• Sound Investments: Choosing the Right PA for Your Church, Part 3

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    Choosing the Right PA for Your Church

    If you read parts 1 and 2 of this series, you should have a better idea of which format your church's PA system needs to be for your present needs. You should also have a plan for investing in equipment today that can grow and meet your needs tomorrow. What other factors do you want to keep in mind when planning a sound system? In this article we'll explore some other systems and accessories you'll want to incorporate into designing your system.

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  • Sound Decisions: Choosing the Right PA for Your Church, Part 2

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    Sound Decisions: Choosing the Right PA for Your Church

    In the Part 1 of this series, we learned how choosing the right format for your church sound system is crucial to keeping your message easily understood. The wrong setup can literally create reflections that clutter your listeners' aural field and make it harder for them to hear the message. We also discussed how a very large system calls for some professional design and installation advice. Now what if your church is a new startup, or a mobile outreach that might become a brick-and-mortar church one day? Is your mobile church towing a trailer and setting up a system for each service? Maybe your budget only allows for a small investment in sound reinforcement, but you don't want to invest in equipment you'll have to replace later? In each of these cases you'll want to take a creative approach to building your system incrementally. Let's look at some options for building a modular system over time and become familiar with the design considerations.

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  • Sound Decisions for Your Ministry: Choosing the Right PA for Your Church, Part 1

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    Choosing the Right PA for Your Church

    Selecting a sound system for your church can be a lot more challenging than it might seem at first glance. In the past, most houses of worship were either small enough not to need a sound system, or equipped with minimal systems just so you could hear the pastor or the choir a little better. But as the size of the average church has steadily increased over time, even modest presentations often need a sound system to be effective. With the increasing popularity of contemporary worship music which requires more robust sound reproduction, most ministries will find themselves investing in sound equipment at some point.

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  • Houses of Worship: A Guide to PA Systems

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    Houses of Worship: A Guide to PA Systems

    Be it a full production in a dedicated house of worship, or a regular Sunday sermon in the local church, fostering an ambience that allows focus and self-reflection can help in promoting the message and impinging it upon the minds of the listeners. Inadequate audio quality can greatly distract the attention of a worshipper or attendees. Especially, with the goal being listener envelopment, articulation, and clarity, having a viable PA sound system is indispensable for the house of worship. However, the operations of a PA in such gatherings pose these specific problems:

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