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3 Reasons to Invest in a Church Sound System Upgrade

Create a More Engaging Environment for Your Congregation

3 Reasons to Invest in a Church Sound System Upgrade

house of worship is more than just a place of religious practice and prayer. Whether in a large city like Philadelphia or a small town in Pennsylvania, churches, synagogues, mosques, and congregations of all faiths are part of the social fabric of their communities. Leaders of every congregation want to create an inviting, welcoming experience where people engage in their community.

What does that have to do with something as seemingly mundane as a church sound system? Plenty, as a bad audio experience might make people tune out of the service or avoid going entirely. Keep reading below for three ways a sound system upgrade can help. 

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The Aural Experience

The prayers, chorus, and sermons in a house of worship should engage and inspire. Unfortunately, a sound system not strong enough for the space will fail to deliver the impact. One that is too loud may grate on the ears. And too many echoes and reverberations may make sermons a painful experience. 

A sound system cannot be merely loud; it must also have clarity. Too many churches use PA-style sound systems that can deliver the decibels, but unfortunately, they may be too loud for those close and unclear for those sitting farther out. You may need a different speaker system that spreads sound evenly and with the proper impact to every corner of your sanctuary. That sound system needs to handle the nuances of voices well for prayers and sermons, as well as the dynamics of choirs, organs, and other music. 

Freedom from the Pulpit

If your congregational leader likes to move around when delivering the sermon, you might want to give them the gift of freedom of movement away from the pulpit. A wireless microphone system can provide them the ability to roam the stage or even get closer to the congregation and still be heard. A modern audio mixing system can also blend and harmonize the leader, an organ or music, and a choir to deliver an immersive experience that keeps congregants engaged and participating. 

Sound Treatment and Tuning

Sanctuaries of all kinds can be difficult spaces for sound. Soaring ceiling height, sharp creases, and hard surfaces can make a challenging space for good audio. That's where experience with commercial audio and video systems can help. Speaker placement and acoustic treatment are carefully customized to the specific acoustic properties of your sanctuary. The right design and installation eliminates echoes, mitigates harsh resonances, and ensures even sound throughout the space, front to back. Also, mixing boards and professional system tuning can balance frequencies for voice and music that sound natural and impactful without fatigue for the congregants.


Whitaker Technologies is an expert AV systems company serving the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey Shore areas. We do AV design and installation for houses of worship, commercial spaces, and the residential market. To get started on your project, call us at (609) 932-4368, contact us here, or click the button below to connect with us right away. We look forward to working with you!