I've had all my DJ kit since about 1995:
Pair of Technics 1210s
1 x Boss Sampler/Sequencer
1 x Kenwood KA3020SE Amp
1 x Kam Scratch Mixer
Pair Mission 702 speakers
Pair Eltax Monitor speakers
The amp is probably going to die quite soon - it's leaking sound and getting crackly. I want to upgrade but not sure what I need in todays modern world. Currently the amp doubles up as our domestic amp and has a CD, tuner and twin cassette decks (I know) and a minidisc connected up to it ...
Should I get powered active speakers and connect them directly to my mixer instead of getting a new amplifier? I've heard active monitors can be as loud as a hifi amp these days. I'd then look at getting a simple amp or perhaps one of those 'girly' micro hifi systems for the domestic stuff (I also have a loud iPod dock).
Or should I replace with a similar amp? If so, can you recommend a suitable replacement? I've loved my '3020 for years it has loads of inputs and is neighbour-annoyingly loud ;-)
Should I get something like a keyboard amp which would also allow me to plug guitar/bass/drum machine into it. If so, can you recommend something suitable?
Should I look into digital kit e.g. digital amp and mixer? If digital amps exist ...? I know digital mixers do though are frighteningly expensive for the hobbyist.
Thanks for looking.