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RHA MA750i Noise Isolating Premium In-Ear Headphone Featuring Handmade Drivers…

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*After this initial post I tested RHA MA750i In-Ear Headphones in a late night studio session to finish a remix. After listening to the final mix down through studio monitors I only made one slight adjustment to the vocal. I am extremely pleased with final mix down and pleasantly surprised by the performance and accuracy of the RHA MA750i In-Ear Headphones.  Jaymz Nylon

We love these mid-priced in-ear headphones by the British sound geniuses RHA. The 750i’s are perfect addition to our portable devices when listening to finished tracks, demos, dj sets or phone calls etc… *It’s also advise that the need to be broken in…

RHA MA750i Noise Isolating Premium In-Ear Headphone with Remote and Microphone – 3 Year Warranty

 

 

Handmade dynamic driver (model 560.1).

The handmade dynamic drivers used in the MA750i (model 560.1) have been designed to deliver a clear and natural sound. Featuring high quality components, the drivers are capable of reproducing audio with exceptional power and precision.

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Noise isolating, premium, in-ear headphone with remote and microphone

Using RHA’s Aerophonic design, the MA750i is constructed from individually machined stainless steel components. The handmade driver and over-ear fit ensure remarkable sound reproduction and a comfortable, noise isolating fit.

Handmade dynamic driver (model 560.1).

The handmade dynamic drivers used in the MA750i (model 560.1) have been designed to deliver a clear and natural sound. Featuring high quality components, the drivers are capable of reproducing audio with exceptional power and precision.

MA750i

Noise isolating, premium, in-ear headphone with remote and microphone

Using RHA’s Aerophonic design, the MA750i is constructed from individually machined stainless steel components. The handmade driver and over-ear fit ensure remarkable sound reproduction and a comfortable, noise isolating fit.

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Each MA750i driver housing is formed in the RHA Aerophonic shape from machined, high density, 303F stainless steel for outstanding durability and sonic performance.0df5da09-5945-4adc-a33b-6a0f73a81bd5.png._V335518752__SR220,220_.png

Made for iPhone

A three-button remote and microphone is included on the MA750i cable to offer complete control over calls, music and volume with compatible Apple devices. Some remote and mic functions may be supported by Android and other smartphone devices, dependent on model, generation, applications and software versions.

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Aerophonic

RHA’s unique Aerophonic design is engineered to efficiently channel sound from the high performance dynamic drivers into the ear. The shape is inspired by the airflow properties of a trumpet’s bell, allowing MA Series products to deliver full frequency, authentic sound reproduction.

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isolation

Included with the MA750i are six sets of RHA’s dual density ear tips for a comfortable, noise isolating fit. The ear tips feature a softer outer layer for comfort and blocking against exterior noise and a firmer core to ensure a tight seal. Also included are two sets of double flange and two sets of memory foam tips.

 

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Over-ear fit

The MA750i feature over-ear cable supports designed to position the cable over and behind the ear. The cable supports offer a more comfortable, secure fit and help deliver effective noise isolation.

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Reinforced cable

The 1.35 meter cable used for the MA750i is inspired by high end audio cables, featuring oxygen-free copper cores in addition to stainless steel reinforcements throughout.

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3 year warranty

The MA750i has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest standard of build and audio quality, which is why it is covered by a comprehensive three year manufacturer’s warranty.

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Box contains

MA750i in-ear headphone. 6 pairs, dual density ear tips (S / M / L). 2 pairs, double flange ear tips (S / L). 2 pairs memory foam ear tips (universal size). Stainless steel ear tip holder. Premium storage case. Clothing clip. User guide.

Unfinished Oak Record Shelf System With Birch Inlay

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Unfinished Oak Record Shelf System With Birch Inlay
Detailed Description
One Unfinished Oak Record Shelf unit with a fitted 1/4″ Baltic birch plywood inlay. The unfinished inlay is a ready-to-use, solid bottom plate that can be easily added to any of our Oak and Ambrosian Maple record shelf units. This add-on makes our shelving incredibly versatile, accommodating both smaller-than-LP-size vinyl and opening the door to a myriad of other functional storage possibilities. And if you frequently add, remove, and/or reorganize your records, inlays help protect album corners from snagging if accidentally dragged across the bare shelf frame.

Design Overview:

Virtually every record collector tussles with the quandary of how to store their ever-growing collection of cherished LPs. As avid collectors ourselves, we are sadly aware of the limitations of available vinyl storage options. Cardboard LP storage boxes are unsightly, cumbersome, and stack poorly. Ditto for milk crates and the slew of other on-the-cheap storage methods. Designed initially to house our own record collections, our Shelf Systems incorporate several key features:

• Durable Construction. Hand-crafted by the same Amish family that makes our rock-solid SAMSON racks, the handsome Mapleshade Record Shelf System uses first rate solid ¾” oak. Crist and Uri meticulously hand-assemble the components using no staples, cardboard, plastic, or MDF. Our Record Shelf System offers exceptional material and handcrafted quality.

