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Church PA System

If you are thinking about purchasing a church PA system, there are a couple of thing you will need to know before making the purchase. Very few people are experts when it comes to PA systems but the good news is you don't really need to be. Building the perfect PA system can appear to be a bit like a science at times. But in the same way that you don't need to be an accountant to fill out your tax returns, you can easily purchase a professional sounding church PA system without fully understanding exactly how the announcement gets from the announcers lips to the speakers. You simply need to know the basics.

Firstly, a church PA system will need to consist of four components. Of course you will require a set speakers and these speakers will need to be powerful enough to even be heard in the back rows. Therefore make sure to explain the size of your church to the sales assistant. Next you will need the component that powers the speakers, the amplifier. This technology can be a little bit confusing but all you need to know is that it needs to be powerful enough for your speakers and that it needs to be non distorting. It will always say if it's non distorting on the box and if you purchase your speakers and your amplifier in the same place and the place you purchase from has even remotely professional staff, you are guaranteed that they will be compatible.

Next you will require a mixer to route and mix all of the audio. Again this may sound complex but there is only one rule that you need to understand. Each audio source requires its own channel. Therefore find out how many audio sources there will be. There shouldn't be that many in a church PA system and make sure that you get a mixer that can handle that many sources. Again if in doubt just explain your requirements to the sales assistant. The last component is of course the microphone. Many people consider this component the least important but I have heard many professional PA systems sound cheap due to a low quality microphone, therefore make sure you purchase one that is of sufficient quality.

The primary fact that you need to be aware of before you purchase your church PA system is that quality consistency is the key. If you have a mixture of high and low quality equipment you will always get low quality sound. Your church PA system will only sound as good as its weakest link. Therefore if you are on a limited budget, divide up the money equally. Provided you do that and are not afraid to ask questions or to explain exactly what you need the PA system for, you should be more than capable of purchasing a suitable church PA system regardless of your level of expertise.

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