If you are looking to set up a sound system for your church, we are sure you are worried about the cost. We agree that it can get expensive but there’s no need to compromise at any point. As long as you choose the right equipment and the most important pieces of the set, you will be able to sketch a clear budget and stick to it.
In this article, we are here to help you set the right budget and buy the best sound system.
How much does a church sound system cost?
It can be anywhere between $2,000 and $50,000. You will note that the variation is pretty huge. There’s a reason for that – the equipment.
There are many components that make a sound system. How much you pay will depend on how many components you choose and which ones they are.
Most important components in a sound system
According to us, the mixer and the microphone are the most important components.
- Mixer – These are actually the most expensive. A high-end mixer can cost $20,000 on its own. But you will also find cheaper and good quality ones. Since the mixer is the core, you shouldn’t compromise on quality. You may choose to upgrade other basic parts later but the mixer must be really good. Remember to think about long-term usage while choosing one so that you save yourself from the hassle of upgrading.
- Microphone – A good microphone costs $100. There are professional mics as well, which cost up to $500. Make sure you decide which microphone you need for your church sound system before adding the most expensive one to the cart. A few popular types of mics are lavalier, handheld, hanging choir, unidirectional, and omnidirectional.
Those who are just getting started or are working with a tight budget can choose live sound packages. These packages consist of speakers, stands, and a powered mixer along with the necessary cables. You will only need to buy a mic separately. When you buy a package, you save a few thousand dollars.
There’s more to a church sound system’s prices than just a mixer and a microphone. Amplifiers, equalizers, a stage box, speakers, and monitors are equally important. Once you get the mixer sorted, you can set a budget for all these items and choose accordingly.
If we consider that you bought a decent mixer and a $100 mic, we would assume you spent $3000 on your sound system. This is as inexpensive as it gets. You may also end up upgrading the components later, leading to extra costs.
We suggest that you choose a good mixer and build your system around it. That’s the wisest way to save money.
Go on then, choose the perfect sound system within your budget without compromising on the quality. It is just a matter of knowing what you want!
If you have any more doubts, questions, or concerns, please feel to comment or get in touch with us. We will help you out immediately.