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Philips WACS7000

Philips WACS7000
alaScore 83

126 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Philips WACS7000. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips WACS7000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips WACS7000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Philips WACS7000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size. The price is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability

53% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips WACS 7000 - 80GB Wireless Music Centre and StationPhilips WACS 7000 - 80GB Wireless Music Centre and Station

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Robin Morris (goodgearguide.com.au)

Philips Streamium WACS7000

 

With its thick chunky styling, the Philips Streamium WACS7000 may look rather over the top, but if you want music streaming from every room (well, two...

Easy to set-up, good sound quality with excellent Wi-Fi range

The interface could be a bit tricky to use

Difficult interface aside, the Philips Streamium WACS7000 is a well-designed wireless music system -- for anyone with the dosh.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Philips WACS7000 review

 

A wireless music system without the hassle

Decent storage capacity ; Excellent features ; Good sound quality

Not Mac-compatible

An easy to install multi-room music system that centralises your music collection and broadcasts it without wires

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Streamium WACS7000

 

Has Philips addressed the issues with the previous Streamium? Jonathan Bray finds out.

The base station has its own 80GB hard disk and a CD drive too, which can be used to rip discs at bitrates of up to 320kbits/sec. Track names are looked up on the preloaded Gracenote database so there's no need at all to involve a PC at any stage of...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Philips Streamium WACS7000 review

 

With its thick chunky styling, the Philips Streamium WACS7000 may look rather over the top, but if you want music streaming from every room (well, two at any rate), this is a nicely worked (if not inexpensive) solution.

Difficult interface aside, the Philips Streamium WACS7000 is a well-designed wireless music system - for anyone with the dosh.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Philips WACS7000 review

 

The second incarnation of Philips' wireless music system offers more options without ditching the cool looks and usability

A great example of the kind of hi-fi 21st century living demands. Wires? Pah

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The second incarnation of Philips' wireless music system offers more options without ditching the cool looks and usability

A great example of the kind of hi-fi 21st century living demands. Wires? Pah

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips WACS7000 review

 

Multiroom is a real possibility for many due to this price and ease of use- it isn't jump up and down great on sound quality though

Stylish, easy to set up and simple to use ; good value ; clever functionality

Sonically, it’s more ‘okay’ than ‘oh wow!’

Makes multiroom audio a realistic possibility even for those on a budget

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Philips - Streamium WACS7000

 

The Philips WACS7000 is part of the company's Streamium series and offers a solution for storing, managing and distributing digital audio around the home. Improvements to the latest model include a larger, 80GB hard drive, support ...

The Streamium WACS7000 is very stylish and generally performs well. It's an expensive purchase though, and lacks a few important features that would have given it the edge over impressive entries from rivals such as Sonos.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Paul Lester (avreview.co.uk)

Philips WACS7000

 

You'll find an FM tuner, and you can access internet radio and stream music from a PC over a wired or wireless network. You can also rip and store CDs via the built-in player either direct to the hard drive or USB storage, which includes ID3 tag track...

Very stylish, rip and stream all your music without using a PC, decent built-in speakers

Can be awkward to configure, sub-par display, expensive

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Philips Streamium WACS7000 review

 

Difficult interface aside, the Philips Streamium WACS7000 is a well-designed wireless music system - for anyone with the dosh.

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Equalizer: Yes
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
Sound enhancement technology:Dynamic Bass Boost 3 steps\nEqualizer\nIncredible Surround\nTreble and Bass Control\nClass "D" Digital Amplifier\nSmart equalizer
WMA bit rates:16 - 128

Design

Disc loading type:Slot disc loader

Display

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Backlight display: Yes
Display:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power Requirements:100-240VAC, 50/60Hz / 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz\n220 V 50 Hz

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA

Logistics data

Master carton weight:0.547 / 19.8

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Speakers:2 / Super Sound Panel\nIntegrated subwoofer\nNon-detachable

Memory

Internal memory:80

Networking

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54

Other Features

Antenna:FM dipole
Audio cinch out:Analog Line-out (Center)
Auto digital tuning:Y
Auto store:Y / Yes
Bit rate:128, 160, 192, 256 & 320 kbps
CD-ROM:Installation CD-ROM, WADM and utilities softwares.
Channels quantity:60
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Digital content management:WADM software included
Dimensions (WxDxH):23.9 x 6.89 x 11.9
Disc loading type:slot
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Display language:English\nDutch\nFrench\nGerman\nItalian\nSpanish
Hard disk playback mode:Album\nGenre\nPlaylist\nAll tracks\nSame Artist\nSame Genre\nUncompressed tracks
Hard disk streaming mode:Wi-Fi streaming to 5 stations\n"My Room, My Music"\n"Music Follows Me"\n"Music Broadcast"
I/O ports:DIN connection
Media types supported:CD\nCD-R\nCD-RW\nMP3-CD\nWMA-CD
Music power:80
Output Power:40W+40W Music Power
PC Link playback mode:MP3 streaming via network\nWi-Fi wireless connection
Recording Media:HDD
Recording speed:1 x, 4 x
Remote Control Type:2-way 6-line Display, 1-way Remote
Signal strength indication: Yes
Supported batteries:4 x AAA + 2 x AA
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Channels quantity:50 / 60
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
WMA bit rates:16 - 128

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:Analog AUX (Center/Station) / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):1
Power Requirements:100-240VAC, 50/60Hz / 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz\n220 V 50 Hz

Radio

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Storage

Hard Drive Capacity:80
Total Storage Capacity:80

Weight & Dimensions

Case or master carton weight:19.8 / 34.2
Dimensions (WxDxH):23.9 x 6.89 x 11.9
Set weight:28.4
Weight:0.272 / 0.456