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Want to enjoy a sunny Sunday at the pool with family and friends? Want to listen to your favorite tunes?

You can do all this without worrying about the weather or the surroundings with All-Weather and Landscape Speakers form Martin Logan.

All the models are water and UV-resistant and made up of materials which ensure superior toughness.

If you want to enjoy top quality music outdoors check these speakers out.

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Bugatti Chiron | Super Sports Car | Dallas Southlake Scottsdale

Meet the successor to the Bugatti Veyron.

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In 2005, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was considered to be the fastest street-legal production car in the world with 1200-hp and a top speed of 268 mph. Well, the fastest isn’t good enough for Bugatti. This year, Bugatti has unveiled their newest supercar. The Bugatti Chiron is anticipated to be one of the fastest, most powerful and most luxurious super sports cars in the world.

Similar to the Veyron, it has a carbon fiber body structure, independent suspension and four-wheel drive system. Under the hood, this beauty has an 8.0-liter sixteen-cylinder engine utilizing four turbos capable of churning out 1500-hp. The Chiron will accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 2.5 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in under 6.5 seconds and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in under 13.6 seconds! Although the Chiron’s top speed is limited to 261 mph (for safety reasons), the full top speed is believed to be around 288 mph. At full speed the 100 liter fuel tank would be empty in 8 minutes. The Chiron is

The Chiron (named in honor of the oldest driver ever to have raced in Formula One, Louis Chiron) will be one of the most exclusive production super sports car out there. Just 50 will be built each year with around 500 units anticipated to be produced. Examples of the Chiron are being delivered to Bugatti dealerships around the world. The Bugatti Chiron will be available this fall with a price tag of around $2.66 million.

The Turntable Revolution

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With all the streaming music services, online music stores, portable audio players and smartphone apps it has never been easier (or more complicated) for you to listen to music. You can download one track at a time or entire albums. Stream it on Bluetooth to speakers. Or create a playlist, pop in your headphones and go for a quick run. But what about when you want a true music experience?

Vinyl lovers put an emphasis on experiencing music. You can’t play an LP while jogging or in the car. You don’t put on a record to skip to one or two songs. You wouldn’t watch a movie only to skip to the good scenes, would you? That’s what the highlight reel is for. You put on a record to experience it, not to supplement another experience. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is the perfect example. Listening from start to finish, the way it was intended, is a completely different experience than just skipping to Money. It’s an active experience. You get to shut off the world for a while and focus on the music.

Last year, just under 12 million vinyl records were sold in the U.S. This has been the 10th straight year of growth for vinyl. The first six weeks of 2016 alone, sales were up 17 percent versus 2015. Its popularity has spawned new startups and services such as Vinyl Me, Please, an online record of the month club. Services like Vinyl Me, Please have helped newcomers build their collection and assisted in the resurgence of vinyl. One of the biggest influences in vinyl’s return to the spotlight is Record Store Day.

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Founded in 2007, Record Store Day is celebrated by thousands of local record stores the third Saturday of April each year. Hundreds of artists participate by making special appearances, performances, holding art exhibits, and issuing special vinyl releases to mark the occasion. A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, and are only distributed to shops participating in the event. This is the culture of vinyl and its growing.

Some of us were raised on vinyl. Vinyl is something you can hand down. It lasts forever. And once you buy a record, you own the music. No streaming. No borrowing. This adds up to a much more personal experience than handing your kids a flash drive filled with your favorite music. Plus, most vinyl records now come with a digital download.

Vinyl mixes also have a much better dynamic range over streaming or a digital mp3 file. The right audio set-up will also provide a warmer sound.

To get the best experience out of your records you need a good turntable set-up. While portable turntables are decent entry-level solutions, a stand-alone turntable will offer the best possible vinyl-listening experience. If you have an existing record collection, you may want to get a turntable with a USB connector. This allows recording vinyl to a computer. Turntables have two basic types: Belt-drive and Direct-drive. Belt-drive turntables are believed to produce better sound quality due to less noise interference from the motor. The elastic belt absorbs shock and prevents vibrations that are generated by the motor from reaching the platter. Direct-drive turntables – mostly used by DJ’s – offer more constant and accurate speeds and generally feature faster start up times.

