What do you think about these speakers for a home DJ booth?
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    Default What do you think about these speakers for a home DJ booth?

    JBL-ES20BK 5.25" bookshelf speaker:

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    The reviews on amazon sound like they're supposed to be rear components in a surround sound system. Do you think they'd work for a modest home DJ booth?

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    i think most people will recommend these

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/KRK-RP5G2-Powered-Monitor-Speaker/dp/B001A6G6CY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323193984 &sr=1-1-catcorr"]Amazon.com: KRK RP5G2 Rokit G2 5In Powered Studio Monitor (Single Speaker): Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KLSpykcdL.@@AMEPARAM@@41KLSpykcdL[/ame]
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    They make sound therefore they will "work" but if I were you I'd try to get ahold of some decent used studio monitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryderSteez View Post
    They make sound therefore they will "work" but if I were you I'd try to get ahold of some decent used studio monitors.
    dj monitors =/= studio monitors

    Studio monitors are flat,
    DJ monitors (like KRKs) are more heavy on the lower end of the spectrum (bass)

    OT: KRK monitors are a good shout, theyre not cheap though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodless View Post
    dj monitors =/= studio monitors

    Studio monitors are flat,
    DJ monitors (like KRKs) are more heavy on the lower end of the spectrum (bass)

    OT: KRK monitors are a good shout, theyre not cheap though.
    KRKs are studio monitors...

    They aren't the truest studio monitors but they are still studio monitors, I'm not sure if I know of any speakers branded as dj monitors except maybe the new pioneers (which are marketed for both).

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    How much do you want to spend? They are fine if they suit your budget. The problem with the KRK's is that they are twice the price. Thats a big different on a budget.
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    Also just a friendly reminder to check craigslist regularly and often. I decided I wanted a second pair of monitors on Sunday and came home with these KRK RP8s with stands for $200 a couple hours later. And if I didn't get those there were a pair of RP5s I could have gotten for $130. There are always deals if you look and lots of KRKs. Come to think of it that's about what I paid for my first pair of RP8s on craigslist too.


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    Shit why is Craigslist so wank on this side of the Atlantic?!?! sweet deal!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejaesnafu View Post
    I have these^^

    And would recommend them to anybody looking for studio monitors or speakers for a home DJ in general. I have them in 5 inches, but I plan on getting a sub because I think it would compliment them well. I feel like if I got KRK Rokit 8s I wouldn't need a sub though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legend View Post
    I feel like if I got KRK Rokit 8s I wouldn't need a sub though!
    Trust me it is like night and day with the sub, even the RP10-3s really need a sub. I'm trying to find a deal one a second 10s so I have a sub for my studio and DJ area since using the 8s without one is lacking.

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