To Ipod your Party or not?
DJSPACEBAR speak to lots of folks enquiring about
their equipment for their party. Some folks also
asked us opinions on using their personal MP3
Players or IPODS for their event. The article below
will show you some information on how to connect
your ipod to a sound system.
DJSPACEBAR can assist
as well as provide all the necessary equipment
required for your party including lighting.
Depending on location - please take a look at our
for further information.
We have also been
invited as guests at Ipod Weddings and Party and we
also share our experiences with you (from a guest
point of view). Its helpful information to
consider for your party.
Connecting your Digital Music
player (laptops, Ipods, mp3 players etc):
One of the truly
wonderful things about having your own jukebox is
that you can control and programme it to your
playlist and a simply hook it your sound system.
Just get all your favorite tunes together, create a
play list and plug it into the venue sound
system. You can connect an Ipod to a external stereo
system. The ipod has a mini amplifier (60mW) built
into the unit and you will need a Headphone-to-RCA
The headphone socket
plugs into the Ipod and the RCA part goes into the
Amplifier, you will be able to get this from most
electronic stores for £5 and this what the converter
looks like. The Ipod connector is a 3.5mm headphone
jack and the amplifier connection is called an RCA
For optimal sound
quality when using external speakers, set the iPod
volume at less than half the maximum output and
adjust your listening volume through your stereo
controls. This prevents over amplification, which
can cause distortion and reduce audio quality.
You will need an
appropriate amplifier and speakers for the size of
your room. For House parties, you should be able to
connect it to you home stereo surround system with
minimal effort. For a venue or hall, you will need
to hire a PA or sound system.
Depending on the event,
there are pros, cons and some risks that's worth
mentioning. Here are the areas that are worth
- Ability to control
the Music yourself
- Musical Atmosphere
Cheap: Let break down
the essentials you would need for your party.
DJSPACEBAR offers an IPOD Sound Reinforcement
a) Ipod (yours)
b) Amplifier, from
£50 to hire
c) Single Speaker/PA
System, from £50 to hire
d) Lighting, from £25
per light to hire.
You will need to spend
time (about 1hr) on the event date to go and hire
the individual parts of the equipment for the party.
Its best to assign this task to someone in your
party to do this for you so you can concentrate on
other parts of the party. When hiring equipment, the
usual forms of identification that will be required
is 2 forms of proof - a utility bill and driving
license is adequate. The company that you hire from
will usually test and provide instructions to you on
the operation of the item. Make sure you that bring
a large enough vehicle to transport the equipment
too and from the venue in. Please contact us if you
are interested in the iDJ Package for your event.
are machines who don't have the ability to change
music at a whim if something is not working.
Any Plans to iPod Your Wedding?
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