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Philips WACS7000

Philips WACS7000
alaScore 80

55 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. The size and reliability get critical views.

usability, design

value for money, reliability, size

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 55 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips WACS7000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of Philips WACS7000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

usability

value for money, reliability, size

58% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Expert review by:

Philips WACS7000 media streamer

 

Will this get your tunes around your house?

Despite being quite expensive and lacking a few features, the WACS7000 looks great, performs well and would add genuine impact to any home audio setup.

Despite being quite expensive and lacking a few features, the WACS7000 looks great, performs well and would add genuine impact to any home audio setup.

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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.

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Philips WACS7000 review

 

A wireless music system without the hassle

p>Decent storage capacity Excellent features Good sound quality</p

p>Not Mac-compatible</p

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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...

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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.

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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

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Philips Streamium WACS7000 review

 

The follow up to the WACS700, the WACS7000 is a decent product for technophobes who want to get into digital music without getting their hands dirty with PCs. The sound from the main unit is good and it's easy to use, but there are too many little...

Easy setup ; Simple menus ; Long-range Wi-Fi ; Sound on main unit is good

Painfully slow CD ripping ; Speakers on streaming unit are poor ; Can't stream networked media to other slave units ; Slow menus

If you're only after a jukebox and audio streamer, Sony's Giga Juke NAS-50HDE might be a better bet

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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.

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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

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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.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
RDS/EON: Yes
UPnP:UPnP
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System:Music Server + Client Package
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Wireless Music System:Wireless Music Server+ Client Pack

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: Yes

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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