Recommendation for active speakers (DJ/Mix)
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    Default Recommendation for active speakers (DJ/Mix)

    After a lot of thoughts on controllers vs. CDJ's vs. stand alone, I finally decided for the XDJ Aero.

    However, now I will need two active speakers (again, just for mixing purposes).

    I already had a look at some of the active monitors out there (Adam A7x, Yamaha HS 8 or the Pioneer S-DJ08 ..)

    I am not sure at all, if those kind of 'studio monitors' oversize my needs. Again, it's really just for playing some tracks at home or running on a small party.

    What do you recommend? Budget is not an issue. Thanks!

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    Hey mate I really like these http://turntablelab.com/products/aud...tem-black-a5-b

    I have a pair myself and the sound quality is extremely good for the price and crank loud enough for a small backyard party (as long as your not after earth shattering bass) plus having one passive speaker and one active free's up a spot on your power board which I've found handy.

    If you're after a bigger speaker for parties an 8 inch might be a better option like Rockit 8's or the Pioneer S-DJ08 although If you're cranking them loud regularly and throwing parties I would suggest maybe smaller PA style speakers.

    Just remember when you start paying more for active 'monitors' you are paying for a flat true sound.
    Monitors are more like tools for production rather than a 'fun' good sounding speaker which is what you want for djing. The Pioneer and Rockit's I recommended are both monitors but from my experience sound great for djing the Pioneer have a switch-able eq function that lets you dial in some more bass or high's or mute the eq to get a flat sound which sounds like a great feature to me

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    If you're after party speakers, don't waste your money on studio monitors. Either go for some larger hi-fi or smaller PA speakers.
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    Thanks, I thought about the same spending money on smaller PA speakers instead of nearfield active monitors for production purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sw84244 View Post
    Thanks, I thought about the same spending money on smaller PA speakers instead of nearfield active monitors for production purposes.
    Reloop Wave 8s are a good cross between hifi/pa/and monitor speakers.
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