Case Study: Goulburn’s Old Cathedral – A Sound and Vision Renaissance

About The Install

Standing proudly in the centre of Goulburn, Australia’s first inland city, is St Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral, the world’s only greenstone church. Its unique and striking sea green facade is a product of the rare green porphyry stone quarried just outside the city. Now, a century and half from its commencement, the Old Cathedral has completed a decades-long, $12m restoration which has not only returned the fabric of the building to its original glory but also brought the building into the 21st century with a state-of-the-art Renkus-Heinz sound system and a network-based control, distribution and AV streaming solution

The Challenge

As the restoration of the magnificent Gothic church moved to the interior works phase, the project sought advice from Amber Technology. “We were contacted quite early in the process to give recommendations on the system design, specifically around the speakers, as cathedrals are very difficult acoustic spaces and Renkus-Heinz is the market leader in that space,” recalled Scott Riley, from Amber’s Technical Sales and Support (TSS).

The Solution

WyreStorm’s AV over IP solution was chosen for the AV distribution of the project. The WyreStorm NetworkHD 400 Series was the best option for Amber, as it offered a great deal of versatility, expansion and control capabilities. This 4K over IP offering of NetworkHD also allowed the adoption of both wallplate and ‘box’ transmitter options, which were both discussed for this project.

Should the venue ever need to grow the system, the WyreStorm NetworkHD system can add endpoints as required, at both the input and output ends; which far outweighs a fixed HDMI matrix option.


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