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    What can I run P.A. speakers off of?

    I eventually want to start djing but for now I want to add some P.A. speakers to my room.I have a pc that I run my old school Yamaha receiver threw to the speakers off of it.I want to use my pc as my sound source so I can listen to music online until I get my cdj.So should I buy a standalone mixer and run everything threw that?or buy a audio interface and run ut threw there?It will be 2 P.A. 12 inch speakers that will be powered, music loud enough for a house party but I want to get the right amount of power to them.

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    Any good USB audio interface with two stereo channels (4 channels) will work. (One for the headphones & one for the speakers.)

    An Audio2DJ would work good, but I don't think they still make them.
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    How would I hook up my old speakers with just regular speaker cable output to the audio interface?

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    I would reconsider using full-size event P.A. speakers in your room and go with some 5" studio monitors or bookshelf speakers that are more affordable. More than enough bass and proper sound quality. Plus, unless you see yourself as a mobile DJ or throwing house parties continuously, you will not really have the need for these speakers and they take up a TON of room.

    If you already have these 12" PA's, you will need a proper amplifier to power them, which depends on the wattage that they can handle. That info is either on the back of the PA's themselves, or easily researched online.

    You should be able to run audio from your PC via 3.5mm aux cable -> RCA to the back of the amplifier. The majority of amps use XLRs for a balanced signal, but you will find some models that allow a line input via RCA or other port.

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    Using PA speakers in your bedroom is not a good idea. Unless you already have CD's I wouldn't bother thinking about CDJ's either. They are fast becoming outdated. USB stick or a laptop controller might be a better idea.

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    I tried out studio monitor speakers but I find they just don't move me.I listen to rap and house and want either P.A. style or old school tower speakers.Actually for the money the 2 P.A. speakers are the same price for high end studio monitors.I don't want low end, looking for middle to high end stuff.something that will last me years.but thanks for the advice I will keeop looking at them, I'm looking krk next week.

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    Probably a 2.1 system is what would suit you best.
    JBL makes a pretty nice one but it's kind of expensive.

    1 x JBL LSR310S subwoofer $400
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/JBL/LSR3...o-Subwoofer.gc

    2 x JBL LSR305 monitors $300
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/JBL/LSR3...dio-Monitor.gc

    But there are a lot of other options that are cheaper.
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