First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem


Existing Church, 872 Seats


Acoustics and Audio system, Design/Install


Design a new audio system that does not devalue classical architecture, and the soundboard – 110’ feet from the platform – must stay in the balcony.


An acoustic model was developed, a small line array of speakers centered at the top of the Chancel arch provided best coverage. Sound distribution across 110’ of pews spanned a remarkable 4-6 dB, no acoustic treatment was needed, and the new control booth looks like an original furnishing.