Blog All Day, Dance All Night

What are the speakers of choice for successful overlords of blog industry? Nick Denton, Gawker Media head honcho and international bon vivant, prefers Mackie 450s.

They’re perfecting for throwing bitchin’ loft parties where the guests sign a non-disclosure agreement before entering. What’s really great, Nick found, is that they’re self-powered, removing the need for costly amps and confusing arrangements of cords and device clusters.

He writes, “I wish someone had told me about this years ago, before I wasted money on fancy stereo systems that blow every time I have a party.”

More details, after the jump…

Nick writes:

    “I just bought two self-powered speakers, Mackie 450s. Setup was very easy. The speakers came with power cables, and nothing else. I got an XLR-XLR cable to chain the two speakers. And an XLR adapter. Plugged in my tiny iPod Shuffle — and huge sound filled my apartment.

    Awesome. Never have speakers so powerful been controlled from so tiny a device. Now I can throw out my pointless high-end amp, which they said was perfectly matched to the speakers, now defunct, that I bought. Liars.”

2 x $699.99 at Rock and Soul for the speakers.
$39.99 10-Ft. Monster XLR-to-XLR Cable at RadioShack
$21.99 16-Ft. XLR-to-1/4″ Microphone Cable at RadioShack
$1461.96 TOTAL.

Being Nick Denton… well, you know how the chestnut goes.