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Philips unveils M1X-DJ Sound System for iPad

Philips unveils M1X-DJ Sound S...
Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren who worked with Philips to produce the M1X-DJ Sound System
Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren who worked with Philips to produce the M1X-DJ Sound System
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The M1X-DJ Sound System is endorsed by Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren
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The M1X-DJ Sound System is endorsed by Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren
The M1X-DJ Sound System will be available from November 2013, and will set you back €399 (roughly US$525)
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The M1X-DJ Sound System will be available from November 2013, and will set you back €399 (roughly US$525)
Connectivity comes in the form of both Bluetooth and Apple Lightning adaptor, and multiple audio inputs and outputs
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Connectivity comes in the form of both Bluetooth and Apple Lightning adaptor, and multiple audio inputs and outputs
The unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app
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The unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app
Philips showed off its scratching skills at this year's IFA
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Philips showed off its scratching skills at this year's IFA
Connectivity comes in the form of both Bluetooth and Apple Lightning adaptor, and multiple audio inputs and outputs
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Connectivity comes in the form of both Bluetooth and Apple Lightning adaptor, and multiple audio inputs and outputs
The M1X-DJ runs off mains or offers five hours of playback if you add batteries
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The M1X-DJ runs off mains or offers five hours of playback if you add batteries
The unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app
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The unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app
It's compatible with Lighting Adaptor-equipped iPads and iPhone 5
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It's compatible with Lighting Adaptor-equipped iPads and iPhone 5
Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren who worked with Philips to produce the M1X-DJ Sound System
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Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren who worked with Philips to produce the M1X-DJ Sound System
The M1X-DJ
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The M1X-DJ
The M1X-DJ packs the necessary connectivity and DJ features that set it apart from a simple speaker dock
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The M1X-DJ packs the necessary connectivity and DJ features that set it apart from a simple speaker dock
The M1X-DJ
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The M1X-DJ
The M1X-DJ
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The M1X-DJ
The M1X-DJ has cross-faders and volume controls
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The M1X-DJ has cross-faders and volume controls
The M1X-DJ combines three 80-watt speakers
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The M1X-DJ combines three 80-watt speakers
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The M1X-DJ combines three 80-watt speakers and the necessary connectivity and DJ features that set it apart from a simple speaker dock
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The M1X-DJ combines three 80-watt speakers and the necessary connectivity and DJ features that set it apart from a simple speaker dock
The M1X-DJ is billed as a ghettoblaster for the modern age
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The M1X-DJ is billed as a ghettoblaster for the modern age
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Electronics firm Philips has teamed-up with Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren to produce the M1X-DJ Sound System: a combined DJ controller and sound system for iPad.

Philips has prior form for such a device, and the M1X-DJ bears a resemblance, functionally at least, to the company's FWP3200D. Billed as a ghettoblaster for the modern age, the unit combines three 80-watt speakers and the necessary connectivity and DJ features that set it apart from a simple speaker dock.

The unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app
The unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app

Once hooked-up to a Lighting Adaptor-equipped iPad (or iPhone 5, though the small screen may make things awkward), the unit integrates with the popular iOS djay app and enables users to switch between tracks on a playlist, or mix and scratch using what Philips refers to as "professional grade" platters. There are also cross-faders and volume controls.

Besides the Apple Lightning adapter, there's also Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to multiple audio jack inputs and outputs. Though other devices can share music via the Bluetooth connection, this is definitely an iOS-aimed product, and it's not clear if the DJ features will work on other platforms when using the Bluetooth connection.

The unit runs off mains or offers five hours of playback if you add batteries.

The M1X-DJ Sound System will be available from November 2013, and will set you back €399 (roughly US$525, but note that this conversion may not reflect the actual US price).

Source: Philips

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1 comment
Bill Gallagher
Looks like the speakers face back to the dj. An odd design choice, unless you only spin in your own room, for yourself.