Mariners Church Adopts Shure Wireless for 3,400-Seat Sanctuary
Southern California’s Mariners Church, a 3,400 seat capacity main sanctuary, located in Irvine, decided to unify its technology choices across campuses with the purchase of 12 channels of Shure UHF-R wireless. “Our original motivation was the recent FCC mandate,” recalls Tom Lenton, production specialist for Mariners Church. “We had a mix of Shure and other brands, and most of it fell in the 700 MHz range. We wanted to settle on one brand, and to get the highest quality product. Based on our experience, there really wasn’t any question in my mind that it would be Shure.”
Working with CCI Solutions of Olympia, WA, the church acquired six dual-channel systems, with some extra transmitters. “We bought eight bodypacks and eight handhelds for the Irvine campus. The handhelds are split between KSM9 and SM58® capsules, and the bodypacks are used with either a lavalier or a Countryman E6 headworn mic, so we’ve got a lot of flexibility for different type voices and styles of presentation.”
Recently, Mariners Church purchased even more Shure wireless for use at the just-launched Huntington Beach campus, a portable church housed in the theater facility at Golden West College.
The portable system includes six channels of UHF-R wireless microphones, four new PSM 900 personal monitor systems, and four PSM 600 hardwired systems. To minimize set-up time, the system uses a single mixing console instead of the dedicated front of house and monitor desks that the church uses in the main auditorium in Irvine.