Allen & Heath Deployed For Three House Of Worship Projects In the UK

by | Audio, Case Studies, Production

AV specialists DM Music, based in Hertfordshire, England, recently installed Allen & Heath AHM-64 audio matrix processors in three house of worship systems, including at Gloucester Cathedral, Holy Trinity Guildford, and Christchurch Priory in Dorset in projects prioritizing versatility and operational simplicity.

“Audio performance in churches is always important of course, particularly with regard to speech intelligibility, but alongside that, usability by non-professional users is always a paramount consideration for us,” explains Graham Bennewith of DM Music. “There’s no point specifying hugely powerful systems that are impossible to use by the volunteers who tend to make up church sound teams.”

The AHM-64 is a 64×64 matrix processor designed to allow integrators to more quickly create scalable systems, supported by an ecosystem of I/O, control and Dante options. Bennewith notes, “One of the great things with the AHM-64 is that it allows huge options in terms of connectivity and control. We installed a Crestron touchscreen at Gloucester Cathedral, for example, and an Allen & Heath IP8 remote controller at Christchurch Priory — it allows us to specify a wide variety of control options depending on customer needs.”

For the Guildford install, DM Music took advantage of the AHM-64’s connectivity options to integrate additional Allen & Heath components to meet a diverse set of requirements. “While the three systems are regularly used for fairly straightforward speech reinforcement, at Holy Trinity in Guildford the AHM-64 is used in conjunction with an Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer and DT168 AudioRack, Bennewith concludes. “Here, the system can handle everything from simple multiple microphone setups to fairly complex musical lineups, but it’s still possible for a volunteer to operate with minimal training. It’s a wonderful solution for situations like this.”

Allen & Heath
DM Music

Sign Up for Connections, the Worship Facility Newsletter!


Stop Wasting Money

Seriously, stop. If you are not seeking and following energy saving guidelines, you are spending money you do not have to. Money spent on facilities, when not necessary, take away dollars available for your ministerial mission. The logical response to this opening is...

Burnout Self-Care for the Church Communicator (Easter & Beyond)

At Easter, or during any overwhelming church season, a church communicator (or Pastor) needs to be mindful of burnout self-care. Here are some self-care strategies so you can protect yourself from burnout: Prepare with Adequate Expectations: Church communicators often...

Legrand | AV Earns Coveted Awards at ISE 2024

Legrand | AV, a global specialist and industry leader in audiovisual solutions, today announced the Vaddio AV Bridge Nano and Chief Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System were honored with multiple awards at ISE 2024 in Barcelona. Vaddio AV Bridge Nano was singled out by...