What’re The Differences Between DJ Speaker and Normal Speakers?

Pál Szakács/ March 2, 2020/ General Article/ 0 comments

DJ Speakers are beneficial when setting up a club sound system or hosting your birthday party. Speakers are a mere reflection of the sound you produce in your software or turntable, but the quality is equally important. They come at different sizes and prices. The speakers are suitable for indoor purposes, for instance, house parties, and outdoor purposes, for example, teambuilding activities. 

What are DJ Speakers?

DJ speakers are part of a dj sound system meant for clubbing, street partying, TV shows, gigs, and house parties. DJ speakers are designed specifically for a Disc Jockey performance.

These monitors usually are linked to a turntable and a laptop where the DJ controls the music. They have unique features that make them suitable for a live and lively performance.  

Most DJs and party enthusiasts understand that a good DJ monitor is primarily one with high watts. Other factors like frequency, however, also come into play. 

Passive and active speakers are the main categories of DJ monitors. Passive speakers are those that require an external amplifier while the active speakers have a fully integrated internal amplifier.

Which speaker has a higher Sensitivity Rating than the other one?

  • The sensitivity rating of a speaker is a measure of how well a speaker converts the amplifier power to acoustic energy.  In a nutshell, it is the relationship between the power input and the sound output of a given speaker.
  • It tells you how much sound a speaker will give with a given amount of power. We measure sensitivity with a calibrated sound level meter. For consistency and standardization, speaker sensitivity is measured 1 meter from the speaker with 1 watt of power coming from the amplifier
  • A sound level meter measures Sound Pressure Level (SPL). The units are in decibels (dB). You might be familiar with figures like 84 dB ( 1w/1m). In this case, the speaker produces a level of 84dB when the power is 1 watt of power and measured 1 meter in front.
  • Generally speaking, speakers with a sensitivity of over 90 dB (1w/1m) are considered efficient. DJs interact with a vast audience, which is why they need monitors with high sensitivity.  
  • Take, for instance, the 1,000Watts driven JBL EON610 Portable 10″. One of the best DJ speakers in the market, it has a maximum SPL output of 124 Db. Compare the JBL dj speakers with the Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2, which is among the best home speakers. It has a considerable sensitivity of 87 Db, which is good enough for a speaker operating in a small room.  
  • However, the Elac speaker cannot match up the JBL’s power.

Between these two speakers, which has a high impedance or low impedance?

  • Impedance is another significant factor to consider when getting a speaker. Put in simple terms; it refers to the speaker’s resistance to the flow of current when voltage is applied. 
  • We measure impedance in ohms. Most speakers have a rating between 4- 8 ohms. The lower the impedance, the more resistant the speaker is to the flow of current. Nominal impedance refers to the minimum resistance of a speaker.
  • Impedance varies depending on the frequency which a speaker is producing. A low resistance does not always imply a low-performance speaker. High frequency typically provides higher impedance.
  • A speaker with an impedance of 4 ohms requires more power to run as opposed to one with 8 ohms. 
  • A low resistance speaker puts a load on your amplifier. It pushes more current, which your amp may not be able to deal with. A higher impedance, on the other hand, means limited current flow, which limits the volume.
  • DJ speakers generally have low to medium impedance, which ensures their amplifiers do not blow up during long performances. They also have higher frequencies than conventional speakers, meaning higher resistance.
  • Deciding what speaker to choose based on its impedance is a little bit intricate. If your receiver is the high current design and delivers 100 watts/channel or more without distorting, you don’t have to worry that you under-powering a speaker with a rating of 6 or 8 ohms.

Which speaker does a DJ need?

A DJ speaker offers everything that you need on a big occasion. They have mounting holes underneath them and grills for protection, which ensures that you can use decent stands that are safe to use on or near to dancefloors.

Having a home speaker on top of a table at a party would be ridiculous. Needless to say that those home speakers are not loud enough. Additionally, their bass is not impressive in a lively room. 

