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Fraternity house sound system

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Tirc46, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Tirc46

    Tirc46 New User

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    My fraternity house is looking to invest in a sound system. The sound system will be used for outdoors and indoors(mainly indoors due to winter). Our budget is roughly 800$.I am not tech savy when it comes to audio equipment, so links or names to good products I need will be greatly appreciated.For the bass I will be building a design from http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/index.html with lab 12s. I do not know which design would be best because there are a lot to choose from, but Possibly the tuba 60 if money allows it. Also, I will need to know what devices I will need to power this sub and what I will need to be able to plug it up to the sound system. Any and all advice will be appreciated, thanks.
     
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    Build a couple of O-Tops - http://www.billfitzmaurice.com/OmniTop12.html for the highs. You will need to determine what your music sources are. CD, cassette, records or some type of digital music. From there, you can get a mixer. A 2 channel Behringer analog mixer is about $50. You can get one that will stream digital music for about $150 or so. From the mixer, the signal will go to a crossover like this - http://www.pssl.com/!Fk924GPjlzGDGjNy4OOIxA!/Behringer-CX-2310-2-Way-Ster-3-Way-Mon-Crossover-s?gclid=CjwKEAjw9qafBRCRiYrL4-fpuFkSJACvocQ1mq8qfoAgqVj5Rjf5OiS7IHthXZWVRkRm0OIjHeHg-RoCIH_w_wcB The high output will feed one amp and the lows another. A Crown amp can easily power the O-Tops - http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crown-X1000-Stereo-2x300W-Power-Amp-108270653-i2670626.gc And maybe a http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHEP2000 in bridged mode to power the sub.

    Doing this for $800 will be difficult. On the other hand, this gear needs to handle some abuse. I used my home stereo to DJ our frat parties (small school) and it took a beating. I fried my Pioneer speakers, some Klipsch Hereseys and 2 sets of DIY speakers not to mention I found out that someone had dropped my receiver and broken the main board.

    I wish I had some of this stuff back then. During the week before the party, I would prepare the music by copying songs from CD to a mix tape. For requests, I'd queue cassettes up in a jam box before putting them in the main player. We did have a CD player but for at least the first 2 years, CDs were very rare.
     
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