shure ULXP
wireless and Community
SLS920 & SLS915's in birch.
Baha'i Center, 170 Valencia, San Francisco, (415) 431-9990.
A beautiful art-deco building run by some pretty wonderful people.
The acoustics are tremendous, probably a NC-5. Flown left, center, right
are 3 Community SLS960's with 2 flown surrounds
of Community CPL46's. All powered by Crown K-2's. The Community
SBS25 subwoofers are custom fitted
into the stage powered by a Crown MA-3600. System control is by a
Crown IQ USM-810. Custom stage pockets are by Ace Backstage and
custom patch panels are laser engraved by Rapco. Power sequencing
is by Furman. The mixing console is a Mackie SR24 VLZPro. Shure UC
Buddhist Temple of Marin. 390 Miller Ave., Mill Valley
buildings deserve nice sound systems. 4 Community CSV8
loudspeakers on OmniMounts with Crown power. A Mackie mixer controls
the Crown PCC-170SW and LM-201B microphones with Rane eq's. Rack
by Raxxess. A Furman power center and a Denon cassette deck
complete the system.
Buddhist Monastery of Berkeley
A very nice little system with high
quality componets. Shure microphones and wirelesses and a DFR11EQ5
digital processor, Community CSV800 loudspeakers, QSC power and a
Rane MLM82A mic mixer that feeds the PA and a Rane SM26B splitter.
The splitter provides for isolated feeds to the various recording
equipment and web casting. A Raxxess rack and a Furman power
center complete the installation. The main technical person and
great guy, John Hall, owns and operates Sausalito Networking, Inc.
Methodist Church 1400 Judah, SF (416) 566-3704
Shure wireless with Countryman E6 microphones & Phonic Ear
assitive listening devices
Chinese Congregational Church, 21 Walter A. Lum Place, San
Francisco Located in San Francisco's historic Chinatown,
overlooking Portsmouth Square, the church was
built in 1863. Wonderful sound system with Community CPL42's
for the mains and CSV8's flown for the monitors. All Crown K
series power with Symetrix EQ's, a Mackie console, Shure UC
wireless's and Crown LA-201 lecturn microphones. All equipment
housed in beautiful cabinets by
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav,
290 Dolores, San Francisco (415)861-6932
Bay Area's leading lesbian & gay synagogue. (construction picture) New sanctuary has
with Crown Com-Tech CT-410 power. Two OmniRax oak racks
hidden under their Ark house a Rane RPM2 digital processor, along
with a Rane MLM82 mic/line mixer and distributed audio to the rest
of the facility with Oxmoor DA's and Anchor Audio powered
monitors. Power conditioning/ sequencing by Furman. All
microphones are Shure MX418's. Their Oneg room has an older
Community system with Community RS Jr.'s. The Cantor is a
fantastic singer, Sharon
Bernstein. She sings like an angel.
6444 Sierra Ct., Dublin, CA (925)551-3300
Six Community RS 660's in stereo clusters of three, Community
VBS415's. All Carver PM1201's & PT2400's power. Rane GE30's,
Oxmoor DA's, Symetrix Limiter/Compressors, Crown CM-700
microphones and Community XLT41E stage monitors.Lobby system
includes video & six Community CSV8B's with Symetrix 422 AGC.
El Bethel Baptist Church, 1320 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
We spent a day just fixing the wiring and adjusting levels at
this wonderfull church that does so much for the community.
First CCC of Samoa, Daly City
Installed NOS Community CSX35S2 loudspeakers.
Church, 1912 Central, Alameda (510) 522-6012
A beautiful old church
with maybe the nicest people you'd ever meet.
Rack system has
Monster power conditioning, Shure ULXP wireless, Rane MLM103 mixer
and RPM2 digital processor. Loudspeakers are Community SLS915's
powered by a QSC CX702.
