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crazyguy854
01-30-2011, 12:36 AM
I have two Radio Shack 10 75-Watt 2-Way PA Monitor Speakers and i am just getting into dj and idk what type of powered mixer to use for my speakers and idk what cables to use or how to hook it up to a powered mixer so i really need some help. Can someone help me please.

the_white_bunny
01-30-2011, 12:59 AM
xlr cable is how you tend to hook up your PA to the speakers.
other ways as well but that seems to be the most common.

some speakers take 1/4 male ends(like a guitar cable) so in that case you need to get a xlr to 1/4 cable........

im pretty sure its called XLR


edit ok i was tripping. they arnt XLR

the cables i have for my PA look like

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/6/8/0/420680.jpg

just look here
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/cables-snakes/speaker-cables

you should be able to find what you need.

crazyguy854
01-30-2011, 01:20 AM
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062681 this is the speaker it has a 1/4" mono phono jack in the back and then idk what type of cable im assuming the ones you just showed are the cables but what powered mixer could i use and where would i insert tht plug. i am so confused

the_white_bunny
01-30-2011, 01:29 AM
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062681 this is the speaker it has a 1/4" mono phono jack in the back and then idk what type of cable im assuming the ones you just showed are the cables but what powered mixer could i use and where would i insert tht plug. i am so confused


ok so we know that your speakers need a 1/4" jack to something cable.

do you have any powered mixers in mind?

crazyguy854
01-30-2011, 01:42 AM
i do not because i am unsure on how to choose how much wattage i am allowed to put on these speakers. i have never done this before so im a complete white slate when it comes to choosing this stuff

the_white_bunny
01-30-2011, 01:56 AM
i do not because i am unsure on how to choose how much wattage i am allowed to put on these speakers. i have never done this before so im a complete white slate when it comes to choosing this stuff

your going to want a 150 watt powered mixer.
the speakers are each 75.
they share the output
so 150/2=75

ive never used a PA that was selfed powered mine is
a mixing board and 2 power amps.
so im not sure if that is still how it works

crazyguy854
01-30-2011, 02:06 AM
kk well u def gave me more than what i knew already so thanx if anyone else knows it a little bit more go ahead and comment.

the_white_bunny
01-30-2011, 02:30 AM
kk well u def gave me more than what i knew already so thanx if anyone else knows it a little bit more go ahead and comment.
if you dont push the speakers too hard you could prob get away with like a 180-200 watt dealio.

crazyguy854
01-30-2011, 02:51 AM
what do u mean

Phil Starr
01-30-2011, 04:00 AM
You don't really explain what you want to do with this and that will determine what you buy. Your choice is between separate amp and a dedicated mixer or a less flexible powered mixer. Something like this http://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/200W-Powered-Mixer-with-FX-by-Gear4music/CA8 It should be available in the states under a different brand name.

You may be on the wrong forum and possibly the wrong website but explain what exactly you are trying to do and someone will probably try to help.

Quintex
01-30-2011, 06:52 AM
Since you have not indicated what the intended use is, I am just going to suggest going to a pro audio distributor and describe to them what your intended application is going to be and have them suggest something to you.

If by "dj" you mean providing music/entertainment to events not much larger than a typical house backyard party, I would suggest going back to Radio Shack and ask them for suggestions.

Here is the manual for the speakers: http://www.radioshack.com/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/ProductManuals/4000210_PM_EN.pdf

These things scream "consumer use" to me but keep in mind I have never even seen them, but the lack of spec alone makes me wary.

Also, if you are interested in DJing, http://www.djforums.com seems to be active but is not something I have any interest in. Responses around here are more in regards to live band situations.

the_white_bunny
01-30-2011, 01:36 PM
what do u mean
as they said there are probably people that know more then us on this site.

but roughly what im saying is if you buy say a 180-200 watt powered mixer if you dont like crank up the volume to in between 85% and max(stay below 85% volume) it wont hurt your speakers.

but if you are pushing all 200watts through the 2 75watt speakers you might hurt them.