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Posts Tagged ‘ Purchase ’

A Look At The PLX-1000’s.


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We’ve been paying close attention to the story of Pioneer’s new vinyl turntable that originally got leaked by QBert right after the NAMM convention in January, and today the details have dropped. The new PLX-1000 is a direct drive analog turntable that’s very similar in design to the Technics 1200s and many of the other super OEM models that have come after it. There’s a standard layout, long pitch fader with a range of tempo adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50% and a reset switch, and a lighted speed guide on the platter.  A lot of DJs have speculated over the need and presence for additional I/O options besides the traditional RCA and power – and it looks like many might be disappointed as Pioneer has kept it completely analog in the unit, with just a single pair of phono outs, a ground cable attachment point, a Kensington lock slot, and a power supply. The lack of digital interface is something that we’ve heard from Pioneer is very much an intention to keep the sound quality very pure and analog – but we’re left wondering why easy connection for timecode users to a Pioneer certified mixer like the DJM-900 Nexus or SRT didn’t seem like the better play for the market.

 

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The AW14 Watch Collection By Karl Lagerfeld.


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Between crystal, leather, and stainless steel in pink, black and gold, Karl Lagerfeld didn’t impose any limits when choosing the materials and colors for this new watch collection.  For men, the new fall line includes the Kurator (above), a watch worn on a matte black stainless steel bracelet with guilloché links for a distinctive look.  For women, meanwhile, the Karl 7 has taken on an exotic aspect this season through a snakeskin-style leather strap, all while retaining its urban style thanks to its gunmetal color.  Other new editions of the Karl 7 include a version with a lizard-style leather strap and a dial inlaid with smoky topaz crystals and a version with a rose gold-colored stainless steel bracelet and a dial paved with black crystals.  There is also the Marais, a sophisticated little jewel of a watch with a curb chain bracelet and rectangular dial adorned simply with a discreet profile of the designer. The luxury watch is available in gold or gunmetal.  A brand new model for the fall, the Petite Stud watch stands out for being both modern and timeless at once. Studs have replaced the indices, and the bezel is lined with crystals and pyramid-shaped studs.  The watch is made of stainless steel and is available in gold or rose gold and black, depending on the preferred level of bling.  The most buzzworthy item in the new line is the Karl 7 Charm Bracelet. The gold-colored bracelet comes with seven charms, each representing a symbol of the designer’s world, including of course a cat and a fingerless glove.

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The Worlds Most Expensive iPhone 6.


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Alexander Amosu has been commissioned to create a luxury version of the iPhone 6 in solid 18 carat solid gold, fully encrusted with diamonds.  The phone will take approximately 2 months to make by recreating the full body in solid 18ct gold weighing approximately 85gsm and painstakingly handset with over 6,127 brilliant cut diamonds in VVS1 IF Color.  The apple logo will be cut to the exact shape of the apple logo from 51.29 carat (10.258g) with a cushion flawless cut.  Amosu has called his creation “Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6” with its mouth watering price tag of £1.7 million ($2,75 million.)

 

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Ferrari Reveals Its 458 Speciale A.


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The convertible version of Ferrari’s hardcore 458 Speciale has been revealed, and it’s called the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta).  The car will be the most powerful road-going Spider in its illustrious history and will be getting the same engine as the hardtop Speciale.  So that means a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 with 597bhp spinning the rear wheels via a seven-speed twin-clutch semi-automatic gearbox.  That means a 0-100km/h time of 3 seconds, a 0-200km/h time of 9.5 seconds and a top speed that will be north of 200mph (321km/h). And all without a turbo or supercharger helping out.

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Its folding metal roof can be dropped almost as quickly (14 sec) and is unique to this model. The standard 458 Italia Spider has a fabric soft top.  However one thing the standard convertible boasts that this doesn’t is an exposed engine bay. This car’s rear has been redesigned to accommodate the folding aluminum mechanism but it still looks just as dramatic.  Inside the cabin will get exclusive carbon fiber trim and other details to mark it out from other 458 cars, and there will also be a prominently placed plaque that lists the number of awards that the 458′s engine has scooped during its lifetime.  Just 499 examples of the limited-edition Ferrari will be produced.  The Speciale A will be in France to kick off the Paris Motor Show, which commences October 4th.

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Sticker Art At It’s Finest.


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Urban areas are a hot bed for sticker art, and it takes a bright, unique, simple, yet effective design to stand apart from the fray.  French designer Ekiem has released a pack of 10 printed on die cut shape vinyl stickers that are sure to be instantly recognizable anywhere they should go up, check his designs.

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8 Bit Sunglasses?


 

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Commonly referred to as the “Deal With It” shades when seen in internet memes, these 8-bit styled glasses are one solid piece of high quality laser cut & engraved smoked acrylic.  Click here to grab a pair for yourself.

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Black Beauty.


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Tourbillon is one of the most basic complications that you look for in a watch, the grounding factor and the most poetic one. It is essential in keeping the negative effects of gravity on the accuracy of time telling, away. What we have here is the Tourbillon Black Hole Concept Watch, which is inspired by our universe and especially by the black holes.

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  • The three rings (hours and minutes) are designed like a vortex and the tourbillon escapement represent a nebula that is going to be inhaled.
  • You can see a transparent disk with white points (stars): this is the disk of the seconds and it moves at the speed of 360 degrees / minutes.
  • The moving tourbillon and this stars disk plus the rotating rings will create a beautiful black hole effect.

 

 

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The movement is mechanical and hand-wound with the power spring placed on the left side of the watch. All of this is visible thanks to a second sapphire glass. The time is indicated by the blue arrow and we can see that presently it shows 3h 18min.

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