We’ve created this sample sound system for some of our church planting friends. This particular system is designed for small venues under 100 people. You can download it as a pdf file – here.


Church Planting Sample Sound System

Small Room Total System for Under $1,200

Suggested use – This system is designed for a small room (under 100).

1 instrument, 2 or 3 Singers, 1 speaker’s mic, and 1 or 2 computer/phone inputs


Mixing Amp + Speakers (the guts)

Behringer EPS500MP3 EUROPORT Compact Portable PA System – $400

On-Stage SSP7900 All-Aluminum Speaker Stand Pack – $70

Behringer Eurolive F1220D Monitor Speaker – $200


The Inputs (sang into the can)

Shure SM48 Dynamic Vocal Microphone, SM48S LC, with Stand and Mic Cable – x2 $148

Samson Concert 99 Wireless Earset Microphone System – $300

ART ZDirect Passive DI – $25

Plug your instrument (guitar, keyboard) into this


The Cabling (wires and such)

3 mic cables are included with the suggested package2 Speaker cables are included with suggested system

Hosa HMIC REAN Pro XLR Microphone Cable, 3 Foot – $8

From wireless receiver to mixer

Hosa HMIC REAN Pro XLR Microphone Cable, 15 Foot – $16

From DI box(instrument) to mixer

Hosa Stereo 1/8″ TRS to Two RCA Cable, 6 Foot – $6

From computer/phone to mixer


Hosa HSX Pro Balanced 1/4″ TRS to XLR Male Interconnect Cable, 20′ – $16

From mixer to powered monitor (Behringer Eurolive F1220D)

Don’t forget to pick up some AA Batteries and a couple of good power extension cords.


Total = $1,189


Optional Add-Ons and Upgrades


Want a better headset wireless mic system? – 2 good options

Line 6 XD-V75HS Digital Wireless Headset Microphone System – $500

Shure BLX14R/MX53 Wireless Headset Microphone System – $550


Want Better Stage Coverage from Monitors? Buy 1 more

Behringer Eurolive F1220D Monitor Speaker – $200

And this Hosa HSX Pro Balanced 1/4″ TRS to XLR Male Interconnect Cable, 20′ – $16


Want Sound Guy/Gal to sit in the back of the room? Buy a snake

Like this – Hosa Little Bro Snake (XLR x 6, 1/4″ TRS x 2), 50 Foot – $105

You’ll Need these also – CBI 14-Gauge Speaker Cable, 50 Foot, 2-Pack – $65

An article about  why you can’t run speaker cables and mic cables through same snake

You CAN run monitor feeds through snake since they are line level (not powered)


Need to Clean Up the Audio from Your Video Computer? Try this –

ART AVDirect 2-channel Passive, Multiple Input DI – $55


Just in Case – It Never Hurts to Keep Extra Cables…

Instrument – Hosa GTR Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 10 Foot – $10

Mic/DI – Hosa HMIC REAN Pro XLR Microphone Cable, 15 Foot – $16


Protect Your Stuff ART PDS8u Eight Outlet Power Strip with USB Jacks – $59

All prices rounded to nearest dollar.

Most of the links provided are from zzounds.com because they provide payment plans. But this equipment can be found at other reputable online dealers like musiciansfriend.com and sweetwater.com. We do not receive payment from any vendors.

If this system isn’t enough, check out our medium-sized system for under $2,000 at bivoworship.com