What to buy for a DJ who has everything

So, with Christmas just passed and those socks just didn’t cut it for your DJ friend/partner. Whilst you ponder what to get next time, we figured we’d put together a list that is a little outrageous, a little bit expensive and must-have for any DJ (or us at Decoded) and audio lover!

  1. TRANSPARENT TURNTABLE – RRP £1043

The Transparent Turntable is a reinvention of a classic vinyl record player, designed for a modern home and an ever-evolving technology. The Transparent Turntable is meticulously crafted out of aluminium and tempered glass. It is a belt-driven system with a built-in phono stage and a pre-mounted cartridge from Danish Ortofon.

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2. PRO-JECT RPM 10 CARBON TURNTABLE – RRP £5212

The RPM 10 Carbon uses a new extra heavy chassis with a special CNC machined MDF plate that incorporates hard resin-coated steel pellets to form an extra heavy precise sandwich construction. A special complex heat treatment and a carbon surface coating ensure shttps://store.gearboxrecords.com/products/the-gearbox-automatic-turntableuperior low resonance levels. The mass-loaded chassis is decoupled from its surface via Ground Carbon and its magnetic feet. With two magnets located in the feet, the turntable is practically floating. The studs in the feet are only used to keep them centred. Due to this unique feature, the turntable is perfectly decoupled from the surface it is placed on

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3. GEARBOX TRANSPARENT TURNTABLE – RRP £549

Improving on the original Gearbox Automatic design, the MkII model features an upgraded belt drive with an aluminium pulley to ensure better speed stability. The electronics have also been uprated for better all-round performance, while the Gearbox Automatic app is now slicker and easier to use than ever. A plug-and-play turntable that plugs a gap in the portable turntable sector. It features high-quality components, meaning the sound is astonishing for its price class. This you would expect from Gearbox of course, but it also does things no other turntable has ever done before.

What also sets this turntable apart is the high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage, (the first in the world to have one), which has been designed and tuned for moving magnet cartridges such as the pre-fitted Ortofon OM10. This means that you can plug the turntable straight into any line input and enjoy the warm and open acoustics, right from the box.

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4. TRANSPARENT SPEAKER – RRP £900

The Transparent Speaker is a revolutionary speaker that offers a truly transparent sound experience. Designed with simplicity and elegance in mind, this speaker features a unique transparent design that blends seamlessly into any room while providing an unmatched audio experience. Made with aluminium and tempered glass, this 11 kg speaker is a statement piece that commands attention in any home.

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5. BALMUDA THE SPEAKER – RRP £320

This project was a labour of love for BALMUDA’s CEO and Founder Gen Terao. Having spent his previous days in a rock band, this speaker holds a special place in his heart. His goal was to design a speaker that could emulate the thrilling sensation of live music.

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6. DAFT PUNK FRAMED PRINT – RRP £216

After 28 years, the iconic and enigmatic duo is no more, Daft Punk has broken up. Despite rarely being caught without their signature masks, Daft Punk was and is easily the most recognizable electronic music duo to take the stage. The pair formed in 1993 in Paris and are photographed here in that same city just days before the release of their second live album titled Alive 2007. Printed to order on Fuji crystal archive paper, numbered and certified, and comes encased inside a hand-made solid wood black that’s ready to hang. Limited edition of 495.

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7. OV-1-B-CONNECT-EDITIONS-SILVER – RRP £299

Meters Editions sit alongside the OV-1-B-Connects in features but in finish and style are something a little different. Made in small runs, they will update their available Editions every three months with various different finishes. Once sold out the Editions will no longer be available. So once they are gone they are gone. This is your chance to own a pair of OV-1-B-Connect Editions. 

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8. BRIONVEGA RADIOFONOGRAFO RECORD CONSOLE – RRP £12028

Designed in 1965 by international legends Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the Radiofongrafo is an iconic work of modern industrial design. Handcrafted in Italy according to its 1965 specs, the console includes a Project turntable with an Ortofon cartridge, AM/FM radio, preamp audio jack for headphones, and multiple audio outputs for connecting external sources like a subwoofer or an additional amp. The speakers not only provide top-notch sound, but they’re versatile enough to flip up and down at the side or the top for the best fit for your environment. And it’s even more mobile thanks to the cart it sits on with forged aluminium wheels. As much a piece of art as it is a record console

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9. BRIONVEGA RR231 BLACK EDITION TOTEM STEREO SYSTEM – RRP £16840

Part sound system, part artwork, Brionvega’s RR231 Totem is a timeless design. Designed by Mario Bellini in 1971, it has a central unit housing a Pro-Ject turntable with an Ortofon cartridge, an AM/FM/DAB+ radio, and a 125W + 125W self-limited amplifier. The latter powers a pair of loudspeakers that incorporate a reflex woofer, a mid-woofer, and a tweeter and unfold like wings from the central unit. They’re also removable and can be placed as desired around the room. Multiple inputs allow for connection to other audio sources, while Bluetooth offers wireless streaming convenience. Crafted by master artisans in Italy.

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10. KLIPSCH LA SCALA AL5 FLOORSTANDING SPEAKERS – RRP £10583

The must-have speaker for any audiophile! Delivering top-of-the-line sound in a more compact design, the La Scala AL5 is the only other fully horn-loaded speaker in the Heritage series besides the legendary Klipschorn.

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