An open letter to
Jordan Audio a professional sound reinforcement system design firm with a
special emphasis on the needs of churches and Christian ministries.
Offering Design and Consultation Services without the
influence of selling the equipment has proven advantageous to the numerous
church leaders, contractors and architects that Jordan Audio has worked
together with. Now, well into its 15th year, Jordan Audio
Consultants is going strong and projecting a bright future.
The three initial services needed by most
congregations are the evaluation visit, precision calibration, and training
The evaluation visit includes an interview, an inspection and
a report. The interview is with the system operators, the
music director and ministers). The purpose is to gather information about
the programs and congregation. The inspection includes the audio
system and the facility. Knowing the current state of affairs, is necessary
before proceeding further. The report addresses ideas for system
enhancements or approaches in areas where a need has been identified.
The precision system calibration service includes correctly balancing each
component's output to the next component's input. It also includes adjusting
equalizers to properly match speakers to the acoustics of the room. The goal
is to achieve the highest possible gain with the lowest possible noise and
the most appropriate tone. Whether a system is being used for the first
time, or has been in service for a number of years, it needs to be properly
calibrated or it cannot perform to its fullest potential.
The Basic Operators Training Class is designed to introduce beginners and
refresh experienced technicians on how to perform the basic functions of
your sound system. This includes microphones, monitors, cables, console
controls, recording, wireless systems, reverb, etc... The classes are held
in the client's facility with their equipment for immediate application of
what is learned. Each student also receives a copy of the session text for
future reference. Deluxe options can also be added to the basic
class to include a closed mixing session with the worship team, and
live mixing sessions during Sunday's services.
When more major work is necessary for updating existing systems, or
constructing new systems, our engineering and design services are available.
New projects, begin with an evaluation visit where we listen. The client
tells us as much as possible so that our design reflects their needs.
Construction projects receive a detailed inspection by way of certified
blueprints and contact with the architect.
All applicable projects receive a computer modeling of the room to verify
the performance of the proposed speaker system. Consideration will also be
made concerning the aesthetics, capability and structural needs for an
installation that meets safety codes.
A professional sound reinforcement system design is more than just picking
equipment off a shelf at the local dealer and plugging it in the wall. The
fundamental principles of sound reinforcement system engineering must be
considered in every phase of the design procedure. This holds true for
speaker system design, electronic system design, structural integrity,
clarity, intelligibility, and electrical needs.
Every system design includes detailed specifications on the electrical
needs, aiming angles of speakers, electronic signal flow diagrams, grounding
and interconnection guidelines, general installation or set-up notes and an
explanation of the components and how they form a system. A completely
unique, detailed and professional document is written for every project.
Should the client wish to complete the work themselves with their own crew
and requests help, we will be available to provide oversight and direction
for their crew during the system building process to confirm the
specifications are being followed.
These services are designed to save both money and grief. By using our
services a congregation can move to a system design they can trust to be
correct. The savings come from building the right system once (the first
time) rather than constantly trying to improve an inferior system over many
It is our goal for each client to be completely satisfied. We want every
congregation to sound their best for many years to come. If you believe we
can be of service to any of your contacts please do not hesitate to call.
Keep an eye to the skies,