Sound Reinforcement Systems: Research Key to Matching Needs to Space

For churches, a problem often can arise from the thought that in areas where there are dead spots, to "just put some speakers in this spot to fill in the lack of volume."

Sound Reinforcement Systems: Research Key to Matching Needs to Space
The placement of speakers is key to the overall design and the integrator should give you drawings that show placement and coverage.
Sound Reinforcement Systems: Research Key to Matching Needs to Space
The placement of speakers is key to the overall design and the integrator should give you drawings that show placement and coverage.

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My last thought would be, ensure that the integrator now knows how to integrate that system. It looks all good on paper, but can they pull off the job?

It would be the church’s responsibility to research the integrator’s track record. The church should ask the integrator for references of jobs they have done in the past, and the church should call those places and ask questions, such as relating to the ease of the installation, and how they handled any issues that cropped up.

If possible, even visiting those locations where a prospective integrator had completed a project would be pertinent, to see how the completed project turned out. Ask to see if you can walk the space to check out how the coverage is in the room. Can you hear evenly throughout the space, does it even sound good, etc…

I would even recommend going to the back of the equipment racks and see how work associated with that part of the install looks. This will show you if the integrator takes time and pride in their work. Are things labeled, is gear easily accessible, is it clean and dressed, etc… This says a lot about the integrator and cleanliness is close to Godliness.




More About David Bonilla
David Bonilla was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and was raised in Orlando, Fla. He's been a pastor's kid all his life. David started doing sound at his father's church at the age of 12. In 2004, he began to pursue a degree in communications at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., graduating in 2009 with a Bachelors in Communication-Broadcasting degree. During his time at the school, he became the university's audio director, where his passion for audio grew. Shortly thereafter, he began working for a production company called Mabe Production and Installation in Lakeland, where he was the production supervisor and toured all over the United States. In 2010, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, to follow God's call and became the Audio Director of Westover Hills Assembly of God. From there, he worked and lived in St. Louis for three years, serving as the technical director for Church on the Rock. There he was in charge of all production needs for services. Recently, he returned to Lakeland, Fla., to once again work at Mabe Production & Installation, this time as the production manager. He lives in Orlando, Fla., and has been married seven years to his wife, Melissa, and has a daughter named Zariah.
Get in Touch: david@mabepro.com    More by David Bonilla

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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.


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