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)
The Inputs (sang into the can)
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
From wireless receiver to mixer
From DI box(instrument) to mixer
From computer/phone to mixer
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
Want Better Stage Coverage from Monitors? Buy 1 more
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 –
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