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  1. Hi all, not sure what section to put this in so here it is. My brother wants to hire a disco PA, can anyone recommend a good hire shop in St Helens/Wigan area? He is looking for around a 600-800W power amp and 2 speakers. I have lent him the rest of the kit. Thanks, Dave.
  2. My mistake, the green light turns red when it is peaking. I thought the green light on was a problem. I did the party and they were fine.
  3. Yes, they sound good (at home), I am using them tonight for the 1st time. Silly question Bouncy, the manual says don't have the green light on at the back, is that right? They sound ok with it on.
  4. I went for the JBL's, the price difference was the deciding factor. The 10s should be plenty for my small gigs. I will report on them once I have used them. Dave.
  5. Hi there, would anyone like to help me decide what powered speakers to buy - and I need to order them today if possible! The scenario is - I have taken a booking for this Friday and need a pair of speakers. I sold my old ones and had planned to look for some new ones in January. Hiring is not an option as I am going on holiday - straight from the gig, I couldn't let them down - the client I mean, not my family! I have got a sub so just need small tops. Options are: Mackie SRM450 at £750 a pair Mackie SRM350 V1 at £570 a pair (cheap as now discontinued) JBL Eon10 G2 a
  6. I have seen a few stores advertising Db Technologies Opera "Lyric" speakers. Are these a new range?
  7. Figuratively speaking. There was no formal contract - unfortunately! There was a 3rd option which I nearly tried, claiming that I had to go and collect my girlfriend from work at 11.30pm, or some other excuse which meant I could not do the hour there and then. I think the guy was geniunely shocked that I said no freebie, he alluded that it had never happened before in his old job....
  8. Just to clarify, this scenario happened a while ago - I just wrote it in the present tense - sorry! I will reveal what I did then, and whether it was the right thing I will never know.... The guy was new and I didn't want to be his "bitch" so I thought I would stand my ground. I said I would do it for an extra hour's money. He seemed taken aback, offended even. At that precise moment I knew I would not be DJing there much longer. But he said OK and I stayed out of his way for the rest of the night. The following Monday he emailed me and said he would pay me as agreed but I was t
  9. Following on from the 'Would You Walk' thread, here is an interesting scenario which happened to me recently. I won't tell you the outcome, I would like to know what you would have done first! I am contracted to do a local nightclub. 12-3am, been doing it for a while no problems. More recently I have been filling in for someone 10-11pm in a different room of the club, so I twiddle my thumbs between 11-12am as the room I usually do only opens at 12. There have been rumours of a change in management and sure enough a new guy comes in. I have never met him before and he comes up at abou
  10. Dave80s

    Wedding Playlist

    The playlist looks okay, some good tunes in there. I would be more concerned about the times, things never go to plan. I'm sure we have all had the problem of when the 1st dance is lined up in the CD player, the bride nowhere to be seen, so you eject it, stick something else on to fill the gap then they show up 10 seconds after.... If you look at it another way, who is gonna be checking? I would drop in a few party favourites, if in the remote chance the groom noticed and complained, I would say the CD skipped so I just put another on quickly to keep the party going, or something li
  11. Fair point. They are guaranteed though, for 3 years I guess if it is Thomann - the web page says 'fully guaranteed'. Could be hassle sending them back all the time.
  12. Perhaps Mr P would prefer a more helpful post. He has said he wants SRM450's - reading between the lines he probably cannot quite afford them. So telling him to "get them" without giving a reason to discount the Tapco's is no use. If you have experience of them, please explain. Mr P, do you mean the TH-15's - if so I have not seen them myself, but from the specs it looks like they are not as powerful as the SRM450, only 150/50W. They are £150 cheaper each though.
  13. Peavey Hisys 1 Speakers and C-Audio ST400 Amp for sale, see my ebay auctions. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...E:IT&ih=008 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...E:IT&ih=008
  14. Thanks folks, I didn't buy them in the end. They sold for £410 on ebay. Too much of an unknown quantity to gamble, the guy didn't know how old they were either. I noticed that Thomann have got SRM450's refurbished at £307, 12 month guarantee.
