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Re: Large Church Installation - Open Conversation, Please

Postby dw154515 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:15 pm

So after spending a considerable amount of time comparing the TriTrix and the Behringer 2031's, here are my takeaways:

- 2031's have a better frequency range. The low end is much more audible. This is not surprising. The front-facing ports also ensure that sound is aimed forward. (Unlike the TriTrix which are rear)
- 2031's are also "louder." They are capable of more output. The dynamic range is better.

- TriTrix are VERY musical. I am very happy with their performance, honestly. I don't think they are suited for large Hauptwerk setups in CHURCHES, BUT I do believe they would be magnificent in large, multi-channel home setups. The rear-facing ports give a great ambience. For better bass response, back them into a corner or against a wall.


TriTrix aren't as "loud" as the Behringer's but they are much for 'forgiving' and musical. This is, again, expected. Studio monitors are meant to be as accurate as possible - some more so than others, obviously - while almost all home theater and even some higher-end speakers are actually designed to manipulate or color the sound to some degree. This isn't revolutionary or "new" information.

My conclusion is this: I'm still sold on the Behringer 2031 monitors for my church project as of this moment, BUT the TriTrix (for anyone who's interested) would actually make a very fine home Hauptwerk speaker - especially with multichannel and sub.
Drew A. Worthen
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Re: Large Church Installation - Open Conversation, Please

Postby dw154515 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 pm

So, after a few weeks of using the "Franken-Organ" in the church sanctuary, it is time for it to come back home. A week from today will be it's last service. I have gained a lot of information about the nature of Hauptwerk's multi-channel capabilities, as well as learned much of what I needed to learn in terms of speaker specs.

Without a doubt, the Behringer 2031's are the clear winners for the main speakers I have tested/built which, to date are:

TLAH Pro's
Windermere^2
Fostex BK-12M
TriTrix
Behringer 2031


The TubaHT stands as a clear winner as well. Of the various routing combinations I tried, using my Cymatic Audio LP-16, I would like to say that a few things mentioned by other's on this thread are good points of note.

Namely, Celeste ranks need their own channel(s) and so do Solo voices. I was primarily playing the Salisbury set, and putting the various solo reeds (Tubas, Clarinet, English Horn, etc.) on the TLAH Pro's was very satisfying. I'm thinking that I may swap a couple of channels-worth of Behringer 2031's for something a bit more powerful to handle solo voices - especially if we end up with Tuba's in our sample sets.

In terms of support, the project is certainly gaining a lot of attention and having the "Franken-Organ" in the sanctuary for people to "ooh" and "aah" over for the last few weeks has certainly been the best-possible sales demonstration. It has proved, without a doubt to anyone who didn't otherwise know any better, that the possibilities of Hauptwerk so far outweigh what the old Allen toaster can do.

So, now, it seems like I have arrived at a brief (deceptive) cadence - a point in the project where the speaker experimentations may largely be done - and we can now get down to the business of funding.
Drew A. Worthen
Innovative Audio Video Solutions - Owner
http://www.innovativeaudiovideosolutions.com
Master of Music in Composition - Butler University
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Director of Music - Greenwood UMC
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Re: Large Church Installation - Open Conversation, Please

Postby jkinkennon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am

That's excellent news, Drew. If only fund raising were as much fun as the engineering and musical side of things. I suspect that the extended live demo will make the sale for you. Keep us informed as this has turned into quite a helpful thread.
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