5 Crucial Components of a Church Sound System

Which sound system is ideal for your church? 

Unfortunately, there are no one-size-fits-all formulas; it all depends on several factors. 

The greatest church sound system is one that is created specifically for your church. Bundled or packaged solutions can be a good place to start, but the best sound system for your church is one that is designed specifically for your church.

Let’s discuss the best five components for a better Church sound system.

  1. Microphones

The Microphone is the first component in the system to catch the sound and send it to the sound system. Mics come in various shapes and sizes, and they can use for a variety of purposes. Mics are available for vocals, instruments, choirs, wireless, and more. 

  1. Soundboards

The Sound Board is the brain of any sound system. It connects your Amplifier and speakers to all microphones, instruments, and CD or cassette players. At its most basic level, the number of channels a soundboard possesses is a measure of its quality. First, each mic, instrument, and other device requires its channel. Second, every channel’s number of tone controls, auxiliary, and effect sends.

  • Tone controls:  They’re used to fine-tune each channel, and the more controls you have, the more fine-tuning power you’ll have. Tone controls, like bass and treble controls, are usually at predetermined frequencies. In addition, many mixers have a sweepable midrange control, which is useful for tone management.
  • Auxiliary: Monitors are usually connected to auxiliary sends. New monitor mixes can add to the stage with each extra Auxiliary send.
  • Effect: Reverb, chorus, delay, and other effect devices are sent to effect sends. Newer soundboards are starting to include high-quality digital effects built right into the board. You can never have too many channels on a soundboard, according to one rule.
  1. Equalizers

The Equalizer is the next component in the system. The soundboard’s output is usually routed via Equalizers (EQ) to adjust the sound system to the room’s acoustics. One example would be to correct for room acoustics-induced feedback frequencies. These can be set once and forgotten about as long as no significant modifications to the system or room acoustics are made. These can be found near the soundboard or around the amplifiers.

  1. Amplifier

The Amplifier is the following component. For reliability, these are mostly chosen based on power and name brand. The power rating of the amplifiers should match that of the speakers. It’s fine to have more power, but never less. These can and should be placed close to the speakers rather than the soundboard. The shorter the speaker wires are, the closer they are to the speakers, and the less power is lost owing to long speaker wires.

  1. Speakers

The major speakers should be placed near the front of the stage, just before the Microphone furthest forward. It is done to keep feedback to a minimum. The size should be determined by the size of the room and the sound quality required. Also, consider what will be sent through these speakers. 

The use of prepared music from CDs and other sources and any microphones is kept to a bare minimum. Some people may want to send various instruments through the system, which will increase the system’s demand. Larger speakers don’t always mean louder sound, but they do indicate a richer sound.


A professional sound system designer will listen more than they speak and address all your questions before creating a perfect sound system. Hence make sure that you have the right people with you for your church sound system design.