First United Presbyterian Church, 1740 Sloat Blvd., San
Francisco, (415) 759-3700. Sanctuary has 4
with CSV28M monitors. All powered by Crown "K" series amps. Mackie
mixer, Shure and Crown LM300's microphones. Power conditioning/
sequencing by Furman. Their social hall has Community CSV28M's
with a Rane MLM82 mixer and a Crown CE1000 amplifier. Other
equipment includes Niles volume controls, OmniMounts, and
Community CSV8's. The church's steeple has become home to a
massive cell phone repeater system. Their wireless mics don't show
interference, they just don't work. There's massive RF and
EMI around the building, I hope they don't allow children there?
Holy Angels Church,
107 San Pedro Rd., Colma (650) 755-0478
Beautiful church and nice people! 2 Community
CSV800T's augment the existing main system. We've installed
another system just for the choirs and music groups. 2 Community SLS 915's
fill the church powered by a QSC CX1102 amplifier.The equipment is
housed in a rolling, lockable cabinet by
Raxxess and features a 16 channel Mackie mixer, a Furman power
center and an automatic feedback reducer from Shure. Update- October
2012- replaced the main system with new Danley SH95
loudspeakers all powered by QSC CX1102s with Rane RPM26z
processing, Rane AM2 mixer and a SurgeX power conditioner. Ambu
mic is now an Earthworks. The CSV800T delay loudspeakers had
the 70 volt transformers removed so they are now 8 ohm cabinets
with a QSC CX404 amplifier. Fr. Manuel says he now has the best
sound system of any church!
Holy Child and St.Martin Episcopal Church 777 Southgate Ave.,
RPM2 digital processor, Monster PRO2500 power conditioner/
sequencer, Shure ULXP wireless with a Countryman E6i microphone.
Church, 1050 North Texas St., Fairfield, (707) 425-3138
A very nice church with great people. Beautiful sound system with
a Community SLS920 in each of the 3 soffits. Powered
by a QSC CX1102 and digitally controlled with a Shure DFR22. All
priests are now using the Countryman E6 ear worn microphones,
which sounds fantastic!
Hope Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, 3201 Ulloa St. San
Very nice church with a new soundbooth with a HSA Roll Top Desk, Community SLS915
loudspeakers for mains and Community CSV8s for
rear fill. Digital processing is a Rane RPM 2. Custom stage panels
by Ace Backstage. Monster Pro-2500 AC power conditioning.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, 398 Sheridan, Palo Alto, (650)
All it took was 2 Community SLS920 loudspeakers to transform this
church into a
building that really sounds great. Powered by a Crown CL2 with a
Rane ME30B equalizer.
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Rd., Dublin,
Growing young congregation, recently remodeled with all new sound
system. Mackie Designs SR24 mixing console, Crown 800CSL
amplifiers, loudspeakers by Community: XLT-43's with OmniMount
brackets and hidden CSV8 choir monitors, Furman power
conditioning, Crown and Shure microphones and Shure wireless
systems, Ace Backstage floor pockets,
Anchor Audio AN100's for the nursery and stage monitors.
Korean Central Presbyterian
Church, 50 Northridge, Daly City
Maybe the best new construction job I've ever been on. Place high on a bluff
overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Pastor and his wife (or
sometimes the Deacons) would come at noon everyday and cook all
the workers lunch. The architect was also the project manager. His
name is Gene Kim and he's a great and nice guy.
A Crest HP-8/40 mixing
console commands a Left, Center Right array
of Community SLS960's (in birch). Community SB25 subwoofers
in stereo. Custom 42 channel snake, Community CSV8 and XLTE41U
monitors and all of the priests with Shure ULXP wireless with
Countryman E6's. All amps are QSC CX1102's. Pwer sequencing is by
a Furman ASD-120. Digital processing by a Community DXP4800. Each
loudspeaker has it's own amp channel and each amplifier has it's
own 20 amp circuit.
