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    IMO, most quality DVD-micro from Onkyo, Denon, Yamamha or JVC would do d job well enough for a bedroom. its simplier to install & cheaper on electrrical bills too. minimal upgrades like cables + abit of isolation for d speakers will bring significant improvements to d sound.

    get an active subwoofer to give d lows a leg-up!

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    can use a cheap dj mixer as a power amp too right...

    im personally using active speakers to skip the amps and sub part.

    anyways just blew one side of my speakers..damn sad...send to sinamex for repairs yesterday
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    Depending on what you need and how much u're willing to spend.
    active subs can range from Creative, Altec Lansings, Cambridge Audio, to Genelecs, Adam Audio, Quested Audio.

    If u r willing to try, a pair of Adam Audio's S2.5A paired with the Sub8 would be great (but overkill) for a bedroom setup.

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    Unless you are very sensitive to noise, get a better one. If not, everything fine for you.

    I am not a pure Audiophile person that know all sort of the latest technology. But one thing to share is, you can actually get a Music Production Studio Monitor speaker and listen and it work for me fine as Im into this line. I had no problem with it at all.

    For mixer, may I say not to choose that brand but at least a better one like mackie or so.

    But then again, the hassle of doing so much, why not just get a decent Cambridge Audio amp? (IMHO, I like the sound of it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DXNMedia View Post
    Depending on what you need and how much u're willing to spend.
    active subs can range from Creative, Altec Lansings, Cambridge Audio, to Genelecs, Adam Audio, Quested Audio.

    If u r willing to try, a pair of Adam Audio's S2.5A paired with the Sub8 would be great (but overkill) for a bedroom setup.

    Its way too exp to get that. But for Music Production wise..

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    i see a common thing going on here....

    do not buy behringer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    i see a common thing going on here....

    do not buy behringer!!
    Certain stuff from them can buy. certain no no.. heee.... but then again... i love my studio monitor. hahaha

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    honestly the brands that you are considering are basic entry level pro-audio.
    for PA or basic home studio.

    even Mackie, QSC, Crown are not very clean systems.

    if you are really tight on budget, i would say go for KRK active monitors.
    they are available at Sinamex.

    Mixing console if really have to get Mackie, make sure it is has Perkins preamp.
    Alternatively, take Alesis which is available at Sinamex too.

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    I'd rather spend the money on this:

    http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...CSHQFHKFSESI5P

    Before you poo poo what looks like a mass market audio component from Philips - it is really a cut above the rest. The tweeters are ribbon transducers (normally found on high end systems) and the digital amps sound like mix of tubes and transistor amps. The preamp section even uses tubes to drive the digital poweramp. Worth a listen at least.

    I've heard the lower end systems with ribbon tweeters from Philips and they were not bad. Apparently the Sgrean designers of these systems are avid audiophiles. I use Apogee ribbons and Krell amps in my main system but these ribbon tweetered mini compos were just as enjoyable to listen to.

    As a matter of fact, I'm thinking of getting one for the bedroom. For the price, they are a steal.
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    How serious listener do you belong to? heh.. Tube Amp *applaud*

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    Hi josho,

    You don't recommend the mixers by Behringer, but what do you think of their power amps?

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    from personal experience, as far as DJ gear is concerned(mixers)...I'd stay away from the Behringer brand

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    Isn't this an overkill for a bedroom enviroment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by born_slippy View Post
    from personal experience, as far as DJ gear is concerned(mixers)...I'd stay away from the Behringer brand
    ok another negative opinion on Behringer mixers... lol... ok i'll look at other makes.. where to get a good selection of Mackey or Yamaha mixers at good prices? Will go look up this weekend

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    Behringer doesn't have a sterling reputation when it comes to sound quality nor reliability.

    If you want a mixer, I'd suggest the Mackies - they are bomb proof and pretty clean sounding for the price. You pretty much get what you pay for.

    WRT to amps. You definately do not need sound reinforcement amplification for a bedroom setup. What do you want to do? Run a Disco in your room?

    With efficient speakers (e.g. horns) you can pretty much make your ears bleed with 8W tube amps running them. So it is not so much about the powerful the amps are but the balance between the power of your amp and the efficency of the speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbma View Post
    Isn't this an overkill for a bedroom enviroment?
    Call it an experiment, if you will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    Behringer doesn't have a sterling reputation when it comes to sound quality nor reliability.

    If you want a mixer, I'd suggest the Mackies - they are bomb proof and pretty clean sounding for the price. You pretty much get what you pay for.

    WRT to amps. You definately do not need sound reinforcement amplification for a bedroom setup. What do you want to do? Run a Disco in your room?

    With efficient speakers (e.g. horns) you can pretty much make your ears bleed with 8W tube amps running them. So it is not so much about the powerful the amps are but the balance between the power of your amp and the efficency of the speakers.
    Thanks for the feedback on the mixer. How are Yamaha mixers compared to Mackies?

    I'm just trying out this setup as I am intrigued by what a friend told me about his own similar setup. No disco in the bedroom too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymrat76 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback on the mixer. How are Yamaha mixers compared to Mackies?

    I'm just trying out this setup as I am intrigued by what a friend told me about his own similar setup. No disco in the bedroom too
    For the things you want to do, they are about the same. Both are of equal quality build wise.

    http://www.mackie.com/products/1202vlzpro/index.html - this is the mackie I would get. It's been around for years.

    You must remember that your room plays a part in the equation too. You may need to fix up the acoustics in your room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    For the things you want to do, they are about the same. Both are of equal quality build wise.

    http://www.mackie.com/products/1202vlzpro/index.html - this is the mackie I would get. It's been around for years.

    You must remember that your room plays a part in the equation too. You may need to fix up the acoustics in your room.
    Thanks. Hmmm, this model is almost 3x more expensive as the Behringer one. Any cheaper models from Mackie which are good also to recommend?

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    The real question is what do you want to do with the system?
    Are you going to do home recordings?
    Or is it purely for listening to music.

    If it is the latter, I reiterate my Philips mini compo recommendation. It sounds good (the proof is in the listening) and it has all the mod cons you'll need - heck it even plays DVDs. All you need to invest in are some decent speaker stands and a few egg-crate type (sonex) foam pieces.
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