Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:47 PM
I'm looking for a decent pair of speakers with a nice bass. I only really need 300W speeakers to match my Amplifier but if I can get any better for the money I have, that would be awsome for the future. I only do house party's, nothing massive. I have around £200 to spend, maximum. I know it's not a big budget but I'm thinking 50 people at the most? This is only my starting equipment until I make money to upgrade in the future.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:34 PM
They have a good SPL 1W/1m: 102dB so will make the most of the power you have. Would be fine for house parties although being only 12" won't give ground shattering bass but they do sound half descent.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:18 PM
However for a house party (unless you live in a mansion with huge rooms) you don't need a very powerful system at all and some average 12" speakers should be fine. You won't get earth shattering bass with 12" speakers in a disco environment but there should be more than enough for a house party. Are you looking at new only or is secondhand also an option?
Posted 31 March 2009 - 01:09 PM
I am not sure if you were thinking about buying some speakers for house parties with a view to eventually start doing a few discos - if so to be honest, whatever speakers you get which are suitably matched with your amplifier, will not be powerful enough for most (if any) occasions. I don't really know much about these sorts of speakers and I would not like to recommend something that, technically would work with the amplifier, but I don't know anything about the reliability of and so I will leave it to the others to recommend some speakers. You have to be particularly carefully buying equipment right in the budget end. I think there is an 8" speaker you can get from Maplin at this sort of power but I would definetely steer clear of that.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:54 PM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:00 PM
Soundlab actives are good value for money. 15" are better but the 12" are around £270 a pair e.g. http://www.djkit.co....uct.php?id=1174 (may be cheaper if you shop around). I know of a hire company that uses them and hasn't had any problems with them even being used and abused as hire stock.
Just had a look around and the prices has really gone up with the credit crunch. Studiospares and Skytronic used to do sub £300 actives but not anymore.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:35 AM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:52 PM
Have a look at Class D http://www.classd.lt.../home.php?cat=3. They are a bit like marmite, you either love them or hate them. There are a number of DJ's that love 'em and use them for their main rigs.
The cheaper ones have piezo tweeters which personally I don't like but may be okay for what you need.
They will be suitable to start off with using a bigger amp if you start to do functions in halls, bigger venues etc. If the parties goes well, you could well be asked to do bigger functions.
Whatever you get at this price level, you will probably end up upgrading in the future so the option is to either save up a bit more and buy something better now or buy something cheap on the understanding that it could well be money down the drain in future when you want to upgrade (resale value for cheaper gear is negligible).
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