Basilica: Exceptional music program led by Master Organist
Jerome Lenk. Renkus-Heinz
IC24-2 loudspeakers, Rane Hal 3 digital processor,
Renkus-Heinz IC7's for delay and SGX41's for monitors with QSC
CX702 amplifiers. Earthworks FM360 podium & Shure MX393 &
SM57 microphones. Surge-X SEQ power conditioner/sequencer. Expert
commissioning by Rocky Giannetta of Layer 8. Superb carpentry by
Old Mission: Innovox
SLA-6.1 loudspeaker, Lab Gruppen IPD2400 amplifier and
Lectrosonics wireless mic with an Earthworks cartridge.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
134 Hemlock, Redwood City, (650) 368-5705
Great choir with a dynamic pastor. Rane system processor, Lab
Gruppen amplifiers, Mackie mixing console, Shure wireless
microphone systems, Community CSV8
loudspeakers, Ace Backstage floor pockets, and a real Hammond with
Leslie's! Recent upgrades
include a Countryman E6 microphone for Pastor Campbell and a
Monster Pro-3500 power conditioner that really reduced the noise.
Recording with aTascam CD-RW700 and an Octave 7 disc duplicator,
they're road-ready with some beautiful cases from ASA.
Our Lady Of The Pillar,
400 Church St. Half Moon Bay (650) 726-4674
Beautiful church, Countryman microphones, Shure wireless'
Pine United Methodist Church,
426 33rd Ave. SF (415) 387-1800
Architectually stunning acousticts in the church. Community Cloud
6 loudspeakers run at 8 ohms with a QSC CX502 amplifier. Rane
MLM82a mixer and Shure ULXP wireless mics with a Countryman E6
Church, 1601 McKenna, San Francisco (415) 641-8719
This is something straight out of "Holmes On Homes". A very
generous church with help for the eldery, the homeless, children-
you name it- they're helping, with the worst wiring job I've ever
seen- bar none! They called me in to get an estimate for a new
sound system. The problem was the wiring was so wrong, so
dangerous, their amplifiers had gone into protect mode and shut
down. You know how you hook up a loudspeaker with 2 wires? I
touched one wire to an amp and the loudspeaker came on! It
took a lot of time & sweat, but I've got them back up and
running with them hearing their old system like they've never
heard it before. Their great pastor, a former NFL player, cried
when he heard it.
Salinas Church of the Nazarene,331 North Sanborn, Salinas
Very nice church with Community
CPL42's, Crown amplifiers, Shure wireless mics, a Mackie
SR24 mixing console, lots of custom wiring and Ace Backstage floor
San Mateo Buddhist Temple, 2 South Claremont, San Mateo (650)
Incredible ornate temple with delightful staff. Three Community SLS915
loudspeakers, Crown CT-410 amplifier, Crown mics, Shure
Wireless microphone system, Raxxess sectional wall rack, Anchor
Audio AN100powered monitor.
San Ramon Valley Christian Fellowship, 12700 Alcosta Blvd.,
San Ramon (925) 830-0113
A lovely sound system with Mackie Designs CR1604VLZ mixing
Community CSV8 loudspeakers
for the mains and three
Anchor Audio AN100 powered monitors, Crown CM-700's for the piano
and Shure handheld and wireless microphones, Crown 800CSL power
amplifier, custom built snake by Rapco and stage boxes
by Ace Backstage. Equalization by Rane.
St. Andrew, 1571 Southgate Ave., Daly City (650) 756-3223
Very nice church with an 8 ohm distributed system. Control from a
Rane RPM88. Power sequencing by Furman. Amps by QSC CX series.
Racks from Raxxess. Microphones from Shure & Countryman.
Loudspeakers are Community, with a center SLS915
and 3 rings of
CSV800's. Lobby and overflow room are also CSV800's. Under
the altar, a CSV28M stage monitor. CD-RW's and cassette by Tascam.
Choir has their own sub system.
