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Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Richruffcut » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:13 pm

I was thinking about buying some subs the other day for my home set up (as if its not loud enough already) and it got me wondering what people (you guys) are using as home equipment for mixing/or just listening to oldskool these days???

Im using:

Technics 1210s with ortofon cartridges

Technics SH-EX1200 dmc mixer

RCF ART 312-A mk3 speakers

Sennheiser hd 25-1 headphones

What are you using in 2014?

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by lixx » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:25 pm

Well I sold my Technics in 2004 and had a nice long sabbatical of 10 years. Upon returning I was shocked to discover Technics were no longer made. I thought about getting used versions but every one on ebay was around $700 and not in great shape- which pissed me off because the two I had for 10 years were immaculate when I sold them (I took care of my equipment). Also only cost me $400 a piece new in 94. Anyhow I ended up getting two Audio Technica ATLP120's which are Technics clones anyhow just with USB capabilities. So my set up is:

Audio Technica ATLP120's with Ortofon Concorde DJ S'

Pioneer DJM 300 silver (still have from my original dj days)

Alesis M1Active 320USB monitors

Sony V600 headset (still have from my original dj days, although those pads need replacing)

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Richruffcut » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:29 pm

Ive still got a pair of Alesis M1 active monitors lixx. They are pretty good for the money

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Thrash » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:37 pm

Only ever listen to Oldskool at home through my Sennheiser cans these days. Aside from that it's via the 14 Bang & Olufsen speakers in the wagon. :D

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Richruffcut » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:53 pm

Nice one Thrash sounds mint

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by dj jedi » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:06 pm

I don't think I'll ever use anything but Technics decks, but I have got a new mixer and speakers recently - Pioneer DJM-707 mixer, and KRK Rokit active speakers.

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Richruffcut » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:30 pm

dj jedi wrote:I don't think I'll ever use anything but Technics decks, but I have got a new mixer and speakers recently - Pioneer DJM-707 mixer, and KRK Rokit active speakers.
What KRKs did you go for? I had a demo in a shop for the 8s the bass was pretty impressive for a small unit. My mates got the 5s

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by The_Ruffneck » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:21 am

Just got the tech 1210s, denon mixer and my old bose studiocrafts (not your typical bose speaker) on a yamaha rv490 amp.Picked up a couple of dynaudio dm 2/6 to go with it recently.

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by dj jedi » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:21 am

Richruffcut wrote:What KRKs did you go for? I had a demo in a shop for the 8s the bass was pretty impressive for a small unit. My mates got the 5s
Just the 5's mate, I live in a flat so plenty loud enough without annoying the neighbours too much :lol:

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by deebom » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:16 am

2x 1210s with ortofon pro s.
DJ Tech DFS1 mixer.
Serato.
Pioneer XCHM51 stereo.
Pioneer sub.
Mordant short speakers from the 90s, don't know what they are called though. I just purchased a pair of JBL control 1s which I'll put up soon.

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Richruffcut » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:57 pm

deebom wrote:2x 1210s with ortofon pro s.
DJ Tech DFS1 mixer.
Serato.
Pioneer XCHM51 stereo.
Pioneer sub.
Mordant short speakers from the 90s, don't know what they are called though. I just purchased a pair of JBL control 1s which I'll put up soon.
Nice deebom, JBL stuff is the dogs i love there products. What is the pioneer sub like? Ive been looking at cerwin vega, rcf, and funktion one subs not sure what to get yet but it has to be loud.

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by deebom » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:29 pm

The subs nothing special. Does the job for me, it's smallish and tucks away out of sight. I rarely get the chance to use my turntables these days due to having three small children, and I don't need humungous sound.
One of these.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Series-Active-S ... ioneer+sub

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by dreamweave » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:21 pm

dj jedi wrote:
Richruffcut wrote:What KRKs did you go for? I had a demo in a shop for the 8s the bass was pretty impressive for a small unit. My mates got the 5s
Just the 5's mate, I live in a flat so plenty loud enough without annoying the neighbours too much :lol:
I got some Yamaha HS8 monitors a few months ago and really considered the KRK speakers but went for the Yamaha's and looking to get the HS8S sub after christmas. Still got my Technics and got a Pioneer DJM T1 about a year ago.

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by MikeW » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:19 pm

Technics 1210s and PC running Traktor Scratch

Nad 3020 Amp - £10 from cash converters

Celestion DL6 Series 2 Speakers - £20 from British Heart Foundation shop

Probably the best sounding amp & speakers I've ever owned, and definitely the cheapest!

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Re: Listening to oldskool in 2014 on?

Post by Nits » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:48 am

Right now a crappy Biema W110II and RCL (also crappy but surprisingly the combo sounds ok hooked up to the pc) speakers that I picked up in a cash converter type shop (perhaps it was actually cash converter?!) for a bit over 100 notes, but am just putting on the finishing touches of paint (we moved in less than 2 years ago) to the "vinyl den", before I put in the shelving/desk and plumb in the sound which will be QSC GX5 AMP running a pair of JBL M-Series M350s (they were what I wanted but couldn't afford back in 93 :p ). 1210's too of course. Can't wait... shouldn't be long now till it's all finished :D I know I said before, but the last few months have really been progressing, and it's looking like I'll finish this winter as long as the weather stays useless/too wet outdoors :D

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