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    hi guys,

    im being asked more and more to do private parties, birthdays weddings etc, however i dont have a mobile setup at all as i normally play clubs.
    all i have at home for practising is my integrated amp and martin audio aq6 speakers (one of which i can use as a monitor), and a mixer.

    so in the neverending quest to earn a bit more and do what i love on nights off ive decided to give it a go.

    without spending too much i want to be able to cater for parties upto 200/250 people
    what speakers should i look at 2 x 15" , 4x12" any others?? what sort of wattage.

    obviously an amp or two to power them.

    i have just picked up 4 led par cans, and looking at a couple of cheap scanners and maybe a small strobe. i have a small laser and haze machine that a club owner gave me during a re-fit so do i go with dmx mixing unit or usb interface to a spare netbook i have lying around with light sequences pre-programmed in. they look about the same price??

    also what sort of prices should i be charging??

    anyone with experience in this would be a great help. please remember im on a tight budget.

    cheers,

    brian.

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    it all depends on how big the events are...I'd say for an event of up to 250 ppl, you'd need at least an 18" subwoofer and a pair of decent tops (12-15"). Most likely for 250 you'd need more than just those three things, you might need to add another subwoofer and another pair of tops, in which case a passive (amplifier) system would be recommended. If you're only going to use a sub and a pair of tops, I would recommend a powered system.
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DJ-Disco-PA-Sp...ht_6150wt_1185

    i was looking at these, with a decent sub you think they'd do the job??

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    honestly if you're going to invest in speakers for a mobile DJ business, don't skimp out on quality brands. Speakers will be your most important gear, and if treated well, will last you the longest as well. Aim for a brand like Mackie or Behringer if you're tight on cash.

    If you're looking for good quality aim for JBL, RFC, or Yorkville.
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    im in the same boat...

    im leaning towards either the 15" thumps or behringer b215d's + a 16" sub (18" is too heavy/big.... i feel....)

    and thats prob gonna run me anywhere from 900-1200 USD. (if my math is right)
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    no. Stay away.

    B52 Matrix 2000. As far as I can see, pretty much the only option to get a relatively inexpensive fully independent system that sounds half-way decent.

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    cool, ive just had a quick look at the behringer b215d, not that much more cash so still affordable, would just two of these suffice or would i need four? sorry to sound like a clown but im used to speakers etc already being there

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    ok so on the list so far are a pair of behringer powered speakers, 16/18" sub (amp to go with or powered??)

    what are the thoughts on lighting? fader desk or digital? i have someone that can help program it but what way would you guys go?

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