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Philips MCM530

Philips MCM530
alaScore 74

108 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Philips MCM530. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good views, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips MCM530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Philips MCM530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips MCM530 150-Watt Micro Shelf System with 5-Disc CD/MP3 Changer and Digital AM/FM Tuner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips MCM530 150-Watt Micro Shelf System with 5-Disc CD/MP3 Changer and Digital AM/FM Tuner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Enjoy the freedom of remote controlling your MP3 Music from your PC and savoring it through the MCM530's powerful, dynamic speakers. With USB PC Link for MP3 streaming and Max Sound, music lovers will appreciate this complete audio solution.


Output Power / Total:150Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):CD changer / Network audio player / Radio
Sound Effects:MAX Sound
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:Tray
Playback Modes:All disks repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Type:CD / MP3 changer


Headphone Jack: Yes


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Grey, Silver, Wood
Disc loading type: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/Philips MC

MD System

Type: None


Audio amplifier: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):2
RMS rated power:300
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter diameter:2.01
Woofer Diameter:5.24


Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Alarms: Yes
Auto digital tuning: Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.89 x 12.4 x 10.6
I/O ports:USB PC Link\nAux in\nHeadphone out(3.5mm)\n
Music Match Jukebox: Yes
PC Link sound enhancement: Yes
Set width:6.89
Sound Agent 2:Y / Yes
Speakers:2-Way Bass Reflex

Packaging Content

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: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback mode:Program, Repeat all, Repeat folder, Repeat one, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Program, Repeat all, Repeat folder, Repeat one, Shuffle
USB PC Link driver: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple Docking:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:Y


Power consumption (standby):0.6
Power Source:AC


Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:CT,PI,PTY,RT
Supported bands:FM, MW / 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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:80
Optical drive required: Yes

Technical Details

Number of Discs:5
Power cord included: Yes


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):7.09 x 10.6 x 8.66
Main speaker depth:8.66
Main speaker height:10.6
Main speaker width:7.09
Package depth:16.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.5 x 16.1 x 14.7
Package height:14.7
Package weight:0.455
Package width:20.5