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    Hey, so as the title suggests, I'm absolutely a complete noob when it comes to speakers and setting up my gear with some speakers.

    I'm looking to buy some speakers for DJ-ing personally for myself, and I'm wondering which ones to get. I looked at some on craiglists and met with a guy but I had absolutely no idea if they would work or not so I ended up passing them up.

    I have an Audio 2 DJ Sound Card and I just don't know the first thing about speakers and which cables run from the sound card to the speakers. Would I be able to use the sound card on a pair of speakers that I could play with at a house party or not? Are there any suggestions as to which speakers I should buy that might serve that purpose?

    Sorry, this thread is kinda all over the place but I really have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to speakers.

    Thanks for any and all advice
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    uh well, for practicing in my room i have some frisby fs 5000-7 from their thing on ebay.

    as for house party stuff i have one weird setup that consists of 2 newer home sterio speakers, a sub i got from someone else and 2 random speakers. i cant really help you there
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    You can plug your Audio 2 directly into any speaker system that has unbalanced inputs. This pretty much means no XLR in's, so look for a system that has 1/4" or RCA inputs. And you're might need some adapter cables, but those can be found pretty cheap.
    I would advise looking for powered speakers, so you don't need to haul around a separate amp. Depending on your budget there are several options available.
    On the cheaper end is the Behringer's like this one.....
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHB212D

    And i've always been a fan of Yamaha's powered speakers...
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--YAMMSR400

    Hope this helps.

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    would that behringer be good as a monitor as well because I'm looking for some cheapish monitors that could double as speakers for a small party

    and other option I have would be a pair of KRK Rokit 6 G2 (on sale here in Switzerland for 260$ instead of 999$), are they any good?

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    the general consensus is studio monitors should not really be used for dj use, or small house partys. Thats a great price on the KRKs though, and you should grab them.

    Look for some Mackie (or tapco, same thing) Thumps. They are pretty cheap.


    I believe you can use the audio 2 direct into XLR type inputs (TRS to xlr cable). Rather than being balanced, you will just have a stereo signal traveling through it.

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    yeah turns out its per piece and their deal page was misleading

    so what kind of speaker would you suggest for monitoring?
    I'm a bedroom Dj so i dont really need too much power but still want to hear what I'm mixing and if possible use them as monitors if I'm at a house party (with some other speakers for PA). Any tipps on what to look for when looking at the specs?

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    Looks like me and Ashigari are in a pretty similar position

    I dont have the money for those yamaha's but would those Behringers be a good thing for personal, home use?
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    Behringer also has a cheaper,8" version of the same thing....
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHB208D

    200w each, so if you get a pair it should be plenty for a house party.

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    honestly man, the 8" behringers will not do it for a house party that has more than 50 ppl, you'll need atleast a 12" speaker, probably a 15" if you want to be able to spin for a party of 100. I just spent the last 6 months saving up (i'm in university, so i'm pretty poor lol) and researching. I pretty much narrowed it down to the behringer Eurolive B215B, and the Mackie TH-15A Thump. a pair of either will run you around $670-700. I ended up getting the Mackie Thumps, and I'm really happy with my purchase. I used to think ppl who were suggesting I get 15" speakers were just being snobs who think you always need the loudest and biggest speaker for stuff, but after doing my research, I realized that I needed 15" because I wasn't getting a subwoofer, (12" speakers are fine for big parties if you have a woofer). The 15" speakers really offer the low end, when there's just two, as opposed to using a pair of 12", which would really lack on the low-end.

    Guitar Center is having an amazing sale on the behringer B215D selling the pair for about $650 with stands included. If you can afford them, I hear they are very decent. I chose not to purchase the behringers because I went to a local store in toronto, and got an awesome deal on the thumps, otherwise my heart was set on the Behringers (mainly due to the price).

    hope this helps.

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    The behringer 8'' looks nice and rather cheap (even in Switzerland^^), might end up getting one or two of them even though they'd blast my little room to pieces

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