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Philips DCM278

Philips DCM278
alaScore 79

45 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Philips DCM278. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviews about the price and usability are on the whole positive.

design, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips DCM278 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips DCM278 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Reviewers really like the design.


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Dec, 2018

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Good design with a great quality


i like this design and its compatable with my ipod and it has a super great quality. i recomend it

Easy to Use, Simple Setup, Great Design

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Mar, 2010

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I bought and returned two of these in the past week. Both had the identical problem, not able to play CD's which is the main reason for my purchase. The first system did manage to play a CD for 2 tracks and then quit, the second system could not even...

Feb, 2012

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Sleek design and function capability


The pro's of this component are the beautiful styling, ease of use, remote control and the wall mounting option. Those are huge! But, sound quality leaves much to be desired. I found lots of buzz and crackle from the speakers even at low volume. The...

Jan, 2012

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Love it


Sounds amazing. My main reason for buying it was to play MP3 data discs and it does that perfectly.

Dec, 2011

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Had to return


Great looking dock. Speakers had static/crackle at times. Had a hard time keeping iPod plugged in properly to charge/play music. Very finicky.

Sep, 2011

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Philips Micro Stereo Audio System


I purchased this item as well as another for my 85 year old father so he could choose which one he liked better. He's hard of hearing, however, he quickly chose this one for the sound quality. The sound is very good and I personally liked the compact,...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Playback your iPhone/iPod music in superb sound while recharging it with the Philips Micro Hi-Fi system DCM278. The flat, compact design is also wall-mountable to complement any interior. USB direct for added playback options.


Output Power / Total:10Watt


RMS rated power:10

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KA):CD/MP3 player / Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

CD System

Media Load Type:Vertical
Type:CD / MP3 player


Headphone Jack: Yes


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black
Disc loading type:Front / Front disc loader
Loader type:Motorised, Front
Motorized disc loader:Y
Optical disc player:Y
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black
Type:Micro set
Volume Control:Digital
Woofer diameter:4.02
Woofer Size:4.02

Dimensions & Weight



Clock function: Yes
Display Type:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Built-in charger: Yes
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Bass adjustment: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wall mountable: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips


Bass reflex: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):4
Subwoofer driver size:4


Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Alarms: Yes
Auto digital tuning: Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Channels quantity:20
Clock function: Yes
Media types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CD, WMA-CD, USB flash drive
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50Hz
Programmable tracks:20
Sound enhancement technology:digital sound control 4 modes, Dynamic Bass Boost
USB direct modes:Fast Backward, Fast Forward, Play/Pause, Previous/Next, Program Play, Repeat, Shuffle, Stop / Fast Backward, Fast Forward, Play/Pause, Previous/Next, Repeat, Shuffle, Stop / Previous/Next, Program Play, Repeat, Stop

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm)
FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Apple docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility: Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Bass reflex: Yes
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Playback mode:Fast backward, Fast forward, Next, Previous, Program, Repeat, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Fast backward, Fast forward, Next, Previous, Program, Repeat, Shuffle
Sleep Timer: Yes
USB direct playback: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple 30-pin docking connector:Y
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod, iPod Classic 1, iPod Mini 1, iPod Nano 1, iPod Nano 2, iPod Nano 3, iPod Nano 4, iPod Touch 1, iPod Touch 2 / iPod
Apple Lightning docking connector:N
AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB port:Y


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Built-in charger:Y
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto scan, Auto tuning / Auto Store
Tuner Type:Digital
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Technical Details

Headphone out:Y
Loader type:Motorised, Front
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Main speaker depth:4.02
Main speaker height:9.37
Main speaker width:21.3
Package depth:6.26
Package height:12.2
Package weight:11.9
Package width:24.2