When your church’s sound and video systems reach a certain age, it’s bound to happen. One Sunday morning, your congregation won’t be able to hear your sermon. As the audio quality diminishes over time, your regular parishioners may adjust. Your worshippers may not even notice until it gets really bad. However, that day will come. It still happens, even if you take care of your system with proper power sequencing and protection, keep your rack components properly cooled, and never push the system too hard.
Once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you need to repair or replace the systems, you’re going to have a lot of questions, including which components can be re-used, and how much you’ll need to spend on new church AV systems.
It is only an audio-visual systems specialist who will be able to answer all of your questions in a way that will serve your church in the best possible way. Your choir leader’s brother’s friend, who is an audiophile with a fantastic two-channel audio system in his basement, probably isn’t going to be able to design and install a church sound system because he does not know how to do it. In addition, your Sunday school teacher’s boyfriend, who sells car stereos at Best Buy, does not know either.
What Is The Cost Of Good Church Sound?
Whenever houses of worship are trying to be good stewards of the donations they receive from their worshippers, the cost is always a determining factor. The mega-churches that you often read about in magazines have audio-visual systems that cost upwards of $100,000 and sometimes even more. There is no doubt that that number is not representative of most churches’ budgets – or, fortunately, their needs – when it comes to finances.
You will be asked about your budget when we meet with you – not so that we can spend every penny you have on our services, but so that we can make sure you get the most for your money. In the event that it is possible to repair or re-use a component, we will do so. The first thing we will do is s it down with you, ask you how you use your audio systems, and see in what ways your previous audio systems met or didn’t meet your needs, so we can design audio systems that aren’t just replacements for your old audio systems, but an improvement your worshippers will hear.
Sound Systems Designed For Your Church
As a first step, we may attend a few services so we can get to know you a little better. The personalized approach to church sound system design and installation is what sets us apart from other companies in Staten Island and across the Tri-state area.
During the process of getting to know your audio needs, we might bring in sample systems – or visit area churches with you so you can hear the difference you can expect from various components in your church – to help us pinpoint your specific audio requirements. As you can see, every building is different, so it’s important to remember that demos can give you a good idea of the difference in quality that a few dollars can make when it comes to different priced systems. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if the added cost is worth the improved quality.
In order to save you money, we will not sell you more sound than you need, because we don’t want to waste your money. On the other hand, we do not want to install an audio system that does not provide you with the coverage that you need. It’s finding that system that provides great sound with plenty of room for growth that requires the expertise and knowledge of a professional in order to achieve it.
Bringing Better Sound Into The Future
The last thing churches want to deal with is unexpected expenses, and a dying sound system is not something they normally plan for. Nevertheless, it is important to view these situations not as a drain on your resources, but rather as an opportunity to give your members a better worship experience with the crystal clear sound and even coverage that comes with today’s advanced audio technology so we can give them a better worship experience.