JdB Sound Acoustics

Consultants, specializing in Church Acoustics,
Sound Systems, and Building Designs

Designing the best performing, custom tailored Acoustical and Sound System solutions. 
Perfectly suited for any style of Christian worship,
regardless of the existing or future room conditions.  (Since 1982)

Detailed examples of a few projects with new acoustics and sound systems of
new and existing worship spaces

Churches are demanding better sound

No one fixes a church better than us.

The better the sound, the easier it is to preach to Gospel without the message being compromised.  

The better the acoustics of the church is for congregational singing, the stronger the fellowship and unity. 

 The most ignored message from church members is to have better congregational singing.   

We fix that every time.

When there are sound problems in a church, the last place people look for solutions is in the Bible.

The Bible has always had the best solutions to all performance-related sound problems.   When following the Biblical method to manage church sound, it is hard to screw it up.   All secular methods of managing sound in a church is expensive and it never works adequately,  but Christians have learned to put up with it.  JdB Sound Acoustics is an independent consulting company, and we can help you get the best sound for your church.

The above examples are just a few of the hundreds of churches that have already implemented a Bible based solution so the sound system can meet all the needs of worship flawlessly. Contemporary, traditional, combination services, bridge services, and multipurpose - congregations are demanding better room performance and we know how to balance all of these elements in the pursuit of growing a church.  If you can, visit one of these churches.  There you can experience what God can do for church sound as well as in your life. 

Is your Church ready for excellent sound?

The Bible has many descriptions of worship throughout the scriptures. Many have read about it, but few people have experienced it. Many believe that the Bible is sufficient for everything a Christian congregation needs, including worship. Today, your church can experience the full range of worship as the Bible describes it. 

Buried within the details of Solomon’s Temple is a scripture verse that seems out of place, but not so when it is applied to a Christian Church sanctuary. Who knew that the Bible contains the critical ingredient to unlock and extend the performance of any sound system in any existing church or house of worship. When employing modern knowledge to that scripture verse and applying that technique to manage the room acoustics, sound system performance increases two, three, or four times better no matter how well a sound system is designed, engineered, crafted, and installed. 

With over 400 churches worldwide in all shapes and sizes, isn’t it time for your church to learn and take advantage of the biblical truth the Bible teaches on church sound? The world’s methods of managing church sound do not use all of the laws of physics God has given us. Stop limiting the performance of your church’s “state-of-the-art” sound system and acoustics by following secular and worldly methods. Did you know that secular methods of managing church acoustics purposely limits all congregational singing? There is no known or proven method to improve congregational singing without the Bible’s help. Let the Bible be your only source for managing the sound in your church. 

If you need help in applying this Biblical truth to your worship space, you may find everything you need on our website. There is enough generic information here to make significant improvements to your church. If you want to get the maximum performance out of your worship space, we can teach you how or we can do the work for you. 

 To learn more, send us an email or call us with the links below.

Welcome to the world of
Church Sound Systems
Church Acoustics 

We will not tell you what you like or want to hear, we will tell you the truth of what you need to hear.

Acoustics is very predictable, and do not let anyone tell you differently. Computer modeling is a good tool, but the ability to add all of the parameters of a worship space and show the test results of an acoustical treatment is not close enough to be trusted.  Trusting computer modeling without the help of an expert in church acoustics will always create false positive results.  As an expert in church acoustics who uses such software, I know.  There are better and less expensive methods of creating an acoustic and sound system plan that will work the first time to ensure the best results.

You don’t need to know anything about acoustics, but you should know what goals you want and what level of performance you expect from your worship space and sound system. Make your list and never compromise. Whoever you hire to help your church should be able to tell you after testing your room how well the acoustics and sound system will perform. Put those goals and performance targets into your contract and make it a legally binding condition that if those goals are not met, the designer or contractor will fix those issues at no extra cost to the church.

Here at JdB Sound Acoustics, we have 29 goals that we reach in every acoustical and sound system design we submit to a church. 

1. Eliminate standing waves

2. Eliminate or less floor monitor spill

3. Eliminate deadspots

4. Eliminate hotspots

5. Less sound system distortion

6. Less bass distortion for subwoofers

7. Eliminate echoes

8. Passive parametric room equalization of bass and mid frequencies

9. Eliminate flutter echoes

10. Maximum gain before feedback of a person talking or singing with a single mic to be 4 feet or further. (The greater the distance, the more microphones can be used simultaneously.)

11. Eliminate bass build-up

12. To have an even distribution of sound coverage from front to back and side to side.

13. Highest level speech intelligibility (91-97%Alcons or Sti level of .62-1.0)

14. Elimination of the need for delayed speakers in most churches

15. Improves the performance and sonic quality of the sound system – often over 100%

16. Better stereo sound (for churches with expanded music programs that have a budget to support such a program)

17. People have longer attention spans

18. It makes the room more effortless for the musicians to perform

19. Improved sound for people with hearing aids and those using a loop system or church supplied hearing assist system

20. Easier for the sound-person to get an excellent mix

21. Better and louder congregational singing (bring back the ability to sing in 4 part harmonies)

22. It can reduce or eliminate the need for drum shields or both

23. It makes the room less fatiguing for the minister to preach

24. Increases the signal to noise ratio between 18 - 25 dB of acoustic sounds and amplified sound throughout the room

25. Can add up to an octave of clear bass to the speaker system

26. Better bass from musical instruments, both acoustic and amplified

27. It helps to make the space more relaxing to hear speech and music.

28. lowers the sound levels from HVAC systems

29. It makes the sound of children in the sanctuary less intrusive during worship and sermons

If there any physical conditions in the design of a worship space that will limit achieving any of these goals, we will let you know before submitting a final design of the acoustics and sound system. 

 For the past 30 years, we have been using a 3500 year old technique successfully in hundreds of churches to reach all of these goals in one step. Experimenting is not required.

Please use this list when talking about  your sound system and acoustics to other professionals or experts who you trust, or for a second opinion.  If you can, read the following articles before hiring the next company to help you with your church sound needs. 

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