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DJ'ing a dance with my Klipsch/SVS next weekend!

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Went to scope out the venue where my wife and I are hosting a party next Saturday.  Has a great raised stage for speakers and gear.  Should be about 100 friends of ours coming.  I'll be spinning the tunes and bringing my Heresys and SB-2000 subs.  It'll be fun to hear them opened up.  Living in an apartment since I got them hasn't allowed for too much tomfoolery volume-wise.  Playing everything from disco, country line dances, 60s-90s rock, rock ballads, modern dance.  Something for everyone.

 

I've DJ'd a ton of wedding/anniversary/grad parties for friends and family over the years but haven't done any in quite a while.  I always enjoyed doing it and always used whatever speakers and subs I had at the time.  This will be the first time I'm not using physical media for the music - I put everything on my laptop from my CDs and ripped them as lossless tracks.  I bought a 3.5mm to RCA cable from Amazon for about $7 shipped and hooked everything up to my receiver to make sure it all works as planned.  My wife said if all goes well she wants to have a gig like this twice a year.

 

The dance is going to be in a building that's owned by a local hotel where one of our friends works and they can reserve it for free any time it isn't in use.  Pot luck for food and drinks.

 

Should be fun!  :)

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3 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

Sounds like fun. How big is this venue for heresies and two sealed 12" subs.....? 

 

It's in about 1/3 of an old barn.  No idea exactly how big.  Not going for any max SPL awards so they'll do great.

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Don't forget your shades Mark...  Gotta be waaaaay cool in order to get into the proper "groove."  Tie dye is also a must!  Don't forget the pictures slick!  Have fun!   hahahaha  :)

 

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On 2/15/2020 at 8:04 PM, wuzzzer said:

My wife said if all goes well she wants to have a gig like this twice a year.

It will be fun, your wife is right if asked I am sure people will want to do it more often.

 

On 2/15/2020 at 8:04 PM, wuzzzer said:

.  It'll be fun to hear them opened up.

Yes it will and they will sound very good, just be sure your the one in control of the volume knob. 

 

Like Westcoastdrums said.................we will need pics. 

 

Have fun, should be easy. 

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I don't know much about this whole DJ thing, but I read that some of these professional DJs are making tens of millions of dollars each year. Must be more than just putting on a record. 

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1 minute ago, BigStewMan said:

I don't know much about this whole DJ thing, but I read that some of these professional DJs are making tens of millions of dollars each year. Must be more than just putting on a record. 

My nephew was into it and followed some.  They put on shows like a concert, mixing and matching sounds with their equipment.  It's like composing but using anyone else's samples.  Some of it can be pretty good.

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I used my two La Scala for our local Filipino-American Christmast party. We had almost 100 people in a 49x37 room (20+ ceilings), and was great. Didn't have subs and the bass was still good enough for them to be happy. The previous purveyors of music have used self powered boxes on a stand with direct radiators. The LS walk all over those.

 

We were to have double the space, where I would have brought the MWMs for the bottom end, but we didn't have room for them.

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My late uncle did our wedding with two Heresy's and a couple SVS cylinder subs. It sounded better than I expected in a medium-large sized room.

He missed his calling in life and this was right up his alley. RIP.

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Had a blast!  It was great getting the speakers pumping.  They sounded fantastic and I had the volume between -10.0 and -3.0 depending on the song and it was plenty loud. 

Everyone said it was a great mix of music and that it sounded great.  I danced more than I ever have at any dance.

Now to get everything hooked back up at home.  😬

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Just now, wuzzzer said:

They sounded fantastic and I had the volume between -10.0 and -3.0 depending on the song and it was plenty loud

I can imagine that was very loud ... and that's the way to listen to good music.

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Knew you'd enjoy doing it.  Glad it all worked for you all.  When's the next one?  lol  The word gets out you can go mobile and make millions!   :)

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That's awesome man. Glad to hear you and your guests had a great time and that Klipsch was an important compliment to the mix. 

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Great to hear, I may be looking at providing music for my daughter’s wedding at an outdoor location, I could do 4 x Heresy plus dual Velodyne DD10 with an AVR and power amp. Glad to know it was a fun time for you and guests.

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Cool! Glad it came together... and it's never fun to haul it all back home and get it set back up.

 

Maybe once a month? That would be nice.

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