Subwoofers & Church - 9 Things You Need To Know
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Subwoofers & Church – 9 Things You Need To Know

Choosing the right subwoofer for your church can be a daunting task. After all, it has to be powerful enough to fill up the entire space and ensure that people in the back row can hear everything.

But there is more than meets the eye when it comes to finding a good subwoofer for your church – here are nine things you need to know before making a purchase:

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Questions People Ask About Subwoofers

What are sub speakers (subwoofers) used for?

Subwoofers are used to enhance the audio system in your church. It provides a low-frequency sound that is not present when listening to music on a pair of main speakers – this means drums, bass guitar, and sometimes vocals, depending on how it’s tuned.

Do audiophiles use subwoofers?

Yes, audiophiles use subwoofers – but not for the reasons you might think. Audiophiles always look for the latest and greatest in audio technology to improve their sound system. You should consider this point if you have an audiophile in your church.

How do I choose a subwoofer for my pa?

You need to consider some factors when choosing the right subwoofer for your PA system. The first thing is power – how many watts will it take to drive the speaker and get the best performance?

Next, there’s size: What space do you have available to place this new piece of equipment? Finally, it’s all about the features – what kind of connectivity do you need?

How do I choose the right size subwoofer?

Choosing the right size subwoofer for your space is also very important. Most manufacturers recommend that you have at least two or three times more cubic feet of air per watt than what’s required by the speaker itself – this will ensure a smooth bass response in your room. Here is a list of examples

  • Under 1200 sq ft. – 325 watts
  • 1200 – 2000 sq ft. – 400 watts (x2)
  • 2000 – 4000 sq ft. – 550 watts (x2)
  • 4000 – 6000 sq ft. – 800 watts (x2)
  • Over 6000 sq ft. – 800 watts (x4)

How do you set up a church subwoofer?

If you’re setting up a subwoofer for your church, you first need to make sure that all of your equipment is compatible. You should also decide where exactly in the room it will be placed – this will help determine what kind of enclosure and amplifier (if any) are needed.

Then run the signal from the power amplifier or the soundboard to the subwoofer.

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Finally, after everything’s hooked up, you’ll need to run some tests and do a sound check on the system.

Where do you place a subwoofer in a church?

The best place to put your subwoofer is in the front of the room on the church platform or stage – this will allow for proper imaging and avoid any “muddy” sound. However, if you’re running out of space, moving things around a little bit is okay.

Is a heavier subwoofer better?

No, a heavier subwoofer is not necessarily better. Heavy cabinets are indeed more difficult to damage, but they are also more difficult to move. You should use the lighter model if you constantly have to move your subwoofer.

Is a powered subwoofer better?

A powered subwoofer is better than an unpowered one because it allows for more control and customization. If you’re running a digital signal processor (DSP) through your system, this will make the process easier regardless of the speaker you have installed.

In what direction do you face a subwoofer?

The best way to face your subwoofer is toward the center of the room – this will create more uniformity throughout the entire space.

Using A Subwoofer In Your Church

If you use a subwoofer in your church, it will allow the audio system to sound much better and more clear. A subwoofer can be used in almost any space, whether under 1200 sq ft. or over 6000 sq ft., and you can find several smaller models – allowing for more optimal placement options.

There are many different ways to set up a subwoofer within your church, including on the stage or platform (which is the best option) and on your church’s floor. A powered subwoofer is better than an unpowered one because it allows for more control and customization.

I hope this article on subwoofers and churches was helpful.

Pastor duke taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.