Marshall Amplification announces the Marshall London 17/07/15
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We were gobsmacked when they released a fridge but now Marshall has announced a Marshall phone. The company says that, with over 50 years of audio wisdom, Marshall London is the phone of choice for those who like to live life in stereo. A spokesman told us, "High quality listening, minimal fuss. It's time to change the way you listen to music. Join the revolution."
Here's the new phone's feature list direct from Marshall...
Twin Stereo Jacks Two stereo jacks, allowing you and a friend to listen to music together. Each with an independent volume control.
Dual Speakers The loudest mobile phone on Earth? Possibly. Two front facing speakers make London the perfect tool for listening to music without headphones, too. Scroll Wheel The scroll wheel gives you quick access to volume control, with tactile precision to find just the right spot.
M-Button 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.
The Sound For over half a century Marshall has focused heavily on the sound of its products. You can rest easy knowing that some serious equipment went into making the London one of the best sounding music machines out there.
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 phenomenally better when played with London. Additionally it lets you play uncompressed music such as FLAC format.
Global Equalizer 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® 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.
Design 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. LoopStack 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.
DJApp 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. Microphone 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.
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 with Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub
OS: Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with customized music applications