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Unread Jan 20th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone

i'm looking to invest in some DJ speakers, but I haven't really researched what makes speakers good or bad so I thought I'd ask the experts :]

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Unread Jan 21st, 2010, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First you need to tell us if you are planning on going with the self powered route, or a PA with an amp.

Self powered monitors id suggest the Mackie SRM 450, or JBL eon.

With an amp... well depends on how much money you have to spend. Stay away from cheap brands like bheringer/gemini, etc. Look into JBL and possibly some higher end Peavey's.

Hope thats a start for ya at least. Why dont you share with us your budget, and how big you want to go.
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Thanks for the reply

Well right now i'm currently using a VCI 100 on Traktor Scratch Pro with an Audio 8 DJ and some home theater speakers for practice. My budget is around 400-600 dollars and i'm looking for something i could start using for gigs. I don't really no where to start with everything though :/. Sorry if this seems a little vague!
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Thanks for the reply

Well right now i'm currently using a VCI 100 on Traktor Scratch Pro with an Audio 8 DJ and some home theater speakers for practice. My budget is around 400-600 dollars and i'm looking for something i could start using for gigs. I don't really no where to start with everything though :/. Sorry if this seems a little vague!
Look for a pair of used self powered monitors. With your budget i recommend you search for a set of mackie srm 350's - should be in your price range and will be ample amount of sound for smaller gigs starting out.

Here is a link to new ones, but with some searching im sure you could get 2 for about 600.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...LAID=338011924
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Unread Jan 22nd, 2010, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't forget to scout Craigslist if you live in or near a large city. For the same price you might be able to pick up higher end models, just older. But like Trev said, stick to JBL, Mackies if possible.
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Unread Mar 31st, 2011, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looking to put together a small system for about 150 to 250 person parties, mainly weddings. Looking at a Numark all in one with dual cd and mixer built in but need assist on the amp and speakers to go with to sound good at these gigs. Budget is about $1000. Any thoughts?

Will upgrade later but want something that'll do for now until I make some $$$ and won't give me any audio headaches...Formats used will be CD-Rs and MP3s. Any thoughts???
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im considering getting a pair of krk rockit 8s i have never owned any monitors beofre and am wondering how these compare to other ones in the same price range?
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I would also recommend using Craigslist. I picked up 4 JBL eon 510 G2s for $600 total on there. I will be upgrading to the 515s when I have the loot.
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iv a pair of infrasonic monitors

great all together and got them for in around your budget
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I have QSC K8's and they've been awesome. Nice low end, especially with the boost function and they sound crisp. Not too large either, but I've found they are good for house parties and even outdoor events.
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Me personally would have to say: Yamaha HSM80's. Beautiful sound and not too bad on price.
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I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
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The question is incomplete; if you are looking to produce music or mixes, you need definitely flat liners. Those that are not waving the bass or highs. You need to hear what your producing but not altered (same for the earphones)
Hope this helps~!
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Once you have your decks and your mixer set up, you’ll need to hook them up to a sound system. If you’re just practising at home, then using your headphones might be enough for you to get going. However, if you do want to spread the love a bit further then you’ll need to get yourself an amplifier.
As always, there are cheap and expensive ways of doing this.
You can get a decent PA system that will do just fine for small parties or pubs for under a grand; if you plan on doing a lot of gigs at places that don’t have their own PA then this is a real no-brainer. If you own your own amplification, you’ll save a huge amount of money on gear rental; on the other hand, you’ll also need to have a car (or a friend with a car or van) to bring the stuff around with you.
The basic setup for getting your own PA will be – amplifier, 2x speakers, 2x speaker stands (optional, but advisable), 2x Neutrik connector cables.
Make sure your speakers match the amplifier; a 1000W amp might damage 200W speakers, and a 200W amp won’t be able to properly drive 100W speakers. The most important measurement to keep an eye on here is the RMS (root-mean-square) power output, not the peak power output. If you ask at your local store, the staff will be happy to advise you on which amplifier to put with which speakers.
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