If your church has been thinking about purchasing or upgrading a sound, video, or lighting system, then you likely have a few questions.
How do you get the best deal for your next tech upgrade at church?
How do you know if a contractor is giving you a fair price?
How do you decide if one proposal is the right solution or if you should select another bid (even if it might be a little higher)?
When is it good to buy equipment online or from a music store, and when should you get a contractor involved?
These are important questions.
The answer to these questions can make your project go super smooth, or it could be a disaster that ends up over budget and still doesn’t fully meet your needs.
Disclaimer: I’ve been a Sound Tech,...
When it comes to church sound systems, there can be a lot of noise made about "saving money" and using "church talent" to design and install a new sound system.
Sometimes I gently respond to these questions and give a "soft pitch" for why a church may want to consider calling a reputable audio contractor or two.
I have one word for you...
Listen, I know there can be some amazingly talented and knowledgeable folks at your church. But ask this one question:
"Do they design and install professional-grade sound systems every day?"
Your electronics mega-retailer tech does not.
The live sound salesman at the music store does not.
And neither does the technical director at the mega church across town.
Ok, before you string me...