View Full Version : Kckin' sound from an ibook?
Sep 21, 2005, 05:18 PM
So, I've recently become a mini dj for an small group of swingdancers on campus. I need more speaker power for my ibook that is relatively portable (plug in ok) but that I can also use at my dorm desk.
I have seen the Klipsch Pro Media THx system and the 2.1 GMX.
Do you recommend one over the other or another type?
Sep 21, 2005, 05:28 PM
You'd be better off buying a low-end (or second-hand) PA system for the swing dancers and getting a decent set of 2.1 speakers for your desk.
Sep 21, 2005, 05:59 PM
Yup, agree with above.
Get a little powered mixer and 2 speakers for the dj work. They are made to lug around. Get something seperate for the dorm.
www.samash.com has decent stuff if your in the states. Long & McQuade if your in Canada.
Sep 21, 2005, 07:12 PM
Like the posters said, a PA would give you better sound for dance DJing. The DJ in my swing group lucked out and got a pair of Mackie powered speakers cheap on eBay, and we run his DJ deck and my iPod into those. But even cheap used PA speakers are hundreds of dollars for a pair, beyond the budget for many students.
If you're DJing for a small group in a small room, you might actually find a pair of beefy computer-style speakers that would be adequate for dancing and nice for your desktop. Go to Fry's or some similar giant electronics emporium and knock yourself out cranking the wares.
Crikey, who's going swing dancing tonight -- www.eugenelindy.com