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joshdcho
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bedroom dj looking to buy some new equipment

hi im a bedroom dj and i dont know much at all about stereo systems, but i want to get the most out of my records in terms of sound quality and my small budget (im a student too).

im currently using a sony gx69es receiver and a pair of klh av33s. youre probably laughing at how pathetic my system is, but i got them for like $40 off craigslist and to be honest, the sony receiver is actually quite nice even though its pretty old. the speakers are ok, but sometimes they will ring when i turn up my mixers too much (dont know if thats the speakers or the receiver).

anyway, im looking to buy an affordable amp that will provide rich bass and non-shrill highs that can handle a loud input. i see all these stats and all that but i have no idea what they really mean (other than like watts, hz impedance etc).

i was looking to buy a behringer a500 500w and some alesis monitor 1 mk2 passive speakers. this should give you a good idea of how much money im willing to spend (obviously not alot, about 500 give or take a 100) any reviews on these or any suggestions? i noticed that the alesis speakers have a 200w peak, does that mean that even though the behringer amp is up to 500w, the alesis speakers will only be able to utilize the 200w out of the available 500w from the behringer amp?

another question is: if im a bedroom dj, whats the best equipment to buy, a power amp, integrated amp, receiver, or powered speakers? also, should i buy monitor speakers or regular speakers?

im kind of lost and would really like some advice or some kind of mini crash course.

thanks

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Re: bedroom dj looking to buy some new equipment

Firstly you are posting on an audiophile site rather than a proaudio site and are therefore likely to receive audiophile advice.

> im looking to buy an affordable amp that will provide rich bass and non-
> shrill highs that can handle a loud input.

This has got very little to do with the amplifier and a lot to do with the speakers.

> i was looking to buy a behringer a500 500w and some alesis monitor 1 mk2
> passive speakers. this should give you a good idea of how much money im
> willing to spend (obviously not alot, about 500 give or take a 100) any
> reviews on these or any suggestions?

Unless you want a separate amplifier for other purposes, the active version of the speakers will you give better sound quality and will be significantly cheaper. In your price range ($500-600) however you have a number of active monitors that will probably offer you better sound quality than the Alesis but to find out you will probably need to go to a music shop and listen to a few.

> also, should i buy monitor speakers or regular speakers?

If you want loud and clear and are not bothered about nice wooden cabinets then you are likely to get more for your money from proaudio monitor speakers.

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Re: bedroom dj looking to buy some new equipment

I suggest that you buy an active (amplifier built into the speaker) proaudio monitor speakers or active PA speakers. This way you can connect your CD player or mixer directly to the monitors and you will not need an amplifier.

There are lots of options out there. You may want to start by looking at websites of suppliers like Sweetwater and Musician's Friend. If you have a local Guitar Center they will have these sorts of things on display and understand what you are trying to do. Sweetwater has a staff of salespeople ready to consult at any time -nice, knowledgeable people and non-pushy.

Happy Shopping!

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Re: bedroom dj looking to buy some new equipment

Parts Express also offers some pro style equipment.
http://www.partsexpress.com/pro-sound-tab.cfm

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Re: bedroom dj looking to buy some new equipment

Don't know what a bedroom DJ really means, but if you literally mean you listen in a bedroom, then based on the dimensions of a normal bedroom, the small size will have a negative impact in accurate low frequency reproduction.

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