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  1. 7 hours ago, jjptkd said:

    So are you starting up a mobile DJ business? 

    Is the party you're planning for at your house or are you setting up elsewhere?

    Do you plan on upgrading your stereo equipment in the near future?


    With the equipment you have now I believe just about any of the suggestions here / standard quality speaker cable would be just fine. If you plan on going mobile doing multiple gigs you'll probably need to step up your gear and would encourage something heavier duty in that instance but with what you have now don't see the reasoning in going over the top on wire.  


    I just throw parties in my home 🙂

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  2. 6 hours ago, Travis In Austin said:

    What the recommended minimum gauge for 30' runs with those speakers. I think that was the main thrust. The question also implied that the speaker wire would need to be laid out, and then coiled back up after use, so something durable and easy to use I'm guessing.

    Yes, that's right. I have my receiver set up set up not far from the speakers for every day use but I am planning to move things out about for this party and all the rest of them assuming I like the setup. Ease of use hadn't even crossed my mind as a factor so I am glad some picked up on it! 

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  3. 4 hours ago, MicroMara said:

    @jubilee333  never ask a community which speaker wire to get, you see what happens ..Choose whatever you think it´s the right wire for you´re applications . You´re a D-Jane don´t forget that , so you´ve got aknowledgement about gear , music and listening experience...where´s the problem ?

    Haha, you're right. Primarily just wanted to make sure whatever I choose would not sacrifice sound quality and I have a lot to learn in that area. Appreciate your support 🙂

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  4. 14 hours ago, captainbeefheart said:

    For 30' I would use 14awg wire, at .0025 ohms per foot that works out to ~.075 ohms. Will work good. You don't need anything exotic you will not hear any difference.


    Just go into any Home Depot or Lowes and they will have something like this that you can purchase by the foot so go in and have the guy cut 65' of the stuff. Terminate how you like or just strip, twist and insert into speaker and amp binding posts. Easy peasy



    So, I notice this isn't for speakers per se, but it will do the trick anyway? Wondering why one might choose something like this over a conventional speaker wire. It does seem much more protected than like the amazon link above.

  5. 2 hours ago, ssh said:

    Blue Jeans Cable. Call them and they can recommend what you need.



    37 minutes ago, Alexander said:


    14ga or better would be fine, be sure it is pure copper wire - do not get any CCA (copper clad aluminum) wire. You may have to look hard to make sure. If the wire is clearly cheaper than ones that state they are pure copper than it's most likely CCA.


    Another vote for Blue Jeans cable, that is what I use.




    Thank you for your responses! Will get in touch with Blure Jeans.

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  6. Hi all,


    I have a couple of KG 4.2s and a Kenwood KR-5600 receiver (thanks to the help of some of the guys on the forum). I am looking to switch around my set up for the next party I'm DJing and will need longer speaker wires to accommodate, about 30ft should do the trick. I know at this distance I should be looking at a higher gauge, but I understand some technical specs like impedance also play a role. What sort of specs should I be looking for in speaker wire? Are there any brands you would suggest?




  7. 1 hour ago, MicroMara said:

    Wonderful Soulfunk ,sound´s a little bit like earth wind & fire , btw bought this one from Mr. Ramsey Lewis , there might be many treasures that haven´t reached europe´s chart lists , so please continue to play such perls.


    lewis collaborated with earth wind and fire on this album :) 

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  8. 4 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

    That's some GOOD funk! 

    & I've been know to post some Grace Jones around here every now and then too!

     Pull Up to the Bumper has gotta be my fave -- that guitar line! 

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  9. 6 minutes ago, MicroMara said:

    @jubilee333  any manual experience with soundmixing by bpm ( Beats per Minute ) ? Or do you use the automatic soundmixing programms ?


    I stay away from the auto, but honestly don't do that much beatmatching by ear either. I focus on vibes and let the bpm rise and fall as it may, but if it happens to be close i'll try a little more of a blend here n there. just my approach

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  10. Just now, MicroMara said:

    As I said " Classics "  You´ve done you job ....Where are you going to DJ soon? I borrow   @001space shuttle and come just across the Atlantic . Should be fun....


    Thinking the next party should be December :) see you there!

