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Matty B

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  1. Hi all, Thanks so much reading and providing comment! I'm regretting my thread title so I'd just thought i'd clarify my use: i'm definitely NOT looking to travel with the speakers, amp or any HiFi gear. Regarding the term DJ, I mean a personal home set up that doesn't move from its setup location at home. Essentially for HiFi listening purposes with Vinyl however, I want the ability to mix records with an analog DJ mixer. So listening volume, single use for one room in a house with the ability to DJ with in that situation. I don't need the ability to blow people away or for protection against travel or a dance floor. My main concern, damaging the speakers (or AMP) by using the DJ mixer - distorting EQ's with the DJ mixer or dropping a needle. I would like to go Klipsch heritage and i'm after AMP advice to suit the above. Thanks for reading, look forward to any advice! Cheers, Matt
  2. Thanks for the welcomes guys! I'll continue my research and hope to update this post with my findings to help anyone else with the same questions.
  3. Hi All, I'm very impressed with the knowledge kicking around on this forum and i'm hoping to dig into some of it. Just before I do, i'm a very new 'wannabe' audiophile who is interested in the Klipsch heritage range to play vinyl LP's and DJ vinyl with. My love affair with Klipsch is due to a certain party in Hackney, London where Antal played vinyl on a system of vintage K horns (or modified La Scala's i'm not 100%) which absolutely blew mind. Brilliant corners is another good example in London who are actually the people who run the party's at Giant Steps. Anyway, i'm looking for info on how best to match an amp for my personal application above and potentially Forte iii. And if i'm wasting your time on here, my apologies and please kindly point me in the direction of the appropriate forum if known. I run an E&S DJR 400 (analog rotary DJ mixer) with Technics 1210 turntables currently with a set of powered Adam monitors. However, I'm looking to get a pair of Forte iii with an appropriate (hopefully low cost) Amp to match to my application. I'm choosing the Forte iii as they sit in a small footprint, lower cost than the better looking La Scala's and are great at listening at low volumes but can also start a party when i want to DJ at home. They won't be traveling and i'm not really interested in the pro range because I prefer the look of the heritage. But should i be? There have been a few topics along the lines my questioning however, i haven't managed to completely find the answers I'm looking for. So here goes: 1. Most importantly: Klipsch heritage are expensive to me. Do I need to run a P.A Amp or any other gear to protect the speakers? I'm concerned i'm distorting EQ's with the the DJ mixer and dropping a needle here and there and if this will damage a pair of Klipsch heritage speakers. If i do need a PA amp, would something like this still sound great but protect the speakers? Avantone CLA 200: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CLA200--avantone-pro-cla-200-studio-reference-amplifier?mrkgadid=3341928426&mrkgcl=28&mrkgen=gpla&mrkgbflag=0&mrkgcat=studio&recording&&acctid=21700000001645388&dskeywordid=92700046937640717&lid=92700046937640717&ds_s_kwgid=58700005287223862&ds_s_inventory_feed_id=97700000007215323&dsproductgroupid=343590442550&product_id=CLA200&prodctry=US&prodlang=en&channel=online&storeid=&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&locationid=1014221&creative=353486306307&targetid=aud-382734789532:pla-343590442550&campaignid=2005754838&gclid=CjwKCAjwwMn1BRAUEiwAZ_jnEuJ4XVXxzjL4UUr8XSGq21DNR0AQaZTPbBUqanMisL-ahNmxqQvuQhoC2AgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds 2. If not PA, can i use an a normal (sorry!) integrated amp? I'm interested in keeping it very low spec but channeling in to that sound potential a Klipsch heritage speaker has. I'm not interested in tone controls, a DAC or Bluetooth connection or a streaming receiver ect. Just a pure analog amp that will sound great at low cost! Here is an example: Onkyo 9110: https://www.onkyousa.com/product/a-9110/ 2. Could i potentially use a tube amp? I've read these sound best with Klipsch heritage for that warm true sound. But can i DJ with it? Apparently these are great but way over my budget. Prema Luna Evo 400 https://www.primaluna-usa.com/primaluna-evo-400-tube-integrated Just a few last things, i'd prefer an amp that i could switch voltage from 110v to 240V when i move home. I can take XLR's out of my mixer so would prefer that a AMP had those as input options. Thanks for reading and any info you can give me will help! Cheers, Matt
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