New here. Need help with amps and speakers..

Farmer

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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.
 

alz

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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!
 

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.
 

ScottyEightSix

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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.
 

ScottyEightSix

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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
 

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?
 

ScottyEightSix

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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.

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.
 

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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?

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