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Night Club sound Hi Fi equipment

Hi All

 

I am trying to get a night club sound from my Hi Fi equipment and finding it very difficult to get a definative answer from any shop.

 

The room size is 8m x 8m

Current equipment:

Kef XQ One's - speakers

Pioneer LX82 - AV receiver

REL 505 - sub

I have tried B&W CM8's on recommendation but this has not given me the depth of sound I am looking for.  I have also tried adding a Cyrus X power amp but yet again no noticable difference.

Am I asking the impossible or can I acheive the sound I am looking for without having to have a PA system.

Bearing in mind I am not looking for a loud system but looking for something that give you that depth of sound like you are at a concert of a club with Rock music or Dance music.

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RE: Night Club sound Hi Fi equipment

Try kef r 700s or r 900s these speakers are room filers lots of detail at low volumes  and when the volume is turned up they realy open up :rockout: :rockout: :rockout: Dance 4 :dance: Dance 4 :dance:

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RE: Night Club sound Hi Fi equipment

Not sure why you'd want this at low volume but sounds like you want a really big and probably fairy bad sub  :?

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Thanks for the info.  Would an updated AV receiver be needed?

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what sub would you recommend over my REL?

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Run your speakers to the kitchen on some bell wire, turn up the volume until you start to overload your amp and speakers, then go and sit on the toilet. With the door shut. Yep, that should do it...

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Captain Duff wrote:

Run your speakers to the kitchen on some bell wire, turn up the volume until you start to overload your amp and speakers, then go and sit on the toilet. With the door shut. Yep, that should do it...

 

ROFL

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You need at least 2 people for this as someone has to let the noise abatement team in to serve notice.

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Captain Duff wrote:

Run your speakers to the kitchen on some bell wire, turn up the volume until you start to overload your amp and speakers, then go and sit on the toilet. With the door shut. Yep, that should do it...

 

Really useful thanks for the effort!!!  I live in a detached house so no one will hear.

All I'm looking for is the depth of sound you get, not just a loud as you can go!!!

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RE: Night Club sound Hi Fi equipment

B&W CM8's for nightclub sound in an 8x8m room?  Laughing

 

It's easy to get better than nightclub sound quality combined with nightclub volumes if you wish.

 

For amplification get a 2nd hand top end PA amp. Something from the top of the range from vintage Crown or Urei will be fine. Expect to pay less than £200 for a good quality amp giving you over 300 watts. These are the solid state amplifer bargains in the hi-fi world as most enthusiasts wrongly think that all ex-PA amps sound crude.

 

For speakers. Go huge. 2nd hand. Make sure they would have been genuine high-end speakers when they were new. Sealed box for tightest bass.

 

For vaguely like a live concert sound quality you'll be struggling with CD's as a source. A good quality ex-professional analogue source has a chance of getting you there.

 

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lindsayt wrote:

B&W CM8's for nightclub sound in an 8x8m room?  Laughing

 

It's easy to get better than nightclub sound quality combined with nightclub volumes if you wish.

 

For amplification get a 2nd hand top end PA amp. Something from the top of the range from vintage Crown or Urei will be fine. Expect to pay less than £200 for a good quality amp giving you over 300 watts. These are the solid state amplifer bargains in the hi-fi world as most enthusiasts wrongly think that all ex-PA amps sound crude.

 

For speakers. Go huge. 2nd hand. Make sure they would have been genuine high-end speakers when they were new. Sealed box for tightest bass.

 

For vaguely like a live concert sound quality you'll be struggling with CD's as a source. A good quality ex-professional analogue source has a chance of getting you there.

 

 

Thank you for your advise.  Do you have any suggestions what second hand speakers I should look out for?  I would imagine we are looking for something with at least a 200mm bass driver?

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RE: Night Club sound Hi Fi equipment

If you are after that bottomless pit of power feeling, I used to run Mission M35s whilst at uni, and they were incredible.  Bit of a blunt instrument these, won't sound as nice as the speakers mentioned above, but they are an amazing dance/rock speaker.  Think of them as a halfway house between hifi and PA kit.

 

http://www.avbristol.com/product.php/143/0/mission_m35i_floorstanding_speakers/4499ac2e56a4b1f2020938a3739ca617

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RE: Night Club sound Hi Fi equipment

lee.romang wrote:

 

Thank you for your advise.  Do you have any suggestions what second hand speakers I should look out for?  I would imagine we are looking for something with at least a 200mm bass driver?

200mm's too small for this application, unless you've got lots of them per channel plus some equalization - which is rather unlikely.

 

Multiple 300mm's per channel would be OK. A single 375mm would be OK. A single good quality 450mm or bigger backed up by drivers that take over above 150hz would do the trick nicely.Remeber, it's not just the size of the driver, but the quality and the quality of execution that counts.

 

My recommendation would be to look for speakers that were once upon a time towards or at the top of American manufacturers product ranges: JBL, Altec, Klipsch, Bozak, Electro Voice. Speakers that are able to stamp their authority on your very large listening room with the type of music you enjoy. 1950's to 1980's models to keep the costs down.

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Maybe have a look at some speakers that use PA drivers as a base, like the Zu Druid.

They certainly Rock. I had a pair of open baffle speakers with Hawthorne Audio 10" Silver Iris drivers in them (Eminence based 10" Mid-Bass with a Coaxial 1" Exit Compression driver) and while they missed out on the low bass (not much below 60Hz) they certainly had the attack, dynamics and punch in the low midrange that you get from lightweight, efficient and large mid range drivers.

The only other speakers that I have had that did similar but slighty more refined were the Kord Tornado. A very large standmount with a 8" Volt Mid Bass. Not the best mid-range but the bass depth, control and dynamics were top draw.

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Thank for all the advise.

 

Would Mission MX6's of Kef Q900 be a good option?

 

Will I need a more powerful amp than my LX 82 av receiver?

 

 

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