Due to the cell phone rage, we've added an active distro from
Shure for their wireless mics. The system worked fine when no one
was around, but filled up for services, the wireless (Shure ULXP)
started dropping out. Again, cell phones aren't on the same
frequencies as the wireless mics, but cell phones aren't shielded
properly and when you have a room with 500 cell phones, it gets
St. Anthony 3215 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco
are the loudspeakers with a QSC PLA325, Rane Hal 4 & Shure
St. Augustine's 3700 Callan Blvd., South San Francisco
DSP by Symetrix Solus, amps by Ashly nX and still using some great
St. Bartholomew's 600
Columbia Dr. San Mateo (650) 347-0701
Shure wireless with Countryman E6 microphones
St. Boniface 133
Golden Gate, San Francisco Shure mics & mixers
St. Bruno's 555 West
San Bruno Avenue, San Bruno (650) 588-2121 Community Entasys with QSC
power, Earthworks & Shure mics & Symetrix Jupiter DSP.
3450 Tennessee St., Vallejo
We rescued a crippled and dying sound system and transformed it to
a better system than it was when it was brand new. A Rane RPM26z
digital signal processor replaced boatloads of 1980's graphic
equalizers, compressors, delays. 2 Shure SCM810 automatic
microphone mixers completed the system. Now the sound sparkles and
is reliable. A very
beautiful church. Shure wireless with Countryman E6
microphones. Innovox SLA-2.1 loudspeakers for front fill. All amps
are QSC CX series.
St. Clare 725
Washington, Santa Clara (408) 248-7786
4 - Community SLS920s,
Surge X SEQ power conditioner & sequencer & Rane RPM88
dsp. 7 masses each Sunday!
St. Cecilla School
660 Vincente, San Francisco (415) 731-8400
Their auditorium sound system left alot to be desired and the
budget was practically nil. We installed 9 new Community Cloud 6
loudspeakers along with a QSC ISA 750 and a Rane MLM82- problem
St. Charles, 88
Tamarack, San Carlos, (650) 591-7349
Nice open architecture. Earthworks gooseneck microphones,
Surge-X SEQ power conditioner/ sequencer, QSC CX and CrownCom-Tech
amplifiers, Shure wireless, Rane MLM82A mixer and Rane RPM26z.
Completely re-wired. The school gym has a
lovely little system
CPL43's, Rane MLM82, Symetrix 552E dual band parametric eq
and Crown power in a rack by
St. Finn Barr, 415 Edna,
SF (415) 333-3627 church.
Innovox SLA-6.1 loudspeakers, Ashly nXp amp and APB Dynasonics Pro
Episcopal Church, 399 San Fernando Way, San Francisco
(415)334-1590 Beautiful old church with a fantastic German pipe
Community CSV8B loudspeakers, Shure LX wireless microphone
Gabriel's 2559 40th Ave. SF (415) 731-6161
Shure wireless microphones & a QSC CX 204V 4 channel power amp
St. James Baptist Church, 1470 Hudson, San Francisco (415)
We udated their sound system with 2 Community CPL42 loudspeakers.
Wow, what a difference! OmniMount brackets and some really nice
CL3 rated 12 gauge cable in white (!) from Rapco.
St. James Catholic Church,
1086 Guerrero, San Francisco 415-824-4232 Nice church, nice
people, great sound system with Innovox SLA-10's
& SL2's. Lab Gruppen & QSC power, Shure ULXD &
Earthworks mics, Rane AM2 & HAL4 & Surge X power.
Armenian Apostolic Church , 275 Olympia Way, San Francisco
and nice people. Community SLS915's for the sanctuary with a QSC
CX702 amplifier. Control
by a Rane MLM82a mixer and a Rane RPM22 digital processor.
Monster power conditioning and Shure ULXP wireless' with
Countryman E6 earworn microphone. Vestibule has a single Community
Social Hall has Community SLS920's
painted to match with Community TD2115 subwoofers. QSC PLX 3102
amplifiers. Rane MLM82a mixer, Rane RPM22 dsp.
St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Newhall, San
Seven Community CPL42's have been finished by
match the decor
of the church. They are used in a left, center, right, left rear
and right rear configuration. Two more CPL42's are used for
foldback. All 7 are on OmniMounts.
