New here. Need help with amps and speakers..

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  1. Farmer

    Farmer New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm new here and I'm only young so don't be mean to me lads.

    Anyway, I'm a big Drum n Bass fan and I have myself a Technic 1210 (yes A Technic 1210, just one) with a lot of Drum n Bass vinyls that I have gradually purchased over the past year or so with my low income. I currently have it set up running through a shitty pre amp then into some 2.1 computer speakers. To be perfectly honest, it's shite.

    As it's just been Christmas (plus, my birthday) I've been able to rack up £200 (possibly another £70) and I want to upgrade my sound system so I can listen to my tunes in some quality.

    So can anyone point me in any direction on purchasing an amp and speakers for around £200 - £250? I know it's a tight budget, but this is just for bedroom use so it doesn't have to be deafeningly loud nor does it have to be the best of the best.

    tl;dr: Can anyone recommend me some an amp plus some speakers for £200 - £250?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. mr meh

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  3. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    what he said^ or some b&w speakers and an amp, i think my set up came to about that and it rocks!
     
  4. ThePapa

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  5. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Speaking of active speakers but not really on topic, has anyone ever built a fully active rig?
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i once built a tree house. killed my baby brother up there in a play fight. everybody still think the river took him. relevant to thread or not
     
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  9. Farmer

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    I've heard a lot about Rokit KRK's before. But what makes them so good?
    Also, mr meh said I won't need an amp. So does that mean that I can plug my Technic 1210 directly into the speakers? Nothing in between? The reason I ask is because my current pre amp creates a loud deep buzz all the time, also when you lift up the vinyl on the Technic is creates a static sound, which I believe is being caused by the pre amp.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    you will still need a phono pre amp as the signal from a phono is too weak and will just sound really quiet , but you wont need another amp to power the speakers.
     
  11. Farmer

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    Well, those KRK's are out of my budget.
     
  12. groelle

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    just get some second hand amp and speakers for literally a few bucks. thats what id do for mixing purposes only!
     
  13. Farmer

    Farmer New Member

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    But I dont know what makes to look into or anything. I know nothing. :p
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    just search papers or second hand shops for cheap hifis, go there, listen to it and if its ok sounding, get it. simple as.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Why dont you sell the 1210, and purchase a Stack? Anything buy Sony, Technics etc... will do if its just for listening to records
     
  16. Farmer

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    I am not going to sell my Technic 1210. Sorry.
    The main reason I want to get this new sound system is to avoid the terrible buzz and static coming from the pre amp. Any easier/cheaper way around this instead of forking out £250 on a whole new set up?
     
  17. rob_del_terror

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    wouldn't be a good idea. hard enough carrying massive scoops n shit up stairs without em having massive amps built in.
     
  18. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    But it would save a trip of carrying a case of amps upstairs, an I wouldnt of thought it would add that much to weight plus scoops, bass bins etc aint that heavy your gonna need two people to carry them up a set of stairs anyway.
     
  19. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    I know this might sound a little pretentious but have you connected the ground wire from your 1210 to your amp?
     
  20. ThePapa

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    Good point Gloxxy...I was gonna say amps usually whir rather than buzz.
     
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