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WPC Blends With MLA Compact at HPUMC Easter Service

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When Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC), based in Dallas, TX, wanted to stage a large-scale Easter Sunday service at a 32,000-capacity stadium, it presented Martin Audio partner Alford Media with some unique challenges.

The stadium sits on a university’s campus and while Alford Media has provided audio reinforcement for a number of routine graduation ceremonies at the stadium, the emphasis this time was on providing premium audio—particularly with 600 socially distanced chairs set out for family groups on the field itself—according to Alford’s Audio Services Manager, Ben MacKinney.

Alford Media holds a vast inventory of Martin Audio systems and MacKinney set about combining two of their finest—Wavefront Precision Compact (WPC) for on field coverage, and MLA Compact for the bleachers and stands. This provided the optimum outcome for a congregation numbering around 7,000 people. The Wavefront Precision series was recently recognized with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.