A QSC CX1102 powers the Left's & Right's, a
Crown K-1 is used for the foldbacks and one side of a Crown
Com-Tech CT-810A runs the center
loudspeaker. The other side of the CT-810 runs their lobby
loudspeakers (CSV8's). The choir uses Shure SM57's while the
Pastor has a Shure UC14/84 wireless lavalier. The pulpit recieved
a new Crown LM-201A microphone. A 20 channel custom snake by Rapco
connects to a new Mackie Designs SR24-VLZ.
Power control is by Furman. We recycled the church's old Carver
amplifier to run an additional Community CSX38M wedge monitor that
jacks in when needed. Processing is by 2 Rane RPM2s.
St. John's Presbyterian
25 Lake, SF (415) 751-1626
Shure wireless mics, Community
SLS915's & SBS25's, Rane RPM26z & QSC CX1102's.
Absolutely stunningly beautiful church. Great pastor.
Monica Church, Geary Ave & 24th Ave., San Francisco
Beautiful old church
maintained in a perfect restoration. New gear includes Ashly
amplifier, Countryman E6 microphone & an Innovox SLA-4.1
Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino, Burlingame (650) 348-4811
Very lovely sanctuary
with an outstanding choir. We've installed a system for recording
the choir with Sennheiser shotgun microphones, a Mackie 1604VLZPRO
mixing console and a Denon pro CD/Cassette deck with the remote
control from the pulpit. Loudspeakers
are (7) Community CSV8's powered by Crown Com-Tech 410's at 4
ohms. Power sequencing by Furman. System EQ and control with a
Shure DFR11EQ. Wireless mics are Shure UC's and pulpi &
lecturn mics are Crown LM-201's.
Church, 221 Valley, San Francisco (415)648-4740
Beautiful ornate old
church where Whoopi Goldgerg filmed "Sister Act" 6 -
Community Entasys & 2 - CSV8's loudspeakers, Surge-X power
conditioning & sequencing, QSC CX amplifiers and Rane RPM88
& AM2 mixers & dsp. Earthworks podium mic.
Peter's Parish, 1200 Florida, San Francisco (415) 282-1652
Parish Hall: Community SLS915 and CSV8 loudspeakers, Crown CT-210
amplifier, Crown mics, Furman AC sequencer.
Main Church: Sadly, another system done by consultants who
didn't have a clue. We spent hours ripping junk out and fixing it.
Another "Homes on Homes" type repair. The church had truly been
ripped off by "professionals".
St. Pius Parish, 1100
Woodside Rd., Redwood City (650) 369-1411
Just the addition of a new Earthworks FM360 podium microphone
solved a multitude of problems. We loaned them the mic to try and
they wouldn't give it back. They've also upgraded with a Shure
MX393 and a Countryman E6.
Upgraded Fr. John's microphone to a Shure ULXP wireless with a
Countryman E6 microphone (he loves it).
Veronica's Parish, 434 Alida Way, South San Francisco (650)
St. Veronica built a new parish social
hall and we installed a simple and easy to use sound system.
It features 2 Community CPL43 loudspeakers
on OmniMount's powered by a Crown CE-1000 amplifier. Equalization
is a Symetrix dual parametric 553E. Custom patch panels by Rapco,
locking steel equipment
rack and sliding storage drawers by Rackman. Durable and
all-purpose microphones are Shure SM-58's. Mixed through a Rane
MLM82 mixer. Power conditioning and sequencing by Furman.
Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San
Mateo (650) 341-8206 Beautiful church, nice people. Innovox SLA6.1
loudspeakers, Surge-X SEQ power conditioning and
sequencing, QSC PL325 amps, Symetrix Solus processing, Rane AM2
Atlantic cabinet. The Innovox are truly remarkable
loudspeakers, ribbon HF and less than 2" deep.
Lutheran Church, 200 Sloat Blvd., San Francisco
Shure microphones & Shure ULXP wireless. Community SLS918
loudspeaker with a QSC CX902 power amplifier. Rane RPM26z digital
processor with Furman PS-PRO II remote off/on. Main mixer is a
Rane MLM82a. CD recorder from HHB. With their old sound
system, they used to call me every month to fix something or
other. Since we've given them a fabulous new system, I never hear
from them- hey Jan, how's it going?