Most modern DJ speakers have an integrated amplifier. That home speaker would need an additional amplifier to be able to move a crowd in party mode.

DJ speakers like Yamaha DXR15, JBL EON615, QSC K12.2, Bose F1 Model 812, Wireless Active PA Speaker System, and Wireless Portable PA Speaker system offer so much for affordable prices. These are speakers that are sure going to rock your weekend. Leave that JBL Flip 5 and Riva Concert back at home.

Conclusion

Finding an appropriate speaker for Djing can be a hassle, especially if you are new to the field. You might want to bring that woofer to your show in a quest to tame your budget. If you are not looking to buy a new or second-hand speaker, you should lease a DJ speaker for a night or two, instead of using a conventional speaker.   

If you are looking to buy, you should consider the factors we highlighted. Frequency is an essential factor, but then so is impedance and sensitivity. Do not be too insistent on one feature that you compromise the other.

Making Your Garden the Stuff Dreams are Made Of

Pál Szakács/ December 12, 2019/ General Article/ 0 comments

Your back or front garden does not need to be a shy and retiring piece of your property. With a few creative moves, you can turn your garden into a piece of prime real estate. Color, texture and lighting all add the drama you crave and can up your enjoyment immeasurably. Try a couple of the following ideas

Choose Native Plantings

Whether you are in the plains states where plumes of pampas grass thrive or the deep south where cacti are the stars of the show, choosing some native plants can help your garden be a success, as the plants are already acclimated to your grow zone. Strive for some variation in height and size of blossoms or leaves for a great mix of balance and texture. Choose some greens, such as hosta for a solid base, then add some height with gladiolus, zinnias, or day lilies. Trim the edges with border plants such as phlox or flowering myrtle.

Add an Artistic Element

You can add a bit of additional interest with a cool water feature, bird bath or statuary. Your own motif could be custom designed into some Corten steel gates to make your garden match your personality. Adding an element of stone, iron or other material heightens the interest and adds a nice focal point or conversation piece.

Light it Up

Path and feature lighting can provide safety in the dark evening hours, but can also add an aire of magic to the area. Strings of fairy lights in the trees can add a subtle twinkle of imagined fireflies, while spotlights or uplights can highlight a special feature. Make sure to have enough light to illuminate walkways as well. If desired, yellow tinted bulbs can help keep bugs away.

Any one of the items above can enhance your garden. Using several, you can have a wonderful outdoor space to entertain and meditate in the garden of your dreams.

How To Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

Pál Szakács/ October 4, 2019/ Art Gallery, Art Store/ 0 comments

To give your home a head start on the season, it’s a great idea to start shopping for seasonal decorations before the holidays hit. There are plenty of decorative items that embrace the ambiance of the chillier months while still looking at home from October to December. To get some ideas for decorative items you can use in your home throughout all of the colder parts of the year, look at the list of suggestions compiled below.

Nordic Art

Nordic art often captures a look that is reminiscent of a colder climate. For example, there are many Scandinavian crafts products that come in colors that are complimentary to the season, offering subtle ways of enhancing the décor in your home to maintain a festive ambiance. You can incorporate accent pieces such as linens and pillows that use Nordic-inspired designs and colors. To take things up a notch, you can also display Nordic art on your walls.

Hanging Lights

To add to the feelings of cheer, hang decorative lights around your home. Instead of focusing on the usual holiday lights that are displayed throughout December, look into a variety of other string lights that will provide a wider range of lighting options such as copper string lights. You can also add lanterns and candles to give off ambient lighting that will help create a warm and cozy aesthetic that suits the season.

Seasonal Plants

To help embrace the chillier months even more, look into plants that suit the fall and winter months. You can either display plants that are associated with popular depictions of the holidays or select plants that are appropriate for the region you live in. If you invest in live plants, take time to do a little research beforehand so that you can care for them properly.

By using the tips above, you can decorate your home for the holiday season in advance.

