NLE Design and Consultation

NLE Specializes in High-Intelligibility sound systems for churches and schools. We believe that the spoken word is important, and that an audio system should serve to aide the listener, not hinder them. Many audio systems produce beautiful music, but reproduce difficult-to-understand speech. Some systems are advertised as "Speech Only." We believe a properly-designed system should work well for both music and speech, providing the volume necessary for the intended audience.

We accomplish this by using computer modeling programs that model the behavior of a given system. Many options can be tried using this method, to determine the best speaker system and placement. Install after install, the modeling program has proven itself to be extremely accurate.

Once we have finalized the appropriate speaker design, we can then design the rest of the system around your needs. The result is a quality system that will not need replacing in a few years, but will meet your current and future needs.

A partial list of our clients include:

We encourage churches to read the following articles written by our colleagues:

Why Churches Buy Three Sound Systems, and How You Can Buy Only One. Most churches are so afraid of buying sound systems that they do it three or four times before they finally end up with one that works well enough to meet their needs! Here's how you can do it right the first time. (Written by Jim Brown, Audio Systems Group)

Acoustics and Sound Systems in the Contemporary Church. The contemporary church is built around communication - verbal, musical, and emotional - as well as worship. The minister communicates with the congregation by preaching, leading prayers, and announcing church activities. Music attempts to communicate ideas and concepts while it simultaneously enhances the worship experience through emotional involvement. The acoustics of the worship space have a profound effect on all of these functions. This article explains these complex issues in plain English for the non-technically inclined. (Written by Jim Brown, Audio Systems Group)

Where Should The House Mixing Desk Go? (by Curt Taipale of Taipale Media Systems & Church Soundcheck)

Are you in the middle of purchasing a new audio system? Or perhaps doing an upgrade?   Perhaps you are faced with choosing between various proposals.  We can help provide expert assistance for you.  Our goal is your total satisfaction!  Call us to arrange a consultation today.