Wanted: An awesome, but cheap, sound system for a student co-op
September 16, 2010 1:17 PM Subscribe
What kind of (budget, DJ-quality) sound system should we buy to have amazing parties at a student co-op?
posted by mahoganyslide to technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The co-op I live in has a beautiful common room that is sometimes converted into a dance floor, but we always need to bring in DJs from elsewhere to drive the party. However, it's about time we setup our own sound system.
We want to invest in a decent enough sound system that can get us dancing. Unfortunately, I'm at a complete loss for where to even start researching potential systems; I don't know anything about watts, ohms, subs, amps, etc. However, I am confident that the hivemind will come to the rescue :-)
The room in question isn't too large, but can definitely hold 50-60 people. Our budget is $500, and we want to maximize the bang for buck ratio. The students in question aren't audiophiles and are just looking for a good time and a loud enough to beat to jive to. The system itself should be durable to stand the test of time (especially in a student-run living environment) as well as the random person who decides to crank every dial to the max.
We will most likely connect the system to a computer or mp3 player via a 3.5mm jack.
So, hivemind, what kind of equipment do you think we'll need?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!