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Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by pitdiver, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. pitdiver

    pitdiver Active Member

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    It's the in laws' Diamond Wedding anniversary soon and I have been asked to supply music for the event. I am not a DJ but just someone in the family who has a large selection of music. Can anybody recommend a Amp/PA system that I could use with a Laptop and Ipod. Must not not be too expensive. Have thought about this:-http://www.maplin.co.uk/dj-tech-140-watt-portable-pa-system-with-mp3-playback-228045

    Has anybody got any other suggestions
     
  2. jb2cool

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    Look into hiring as it may work out cheaper. Most amps will be able to be driven from something like a laptop.
     
  3. pitdiver

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    Jason, I was thinking of that but there seems to be a scarcity of hirers in my area (Bedford) that have small rigs to hire. If I wanted a 800-10000 watt set up no problem. But I strongly suspect the party will either be held in the local Village Hall (yes they still do exist) or in a local pub, which does not have a sound system as such. There is a place in Guildford that has just the thing. They are called TruesoundHire I think. They have a small set up to hire for £45 per day but it's too far away. I shall just have to keep looking.
     
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  5. DaveS

    DaveS Play nice. Enjoy UKD

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    The maplin brochure dropped on my door mat today and they have a full DJ rig on offer this month.
    1 x 4 channel 100W amp (N73HH) - easy to plug in yuor ipod with a headphone to phono cable,
    2 x 300W 10 inch with 4 inch horn speaker cabs (N92FN),
    2 x heavy duty speaker cables (N34FY),
    2 x speaker covers (L67BK). All together for £199.93.
    Cheaper than what you were looking at and a better setup (IMHO).

    It doesn't have a microphone but with the £50 you've got left over you could get one.
     
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    I like the look of the 'astounded' one although it's only 8" drivers. I have a similar set of speakers and they're OK but no more than that. For the price probably the best £:£ of all those mentioned so far.

    100W-QTX - This looks to be mono only. You want a stereo kit really. I may be wrong but looking at the images and description everything seems to be mono.

    Peavey - nice but not much different to the package that I mentioned earlier from Maplin which is £60 cheaper.

    The maplin one at the bottom of these 3 is only single 6.5" speakers so you'll struggle to get much bass through them and the rest of the sound won't be great either.

    Personally if I was buying I'd go with the Maplin package I mentioned above (post #5). For £199.99 it's quite a decent little setup for a village hall.
     
  8. pitdiver

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    Dave I have a quick look at the Maplins amp you mentioned it appears to be Mono but I may be wrong. I was looking at the DJTech kit as it has USB connectivity and easily transportable and relatively compact. Same with the Astounded setup. I am quite happy to mix sources however it would be nice to have a stereo amp to appreciate the music fully.
     
  9. DaveS

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    Can't fault you there! I missed that one!
     

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