Dj equipment advice, speakers?

Mimical

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So basically I'm buying my first proper setup and tbh it's frustrating me a hell of a lot. I know what decks I want for sure which are priced at £300, denon mc3000
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Denon-MC3..._Vision_DJ_CD_MP3_Players&hash=item4617d59782

The hard part is choosing my speakers as I know sod all about them, I was thinking about getting one active speaker and one active subwoofer as I don't have a lot to spend.
Maybe these: qtx
http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/dj-equip...ound-qt15sa-active-subwoofer-600w-speaker.htm
And http://www.whybuynew.co.uk/pa-systems-live-sound/qtx-sound-paj15a-paj-15a-active-pa-speaker.htm

Only want one of each (used). I'm mainly doing gigs in house party's so basically small sized venues. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
 

edudo87

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I bought the same speakers, they are called Intimidation xs-5
found them at 70 quid at cash converters...retail price was 230
they are very powerfull, my version is the 5 inches though
you can later combine them with a B-stock krk subwoofer (290 quid)
and for your house party question, well they do they job
I would get the 6 or 8 inches though...always depends on room-size
 
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Why only one of each?

I'd say get two, then maybe get the sub later. I've stuck by my Alesis M1 Active 520 pair I got a couple years ago the sound is crisp and clear, great for mixing, got the settings on the back to adjust according to room type and where you place them in the room. We have another set of speakers wired up through an amp which are more bass heavy but yet to have a sub. Maybe would need soundproofing for that! Depends if you want them more for mixing or for house parties too as the Alesis are more studio use

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/Stu...1_active_520?gclid=CLS6hbaF57sCFbGWtAodpBoA1Q
Pretty sure I paid less than that but forgotton what online store,

Also I would not buy speakers second hand unless can test them out. At least new they are under warranty, and in my opinion it is an investment so buy new, quality to last...although yeah that whybuynew is mostly b stock so that should be ok
 
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I got a pair of Alesis M1 Active MK2 refurbs for £150 a while back bargin I think. They are studio monitors so you hear every mistake (dont know if thats a gd thing or a bad thing?) They've got plenty of bass i had to stuff some socks in the holes because it was too much for my room.

If your planning to play house parties with them don't get studio monitors get some decent hi fi ones there easier on the average joes ear and hide your mistakes... Also agree buy new or refurb with warranty for peace of mind.
 
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Why only one of each?

I'd say get two, then maybe get the sub later. I've stuck by my Alesis M1 Active 520 pair I got a couple years ago the sound is crisp and clear, great for mixing, got the settings on the back to adjust according to room type and where you place them in the room. We have another set of speakers wired up through an amp which are more bass heavy but yet to have a sub. Maybe would need soundproofing for that! Depends if you want them more for mixing or for house parties too as the Alesis are more studio use

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/Stu...1_active_520?gclid=CLS6hbaF57sCFbGWtAodpBoA1Q
Pretty sure I paid less than that but forgotton what online store,

Also I would not buy speakers second hand unless can test them out. At least new they are under warranty, and in my opinion it is an investment so buy new, quality to last...although yeah that whybuynew is mostly b stock so that should be ok
nothing wrong with buying used...
 

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nothing wrong with buying used...
totally agree, nearly everything I own (gear wise) is second hand.
My rule of thumb is: If its lasted more than the warranty (or in some cases nearly a decade!) then it will probably last another decade with the right care and attention.
 

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totally agree, nearly everything I own (gear wise) is second hand.
My rule of thumb is: If its lasted more than the warranty (or in some cases nearly a decade!) then it will probably last another decade with the right care and attention.
likewise, almost my entire setup minus traktor is 2nd hand...pretty sure i could sell it for a profit too...
 
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