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Audio in Other Rooms

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Chapel audio can often be routed to peripheral rooms, such as the cultural hall, Primary room, and Relief Society room.

In many systems, if the cultural hall audio is on and the chapel audio is off, the sound originates in the cultural hall. If both rooms have their audio turned on, the chapel audio is heard in both rooms.

In most peripheral rooms equipped with sound systems, the local system can be used for voice amplification and media playback within the peripheral rooms.


Meetinghouses with large multipurpose or cultural hall areas may be equipped with separate sound systems and controls for these rooms. Control types will vary depending on your area and building.

Example: Using Cultural Hall Controls, US and Canada

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The cultural hall’s local sound system is turned on by pressing the power button. This button does not work if the chapel sound system is on and the folding partitions between the chapel and cultural center are open. With the power on, all microphone inputs in the cultural hall are automatically set to be on at a nominal level.

Manual Mode

Manual mode overrides the preset levels and allows the microphone levels to be adjusted using the volume controls.

  • MIC 1 controls microphone 1 input in the room.
  • MIC 2 controls microphone 2 input in the room.
  • MIC 3 controls the microphone input and the two auxiliary inputs on the control panel.


The sound system has been equalized for optimal performance using the microphones supplied with the system. The microphones supplied are directional; they are more sensitive to sound in front of them than to unwanted sound coming from behind. The system will not perform as well with older microphones or with other microphones that have a different response. For more information on microphone use, click here.

Auxiliary Input Jacks (RCA) at Control Panel

Portable media players can be plugged into the RCA auxiliary jacks in the cultural hall control panel. In addition, a multiple input audio adapter box (crab box) can be used to connect a portable media player to any microphone input jack in the cultural hall.


In many cases, the sound systems in the Relief Society and Primary rooms can be used for voice amplification or media playback. These rooms can be used independently, even when the chapel or cultural hall sound systems are in use.

Example: Using the Relief Society and Primary Room Systems, US and Canada

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Source Switch

  • The source switch selects where the sound originates from.
  • To receive sound from the chapel or cultural hall (if chapel sound system is off), the source switch must be in the chapel position.
  • To receive sound from the local room, the source switch must be in the local microphone position.


  • The level of sound for the local microphone or for overflow sound is determined by the volume control.

Microphone Inputs

  • The wall microphone input is connected to an independent amplifier in each room.

Note: Children should be taught to not blow into the microphone or otherwise abuse it. To discourage theft and abuse, remove microphones from the pulpit and secure them in the library after each use.