Oft times, it is due to limited funding or carelessness that our religious establishments cannot produce top quality sound from their loudspeakers.
Sounds that is processed through bad audio can grit the ears of all within earshot. Babies get startled and shocked out of their sleep, mothers get riled up, late night workers robbed of the interrupted daytime rest that they so badly needed before facing the rat race the next nite…. adoiiiii.
Nevermind if it is a mosque or a temple, they all suffer the same predicament brought on from abuse of poor quality audio broadcast/equipment. Them audio equipment ill suited for public broadcast shouldn’t have been installed without
professional competent advice in the first instance.
A mosque or temple exists for public ‘patronage’ – they wouldn’t want their public to be turned away unnecessarily or by poor opinions of their lack of technical competency.
In this ICT era, it is time for religious authorities to beef up their technical department to assist and check the religious premises’ audio systems. Otherwise the public is treated to news of unhappiness caused by sounds (eg: MCA man complained about loudness…, the case of Teresa Kok with a mosque’s loudspeaker, etc)
Soothing and quality sound to heal modern distressed souls are always welcome anytime. Therefore, bring on the good sounds but not the unnecessary vitriol please.