• Ease of Use. Assembly is simple, requiring only a screwdriver. Stored LPs have all their spines clearly visible. That obscure European pressing of your favorite artist is always right at your fingertips. No unstacking and restacking of boxes, no sifting from crate to crate. Your complete collection is readily accessible and easy to keep organized so you can focus on listening to great music.

• Expandability. Each shelf holds 150 LPs. Add extra units as needed. Our interlocking shelves are so sturdy and rigid that they can be stacked 6 units high. This allows you to store up to 900 LPs in little more than 2 1/2 square feet of precious floor space. Our Record Shelf System is designed to expand as your collection grows.

• Furniture Grade Quality. Either finished or unfinished, our Record Shelf Systems exude quality and are far more attractive than any mass-produced, semi-disposable Swedish furniture you’ll find.

• For The Elegant Listening Room. We offer our Eleganza series for rooms where it is important that the record storage integrates handsomely into an elegant décor. We offer both Finished Oak and Ambrosian Maple, with handsomely contrasting flush bottom plates and an inset top – allowing you to utilize the top for display or extra storage. To add further elegance, we offer a matching base to raise the bottom shelf off the floor. A rolling caster base is another option.

Specifications:

• minimal assembly required

• each shelf holds 150 LPs

• interlocking construction allows stacking up to six shelves high

• internal dimensions: 24″ wide x 13″ deep x 13″ tall

• external dimensions: 27″ wide x 13-3/4″ deep x 14-1/2″ tall

• includes 24″ wide x 13″ deep x 1/4″ thick unfinished Baltic birch plywood inlay

• weight: 15.5 lbs each

REVIEW by The Absolute Sound, August 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that I figured my vinyl-buying days were over. By high-end standards my collection was a modest one, maybe 1500 or so LPs. But they were choice—carefully culled over the years, only the best discs had survived. These were stored on classic Per Madsen stackable oak record racks accumulated back in the 1980s. By the turn of the millennium my collection was neither growing nor shrinking, and Per Madsen was no longer building record racks.

However, with the premium vinyl resurgence of the last few years my collection has begun increasing once again. I’ve been playing more records than ever. And as in my long-ago college days, I’ve got batches of records sitting on the floor once more. Long story short, I never thought I’d be in the market for another LP rack system.

But riding to the rescue was Mapleshade. A stalwart of the high end, Mapleshade’s beginnings can be traced to the purist recordings of engineer Pierre Sprey, who built the Mapleshade Studio in 1986 and launched the Mapleshade label in 1990. Achieving renown for their indie audiophile recordings, Mr. Sprey and his partners also researched and developed what has turned into a full-blown catalog (68 pages and counting) and a grab bag of tweaks, cable, racks, and mods.

The racks are constructed of 3/4″ finished or unfinished oak or finished Ambrosia maple, and are still hand-crafted by the same Amish family that also builds Mapleshade’s massive Samson racks. They are beautifully sawn with clean edges and immaculate corners. Even in the unfinished oak that I opted for, the smooth grain was like silk to the touch. The racks are stackable and stable up to four units high. At 27″, they are wider and heavier than the Per Madsen 18″ standard, and the planks are cut thicker—all the better to support the latest crop of 200-gram reissues.

Admittedly I’m no Thomas Chippendale, so the prospect of assembling anything with more than two or three parts was a little unnerving. However these Mapleshades were a snap. The materials arrived so carefully packaged that the planks and end pieces hadn’t shifted an inch within the box. Each rack is made up of two square vertical end pieces, a pair of right-angle planks, and two flat planks, all connected by eight wood screws and four tiny wood plugs. (Pre-tapped holes are aligned and neatly sunk into each rack to accept the wood plugs for righteously secure stackability.) No glue is required anywhere.

It took a mere fifteen minutes to assemble a Mapleshade rack, gather up a few dozen homeless LPs, and slide them securely into place. Aligning the edges of each jacket just as I always have, I stood back and surveyed my efforts and felt a wave of nostalgia. I recollected a time when I nearly gave up my records for a new “improved” format. But now, years later, I’m far more skeptical of such claims. As vinyl continues to be issued and reissued, LPs have never seemed more alive and relevant. Thanks to Mapleshade finding a place to store them will never be a problem again. —Neil Gader

MusicTech – The magazine App

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MusicTech – The magazine for producers, engineers and recording musicians…

Musictech has always been a favorite source of mine over the years and yes I do still run out to the magazine shop on the odd occasion to pick up a paper copy but I a can honestly admit that I am truly loving the convenience of being able to download all issues to my iPad and iPhone 6 Plus.

