Buying a Church Sound System : Putting the Puzzle Together
There are a few basic ingredients that you will need to put together a basic Church Sound System.
We will describe each part and explain how it relates to the goal of getting your message and music heard by the congregation. You will need a mixer, amp, speakers and a sound source [microphone, wireless sound system, guitar, etc. ]
First we will start with the mixer. The mixer is used to combine all of your sound sources together and control the volume of both the individual sounds and to control the main volume in the room. You want to make sure you have enough channels [also called inputs] for all of the functions that your church will be holding. Consider the amount of sound sources needed for Services, Weddings, Special Events, etc. It is usually a good idea to get double the amount of inputs you currently need to allow for growth without outgrowing the mixer. Check out the 32 channel mixer. here.
Next we have the amplifier. The amplifier can be a standalone unit or combined as part of the mixer or speaker system.
The size of the amplifier [measured in watts] tells us how loud the PA system will be. More watts equals more volume. It is important to match the amplifier and speakers so that too much or too little power does not damage the speakers or amplifier. Check out the Behringer EP4000 here.