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    Student proof audio system...

    Just been asked by Head of 6th form to source an audio setup for their common room.

    I guess it needs to be tough as old boots and be capable of playing cd's/ mp'3's / line-in / radio blah blah...

    I guess the two main factors are ROBUST AND LLOOOUUUDDDDDD!

    Anyone any suggestions...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennysarmy View Post
    Just been asked by Head of 6th form to source an audio setup for their common room.

    I guess it needs to be tough as old boots and be capable of playing cd's/ mp'3's / line-in / radio blah blah...

    I guess the two main factors are ROBUST AND LLOOOUUUDDDDDD!

    Anyone any suggestions...?

    Cheers
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    Get them to buy their own! They will tend to look after it better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7andY View Post
    Get them to buy their own! They will tend to look after it better...
    Thats not a bad shout that... or perhaps buy a cheap-ish I-Doc and then they bring in their I-pods...?

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    "Student Proof"... No hope. They will turn anything up so loud that it will clip and trash the drivers You might mitigate against this by using pukka self-powered speakers with built in protection. However, these cost big money.

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    Cant recommend this particular model but Mackie are generally quick robust. Provide them with a few cables and let them plug it into their mp3 player.

    Mackie SRM-150 (GAK)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7andY View Post
    Get them to buy their own! They will tend to look after it better...
    Definitely gets my vote... Nothing like ownership to get the group behind looking after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    "Student Proof"... No hope. They will turn anything up so loud that it will clip and trash the drivers You might mitigate against this by using pukka self-powered speakers with built in protection. However, these cost big money.
    Quoted for truth!

    I have a studio style setup at home (I produce dance music in my spare time) and I have a pair of Mackie HR624 monitors (sound quality is incredible). I can boost them quite loud, but if I overstep the mark the speakers LED's will flash red that I'm overdoing it and cut the volume down for me. Big big money though, I wouldn't spend such cash for student use tbh!

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