The Art Style of MAGNUS GJOEN

Pál Szakács/ September 17, 2019/ Original Art/ 0 comments

Magnus Gjoen is one artist I’m so fascinated about. I came across the works of this exceptional London-born artist in the late months of 2018. I have ever since been thrilled as to how he conveniently sees the sight of things that appear dangerous and transforms them into a fragile piece of art. His art style could be regarded as finding a thin line between the modern and contemporary art styles. ArtRepublic recently wrote a stunning piece on the art style of Magnus Gjoen. You should check it out.

If you look closely at his works, it would be hard to miss his ability to question the character and connection between war, struggle, peace and sometimes religion. His perspective of art isn’t far-fetched from his wide exposure between more than one art culture. Gjoen started his journey with studying design here in London before he then sailed down to Milan to further his studies. His passion for art made him a standout denim designer and designer in graphics working with one of the fines British fashion legend ever.

His background in fashion made him confident in infusing a contemporary ancient-feel to his works. Gjoen often returns to old destructive models and try to relate their meanings into more significant things in modern society.

Gjoen mostly attests the inspiration behind his works to imagery dating as back as the 14th century.  He always finds the thought of blending it with the street art to bring about a manipulating ancient stunning success of objects charming. For years, he has always worked to create arts, drawing inspiration from various backgrounds and beliefs. Most especially the one I consider a part of his favorites; “Renaissance and Flemish masters,” war and religion. While the human race, he sets aside as his most favored subject of inspiration.

He also explores his artistic capabilities through the use of ceramics, making sculptures having his handprints written all over them. If you haven’t seen any of his sculpture works, you probably wouldn’t understand the mystery behind his crafts. Gjoen loves to capture subtle images of death and beauty, portraying objects such as human skulls and advanced and old weaponry. He never seizes to draw every viewer’s attention to the transitory nature of a feasible existence.

Most pieces he creates can change dark imagery into fragile objects. By adding a little spice of dark humor and modern art to his works, Gjoen has drawn the hearts of future generations of art lovers who understand his clear-sighted comments on modern society. Few of his art piece is digitally-built by 3D templates In illustrator. After which he adds thorough details defining every inch with shadow drops in Photoshop.

A few years ago, for the first time, Gjoen tried out with various materials like Perspex, and fine wood. I suggest he did this to prove he could come out of his digital shell and try something new. One of the created pieces was titled “Monster.” Monster describes the extremely uptight, yet confused subconscious of a serial killer. He successfully narrated how imagination can be the fundamental driving force in the foundation of a monstrous being.

Tips for Buying a Guitar

Pál Szakács/ April 5, 2019/ Art Gallery/ 0 comments

Are you an aspiring musician? Do you want to learn to play guitar in your spare time? If this is the case, you should choose the guitar you buy very carefully. There are many different brands and models that you can choose from. Some of these are much better than others. Do not assume that the quality of sound that you get from all guitars will be the same. This is simply not the case. You should be patient and explore all of your options where guitars are concerned. Here are a few of the tips you can use to make the selection process easier.

1. Get some opinions from people who already own a guitar.

The first thing you should do is inquire about the specific brands and models that are used by guitar players you know. Ask your friends, family members and people at your job if they play guitar. You should then ask these people why they chose the specific type of guitar they own. How long have they owned it? Have they ever needed to have it repaired? How much did it cost? Did they buy it new or used? Where did they buy the guitar? They might be able to tell you about a store or website that has Preston Thompson guitars for sale.

2. What is the return policy of the store or website?

You need to have a firm understanding of how long you will have to get a refund for the guitar you are going to buy. There is a chance that the guitar might not live up to your expectations after you start playing it for a while. Therefore, you need to know the policy of the store or website where refunds are concerned. These policies can vary greatly.

3. Ask the store or website if they offer a payment plan.

A guitar can be a very expensive item. Therefore, you might not have enough cash to pay the entire price of the guitar all at once. In this case, you should see if the store or website will allow you to make payments.