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Case Study: St. John Vianney Catholic Church

We partnered with C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual to help the folks at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf, Iowa improve the overall acoustical experience in their sanctuary. The beautiful space at St. John Vianney is designed to accommodate a congregation in a 360-degree seating. The problem was their space was originally constructed of non-absorptive surfaces which allowed sound to reflect and reverberate throughout the sanctuary, in a manner that distorted communication.

St. John Vianney contracted C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual to solve their acoustical challenges so that the exchange between parishioners and orators could be a more pleasant experience for all. Their two-tiered approach involved:

1. C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual’s installation of a new, well-balanced, sound system to maximize coverage with an even sound pressure level resulting in less than 1.5 decibel variance from seat to seat.

2. Incorporating an acoustical treatment design that could reduce the reverb time from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds. That’s where we came in. We installed 1,350 square feet of Cardinal Acoustic Complete sound absorptive panels for an aesthetically pleasing treatment.

Watch the video (courtesy of C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual) to see the entire project plan.

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