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shanekingsley

Curry - so nice it burns you twice
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Bump!

Anyone suggest a high quality speaker stand for my dj booth monitors?
Ideally the stands should be height adjustable between 12-24", since I move my booth from my basement to the kitchen island when I'm feeling frisky.
It seems all the adjustable stands I find are minimum 30", which is too tall since the basement booth is already 42" high and the kitchen island is 36" high.

The monitors are the KRK VXT6's and weigh 27lbs.


Thanks!
 

J_F

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kwtoxman

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Good luck @shanekingsley, that might be hard to find. Check www.canuckaudiomart.com.

Thx @J_F. Bass response is such a personal preference; I find a neutral headphones to be my optimum. Some of my recordings are light on the bass, but many others are not. And those full spectrum bass recordings sound a little crazy in bass-heavy headphones and stereo systems.



I find CAM (the link earlier) to be a great place to get quality audio gear at great prices for all budgets. Lots of vintage gear there. I recently picked up some equipment myself.

I've now had the Sennheiser 6XX (650) headphones for over a year and feel comfortable enough to give a little more feedback. They need a better source than smart phones but if you don't mind that, they are worth it. I and others can hear a greater frequency response (more dynamic) which means lower lows and higher highs (if your ears can hear the highs). It simply gives a more impactful listening session with quality recordings. Excellent headphone construction too.

I'm looking for some inexpensive earphones. These caught my eye. Heavily discounted old stock basic earphones with mic and no controls.
 

Chaos

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shane, what dj equipment are you using these days?

I've been thinking of buying a cd controller, but still want something with phono inputs. Seems those are mutually exclusive
 

shanekingsley

Curry - so nice it burns you twice
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shane, what dj equipment are you using these days?

I've been thinking of buying a cd controller, but still want something with phono inputs. Seems those are mutually exclusive
I'm not too well versed in in the controllers that some use, although most dj's I might play out with seem to use them. I keep it pretty simple. I use a Rane Empath mixer with 2 cdj 1000's, all running off the original Serato, which I've been using for over 10yrs. I'm thinking about upgrading Serato to a newer version and adding another mixer that is a better sounding Rane, even though I really like playing on the Empath. One of my friends has the Rane MP2015 and there is quite a big improvement in sound quality and he also has a 3 band isolator which he made from a kit sold from some guy in Europe. The isolator sounds really sweet and I must get one. While I like the rotary knobs for EQ, I prefer sliders for the crossfader and the channel volume controls.

Below is the setup we use when we run 4 decks - his stuff is on the left with the newer CDJ 2000's and my gear on on the right. The speakers are my KRK VXT's and I would really like some proper stands for them!


 

Hardwrkr13

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I'm not too well versed in in the controllers that some use, although most dj's I might play out with seem to use them. I keep it pretty simple. I use a Rane Empath mixer with 2 cdj 1000's, all running off the original Serato, which I've been using for over 10yrs. I'm thinking about upgrading Serato to a newer version and adding another mixer that is a better sounding Rane, even though I really like playing on the Empath. One of my friends has the Rane MP2015 and there is quite a big improvement in sound quality and he also has a 3 band isolator which he made from a kit sold from some guy in Europe. The isolator sounds really sweet and I must get one. While I like the rotary knobs for EQ, I prefer sliders for the crossfader and the channel volume controls.

Below is the setup we use when we run 4 decks - his stuff is on the left with the newer CDJ 2000's and my gear on on the right. The speakers are my KRK VXT's and I would really like some proper stands for them!


Random off-topic question: How do you like those appliances? Looks to be the same line we're considering for our new build.

And on-topic, I just upgraded the main home theater receiver to an Onkyo TX-RZ630 and so far really happy with it. Set-up was a cinch, and the auto-setup is better than the YPAO in the Yamaha it replaced (although surprisingly neither check polarity of the sub but Onkyo does check for deadspots........which doesn't help until you manually get sub phase correct).
App controller is excellent as is the intuitiveness of the receiver for source/material.
 

shanekingsley

Curry - so nice it burns you twice
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Random off-topic question: How do you like those appliances? Looks to be the same line we're considering for our new build.
We like them! Took a small while to get used to the minor nuances of the induction stove, but we do like it. We haven't used the lower baking tray/oven yet which is a neat feature. All the items matched what we were looking for in appliances at a decent price point. We had some really minor issues come up with the seals on the freezer and glass cooktop, which Kitchen Aid resolved very quickly and with no fuss.

Good luck @shanekingsley, that might be hard to find. Check www.canuckaudiomart.com.
Forgot to say thanks for this link - I've browsed around and while there's nothing specific to what I am looking for now, I would check it before buying brand new on other things I may want down the road.
 

Chaos

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So, i just bought a reel to reel player: Teac 3340s. Admittedly, it's a novelty but I always wanted one.

I got it for what i think is a reasonable price - but reel to reel players are an irrational market. the newer model ones cost multiple thousands dollars. It's pretty remarkable in its insanity.
 

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