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Sounds expensive: Understanding the REAL cost of your audio equipment

By Andrew Scriven As a person focused on spiritual leadership, figuring out the right audio gear to buy for your ministry might not be at the top of your priority list. However, for most churches, it really matters. Buying the wrong audio gear can be one of the most costly and painful missteps you can […]

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Penny wise & power smart

How to be cost-conscious — & environmentally responsible — with your wireless audio equipment What are you spending on disposable batteries every year for wireless mics, lavaliers and in-ear monitors? Have you considered a rechargeable solution? The ability to purchase batteries (and charger) just once — and yet equip your church for years! — is not […]

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I repeat myself

The cancellation or reinforcement in various sound frequency ranges is a function of the distance from the sound source to the room walls.

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Need an acoustical intervention?

By Nick Colleran and Jim DeGrandis The No. 1 cause of poor sound in a large space is inappropriate reverb time, or RT60 — the time it takes for sound to fully decay, 60 decibels down, from its initial impact. While a large, open hall might enhance a traditional choir and blend or average pitch, […]

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Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight Rio input/output boxes: two Rio3224-D, […]

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Sanctuary Acoustics FAQs

Just about every worship space has “acoustical culprits” — under-the-radar elements which rob this critical venue of its sound clarity. We asked Nick Colleran, vice president of Acoustics First Corporation in Richmond, VA, to navigate some of them for us.

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The method behind the magic

Environmental projection (EP) is an breathtaking, exciting — and cost-effective way — to “paint a picture” this Christmas season.

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Making audio work — for everyone

Achieving ideal church sound requires the right people and equipment.

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Video projection “fails”

Church Executive asked several church A/V experts to answer one key question: Under what circumstances can a church’s video projection setup fall short of effective?

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How illuminating!

Three lighting professionals offer plain-English, pastor-friendly tips for evaluating worship space lighting systems — from longevity, to price, to overall value.

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