The months that have passed since the consultants were engaged and initial evaluation began in March have been filled with detail and alternative plans to secure a new sound system for the sanctuary. Each Building & Property Council meeting has contained conceptual studies and technical information that would assist in a decision on system design and installation. To assist the council in a final determination of system design, we were able to have an actual speaker system placed in the sanctuary to demonstrate the sound delivery to the congregation seating area. During the system preview we were able to have Mike speak from the pulpit to have a familiar voice to judge performance. The demonstration was but one example of the extra effort our consultant has provided in our study of the technology and available sound delivery options. The original consulting agreement provided for two recommended solutions but what has transpired is the study of more than six proposals which were produced after committee input to find the best available system available for our church.

At his juncture, we are continuing to meet on a monthly basis to be ready to present findings which will include a descriptive summary of the new system including drawings to visually show its component location and cost options. Work continues toward this end and you can expect an announcement in the month ahead about our plans to share the end product of the council work. Our goal is to bring forth a state of the art sound system which would provide the best speech intelligibility available. Couple the new system with enhancements for the hearing impaired, broadcast within our buildings, new recording capabilities, microphone improvements to our speakers and those participating in special events and we will achieve a remarkable upgrade.

The upgrade of the sound system has been a complex topic to properly assess, however, it is exciting to envision the new capabilities in speech delivery.  The council is looking forward to sharing the sound system solution and related refinements for the sanctuary sound system in the very near future.

Sound System Analysis Ongoing
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