The basic Church or Community Services hall needs a system like we show here. It can handle everything from a lecture to a concert. It also has a playback system for cassette or CD music. The larger the room, the more power and speakers needed to fully engulf the room.
It starts with a mixer , to recieve the various signals from microphones, instruments or audio equipment. In small installations, this could be a self-powered mixer (the amp is built-in). We offer a four channel powered mixer at a budget price. For bigger churches, you'll need more channels on the mixer and seperate power amps to drive bigger speakers. The equipment could be locked into a cabinet or put into a portable rack. It could also simply be put on a shelf or small table, it depends on the probability of theft.
The instruments above are not colored in, because typically the musicians bring their own instruments that they can plug into the "house" system. It pays to purchase a little bigger system than you presently need, so when a bigger choir or band shows up, the PA system won't be inadequate. Mostly this means adding channels, speakers and power.
Note: it is important to mount the speakers up high so that every person in the room can see the speaker. This is called "line-of-sight" placement, and it's done so you can turn down the system and still be sure that everyone hears clearly. When people can't hear, it's often not the volume, but the intelligability that's the problem. Make sure the speakers are up and covering the area needed, and you won't have to pump alot of power (watts) at the audience.
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