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    Need Suggestions for setup.

    My fraternity house is need of new speaker system for our basement. Our basement dance floor area is about 20x20. Our current speakers are four EV 8ohms 200 watt sx100+'s seen here

    Used*Electro-Voice SX100+ Passive Loudspeaker | Musician's Friend

    they are great speakers, but are very old. One blew out last year, and I have a feeling another is about to blow. I looked up the recone price, and I think it's going to be around 100 bucks. What should we do? Re cone / trade in / get a whole new setup? Not sure about the budget yet, but we wouldnt like spending more than 300 bucks. We are currently running from a QSc pro amp 2450 seen here

    https://www.google.com/search?q=QSC%202450%20amp&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS546US546&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=0c0TUoShG-rJygGQooD4Dw&biw=1538&bih=815&sei=180TUt3DIcnkyQHDyoDwDw#facrc=_&imgrc=9q7fqGWTZ8kqXM%3A%3BI1rDSZUj4gSWNM%3Bhttp%25 3A%252F%252Fwww.qscaudio.com%252Fimages%252Fhi_res %252FRMX2450_ft.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.qscau dio.com%252Fproducts%252Famps%252Frmx%252Frmx.htm% 3B4600%3B1155
    and a radio shack sound board seen here

    https://www.google.com/search?q=2%20...er%3B225%3B168

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    Any suggestions ?

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    Gnar, welcome to AR.

    I am thinking that there may not be too many here with 1st hand experience with your gear or setup.
    Give it a day or so because there are those that post from different time zones and availability.
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    I would consider getting a pair or 4 of any of these BIC and Cerwin Vega Speakers


    BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker 303-422

    BIC RtR-EV15 15" Biampable Floor Speaker 303-468



    Parts Express


    VE 8F CERWIN VEGA HOME AUDIO SPEAKERS


    BIC Formula FH8-W 8" 2-Way In-Wall Speaker Pair 303-446

    BIC America - Top Rated Since 1973

    Both these brands are party speakers and will play loud with plenty of bass and they can take abuse.
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    Thanks a ton guys. May have more questions tomorrow. Blackraven - I also happen to be from the St. Paul area, but I go to school in Wisconsin. Any other good stores around the area - my dad has recommended midwestspeaker.com

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    Here are some mom and pop shops-

    HiFi Sound They also sell used gear on consignment

    AUDIO PERFECTION

    Custom Home Theater Install | High-End Audio and Video Equpiment

    Home Theater Minneapolis

    avahifi - avahifi They are in Woodbury where I live.

    The Needle Doctor in St. Louis Park off Excelsior BLVD and Hwy 100
    Needle Doctor

    All these places sell high end gear

    Midwest Speaker is a speaker repair shop but they do sell used refurbished speakers, many are vintage.
    Last edited by blackraven; 08-21-2013 at 04:18 AM.
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    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Being a high end audio guy for years I also installed and tuned pro sound systems for live audio events and dance clubs back in the day so I know a little about it. Looking at your setup I'm guessing you use this system for parties and DJ stuff right? If I am wrong I apologize but with a mixer and pro sound amp with PA speakers this would be the type of system for that. Looking at what you have I would say I would either look at fixing the speakers you have which would not be a bad idea if they are in good shape other than the re coning needs of the woofer but I would also visit the music instrument stores in the area and online and see what they have specials on or what they have at what price. There are many options out there and to be honest my opinion is if you use this system for this purpose I would stick to PA speakers and pro sound gear since ruggedness is what they are built for and they will handle the higher spl dance and party music better than typical home speakers, even bigger ones. And PA speakers offer better field replaceable parts and drivers so if you blow something you can replace it a whole lot easier than with a typical home speakers. Just my opinion
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    Thanks for the awesome feedback guys. I also noticed when looking the ceiling that the two wires are connected to a metal rod type thing that holds the speaker in place/sends the speaker wire through. What exactly are those called/are they a must for ceiling speakers?
    Last edited by Gnar; 08-22-2013 at 11:29 AM.

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