An audio buddy and I agreed to "DJ" the kids' school's end of year dance. We borrowed some gear and bought a small mixer and had fun....almost.
Turns out, the school had been paying, like, 500-750 bucks for DJ's to come and do the thing each time, so we decided that with the savings to the school, it would be fun to keep doing it for them for free.
Question is...there's a helluva lot of gear out there!
Anybody who likes Hi Fi have a handle on this category of product?
I went and read about the Mackie HD1531 as a reference point.
So, about that price range, self powered is the goal.