MusicTech is the magazine for producers, engineers and recording musicians. Every issue is packed with hands-on features written by professional producers and engineers. There are software workshops for every major DAW, interviews with top named producers, artists and engineers, plus reviews of the latest studio hardware and software. With a DVD packed with samples, tutorial videos and software, MusicTech is the ultimate package for today’s studio user.

This is a free app download with paid content within. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

1 month: £2.49/ US$ 3.99 [1 issue]
6 months: £16.99/ US$ 23.99 [6 issues]
12 months: £27.99/ US$39.99 [12 issues]

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased

Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Pioneer – No More CDs

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Pioneer XDJ-1000 $999 All-Digital Player Ditches The CDs
via: Dan White

Pioneer has sneakily debuted a brand new media player for DJs – the XDJ-1000 – that takes the CD out of the CDJ. Instead, it’s purely designed for Rekordbox, USB drive, and HID control purposes – finally bringing to the masses a relatively affordable solution for digital playback in a professional CDJ-style design.

TOUCH INSTEAD OF HARDWARE

The unit has the exact same form factor as the CDJ-2000 Nexus units – same dimensions and control layout – although keen-eyed CDJ users will note the lack of cuepoint buttons, touch strip for searching, etc.
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Instead, the XDJ-1000 has a 7 inch touchscreen – which allows control for setting loops, beat sync, cuing, slip mode, and a new function, Beat Jump / Loop Move (a basic function that Traktor has held alone in the digital DJ world.
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There’s also now a QWERTY-style keyboard for searching through your tracks- way easier than just rummaging around folders.
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Also of interest is a new automatic import of player settings (things like Quantize and Master Tempo) from whatever you have them set at in Rekordbox – and a color-coding for playlists that actually corresponds to an LED that lights up around the USB stick plugged in.

FINALLY AFFORDABLE?

Pioneer’s website lists the suggested retail price as being $999 – which implies we might see even lower prices as the minimum advertised price. We’ve reached out to Pioneer to find out if this is an expected street price, but no answer yet.

WHAT’S THE WEIGHT?

Anyone who’s ever moved a CDJ-2000 before knows that they’re around 10 pounds (4.7 kg) – pretty heavy for a piece of DJ equipment. Removing the CD drive (the only moving parts on the player) would seem to reduce the need for at least a few of those pounds. The XDJ-1000′s weight is down a bit to 7.27 pounds (3.3kg) – enough to still keep the unit stable when James Zabiela or DJ EZ inevitably get their frenetic mix sessions on these XDJs, but slightly more portable.
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THE FIRST OF MANY?

Pioneer has a very interesting note on their video description:

“… the XDJ-1000: the first in a new line-up of digitally focused, USB-only, rekordbox™-ready players.”

This makes it pretty clear that Pioneer isn’t stopping here – and we’ll see other versions of this CD-free XDJ line in the coming months. Will we go up to a higher-featured XDJ-2000, or perhaps we’ll drop down into serious budget territory and make feature-slimmed XDJ-400s that are easy for any DJ to add too their setup?

SERATO AND REKORDBOX ONLY?

Something strange about the press release stuck out to us – a hint that perhaps Traktor HID mode might not be enabled when the product launches:

“USB-HID control possible with Serato Inc.’s “Serato DJ” software (More information will be published on the support site pioneerdj.com/support/ once available.)”

With Native Instruments very focused on selling their own screen-laden Kontrol S8, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there’s some feet-dragging on both sides to get Traktor HID integration.

Read more about the XDJ-1000 on Pioneer’s site here.

Traktor Kontrol S8 – THE FUTURE OF DJING

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THE FUTURE OF DJING

Experience a new way to mix and perform with TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 – a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for ultimate control over the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. Touch-sensitive controls and high-res displays deliver DJ workflow that is truly cutting-edge.


CONNECT WITH YOUR CROWD

Get physical with the music. Touch-sensitive knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch strips bring TRAKTOR software to life on vivid full-color displays, keeping you focused on performance – not on your laptop. The S8’s touch-and-see workflow means you connect with your music – and with your crowd.

 

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HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAYS

Two high-res color displays put TRAKTOR software in plain sight. Browsing, track info, effect, and filter values come into view directly in front of you. Keep an eye on the running track’s ultra-crisp vector waveform. Or access Remix Decks in full view.

