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Philips MC-500

Philips MC-500
alaAverage 2.5

2 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Philips MC-500. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips MC-500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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This summary is based on the products: Philips MC500 5-CD Changer Shelf System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips MC500 5-CD Changer Shelf System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

The MC500 Micro Hi-Fi System with 5 CD Tray Changer features a USB PC Link, which allows the user to turn his PC Hard Disk into a 'Massive MP3 Music Jukebox'. Users can playback their MP3 Music Collection from their PC via powerful Amplifier and Speakers on the Philips Audio System. Consumers can use the remote control to navigate through the contents stored in the MusicMatch Jukebox. In addition, personal setting on this MP3 music is also possible via the audio system. During streaming of MP3 music from the PC via USB PC Link, the display on the audio system will give the track information such as Song title and playtime. You can now sit back on your sofa and navigate through your MP3 music from the PC via 'Audio System Remote Control' e.g. Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous track. There is no need to run back to your PC for this. Consumers constantly want maximum performance from their Audio System but most do not know how to achieve this through their system's equalizer setting. They would like to have a convenient sound feature that at the push of a button enables them to obtain the maximum sound performance from their Audio System. MAX Sound technology produces instant boosting in bass, maximizes the volume performance, and instantly creates the most impressive listening experience with just the touch of the MAX button. Digital Sound Control (DSC) offers different sound settings tailored for specific musical styles. Virtual Environment Control (VEC) creates a virtual environment in which the listener experiences different special sound simulations, greatly enhancing the excitement and enjoyment of his or her favorite music.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):CD changer / Network audio player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Changer Capacity:5
Changer Load Type:Single load
Media Load Type:Tray
Playback Modes:All disks repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle / Repeat shuffle
Type:CD changer


Headphone Jack: Yes


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Disc loading type:Tray disc loader
Loader type:Motorised, Tray
Motorized disc loader:Y
Number of Discs:5
Number of disks:5
Number of optical discs:5
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set


Display Type:FTD


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power Source:AC


Equalizer: Yes


Alarm function: Yes
Programmable tracks:99
Sleep Timer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips MC

MD System

Type: None


Bass reflex: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:200
Speaker type:2-Way
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):5.25
Subwoofer driver size:5.25
Tweeter diameter:0.2 / 2
Tweeter Size:0.2


Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Alarms: Yes
Auto digital tuning: Yes
Music Match Jukebox: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Channels quantity:40
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 playback:No / Yes
Playback mode:Program, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Program, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle
USB PC Link driver: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple Docking:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Line-in: Yes
MW antenna port:1
USB port:Y


Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power Source:AC


Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:CT, PS, PTY, RT
Supported bands:FM, MW
Supported radio bands:FM,MW
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto store, Easy set (plug & play)
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Hard Drive Capacity:0.015

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:15
Optical drive required: Yes

Technical Details

Power cord included: Yes
Tweeter: Yes


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Main speaker depth:9.49
Main speaker height:10.6
Main speaker width:7.09
Package depth:16.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21 x 16.1 x 14.7
Package height:14.7
Package weight:24.3
Package width:21