Most people wouldn’t consider churches to be the home of top-tier audio equipment like DJ speakers, but the overwhelming majority of churches out there invest highly in their audio system and speakers so that they can improve the results of each of their sermons.
Though there is no specific “standard church audio equipment”, there are a couple of components that almost all churches employ when it comes to outfitting their audio systems and speakers. Here are just a couple of those foundational elements, and a couple of things to think about if you are getting serious about outfitting a church with new sound equipment or upgrading the system that currently exists.
It all starts with a quality PA and receiver
Every single church is going to be unique in the sound system equipment that they deploy, but almost all of them are going to include a top quality PA system to broadcast the voice of the church leaders to every corner of the space, and all of them are going to have a top quality receiver to run sound to all of the independent speakers and sound system elements.
The PA is the backbone of every church sound system. All of them are going to take advantage of some sort of PA technology, and many of them are going with wireless units these days so that the pastor, priest, or other church leader isn’t confined to speaking only from the pulpit but can instead move around the church without any degradation in sound quality.
Speakers are a big part of a quality church sound system
Because churches are uniquely designed to highlight incredible acoustic features you don’t have to blow a significant amount of your budget on the most expensive speakers you can find – though if you have the extra money in the budget, this is where you’re going to want to use it.
At the very least, a 7.1 surround sound system should be deployed, though the sub-woofer isn’t all that necessary unless music is a big part of each weekly sermon or event. You may have to deploy more than seven speakers depending upon the configuration of your church, and if that’s the case you’ll want to make sure that all of them are independently wired with two mics and a tweeter – and all run off of the same receiver – so that nothing gets “lost in translation”.
At the end of the day, it shouldn’t be all that difficult for you to find a top-quality sound system and speaker set up to use in your church.