  15. "I use bass bins everywhere regardless of venue size" "it drives the party along and makes people want to dance and even old people like bass as its not in the least offensive like top end can be." Totally agree with Andy's comment. Interesting about the PLASA guidelines, never heard that before. They are in the business of selling 'watts', but to be fair 1.2k sounds about right for 200 people. I currently use 2 x 350W RMS cabs and a 300W RMS sub. If doing a party for 250-300 guests, I think you would be safe with a 1.2k rig, not all 300 guests will be up dancing at once.
  16. Written by the legendary Mike Post, he also did the themes for NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Hunter, and the various Law & Order series. Other noted TV music work includes The Commish, NewsRadio, Blossom, Hill Street Blues, The Greatest American Hero, Magnum P.I., Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, CHiPs, Hardcastle & McCormick, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Doogie Howser, M.D., Quantum Leap, Hooperman, Riptide, Remington Steele, Renegade, Silk Stalkings, Stingray, Wise Guy and the BBC series Roughnecks. (Quoted from Wikipedia)
  17. Hi all, does anyone have any feedback on Proel speakers? I am looking at a pair of Next 12 HBA Actives, can't find much info on them, are they discontinued? Comments on Proel in general appreciated - parts, service backup etc. Dave.
  18. I think I may have sorted the problem now. Once the CD has been in the machine once it seems to be okay. I only had one disc error last gig, and that was a CD which I had not used before. It sounds strange but I knew it was going to happen with this CD, maybe it went in the slot a bit slower or something. I am happy with that.
  19. OK, I will contact Gary. I went through most of my CDs last night (including originals), putting them into the machine and noting if they read okay or not. 99% read the data in 7 seconds. In a warm club after sustained use this percentage may drop a bit, possibly. I had a few disc error messages but there didn't seem to be any specific pattern. Perhaps I will will re do some of the older burnt CDs and just have a USB drive in the back which I can use if the machine locks up at an inopportune moment. I marked the CDs with a problem so can avoid using these in the 1200 if possible.
  20. Perhaps I am being a little unfair, I only used them for 1 night after all. Just felt like a bit of a lemon at one point in the night with silence that felt like hours.... I think a good option may be to purchase a USB stick and load all my tunes onto that, and leave it plugged in the back, then I wont even have to put a CD in the slot! The other annoyance was the the "chopping" noise when playing tracks in key adjust mode. Does anyone on here own a 1200 or 1000, and would like to comment on this? Is it just budget technology? Do the higher end Denon players do this?
  21. More thoughts on the DNS-1200, combine the posts if you wish, mod people. I did a wedding at the weekend and unfortunately the DNS-1200 was a nightmare, the unit would not play half of my CDs, I kept getting 'DISC ERROR' messages. Also it can take over 20 seconds to read a disc. I had to make an announcement on the mic at one stage as I could not get the unit to play, very embarrasing, imagine if that happened on the first dance? I had a quick scan on the web today and apparently this is not just me, others have had problems. Stupidly I bought the unit without reading up on any perce
  22. Hi all, I have just bought a Denon DN-S1200, so thought I would quickly comment on a few features. I got it out of the box last night and it looks quite nice, similar in size to the DN-S1000 and the buttons are almost in the same place. Anyone who has used Denon CD players before will know most of the features as they are the same e.g. the effects - echo, flanger and filters. They are fun to use, with what feels like an improved scratch wheel. It seems to know what you want to do better than the 1000s' wheel. The main reason for my purchase was the ability to play tracks from ip
  23. Sorry, I got that wrong, the CDJ800 is about £70 more. The top pic is of a set of CDJ200's by the way. They look good but have no USB slot so I think the similarly priced DNS1200's beat them on features.
  24. The CDJ-400 looks like a nice bit of kit - very modern looking compared with the CDJ-800. I see this retails for only a bit more so is that the end for the 800 model do you think? The Denon DNS-1200's look good as well and they are around £100 cheaper than this. Worth the extra?
  25. I think it depends who they are, e.g. if the brides brother at a wedding asked to plug his ipod or laptop in I wouldn't mind. I did a party at the weekend where a girl asked if she could plug her laptop in. I said yes as long as I can do the button clicking etc., so she just set up a playlist of her favourites and I played them randomly throughout the night. Worked well.
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