A phono preamp is required to clean up and boost the low signal from the stylus (needle). Some turntables come with a built in preamp or you can purchase an external phono preamp. To increase sound quality, you’ll need a good cartridge. Some turntables have a pre-installed cartridge which is the small component connected to the tonearm holding the stylus. Worn cartridges can reduce sound quality and cause fast wear to your records.

If you want to step it up, you can look at Sony’s new High-Resolution turntable which allows you to “rip” the record into a HRA (High Resolution Audio) file and take the “pops and cracks” with you in a format that is portable.

Keep in mind, the turntable’s placement can negatively affect its sound quality. No wobbly furniture. A turntable should rest on a solid shelf or stand. Using a bubble level will ensure the turntable platter is perfectly level. Plug the turntable into your receiver, pick out a record, give it a nice brush down and let it ride.

It’s a great escape to come home, unwind with some music and honestly, a bit of nostalgia. Interestingly, vinyl’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down. With the increasing selection of vinyl records and upcoming record store day, this is a great time to join in its resurgence and buy a turntable.

 

Maldives | The Definition of Paradise | Dallas Southlake Scottsdale

The Maldives is the definition of paradise. If you’re looking for gorgeous blue waters, white sands and year-round sunny weather, the Maldives is your place.

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Known for its natural beauty and world class beach hideaways, the Maldives is made up of nearly 1,200 islands with 200 of them inhabited. The islands remained largely unknown to tourists until the early 1970s when the first resort opened in 1973. Today, nearly 90 of the 200 inhabited islands of the Maldives are dedicated to luxury resorts.

When deciding where to stay, you’ll find plenty of choices. There are 57 4-Star Hotels & Resorts and 65 5-Star Hotels & Resorts. One of the most expensive resorts in the Maldives is Velaa Private Island. This 5-star resort features a spa with expert therapists, an ocean-view sauna, a nine-hole golf course, tennis and squash courts, a three-story wine tower with a 6,000-bottle inventory and an overwater, open-kitchen restaurant and Champagne lounge with a French chef. Not to mention, access to a Seabob (the world’s fastest underwater scooter) and semi-submarine. It doesn’t get more luxurious than that.

 

Why go to the Maldives?

Besides the peace and serenity of the most beautiful beaches in the world? You may never be able to go to the Maldives ever again. Literally. The Maldives is the lowest country in the world. Its highest natural ground level is nearly 8 feet above sea level and every year it sinks more. With rising sea levels, people speculate that one day the Maldives will totally disappear.

The blue waters of the Maldives are home to some of the most vibrant sea life in the world. Almost every resort island enjoys a personal reef convenient for snorkeling and under water exploring. Sites like Fish Head and Banana Reef are considered world-class diving destinations.

The resorts cater to almost every type of culinary taste from Italian food to fresh seafood. Most of the traditional dishes of the Maldives are spicy and include fish and coconut. Experiencing the spicy, unique flavors of the Maldives is a big part of the island experience.

 

Tips

  • Visitors to the Maldives do not need to apply for a visa no matter which country you reside. All you need is a valid passport, proof of onward travel, enough spending and you’re set.

 

  • To get the best experience use a travel agent. These professionals know the ins and outs of the islands. Since you’ll need to travel from the main island’s airport to your island resort, a good travel agent will book all travel at the best price. They inform you of the best places to stay and fun things to do while on the island.

 

  • Make sure to have enough spending money. The US Dollar is the default foreign currency accepted besides the local rufiyaa.

 

  • Although the luxurious island resorts offer an anything-goes attitude, the main island is a completely different story. Most people don’t know The Maldives is an Islamic state operating under sharia law. On the main island, a strict dress code is enforced for both females and males. Shoulders and thighs need to be covered at all times, even when on the beach. Pork and alcohol is banned, and there are also no dogs in the country. You won’t be able to find a drink anywhere outside of the resorts.