I don't think I ever even posted the specs or the scope of the project, so you missed a lot on my account.I may have missed that the proposed system design has this capability, but generally I like having analog lines installed to difficult-to-cable locations (spot booths, control booths, off stage band/orchestra spaces) so that doors can be closed (security and noise isolation). In today's world I want big, open pipes with no hard bend and installed pull lines for fibre and CAT cables.
Basically, long story short, we're trying to retrofit/renovate a 130-year old decommissioned desanctified (which is good for our group for sure) Catholic church and create a community performing arts center. The idea is to take the sanctuary area and create a stage while turning the downstairs fellowship center into a smaller performing area/gathering space. The main issue is the lack of cultural support in the area. The city would just as soon tear it down and put up a strip mall for the newest Dollar General, but they can't jump around the semi-historic designation. Because the arts aren't supported, it's hard to secure state grants, just private ones and those are impossible to come by for a venue that might hold 200 tops.
The retrofit for this phase is basically getting it up to code and running. While I'd love to buy new, we just can't do it, so I've been tasked with reusing everything we have while looking to the future. I'm here on the forums asking a lot of questions because not only do I not know a lot, it seems that our architect doesn't know much either. As evidenced by the XLR conversation that started this whole thread!