What speakers and cables do I need for s8 controller

sweeney5877
sweeney5877 Member Posts: 10 Member

Hi, I’m a complete novice who has just purchased a second hand traktor s8 controller. I have a budget of £300 thereabouts to buy what I need speakers wise. Can anyone please recommend speakers and cables in this budget?

your help is very much appreciated!

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  • Sûlherokhh
    Sûlherokhh Member, Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,710 mod
    edited March 25 Answer ✓

    Pioneer DJ Studio Monitor (pair) are serving me well [< 200€]:

    or with blootooth as an additional input (for your phone or whatnot):


    Cables: Cinch (RCA) male to Cinch (RCA) male, best bet is at least 2 meters.

    https://www.thomann.de/intl/audio_cables.html?feature-47038%5B%5D=Cinch%20(RCA)%20male&feature-10698%5B%5D=Cinch%20(RCA)%20male&gk=KAAU&category%5B%5D=KAAU&cme=true&filter=true

  • mykejb
    mykejb Moderator Posts: 1,155 mod
    Answer ✓

    What speakers you need depends on where you're going to be playing, although they'll need to be active speakers (ie with built in amplifiers) unless you're using an external amplifier.

    As far as cables go it'll depend on what connections your speakers have, so the first step is to decide on speakers. The S8 has XLR and RCA sockets from the main out and standard jacks from the booth out so it's pretty flexible.

  • Sûlherokhh
    Sûlherokhh Member, Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,710 mod

    I thought 'active' would be a given, keeping the rest as simple as possible. Above items are just tried and tested by myself. Small enough for transport as well as small studios. Everything above that will probably push the £300 ceiling.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,074 Guru

    Speakers for what purpose?

    Are you planning to go on the road as a mobile DJ or is this just for home use?

  • mykejb
    mykejb Moderator Posts: 1,155 mod
    Answer ✓

    I went with "I’m a complete novice" so thought I'd add the bit about active/passive :)

  • sweeney5877
    sweeney5877 Member Posts: 10 Member

    thanks for helping. No just me in my bedroom messing around learning, not for gigging.

  • mykejb
    mykejb Moderator Posts: 1,155 mod
    Answer ✓

    I'd go with @Sûlherokhh's suggestions, a tried and tested solution is always the best!

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,074 Guru

    My suggestion would be a pair of KRK Rokit RP7 (KRK are a top selling brand).

  • sweeney5877
    sweeney5877 Member Posts: 10 Member

    Tried n tested does it for me… thank you soo much for all your input I genuinely appreciate it. I have learning problems and this makes things easier to me .

  • sweeney5877
    sweeney5877 Member Posts: 10 Member

    Just ordered from west end dj the Bluetooth version of the speakers you have recommended and the rca cable £185 delivered. Thank you all for your support!

    on the back of the speakers it says class 2 wire that connects each speaker, they don’t sell that which seems strange to me.

    Im on eBay looking for it but none say class 2… can I get away with buying any speaker wire that says for hifi/ surround/car audio?

    im getting really excited I purchased 10000 mp3 tracks £42 to get me started … soo many quality choonz I’ve missed and can’t wait to play around with!! I have agoraphobia and been desperate to occupy my time in this tomb lol

  • sweeney5877
    sweeney5877 Member Posts: 10 Member

    A Big thanks to Sulherokhh btw

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 1,074 Guru
    Answer ✓

    @sweeney5877 Don't worry, the wire to connect between the speakers is included in the box.

  • sweeney5877
    sweeney5877 Member Posts: 10 Member

    Magic! Thanks ok the dj ;-)

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