Room acoustics is the study of sound – primarily the production, control, transmission, reception and effects of sound waves inside a room. The acoustics of any room is the foundation for sound. It determines the performance level of the piano, organ, choir, soloists, pastor (spoken word) – basically, anything that makes sound. It determines how well the congregation will be able to sing together and how well they will sound.
It is very common for churches to buy several sound systems hoping to find the right one for their room. In most cases the problem is not the sound system but the acoustics of the room – the acoustics of a room determines the performance level of any sound system. There is no amount of money you can spend on equipment to fix or overcome acoustical problems; regardless of advertising claims.
In a church sanctuary, the room should be:
Acoustical problems can show up in interesting ways:
Proper church acoustics starts in the sanctuary - but is also very important in the foyer, fellowship hall, offices, classrooms, kitchen, restrooms...
All Church Sound provides: