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Newbie DJ ! Crown + JBL MP225 + 255S good?

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March 22, 2005 3:23:58 AM

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Hello,

I have been looking here and there in the internet in order to put
together a PA system, which would be powerful enough for indoors, 600
people, yet with very high quality sound!! I am a perfectionist and
quality matters very much to me. Also, I am a newbie to this and I need
some professional help.

[Music used for: Hip-Hop, Rock, Techno, Jazz]

I have finally came up with this (investing no more than $5k.)
I am thinking to get:
- One Crown CE2000 and one CE4000 or tow Crest Pro series equivalent to
the CE's (Please wich one is better?)
- A pair of JBL MP225 500w speakers
- A pair of JBL MPro 255S 500w Subs (Crossover needed? I don't know!!
Using them with the CE4000.)

Do I need a pre-amp? Or a mixer would do? What is the best mixer out
there?

With this configuration I am worried about the highs (HF) cause there
will be 8 woofers but only two horns, will need more HF cabs? As I have
never hear what the MP225 sound like!? Any suggestions?

I am in need of some professional advice to make my decision. Please, I
would appreciate any of your experienced/professional advice, opinions.
Also, tell me if there is any other alternative I can go with to
produce the same or higher quality/power to satisfy myself and an
indoor crowd of about 600 people, while not above $5k budget.

Thanks to all

Ameen

PS: I would really like to know where these brands (Behringer,
Turbosound, JBL, Gemini, Cerwin, Mackie, Peavey, Phonic, EAW, Bose)
stand in terms of PA Speakers/Amps/Subs for a mobile DJ use, on a scale
of 1 to 10? I mean which one is the best and which one is the worst for
DJs? Which ones fit and which ones don't for this kind of
applications?
March 22, 2005 10:44:43 AM

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"Ameen" <Ameen.B@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1111479838.932153.315980@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> Hello,
>
> I have been looking here and there in the internet in order to put
> together a PA system, which would be powerful enough for indoors, 600
> people, yet with very high quality sound!! I am a perfectionist and
> quality matters very much to me. Also, I am a newbie to this and I need
> some professional help.
>
> [Music used for: Hip-Hop, Rock, Techno, Jazz]
>
> I have finally came up with this (investing no more than $5k.)
> I am thinking to get:
> - One Crown CE2000 and one CE4000 or tow Crest Pro series equivalent to
> the CE's (Please wich one is better?)
> - A pair of JBL MP225 500w speakers
> - A pair of JBL MPro 255S 500w Subs (Crossover needed? I don't know!!
> Using them with the CE4000.)
>
> Do I need a pre-amp? Or a mixer would do? What is the best mixer out
> there?
>
> With this configuration I am worried about the highs (HF) cause there
> will be 8 woofers but only two horns, will need more HF cabs? As I have
> never hear what the MP225 sound like!? Any suggestions?
>
> I am in need of some professional advice to make my decision. Please, I
> would appreciate any of your experienced/professional advice, opinions.
> Also, tell me if there is any other alternative I can go with to
> produce the same or higher quality/power to satisfy myself and an
> indoor crowd of about 600 people, while not above $5k budget.
>
> Thanks to all
>
> Ameen
>
> PS: I would really like to know where these brands (Behringer,
> Turbosound, JBL, Gemini, Cerwin, Mackie, Peavey, Phonic, EAW, Bose)
> stand in terms of PA Speakers/Amps/Subs for a mobile DJ use, on a scale
> of 1 to 10? I mean which one is the best and which one is the worst for
> DJs? Which ones fit and which ones don't for this kind of
> applications?
>

I cant really speak for the JBL and crown setup, but heres what i use for
about 1200 people.


4 x TurboSound TXD-151 on sticks (double sticks).
4 x EAW LA118z
2 x QSC PLX-2402
2 x QSC PLX-3402
1 x Behringer DEQ24/96

For monitors (my DJ monitor) its usually a Yorkville powered cab. If needed.

Obviously, if you checked it out, these would peak over your $5k budget, but
if you're looking for high quality, you may find yourself coming short at
only $5k.

as for the brands you had mentioned, i'd say a list would look something
like this.

Behringer - 3
TurboSound - 9
JBL - 6
Gemini - (neg)23
Cerwin-Vega - 5
Mackie - 5
Peavey - 5
Phonic - ???
EAW - 9
Bose - 1

-Jim
!