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Church Acoustics by
JdB Sound Acoustics
JdB Sound Acoustics is a consulting company. It provides 3 basic services. They specialize in church acoustics, church sound systems and HVAC system designs to manage noise avoidance.
JdB Sound Acoustics has been servicing the church community exclusively since it started in 1983. We specialize in worship space acoustics, fellowship hall acoustics, gym acoustics (for churches that have gyms) Gymatoriums, church classrooms, and boardrooms.
Churches are the hardest spaces in the world to get the right balance between worship, speech and music. Getting that ratio between speech, all types of music and congregational singing is possible when you truly understand how worship works and how sound moves around such a large.
We created a new way of assessing the acoustics of a church. This method works every time. Our solutions are often copied but rarely duplicated. We learned a long time ago that the methods used for concert halls, recital halls, theatres, lecture halls or any place were people gather as a static audience, those methods of sound management just don’t work well in a church. Yes, anyone can put panels on a wall and change the sound of a room but when you visit most churches that have such panels, you soon discover that all they did was trade one set of problems for another and the quality of worship was not improved at all. Such acoustical fixes do improve the performance of a sound system slightly but falls way short of what was expected and the congregational singing is often worse than before. If you are going to spend a lot of money on room acoustics, why not get everything fixed at the same time. It doesn’t cost any extra and it never has.
We design all acoustical management systems so that a church can build and install the systems themselves.
It is a huge cost savings. We can also design systems that uses off the self products -
JdB Sound Acoustics does not provide turn-
Church should never be used for experimenting new acoustical systems or products unless the supplier is willing to install and remove the acoustical system at no cost to the church. We did experimental testing in over 25 churches before we did our first church acoustical installation. 400 Churches later, we have a track record of excellent results in delivering acoustical system that worked as promised this first time the worship space is used. In 2014, we built our own a test room. It allows us to create acoustical solution before they are implemented in an existing church that has any unusual acoustical problems. The test room has already proven to be a huge asset in determining very accurate acoustical solutions. This room is made available to all of our customers at no extra cost.