Numark expands DJ gear with NPM100 monitors
(ShackMan | Posted 2011-01-15)
Every DJ needs a solid set of monitors to keep the sound pumping set after set. You need clean, clear, powerful tone that doesn't quit or distort. You don't want to break the bank, and you don't want to break your back. So in the spirit of the DJ 2 Go and Numark's lightweight gear, they bring you the NPM100 monitor, a lightweight 100-watt RMS (200 watts peak) monitor with two 5". Able to hold down the fort as studio monitors as well as small gigs, the NPM100 is an active speaker set with a small footprint and a big sound.
The NPM100 set is compatible with virtually any music gear thanks to standard RCA input and XLR-1/4" combo inputs. The inputs are switchable from +6 dB for use with mixers to -45dB for direct connect from a microphone to ensure that whatever a gig requires, you and your monitors are ready, and they won't be distorting or clipping. There's also a built-in gain control for finer adjustments or when you aren't using a mixer. Of course, there's also an LED clipping light that shows exactly when signals are clipping.
The overall goal, however, is still a crisp sound, and with impact resistant molded plastic cabinets housing the speakers and the ability to place them in portrait or landscape position, you can find your ideal sound in each gigging situation.
James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College. He will be spending the Fall and Winter months working on playwright Frank Gagliano's Voodoo Trilogy and Bodoni County Songbook.
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