CHAPTER 1

Anatomy of a Sound System

THE HEART OF EACH SOUND SYSTEM IS THE SAME

A modern-day House of Worship sound system can be as complicated as the day is long. Many systems today have integrated digital signal processing (DSP), digital mixing consoles, automixers, complicated matrix systems, complex delay systems, and more! However, when you get down to it, every sound system is ultimately the same.

Think of a professional sound system as if it were an automobile. You have your basic entry-level vehicle – it often has no air conditioning and is simply a motor, a transmission, a steering wheel, four tires, and a few seats. Getting to 60 miles per hour takes forever and is celebrated when it happens. But this vehicle gets you from point A ...

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