REMIX IN THE MOMENT

Create your signature sound with responsive Remix Deck controls. Intuitively mix in sounds with 4+4 channel Remix Deck faders. Plus, live capture and trigger your own samples and loops using 16 color-coded performance pads.

Your style. Your sound. This is enhanced DJ performance.

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BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE

Connect anything your setup needs – TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 boasts the most expansive connectivity on a DJ controller yet. The on-board 4-channel mixer features unique wear-resistant faders that offer unprecedented durability.
Plus, TRAKTOR Mode buttons on every mixer channel switch between TRAKTOR and stand-alone mode – ideal for handing the night over to the next DJ.

DESIGNED FOR TRAKTOR PRO SOFTWARE

TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 is built for seamless control of the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2* – the choice DJ software of countless professionals worldwide. Get in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, customizable interface, timecode media, and advanced track library management.

 

 

 

Wearhaus ARC Networking Headphones – A Great Way To Turn Others Onto Nylon Trax…

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Another great way to share new music for your crew to purchase for the own playlists or to listen to DJ Jaymz Nylon’s Adult Selection Radio Show/Podcasts.

Wearhaus ARC, a pair of wireless headphones that stream whatever you’re hearing straight into other pairs of headphones, available for preorder now.

Wearhaus ARC let you set up your own silent disco network with up to 30 other people who are also wearing the headphones. It’s been made possible through a combination of Bluetooth, something called “mesh networking” and the fact that you’re not the only one with an appreciation for Nylon Trax, Crazy, but true.

So say you’re listening to these at a park or wherever. Suddenly, the headphones’ companion app alerts you that someone nearby is also wearing a pair. You agree to sync. Your headphones glow red. You notice a lovely stranger’s headphones are also glowing red on the next bench. The song begins. And at that very moment, you both share the kind of profound connection that can only be brought on by the sound of simultaneously streaming music.

Which… pretty specific kind of connection.

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Fidelia – High Definition Audio for Your Digital Library…

 

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Lately I have had feeling that my digital music library and home listening experience needed something but was not sure what until I came across “Fidelia”.   Jaymz Nylon
Premium Music Player

Fidelia is a high-definition audio player for sophisticated music lovers. With support for all contemporary audio file formats and an elegant interface that focuses exclusively on music, it gives users the power and the freedom to organize, customize and savor their digital music collection at the highest possible fidelity in any circumstance. If you’ve invested in premium audio hardware, you should have the best audio software.

Just as an HD television enables viewers to enjoy high-definition video, Fidelia provides a gateway to high-definition audio by supporting a wide range of high-quality formats – including FLAC, which iTunes does not support. As artists in every genre increasingly turn to high-quality formats, Fidelia gives discerning listeners a way to hear their music as it was meant to be heard.

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Customized Listening

Effects

With Fidelia, savvy music lovers have the ability to further personalize audio playback by installing third-party Audio Unit plug-ins. For example, Fidelia reaches beyond the narrow parameters of typical built-in equalization controls, allowing users to install higher-quality EQ and other effects plug-ins to suit any taste or listening environment.

Sync with iTunes Library

Enjoy seamless and continuously updated access to your iTunes library, including user-generated playlists. If and whenever you like, decide for yourself which portions of your iTunes collection to reformat or reorganize in Fidelia.

Create Playlists

Craft your own personalized playlists in seconds. Simple click-and-drag controls allow you to draw from your complete Fidelia library to build lists of any size or style, mixing and matching file formats at will.

Multiple Formats, Maximum Control

Heavily compressed audio files aren’t for everybody. That’s why Fidelia gives discriminating listeners robust control over how their songs are captured and stored. Tracks can be imported in AIFF, WAV, CAF, AAC, Apple Lossless, Ogg Vorbis or FLAC formats. You can also convert existing files to any of the above.

Bass Egg VERB Bluetooth Vibration Speaker…

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Bass Egg [verb]

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A Bass Egg is a sleek, durable, and portable audio device that transforms everyday objects into speakers. Despite its small size (fits in the palm of your hand), the Bass Egg is capable of making anything a full-range speaker system. Bass Eggs have proven to be popular with music lovers who grew tired of traditional portable speakers that produced incomplete, unfulfilling sound.

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 7.12.37 PMBattery

Rechargeable Lithium Ion

 

Charging Time

90 Minutes

 

Charge Life

4-10+ hours (depending on playback volume)

 

Connectivity

Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio jack (cord included)

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Audio Specs

50Hz to 16kHz and over 100dB

 

Product Weight

1 lb. 1 oz

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Product Dimensions

Height: 3.62″; Diameter 2.40″