St. Paul the Apostle
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Kilian
St. Thomas Korean
St. Rose of Lima
St. Mark's
Padre Serra
Mary Chapel
Temple Isaiah
Church on the Way
Shepherd of the Hills
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Sparks Christian Fellowship
    Photograph courtesy Temple Isaiah
  Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs, CA

We were contacted by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Hurwitz of Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs about a sound system problem. The difficulty they were having was in understanding speech, and also feedback from the existing system. The temple had an unusual configuration with a raised bema and a ceiling that curved up to its highest point at the front of the sanctuary. We did a computer calculation of the coverage of speakers and found a location for the loudspeakers in the upper front corners of the room where directional horns could be located out of sight of the congregation. The room was also divisible by a movable wall and additional speakers were added in the social hall at the rear of the room so the two rooms could be used independently or as a combined space. The project was particularly delightful because Dr. Hurwitz had a keen intelligence and a great sense of humor.