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  11. 5 hours ago, billybob said:

    Dave's neighborhood loves his Disco, more especially now with his doubles subs...🤔

     My neighbors are definitely getting to know my taste a little better with this new system 😁

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  12. On 10/13/2021 at 6:39 PM, Emile said:

    OK @jubilee333, after you've checked out the above ones from @MicroMara, I'd like you to test your speakers with the following ... haha, I did listen (OK; 1 minute) to your hip-hop  :) 


    1812 Overture ... just play the last minute :) 



    Next, Ode to Joy (Beethoven's 9th finale), done by 10,000 Japanese :) 



    Note, when you play this from your PC to your Kenwood the sound will not be "great." (Because the digital to analog converter, or DAC, from your PC is low quality. You may want to invest in an external DAC. (PC USB to DAC to Kenwood.) Almost bought this one last month for $100 :) https://offerup.com/item/detail/1072457694?q=topping+dac :) 


    Cheers, Emile

    will check out :) and thanks for the DAC tip!

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  13. On 10/13/2021 at 5:59 PM, MicroMara said:

    So @jubilee333      Dear  Djune...you´ll get some Disco Classics you´ll need for every Party , without chronological order




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    classics!!! i've spent a good six months total listening through dance music year by year up through 89 so far (via charts on rateyourmusic.com + DJ lists in Tim Lawrences books), got a good 122hr playlist going :)  

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  14. 14 hours ago, garyrc said:

    It sounds like your loudness compensation is continuously variable, which is my favorite kind, because you can adjust to taste.


    As a starting point, IIRC, it is recommended that you first turn the volume control to as loud as you would ever have your music, and then a bit, then turn the loudness control down to a comfortable volume, and use the loudness control (only) from then on.  As you turn down the loudness control, it adds bass and treble as it gets softer, so soft playback won't sound "thin" or "tinny."  This is a little more needed in the bass than in the treble.  Did you get a manual with your receiver?  You can check the technique of setting the loudness control in there, in case I don't remember correctly.


    If you were to use a fixed loudness control on some other receiver (some just have a switch for loudness on or off) the graph below shows what the ISO (International Organization for Standardization -- yes, I know the initials are in the wrong order, quirky, right?) thinks the amount of compensation should be at different Sound Pressure Levels (in dB).                                              Equal-loudness contour - Wikipedia

    The term "Volume" is a hangover from the old days of radio and PA; for bigger rooms (i.e., of greater volume), you would turn up the "volume" control.


    The term "Loudness" refers to a perceptual phenomenon that varies with many things.  For instance, if some music is played on a high distortion device, like one of those horrible hand held transistor radios of the '50s and '60s, it will sound louder than its SPL (see below) indicates, because the distortion, including many discordant sidebands that were not in the original music, fool the brain into thinking it is of very high SPL, and people will yell, turn it down!!!!


    "Sound Pressure Level" (SPL) is the hopefully more objective one.  With a good SPL meter set for "Z" weighting (no weighting at all) and "fast" readings, meaningful results are produced when measuring music SPL.  "C" weighting is close; some people would say, "but no cigar."  "A" weighting conforms to human hearing, i.e., the bass, and some of the treble, is rolled off.  It is used in industry, partly because few machines have much deep bass.  For music, any measurement technique that largely ignores the bass, I find annoying.Z C A Frequency Weightings

    Industrial Noise Control -- Occupational Health & Safety


    Just out of curiosity, how many watts power output is your receiver?  Do they label that as "continuous" or "RMS" or what?


    I might have misled, this one is actually fixed. Power is 40W per channel RMS.

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  15. 2 minutes ago, MicroMara said:

    Loudness or also hearing correct volume correction is intended to compensate for the loss of low frequencies when listening quietly in the activated state. Loudness lifts the treble and bass on what is noticeable at low volume. it sounds fuller.

    Interesting, that makes sense. Thanks!

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  16. Spose I could make a new thread, but may as well ask you guys first. What's a good technical explanation for what exactly something like the "Loudness" control on this KR5600 does? I can hear the difference between turning on loudness and increasing the volume, but can't very well describe it at this point.

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  17. 1 hour ago, MicroMara said:

    Here I´m Dave ....beeing busi ....




    A femal DJ is called " DJane" and YESSIRE ! I was a DJ and a very famouse one in Germany . I made the dancefloor a dance cauldron, people were freaking out, dancing till they dropped. Yeah was a great time .



    DJune more like it!


    dance cauldron haha, sounds legendary! i'm just getting started but i have no doubt i'm in it for the long haul, feels like right where i need to be.

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