Methods to Be a DJ: Self Powered (Energetic) vs Common Audio system (Passive) feminine DJ DeeJay Shelly-

Methods to Be a DJ: Self Powered (Energetic) vs Common Audio system (Passive) feminine DJ DeeJay Shelly

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Methods to Be a DJ: Self Powered (Energetic) vs Common Audio system (Passive) feminine DJ DeeJay Shelly

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Energetic Vs. Passive Audio system. One of many solely feminine DJs on the East Coast, DeeJay Shelly, brings you some useful data in relation to buying a brand new set of audio system.

Are you a BEGINNER DJ? Or, do you probably want to change into a DJ? In case you are enthusiastic about buying DJ gear for the primary time you might have some questions. On this brief video tutorial, DeeJay Shelly talks concerning the fundamentals when shopping for audio system. In case you are questioning…

1) What does it imply if a speaker is “Self-Powered” versus a speaker that is not?
2) Do I have to buy an amplifier?
three) What choices do I’ve if I am engaged on a restricted funds?

This tutorial could also be useful to you! (We apologize for the shakiness to start with of the video-it’s simply the primary few seconds!).

On this video DeeJay Shelly talks about:
1) Self Powered (Energetic) vs Common Speaker (Passive)- What is the diff?
2) Pricing & High quality
three) What’s your greatest Possibility?

What’s the distinction between a Self- Powered Speaker and a Common Speaker?

Common audio system (also referred to as Passive Audio system) shouldn’t have an amplifier constructed into them. Which means it’s important to buy an amp individually to offer the speaker with energy. As well as, you will want a controller or mixer to run your system.

Self Powered Audio system (also referred to as Energetic Audio system) include an amplifier constructed into them. The most important good thing about a self powered speaker is comfort; one much less piece of kit to lug round. In some instances it is two much less items of kit contemplating you could plug your laptop proper into the again of the speaker; taking away the necessity for a controller or mixer.

Do not you all the time want a controller/mixer to play your music?
No. You’ll be able to play on what’s referred to as “One Channel”. Most DJs do not play on only one channel as a result of you may’t hook up your microphones to listen to the subsequent music in your cue; making it tough to combine. A number of eventualities the place chances are you’ll solely want one channel: you’ve got pre-recorded a mixture for an occasion, you might be required to be extra of an interactive DJ (children occasion), otherwise you’re enjoying music for a marriage ceremony.

So how a lot do Self Powered Audio system value?
The costs are all throughout the board. One self powered speaker, such because the JBL 515XT, goes to value anyplace from $500-$900 relying on the place you buy it and if it is new or used. That price ticket appears somewhat excessive for one speaker. But, you are paying for the wonderful sound high quality of a JBL. You will discover a self powered speaker for round $200. However, it is not going to sound like a JBL.

Now, a daily (passive) speaker, for instance a JBL 1500 EON, you’ll find used on the Web beginning at $150-$200. The JBL high quality remains to be there. But, you will have to buy an amp to energy these audio system and a controller/mixer to run your system.

What’s the best choice for you?
Contemplate the place you might be in your DJ profession? What’s your funds? Are you simply beginning out and getting your toes moist? Or, are you prepared to start out DJing huge occasions?

If you happen to plan on DJing massive, skilled occasions, I might NOT buy a set of self powered audio system that value $200 every. The standard is simply less than par. Then again, when you’re simply getting your toes moist and your purpose is to DJ events for household and associates first, then shopping for a cheaper self powered speaker could be the best way to go. Extra so given that you do not have to interrupt your financial institution. The speaker will nonetheless do the job and you may get used to utilizing a self powered speaker. This manner once you improve will probably be a easy transition.

I put collectively an instance to your beneath. Please remember the fact that costs differ relying on the place you go and new vs. used. Additionally, I didn’t embrace the worth of a mixer/controller.

Instance A: 2 JBL 515 XT Excessive High quality Self Powered Speaker (No AMP) = $1000-$1600
Instance B: 2 JBL 1500 (or one other prime quality passive speaker) + AMP =$450-$750
Instance C: 2 Self Powered Audio system (much less high quality)(No AMP) = $400-$600



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  1. 1:20 .. how the fuck you can tell you don't need a mixer?.. you're dumb! of course you need a mixer.. How the hell are you give music to people.. and you call yourself a dj? … let me guess you jump from speaker to speaker to use their volume knobs to make a transition? :))) and  how about eq? Oh.. I forgot.. Traktor has also keyshortucts and you can buy USB shitty controllers for nothing.. don't listen people… this chick is for the views.
    Read below for the minimum system requirments when dj-ing or just doing public PA.

