Marshall introduces Marshall London smartphone
Iconic amp company Marshall goes mobile with new London smartphone.
Marshall has taken a new venture into the world of smart phones. The ‘Marshall London’ is designed for music listeners and people who want to share music on the go. It features a dual-headphone output, so two people can listen at the same time. As well as this feature, it has a whole bunch of others that will make your music listening a much more pleasurable experience such as dual speakers, pre-loaded Eq and Bluetooth aptX. This phone is not only designed for the music listener but also the music maker.
The phone has pre-loaded recording software such as LoopStack, but also is easily able to download third-party software for recording and mixing on the go. This is all made even better by it having stereo microphones and no noise reduction so that recording on the go can be clean, easy and audible.
The Marshall London runs on the Android Lollipop 5.0.2 OS so as well as having add-ons that any music lover could appreciate it also doubles as a phone. A list of key features and spec are below:
Unique features include:
Twin Stereo Jacks
Two stereo jacks, allowing you and a friend to listen to music together. Each with an independent volume control.
The loudest mobile phone on Earth? Possibly. Two front facing speakers make London the perfect tool for listening to music without headphones, too.
The scroll wheel gives you quick access to volume control, with tactile precision to find just the right spot.
At the heart of the London is the M-Button – a dedicated one-click access to your music, whatever the source of it may be. Thanks to this ingenious bit of engineering, you can control your music on top of whatever else you happen to have on your screen.
Marshall London packs a lot under the hood; take for example the Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub. This soundcard gives the London a separate processor for music, allowing it to play at a higher resolution. Higher resolution means that even the best quality MP3 will sound better when played with London. Additionally it lets you play uncompressed music such as FLAC format.
Use one of the pre-loaded profiles or adjust the sound to your liking and save it as a custom profile. The Global Equalizer will apply your selected profile to whichever music player you use. Accessing the equalizer is quick via the M-Button.
Bluetooth aptX® delivers real-time high quality stereo audio over a Bluetooth connection.
MODE in ear headphones included
What’s the point in having a great music player if your headphones aren’t up to the challenge? London comes with the highly rated Marshall Mode in-ear headphones. You’re welcome.
London has the same DNA as the rest of the Marshall lineup, which has stood the test of time for over 50 years. A matte black surface, similar to the tolex covering of a Marshall amp, offers better grip in your hands. Brass details are found on the scroll wheel, M-Button and both stereo jacks.
Pre-installed on London is the well-known Android app, LoopStack. LoopStack is a 4-channel recorder that allows you to record four tracks independently. LoopStack offers high quality 44KHz 16bit recording and processing. For more information, please visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.loopstack&hl=en
Marshall couldn’t ignore the fact that DJing is a popular way to enjoy music and connect with others. This is why London comes with a DJ app pre-installed. Connect your headphones and sound system into the two stereo jacks, launch the app and that’s it.
*DJApp launched autumn 2015.
London comes equipped with dual microphones that’s perfect for laying down a few spur of the moment riffs – all recorded in glorious stereo. Noise reduction means you’ll be able to easily hear your tracks, even if you’re recording outside.
Plays well with others
Because London is so full of high quality hardware, it has the ability to work with other third party recording and editing apps with ease.
8 MP AF (auto-focus) main camera with flash, 2MP front camera.
Smartphones with a removable battery are a rare breed. London comes with a removable 2500 mAh Li Ion battery.
16GB mass storage, Micro SD card slot (128GB+)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 with Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub
OS: Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with customized music applications
Network: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Display: 4.7” IPS HD 720P, Multi-touch, Gorilla glass 3 w/ anti-finger print coating
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB mass storage, Micro SD card slot (128GB+)
Connectivity: a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 2.4GHz / 5GHz, Dual Mode Bluetooth 4.0 Smart ready
Location: Assisted GPS and Glonass
Cameras: 8 MP AF main camera w/ flash, 2MP front camera
Connectors: Nano-SIM, Micro SD, Micro USB, 2 x 3.5mm audio connectors
Sensors: ALS, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro and E-Compass
Speakers: 2 x AAC speakers (13mm x 18mm) with enhanced volume & bass
Microphones: 2 x MEMS with active noise cancellation
Ext. controls: Volume wheel, dedicated “M-button”, PWR button
Notification: Multicolor notification light, haptic feedback with vibra
Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li Ion
Dimensions: 149.4 x 74.7 x 9.8mm
Weight: 145 gr
For more info visit : www.marshallamps.com
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