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Philips WAC3500

Philips WAC3500
alaScore 81

70 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Philips WAC3500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability also gets good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the design.

price, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips WAC3500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips WAC3500


Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Philips WAC3500D Wireless Audio Centre


Complete with iPod dock, this nifty little music centre is a great introduction to wireless audio networking and streaming.

With its main unit and two separate speakers, the WAC3500D looks like a traditional micro hi-fi, as opposed to the more daring upright design of the WACS7000, which boasts built-in speakers. As a result it's nowhere near as attractive as its pricier...

Feb, 2011

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Philips Streamium WAC3500D review


Philips' Streamium WAC3500D is the only streaming audio receiver here with an internal hard disk.

Apr, 2008

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Philips WAC3500D


Very easy to connect to PC, then all info. and changes can be quickly made using PC keyboard

Display much to small

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips WAC3500D


The hifi looks good, is very simple to use and easy to operate. Why do other manufacturers not do this?

ou can not download your existing MP3's from a player to the hifi. But this is a minor fault.

Jul, 2008

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Philips WAC3500D


The good thing is, if you love your music and have lots on itunes for example then you can trasfer them over to the cd player, i set mine up to use wireless basically hassle free. would defo reccomend it.

The problem i had with this to start with, was the plug. i opened it up downstairs but when i brought it upstairs, it wouldnt work, dad checked the plug incase the fuse had gone and it had a foreign connection which he fixed so why went wrong i dont...

Jul, 2008

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Philips WAC3500D


I have various different ways of storing music and this system caters for all of them. If you don't want to block up your hardrive with loads of music then it's a good choice.

Not really a bad point but not many of the bigger systems have the same access functions ie memory stick har drive etc so you have to do with smaller speakers etc.

Jul, 2008

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Philips WAC3500D


design attactive - system is flexible and can be expanded Easy to set up and get going

the manual

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips WAC3500D


You can have all the music on one device and create you own playlists

A bit too much to learn, not a problem for technology savvy individuals. I wouldn't recommend it my grandmother.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips WAC3500D


stores massive amounts of music and the basic instructions are very straightforward. I really liked the the playlist feature on the UPnP which sends music wirelessly from my p.c.

Sometimes a bit confusing to navigate around the sons on the hard drive but I think I need to play about with it a bit more

May, 2008

Product Specifications

For true convenience, the all-in-one WAC3500D Wireless Music Center with 80GB hard disk lets you stream music from your PC, dock your iPod, plug and play from USB devices, and enjoy HDD playback and internet radio - all in superb sound.


Output Power / Total:80Watt


MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
WMA bit rates:16 - 128

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):CD/MP3 player / Digital player / HDD recorder / Network audio player / Radio
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Surround Sound Effects:Incredible Surround
Type:Mini system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Media Load Type:Tray
Type:CD / MP3 player


Energy Star certified: No


Headphone Jack: Yes


Cassette deck: No
CD changer: No
Color of product:Black
Disc loading type:Tray
Loader type:Tray
Optical disc player:Y


Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Backlight display: Yes
Display Type:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No


Type: None

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220
Number of batteries supported:2
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC/Battery


Equalizer: Yes


CD Text: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


Model:WAC3500D Wireless Music Center
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips Streamium

Logistics data

Master carton weight:2.71 / 25.4


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

MD System

Type: None


Internal memory:80


Audio amplifier: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Karaoke: No
Magnet type:Neodymium
Magnetically shielded: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):160
RMS rated power:40 / 80
Speaker type:2-Way


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54

Other Features

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Auto store: Yes
Battery Type:AAA
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital content management:WADM software
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.9 x 11 x 8.66
Disc loading type:Tray
Hard disk streaming mode:streaming to 5 stations
Integrated clock: Yes
Music power:160 / 80
Number of batteries supported:2
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50 Hz
Recording Media:HDD
Recording speed:4x
Set weight:19.8 / 317.5
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Audio formats supported:mp3, wav / MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Channels quantity:60
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
MP3 playback: Yes
Record playback: Yes
Recording on:HDD
Video recording: No
WMA bit rates:16 - 128

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility:iPod
Audio (L,R) in:Analog AUX / Analog AUX (Center)
AUX in: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220
Number of batteries supported:2
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC/Battery


Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Built-in hard drive: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:80
Total Storage Capacity:80


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Case or master carton weight:2.71 / 25.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.9 x 11 x 8.66