Church building committees are always planning so that the steps they take today lead towards where they want to be in the future. Part of that process is to get a list of budget lines up and posted. Unfortunately, there is no budget allocated to the generation of budget lines for church acoustics. That's where ASC can help take the guesswork out of budgeting for your church.
People always say that they don't know if they can afford an acoustic project because they don't know what one costs. So, as hard as it is, the best thing to do here is to just talk about money. Acoustic projects for churches cost in the thousands of dollars, not hundreds. A small project will be around $1,000. A typical project will be in the $3-5K range. A fairly large project will run $10-15K and a big project will cost $25-50K. This is just for the acoustic package. Converting a big room that sounds like an empty gym into one that sounds like a church will cost about 20-30 cents per cubic foot. (L x W x H).
Practical, and Spiritual Enrichment
The key point that everyone involved with the purchase of church acoustics should understand is this: The best A/V equipment and the best sound technician and the best worship leader can not overcome bad church acoustics. ASC will work with your budget committee to take care of the acoustics and do it right the first time.
So far, we've given you the facts. But there's an important spritual side to a good church acoustic, as the heart is moved by a clearly heard sermon, or music that sounds soaring and uplifting. This emotional side should be incorporated into the acoustic budget because when it comes to a good sounding church, hearing is believing.