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    Hi guys I'm looking for a DJ setup for under $2000 that will be mainly for house parties, outside, roughly 125 people maybe 6 times a year....so this isn't something that will be used on a weekly basis. Size is a bit of an issue so i'm not looking for something monstrous. I'm looking for 2 powered speakers (no carrying/storing an extra amp), a sub and a mixer. I'll be hooking this up to a mac/pc and would also like a recommendation for software that you guys recommend. If you guys could recommend a setup for me I would reeeaalllyyy appreciate it!!!!! Hoping to unveil this for holiday parties

    What i've been recommended so far is:
    2 - JBL Pro Powered 15" EON 515XT $699 each (lightweight 33lbs)
    1 - Podium Pro Audio | PP15PS1 $499
    (What do you think about podium pro????)
    1 - Hercules DJ Console RMX $299
    (My cousin has had good experiences with the Hercules RMX)
    Total - $2200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marino24 View Post
    What i've been recommended so far is:
    2 - JBL Pro Powered 15" EON 515XT $699 each (lightweight 33lbs)
    1 - Podium Pro Audio | PP15PS1 $499
    (What do you think about podium pro????)
    1 - Hercules DJ Console RMX $299
    (My cousin has had good experiences with the Hercules RMX)
    Total - $2200
    I personally would get this:
    2x - Mackie Thump 15 with stands and xlr cables $350 each + plus stand and cable cost(very comparable to the eons at half the price)
    1x Allen and Heath: Xone 22 dj mixer (the speakers can plug straight into this)
    1x - Native instuments: Traktor Audio 6 (for hooking up your computer to the mixer) This also comes with a free software upgrade to Traktor Pro 2 dj software (I use this personally, very quality and respected software)
    1x - Native instruments: Traktor Kontrol X1 (very good controller designed to perfectly integrate with Traktor)

    Safe estimate: around $1900

    After that, I recommend using a laptop with at least 2gb of ram and a core 2 duo/ I-series processor

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    I would recommend that you listen to the Alto Truesonic TS112A or the TS115A at Guitar center to compare. I was originally dead set on the JBL EON's 515XT but after i heard theses Alto speakers next to the JBL's i decided i wanted to save myself about $699.99 and put it towards something else. I'm very happy with these Alto Powered speakers. I would also look at their 15 or 18 subs. Here is a deal i was considering.
    http://www.planetdj.com/i--TS115A (Guitar center will match this deal) and give you 10% of the difference, they give you $100 dollars off with the mix deck. Also if you go to the guitar center website they have a $50 dollar coupon code/printable you can use when you make a purchase of $500 or more.

    I originally wanted to pick up the complete EON set subs and 515XT's but i ended up going with the Alto TS115A's and TS Sub 115 and a new Traktor Kontrol S4. After i picked these up i have done 5 Christmas parties from 150guests to 250 guests and i found i only really needed 1 Sub when i hit over 200 guests. This is just my personal opinion hope it helps.

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    I'd honestly probably go for something like a secondhand Turbosound or Cerwin Vega rig (lots on ebay) + amps. I know a lil bigger than you probably want though.

    With outdoor events though you tend to need a little more "disposable" volume than indoors ... I used to play a bar with a 200 capacity, we had 6x Eons + 4 Eon subs and still managed to max it out every weekend (OK admittedly it was freaking loud!)

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    Craigslist is the answer. Plenty of good, cheap gear bangin' around if you live in or near a decent sized city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryderSteez View Post
    Craigslist is the answer. Plenty of good, cheap gear bangin' around if you live in or near a decent sized city.

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    Craigslist is a good place to find good deals but always test the gear out first and test them at the levels you plan to use them. +1 on the Xone 22 + X1 setup too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croma View Post
    Craigslist is a good place to find good deals but always test the gear out first and test them at the levels you plan to use them. +1 on the Xone 22 + X1 setup too.
    Yup. This falls under the heading of "don't be stupid." Walk into every transaction completely prepared to say no and bounce.

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    Might be boo'd on this one but, listen to a pair of behringer B812DNEO's. got a pair of em and they are great. save a little on your speakers and look into a better controller/mixer combination.

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    maybe something like this for speakers?
    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/2722435465.html

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