- Aug 10, 2019
Greetings, It's certainly a very friendly and helpful place here. I've learnt a lot from people's posts; thanks. This said, I don't quite have the insight I need to choose some suitable equipment to demo. I'm hopeful some of you can take the time to guide me in the right direction please? Firstly, the kind of music I play is very varied. It's generally electronic dance (from Old Skool House / Hardcore to Dubstep, House, Techno, Dub and Drum & Bass), to Reggae, Jazz and Funk. This said, I'm also quite happy listening to the Beatles or Adele... The speakers I buy will need to be located on each corner of my desk (approx 1.3m wide and I'm happy to buy desk stands if needed), which is up against a concrete wall. Since I will be listening to music while seated at my computer, there's not much opportunity to bring the speakers forward (which I know is what is recommended). I will also listen from my sofa which is opposite the desk. I sometimes like to DJ and would do so standing at my desk using a DJ Controller (Traktor Kontrol S2). I live in a block of flats. While I'm keen to make the most of the lower frequencies, I don't want to terrorise the neighbours (so haven't considered a sub). The music I play will often be in 320kbit MP3 (downloaded from the Internet), however I do try and source WAV/FLAC when possible. I use the Traktor S2's sound card (which is pretty decent), which connects to my PC through USB, and then has jack and phono outputs. The main concerns I have are: > Digital format of the music I have not translating well > Finding speakers that sound good near to a wall > Finding speakers / amp that are a pleasure to listen to > That the speakers are too big to be comfortably located on my desk > Finding a small amp that can be located on my desk. So around the Marantz MCR603 size (it looks a fantastic device, but I've no need for all the bells and whistles) The budget I have is around the £800 mark, but that doesn't mean I have to spend that! I'm equally happy to buy second hand as I am new. Would really appreciate some feedback. Thanks in advance.