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Old 14th January 2009 , 06:36 PM
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Hey i need to get my hands on a cheap monitor for a new gig of mine, never used them before so not sure what to look for or how it works, im assuming i will be hooking it up to my booth outs on the mixer but do single monitors have stereo inputs (2xJacks) or am i ok just plugging in one of the jack outs for the booth?

can you suggest a make and model please 100 ish
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Old 14th January 2009 , 06:48 PM
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It'd have to be an active monitor of course if taking an RCA Phono or jack output from the booth mixer.. stating the obvious I know..

Curious as to why the 'gig' isn't supplying such a rudimentary piece of kit?
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Old 14th January 2009 , 06:56 PM
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It'd have to be an active monitor of course if taking an RCA Phono or jack output from the booth mixer.. stating the obvious I know..

Curious as to why the 'gig' isn't supplying such a rudimentary piece of kit?
im being payed to supply cdj's mixer etc, il need a monitor, il be in a cage type thing (kinky i know) but il need one as we tested yesterday, it's not a bad bit of kit to have either? i would love a gig, that all is needed are my media but hey beggars etc.
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Old 20th January 2009 , 12:54 PM
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any 1 suggest one, it's still needed, i used my Mackie 350 last time but dont want to start hauling that about incase it gets damaged
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How come - is the house PA very muffled sounding and/or delayed in the booth due to size of the place?

I take it you dont like doing a full mix on cans?

If you really want a monitor, then for it to be useful it needs to override what your hearing from the PA - IMHO if the end result is likely to be very loud, then better doing it on cans.

If you want a litttle ruggged single monitor option - roland do a small stage mix monitor that may do the job, but its only about 30W but small enough to locate usefullly in a DJ booth. It does have stereo in as well (even though its a mono monitor) and minimal EQ, cost is a bit over 100 though (140 or so?).

I think the call it Cube monitor so something like that. I havnt actuallyy used it, but it allways struck me as having potential as a booth monitor - *if* it has enough clean power and range.

Stage floor monitors are IMHO near useless as DJ booth monitors unless you have them really loud (which I hate) and not on the floor - ideally you want your monitor in the way of the house PA (so you dont get confused over what your hearing during beatmatching) - ie more or less head height., so probably stand mounted too.

AER do something similar as well, 60W, stereo in + EQ, but its way more expensive - 400+.
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where i am i can barely hear the PA as it is very muffled, i don't usually use one but in this case it's needed, and no i dont do check the cue in the cans never have done, not liking it tbh. i had my mackie 350 up next to my decks and it did the job nicely but as said i dont want to haul it all over the place
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where i am i can barely hear the PA as it is very muffled, i don't usually use one but in this case it's needed, and no i dont do check the cue in the cans never have done, not liking it tbh. i had my mackie 350 up next to my decks and it did the job nicely but as said i dont want to haul it all over the place
At that price you aint going to get anything with much power *and* range in it TBH - basically vocal monitors and stuff like that.

Nor is there much at any price in the way of small full range powered PA speakers thats arnt floor wedges.
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At that price you aint going to get anything with much power *and* range in it TBH - basically vocal monitors and stuff like that.

Nor is there much at any price in the way of small full range powered PA speakers thats arnt floor wedges.
cool il continue using the 350 till i get a bit more wedge
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As Khazul mentioned for around 100 your not going to get anything with much power.

The Mackie SRM350 is a slight beast to lug around, Mackie do a nice very compact portable monitor the Mackie SRM150 -

http://www.dv247.com/invt/39978/

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As Khazul mentioned for around 100 your not going to get anything with much power.

The Mackie SRM350 is a slight beast to lug around, Mackie do a nice very compact portable monitor the Mackie SRM150 -

http://www.dv247.com/invt/39978/

Nice looking little monitor, but:

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"Frequency Response: 100Hz to 17.5kHz"
Looks a bit too much of a sqwarker for DJ booth use.
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Looks a bit too much of a sqwarker for DJ booth use.
indeed that looks a lovely monitor, but K what do you mean by "a sqwarker"?
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