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Oriental Sound selects LD Systems for historic Papal mass

Oriental Sound selects LD Systems for historic Papal mass

Oriental Sound selects LD Systems for historic Papal mass


When Pope Francis made a historic first visit to Iraq recently, a highlight of the trip was the mass he performed at a church in Karakosch, which had been destroyed by Islamic extremists. The Pope used the opportunity to set an example of religious tolerance and to make a symbolic statement against hatred and terror. To aid in delivering this message, systems integrator Oriental Sound relied entirely on LD Systems audio solutions for the transmission of the historical spoken words, as well as for the sound in the church.

Inside the church Oriental Sound chose to deploy LD Systems’ CWMS 52 two-way wall-mounted loudspeakers from the manufacturer’s CONTRACTOR series fashioned in a discreet shade of white. To ensure the best possible speech intelligibility, the integrator installed the 5.25-inch loudspeakers along the round arches above the solid columns on the outer walls of the church. Additional CWMS 52 loudspeakers were placed on the outer walls of the building to allow the papal proclamations to extend outside.

All the loudspeakers were powered by LD Systems XS 700 Class-D amplifiers, each boasting 2x350w output. For signal distribution, a ZONE 622 two-zone mixer on a space-saving 1U housing were used. Before the Pope’s voice reached listeners in the church through the CONTRACTOR series loudspeakers, the microphone signals were processed through an LD Systems VIBZ 24 DC 24-channel mixer. To ensure communication with the technical personnel, a U500 GM 530 CC gooseneck conference microphone was used.

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