Basement party room?

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  1. Splak

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    I'm looking at getting two Mackie SRM450's for my basement and run them from a HTPC using a Revo7.1. Do you guys think for a 25x30 basement the 450 will do the job? Mainly techno, dance, and house music occasional punk when my friend bands plays. Do you think I need an additional sub? I auditioned them today at a local music store and they are loud but really couldnt test the bottom end very much.
     
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    Uh yeah, those will be PLENTY loud unless your basement is absolutely HUGE. Why do you need a 7.1 channel sound card if you only are using 2 channels? :confused:

    But yes, you will probably want/need a sub to go with them. What is your pricerange?

    Are you going to be running them through a mixing board or straight from the soundcard? The soundcard only has unbalanced, 1/8" outputs, while the Mackie's probably have balanced trs or xlr inputs...
     
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    I have a Revo7.1 because I already have it and it has one of the best dac's and just overall sound card for the price.

    I wasn't planning on going through a mixer? Is there any reason I'd need to? I'm wanting to spend around 2500.. If those speakers are too big for the application, can you suggest some more suited for my needs?
     
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    No I wouldnt say those speakers are too big at all. How much do they cost? I would definitly say to get a sub as well though, as speakers like that typically dont have much low frequency extension. I would probably get a mixer so you can control the volume, as well as hook up other devices, and even do equilization. You can get pretty full featured ones for less than 200 dollars.
     
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    Revo 7.1 has software volume controls for each channel, plus bass adjustments, delay adjustments, etc. It's huge among the hardcore HTPC crowd and in my humble opinion I would think you would be able to get by without a hardware mixer. Although I don't know if you knew that already 042801 and felt that the software controls suck.
     
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    Only reason I never considered a mixer is because I know absolutly nothing about them.. Could you recommend me a few and I'll do some research myself as well..

    Have any sub recommendations? I know the HSU and SVS subs are awesome for HT.. Are there any that excel in what I want to do?
     
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    :confused: I NEVER said the Revo's software controls sucked... In fact, from what I have seen, they are QUITE thorough.

    What I meant is that it could be a pain in the ass to use the computer's volume control to control the volume level. Like for me, I use a reciever, and typically need to make MAJOR volume changes depending on if I am listening to a movie or music.
     
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    Hmm, well for the subs, thats the problem. You are going to have to get some serious subwoofers (read $$$$) to match the output of your main speakers :sad2:

    Unless you can DIY, the cost for such a subwoofer could be very cost prohibitive. How much of that budget would you plan to spend on a sub?
     
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    Maybe around $800.. I'm looking at the 15in Mackie active subs.. The'd match the 450's nicely and should give me plenty of bass.. What do you think?
     
  10. Blindsight

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    My bad, I meant that to read as: I don't know if you know about the Revo's software mixing, or if you DO know, but think that the software mixing sucks. :hs:
     

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