WOW this looks pretty damn tasty! and plays uncompressed FLAC files for all those audio aficionados!
Sure, Apple is leading the digital media player space, but, ColorFly is not your ordinary media player trying to be an iPod. No. No. No… The ColorFly Pocket C4 Pro’s steampunk-ish good looks with real American black walnut backing is not what it’s about, but what’s inside is what really matters with this player. Starting with components only a true audiophile would recognize. The C4 Pro features a CIRRUS LOGIC CS4398 DAC chip and a CIRRUS LOGIC CS8422 SRC chip offering up Signal-to-noise-ratio’s (SNR) of up to 108 Db and Total-Harmonic-Distortion (THD) lower than 0.003% with a rate of jitter lower than 5ps. WOW! As for connectivity, the C4 Pro has a RCA SPDIF IN/OUT interface, a full 1/4″ and 1/8″ headphone jack, a micro-USB port and a microSD card slot. One of my favorite touches is the use of the famous Japanese made ALPS volume slider potentiometer. The C4 can play uncompressed 24-bit FLAC audio files and if you don’t know what those are then you have no business getting the ColorFly C4 Pro anyway!
The ColorFly C4 Pro 32GB will cost you $799 and it’s available now from ALO Audio.
More info on the Colorfly homepage here.
Faith SFX feat. Wretch 32 – Play Hard
Above: Album artwork for Faith SFX’s ‘Man Or Machine’
You may have heard of up-and-coming artist Wretch 32 by his popular single ‘Traktor’, so I kinda knew what to expect with this single. The real beauty of this however, is that the whole sound you hear is created by voice- Faith SFX, another name I am familiar with, as I was lucky enough to see this guy perform live on stage at BCM in Magaluf. (Yes… I went there last year… Cringe) Now he has some real talent, and was incredible to watch. Turns out he is bringing out an album, ‘Man Or Machine’. The noises he can make are amazing, and I fell in love as he beat boxed his way through ‘Eastern Jam’ by Chase and Status that sunny September surrounded by drunk, vomiting holidaymakers. So I was very happy to review this single which he has produced.
Wretch 32 adds some great vocals too, let’s not forget about him. With his great success with ‘Traktor’ I’m sure there are some great things in the pipeline for him. But Faith SFX is the one to look out for ladies and gents, and if you have a chance to see him live, please do so… He sounds even better in the flesh!
You can download Faith SFX’s album on itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/man-or-machine/id432800588 to see what you think for yourselves.
Sweet mix from Jaguar Skills here, displaying some of the many gems through the years of drum and bass. Well worth a listen if it’s your kind of thing. Find and download here