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Do My Loudspeakers Need to Be Replaced?

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The answer to this question might not be as obvious as you think. What is obvious is that if the loudspeakers in your sound system don’t sound right, then something’s probably wrong (ain’t that a brilliant piece of deductive logic?). But is it actually the loudspeaker that is misbehaving? Here are a few troubleshooting questions to consider before you go …

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Church Audio Video Free iPhone App

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Church Audio Video is excited to announce that our new CAV App is available to download for free from the iTunes Store. With the new CAV iPhone app, you can follow all of our media feeds like: CAV Blog Posts Twitter Updates Facebook Posts YouTube Videos Here are some screen shots of the iPhone app in action: The CAV app …

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1/4" Connectors

1/4″ Connector Confusion Clarified

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There is much confusion when one mentions the 1/4” connector. Guitar players and sound engineers are each seeking a certain type, but often have or are given the other. Let’s explore the simple 1/4″ connector that has come to complicate our world. We can start with how it is known: audio jack, phone jack, phone plug, jack plug. Specific types …

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Choosing The Right Earset Microphone

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Earset, headworn, and over-the-ear microphones are quickly taking the place of lavalier and handheld microphones in many houses of worship. As with all microphones, choosing the right one for your application is important, so here I will discuss a few of the deciding factors all churches should consider, and I’ll make some recommendations on specific models. Why choose an over-the-ear …

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MEGA Open House

MEGA Church Lighting: an Overview, an Invitation

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ProAudio.com, our parent company, recently became a dealer for MEGA Systems, a San Antonio-based lighting and audio manufacturer of brands including Mega Lite, Enigma LED Vision Systems and Biema Professional Sound, and the US distributor of PR Lighting. We’ve had our fair share of headaches with other lighting lines, but the quality of products and customer service from MEGA Systems …

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How Do I Budget for Our A/V/L Needs?

How Do I Budget for Our A/V/L Needs?

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The modern church is becoming increasingly more dependent upon technology. This can be good or bad, depending on what God has called you to do in your ministry. Whether it’s just a simple analog mixer for a children’s area or a full-blown computer-controlled audio, video and lighting system, one thing is for sure: Knowing WHAT you need is not nearly …

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NewTek TriCaster for Worship

TriCaster for Worship: You’re Invited

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Here at the Church Audio Video headquarters, we have a small multipurpose room that usually looks like it was hit by a Texas tornado. It’s where the magic happens, so as long as we can walk through the room without tripping on anything, we let it slide. On Thursday, June 2nd, this room will be transformed into a full-fledged TV …

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In-Ear Monitors: Are They Right for Your Ministry?

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If you can answer “Yes” To any of the following questions, then the answer may be yes. Does your church suffer from excessive stage noise? Does your sound guy have difficulty establishing a decent mix? Does your sound (especially your music) always sound a bit muddy? Does your talent always complain about the monitor mix? Does your talent wish that …

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Powered VS Passive Speakers

Powered vs. Passive Speakers: Why Nobody Is Wrong

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One of the most common questions we hear from churches is whether they should purchase powered speakers and subs, or use passive (unpowered) speakers with amplifiers. This is, of course, entirely dependent on the situation. Just a few of the questions we ask in return are: “Will the system be portable or installed?”, “Will the connections on the installed speakers …

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Confused

What if YOU Are the Tech “Team”?

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If you’re like most techs in the local church, then you’re a volunteer who loves what you do. You’re there before most folks arrive and you’re there after they leave the building. I know that’s been the experience of the audio/video/lighting techs in most churches where I’ve served as the Worship Leader. I’ve always appreciated the tireless dedication and the …

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