The Sikh Gurdwara San Jose was founded in the Early Eighties by former President late Jit Singh Bainiwal, Teja Singh, and late Baba Pyara Singh Obhi. Late Jit Singh Bainiwal, Teja Singh, and late Pyara Singh Obhi along with the other dedicated sevadars from the community founded the Sikh Gurdwara San Jose in 1984. The South Bay Sikh Community was growing rapidly and there was an urgent need for a local Gurdwara for the congregation to attend. Initially the Gurdwara held smagam’s at a local community center. In 1986 after enormous obstacles the Gurdwara Committee purchased a small building on White Road. Within a few months the Gurdwara Committee realized that the building was too small for Sangat. In 1990 the Gurdwara Committee purchased a parcel of land at 2785 Quimby Road, and then bought other two adjacent parcels over the next few years, which brought the total land owned by Gurdwara to about 5 acres. In 1993-94 the Gurdwara Committee under the leadership of Jit Singh Bainiwal and Bhuphindar (BOB) Singh Dhillon along with other committee members determined that it would not be efficient due to the future growth of the Sadh Sangat. Keeping things in perspective the resident’s surroundings and the future needs of a larger Divan Hall and parking for the sadh Sangat was a must. There were also City and County requirements that would not have met the needs of the Gurdwara.
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- San Jose Gurdwara Sound SystemSaturday, July 4, 2015
The Gurdwara sound system is custom designed to fit the unique interior architectural design of the
large hall. The sound system is modeled after high end movie theaters where people can enjoy hearing
uniform level of sound in every corner of the hall no matter where they are sitting. Every instrument
and the vocal singing can be heard very clearly throughout the hall without any distortion. High end
EV speakers are carefully positioned throughout the hall to eliminate the echo, distortion due to
reflections, and have equal Sound Pressure Level (SPL) at every location in the hall. Custom designed
microphone input panel eliminates any feedback and background noise and allows as many as 19
microphones to be active at the same time. All components of the system are carefully selected and
designed from the microphone to the speakers to provide full spectrum of audio frequencies from
50hz to 18Kz that God has blessed human ear to hear. Saad Sangat can enjoy the Gurbani Keertan no
matter where they select to sit in the hall. The custom designed master volume control switch assures
that there is no chance of operator error in setting the volume level that exceeds 95dBM SPL (Sound
Pressure Level) and make it uncomfortable for the human ear to hear.
For the Keertan performers the stage is equipped with high quality instrumental and vocal micro-phones
that reduce the background noise and allow performers to keep the microphone at very comfortable
range of 4 inches to 12 inches from the mouth when performing. Two High quality EV monitor speakers
are positioned on each side of the stage for the performer to monitor their performance and allow them
to fine tune their performance.