BL Acoustics were engaged to design and install a simple but flexible PA system at All Saint’s Church in Stock, Essex.

The Church criteria was to bring enhancement to their services and audio clarity for the choir and congregation, plus a means of adding additional input to the service. Being a small church, this needed to be discreet but effective and not overpowering.

Control of the system was also an important requirement for the organist.

The highly reverberant space was making it difficult for services to be heard clearly and this caused operational problems for the teams.


Proposed was a small system consisting of four radio microphones, one lectern microphone and multi-media inputs. For control we provided the organist with independent volume control over the Chancel and Nave loudspeakers, a dedicated Audio Input and local Remote-Control Sensor for the Media Player all situated next to the Organist at high level.


The installation used colour co-ordinated cable, loudspeakers and antenna so as not to be intrusive when seen from floor level.

The system provided 14 independent inputs allowing the capacity to add more inputs and loudspeakers if required. The 240-Watt BOSCH Plena Amplification and TOA TZ206 20-Watt column loudspeakers provided clear sound with minimal feedback.

The DN-500CB Multi-Media Player and DN312X Input Mixer were both made by Denon.

Microphones used were Sennheiser XSW2-C11. These are not the usual vocal radio systems. The XSW2 system was developed for combined use with theatre, music and speech and so has the added flexibility of being used as mobile audio line inputs too for bands or presentation laptops etc. should the church expand.


On completion, testing, and first use, the Church and users were very happy with the system achieving exactly what was needed and more. Read our testimonial from All Saints Church below.

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On behalf of the All Saints’ Congregation at Stock Harvard, Essex, we wanted to thank you and your team for the outstanding Sound System which you installed in June 2021.

Your expertise and professionalism were really appreciated, and you have guided us through a difficult and challenging project with sensitivity to the needs of our worship.

On the first Sunday of use, we had many comments from the congregation who said that they were overwhelmed by the systems natural amplification of the clergy and readers’ voices.

You took care to explain how the system worked and all the controls were easy to understand and use.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any other parties interested in such an installation.

All Saints’ Church PCC

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