PROJECT: All Saints Church
PRODUCT: ListenLoop, ListenRF
LOCATION: Pasadena, CA
The recent renovation of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California provided an opportunity to update the original sound system installed by AMT Systems, the integration firm that designed and installed the original sound system for the house of worship in 1990. Luckily, that gave AMT System’s owner, Tim Carlson, some familiarity with the facility’s unique needs when it came time to updating aspects of the technology over two decades later.
One area that was less important in 1990, but is now required by law in houses of worship in California and Texas, is assistive listening to ensure that congregants with hearing loss are able to hear the service. To meet the law’s requirement, AMT installed a hearing loop assistive listening system by Ampetronic, world leading provider of audio induction systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss and an RF system from Listen Technologies.
As the exclusive, distibutor for the Americas of Ampetronic, Listen Technologies provided the system that enables congregants who need assistive listening to receive clear, amplified sound directly through their t-coil hearing aid, cochlear implant, or hearing loop receiver.
The hearing loop system was installed on the main floor of the church. The balcony and nooks of the chapel presented installation challenges for the hearing loop cable so a ListenRF system was included to ensure that wherever a congregant chooses to sit they’ll be able to hear the service.
According to AMT Systems, the three biggest advantages to a ListenLoop system in this installation are: sound quality, manufacturer support, and the fact that the loop is invisible.SYSTEM COMPONENTS
• ILD1000G Professional Loop Driver (9.2 amps)
• LP-IL-1 Hearing Loop Receiver with Lanyard Package
• LT-800-072-01 Stationary RF Transmitter (72 MHz)
• LA-123 90° Helical Antenna (72 MHz)
• LA-125 Antenna Kit for Rack Mount (72 MHz)
• LR-300-072 Portable Digital RF Receiver (72 MHz)
• LA-164 Ear Speaker
• LA-166 Neck Loop
• LA-326 Universal Rack Mounting Kit
• LA-362 Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries (2)
• LA-321-01 8-Unit Portable RF Product Charging/Carrying Case