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do i need an amp or not?

carnage 11:16 AM - 23 May, 2015
Hi guys. I have a 2011 mac book pro with ddj sz. My monitors (alesis monitor 1 mk2s active) are connected to the sz via xlr but can also take trs.

I'm about to buy a pioneer rmx 500 which, with no send and return, has to go on the master output.

I will also want to take the output from the rmx and record it back into the mbp.

Can I connect the speakers direct to the rmx, or will I need a small pre amp mixer or amp?
s3kn0tr0n1c 12:18 PM - 23 May, 2015
The output from rmx will connect directly to your active speakers without amp.

However, as there is only 1 output from rmx you will have to find some way of getting 2 signals if you also want to also record on mbp.
dj_soo 6:54 AM - 24 May, 2015
Just curious what the rmx500 can do that the internal effects and outboard effects can't on the Sz.

If it had dedicated send/returns I could see maybe using an external effects unit...