The present building, one of the most iconic, historic buildings in the United States, began an interior rejuvenation project in May 2018. Updating the audio and video systems was part of that project and through a competitive bid process, TRITECH was selected as the integrator of the systems designed by AV consulting firm SMW. Considering the historical, aesthetic and inspirational importance of the space everything had to work flawlessly yet remain as unobtrusive as possible, a daunting task in a 200-year-old building! With 75’ high ceilings, hanging speakers and microphones became a delicate and complex task while the very reverberant environment, required careful acoustical analysis.
Through extensive collaboration with the church staff, SMW engineers and frequent visits to various church events, the Tritech team was able to create an acoustically pleasing system that accommodates the various services held in the facility. Using clever techniques like retractable microphones and some creative painting, most of the components are hidden from view. The systems take advantage of the latest available technology and allow for live and on-demand streaming of events and as one of the larger Dante digital audio networks in the region, system maintenance and upgrades are easily accomplished.
The new audio and video systems Tritech installed have allowed the church to carry on it’s important work within the local community despite some in-person gathering restrictions. Live streaming of services has been particularly well received and greatly appreciated by parishioners unable to attend. The church’s excellent and knowledgeable staff are able to keep up with the ever-changing requirements of a vibrant and dynamic program schedule.