    PA Only:

    – 2 or 4 or 6 or.. you got the idea of active speakers. If you can get an active sub, even better.
    – a small mixer but you need a mixer with at least parametric eq on each channel. A liniar general eq (like the Makie has usually) is even better.
    – deck (or laptop or whatever crap you may use for play music.
    – balanced cables to get the best out of it.
    microphone(s) depending on the situation full of filters and dynamic if possible so they can take a drop. On that mic(s) add the same number of supports for them).


    – the same as above but only one mic.
    – if you are using laptop, a laptop.
    – a dj controller (good quality).

    This is the cheapest way.
    Another setup may be:

    No laptop and controller but 2 decks and a DJ-mixer (appart from the small mixer I told you about at the beggining, trust me, they cost like nothing nowadays and some of them are real gems. Take for example Makie Profxv2 Series. Dude is more expensive a night out with your g.f. so why not buy it?

    And now for the purists (if you want a difficult life)

    – drop the deks above and get 2 Audio-Technica turntables. If any other questions I expect.

    P.S. – I worked for some time at BOSE in my country, I played in bands and I'm into musical production. Also when I have timpe I make the DJ here and there but is not my main activity because I get tired fast…. I'm 36, being in the music world since 16 years old when I took up guitar..

  2. I have been looking for a video like this since a few years ago, my question was, I need a speaker which allow me listen to quality music, and without a mixer, an active speaker, there were lots of active speakers but their brand was too bad, like the next ones, "kaiser, steren, master" …. I wanted a JBL speaker but it didn't have rca connection, I just wanted to connect it to my PC and that was all! with this video I found out that I can use an active jbl speaker and connect it to my computer through an adaptor without an amplifier or a mixer!!!

  3. Shelly. You made a lot of mistakes. These speakers are the EON's which you forgot to mention. "Non self powered speakers" are known as passive speakers. When using passive speakers, you don't need a mixer, you need an amp which you can then plug your computer into. It's just internal on the powered.

  4. I have a set of passive JBL EON 1500's, I cannot fault them what so ever. I personally prefers them because you don't have to set each volume on the speakers as you set up its done by the mixer which is easier with an amp mixer combo unit. I don't thing JBL make the EON 1500's anymore, do you know? or have they changed them?

  5. I have a system with two crate speakers and two custom built subs with warfedale speakers and a mackie amp for highs and a samson amp for subs the total power is 1250 watts is that good for large spaces?

  6. I'm old school and prefer outboard power amps. Built in amps on powered speakers tend to vastly over exaggerate their power. Traditional quality power amps were and are much more conservative in their ratings.
    Typical old school standards used to be… RMS for 20 to 20k at 8 ohms at less than .1% harmonic distortion.
    Even then the reserve or burst power often went far beyond the rated power and current delivery into lower impedances was on tap. Typical class D amps today produce a fraction of their rated power when measured by "old school" standards.

  7. I absolutely appreciate you putting this badass video out to the world. I do videos on similar topics, would love to for you to dig them as well 🙂 Stay crazy, stay awesome!

  8. does anybody have experience with active p.s's?

    If so what brand do you recommend,

    my problem is i kinda want to make a one time purchase other then keep purchasing thru out the career.

    Thanks to whom responds!!

  9. I have three self powered speakers I use for the races.  Two of them run off the same extension cord/generator.  When I need higher volumes, and even mix of the mic, they cut out constantly.  I have to turn the volume waaaay down for it to sound right, and then, no one outside of 100 feet can hear it.  Any suggestions?

  10. we dont know what to buy whats the best active speaker you have ever heard mackie jbl evs qsc whats the best that you have heard and are useing thanks

  11. Hello Dj Shirley. I just bought a wharfedale TiTan 12D Speaker & 15ASUB Power Pack + wharfedale S2500 amp. Any thoughts on this combination? Is it okay to use the amp with the Titan 12D speaker?

  12. Shelly you've talked too much and nothing about quality, so the real difference between active and passive speakers; *Active, have the crossover filter before the amplifier and *Passive have crossover filter after it. The active speackers have better quality than the passive ones and we use them on studios recording, labels where we build sound banks or create music, and if you are a dj you really don't need active speakers because you are doing passive music and u'll don't find big active speakers anyway..

  13. your ideas are great! Any good powered speaker should still need a mixer or mixing board. Especially for Weddings and Other events that need additional line inputs and mics and to better enhance the overall audio. I Mc and Sing and love to have more control of my sound. Those jbl xt series are nice but plugging directly does not give the full capacity of your system. Price difference is true between passive and powered. That is because components are separate so you can save. Eventually everyon

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