Philips Announces 'M1X-DJ' Music System for iOS Devices

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Electronics manufacturer Philips has announced (via Engadget) the M1X-DJ system, an iOS-centric DJ controller with various features including compatibility with both the iPhone and iPad via Lightning connector, a compact mixer, and onboard turntables. The system also supports streaming via Bluetooth, a shoulder strap, and support for Algoriddim's popular music-mixing app Djay 2.

    Last week, Pioneer announced the "DDJ-WeGO2", a iOS-centric DJ controller with similar features including jog wheels and an onboard mixing console. The Philips M1X-DJ will be released in November for EUR399 ($526).

    Article Link: Philips Announces 'M1X-DJ' Music System for iOS Devices
  2. Mike Oxard macrumors 6502a

    Mike Oxard

    Oct 22, 2009
    Wouldn't the 'DJ' be blocking the output from the speakers when using this? Surely the speakers should be pointing away from the 'DJ'?
  3. Colpeas macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Rep.
    Yeah, good point...
  4. pancakedrawer macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Looking at the additional photos, there appears to be some round openings on the other side, but they don't look like speakers...Not sure what Phillips were thinking.
  5. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Even though most are not considered main-stream products, and they tend to be a bit pricey, Philips has come out with some really nicely designed, and well-thought-out products, the last several years.

    Color me impressed. :cool:
  6. trainwrecka macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    The M1X-DJ: For those wanting to DJ to their waist.
  7. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    Are you suggesting that they actually need to think when designing a product?
  8. rmbpuser, Sep 5, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013

    rmbpuser macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2012
    the lightning port works at whichever side you plug the device. Now unless you specifically know that the dock supports only one angle of rest...
  9. pancakedrawer macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Sure you might be able to angle it the other way but then the iPad would be blocking the DJ controls.

    See image below. Not sure if they are speakers on the other side too but there are definitely speakers pointing right at your waist.

  10. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2004
    Clearly it's a product for pregnant women looking to serenade their unborn child.
  11. mdelvecchio macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2010
    the control table flips around either way. they just put it this way for the product photo.

    kinda like how every suburb/ranch house has fake shutters with the louvers angled the wrong way, because it looks better, even tho if actually closed they would let rain in.
  12. mytdave macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2002

    So while we're nitpicking details, there's no such thing as "80-Watts of sound". The internal amplifier may be capable of generating a total peak 80 watts of electrical power to the load (speakers), but sound is measured in decibels. Citing 'watts' for sound output in marketing materials drives me nuts.

    As for the pic, the direction the speakers are facing are likely immaterial - I'm betting it's just pictured that way for marketing purposes.
  13. checksix, Sep 6, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013

    checksix macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    Hong Kong / Cebu
    the top control panel is reversible so you can point the speakers away from you and facing the crowd...
    (figured this out by checking other sites, pictures and youtube video...)
  14. trainwrecka macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    I'm interested in this, but can't find out any additional information about it.
  15. Turklimanc, Dec 19, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013

    Turklimanc macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2013

    No. Here is a link:

    I don't know why they put on a photo with ipad mini turned around... so yeah. Hopefully this answers. :)

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