Watch James Murphy and 2ManyDJs Discuss Their 50,000 Watt Soundsystem

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DFA co-founder and former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy recently teamed up with the Belgian crew 2ManyDJs and DFA engineer John Klett to build an enormous, 50,000 watt soundsystem which is solely compatible with vinyl. The rig, lovingly named Despacio, was recently given a three-night test run at the Manchester International Festival, where Murphy and 2ManyDJs played records together through their hi-fi system. Made up of eight 11-feet-tall speaker stacks and holding 48 high-powered McIntosh amplifiers (costing roughly $33,600 a pop), Despacio can impressively push about 100dB on the dancefloor, and is actually stored in its own specially designed room. More information about the ambitious speaker system can be found in The Vinyl Factory's interview with the crew of sound stylists and engineers, here, as well as the mini-documentary embedded below. (via FACT)