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Philips DCB152

Philips DCB152
alaScore 80

62 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Philips DCB152. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips DCB152 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Philips DCB152 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DCB152/05 Component Micro System with Dock for iPod and DAB RadioPhilips DCB152/05 Component Micro System with Dock for iPod and DAB Radio

Aug, 2018

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Philips DCB152


Only played a dozen times. The last time I tried to play a disc it wouldn't play and started making a loud banging noise and wouldn't switch off. Took 10 mins to get the disc out and finally had to unplug at the mains as it would not switch off. Tried...

Sep, 2013

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Fantastic quality, sound fantastic, radio dab fantastic,smart design

Not every iPod fits

Jan, 2013

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Philips DCB152


Great sound for a unit so small and compact. For the type of music I listen too (rock/metal) the bass control is excellent. Takes up only a small amount of space.

Jun, 2012

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Philips DCB152


Excellent value for money

Bad idea to do the visual display window in pale green characters. Should have been red or at least a strongly visible green/amber

Jun, 2012

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Philips DCB152


when powered back on at mains the unit retains memory of dab stations and fm stations and also restarts at where it left off on the ipod playlist. will charge the ipod while listening to radio or playing the cd. the aux connection to connect tv to the...

the wiring from the unit to the speakers could be more generous.

May, 2012

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Philips DCB152


Fairly compact and able to use the auxiary on my TV sound

Difficult to read the screen

Feb, 2012

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Philips DCB152


compact unit providing DAB radio and CD player for general use.

Poor digital display

Jan, 2012

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Philips DCB152


Quality product well made with good sound quality and all input features

Programming stations with controller not easy

Jan, 2012

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Not a bad piece of kit


This is a nice unit and great sound quality, better than i thought to be honest. I bought it to fit in my living room entertainment unit as it is such a nice small compact size and it fits and looks great in there. The review i read from a bloke who...

good sound quality

not great value for money

Nov, 2011

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Philips DCB152


Looks nice and very compact. Excellent sound for size of speakers. Very versatile, lots of uses including charging ipod etc.

None except that it does a lot of things and you need to study the booklet to find out about the other obvious features.

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


USB Hosts:1


Cassette deck: No
Colour of product:Black
Disc loading type:Tray disc loader
Loader type:Tray
Number of Discs:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player: Yes
Type:Micro set


Display Type:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes


Alarm function: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Sleep timer: Yes


Bass reflex: Yes
Karaoke: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:40
Woofer Diameter:10.2
Woofer size:10.2


Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Auto digital tuning: Yes
iPod/iPhone charge: Yes

Packaging Content

FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 Playback: Yes
Playback modes:Fast forward, Next, Previous, Program, Repeat, Shuffle
USB direct playback: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility: Yes
Audio (L,R) out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
USB port: Yes


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power Source:AC

Product properties

Cassette player: No
CD changer: No
CD player: Yes
DVD player: No
iPod dock: Yes
MiniDisc player: No
Playable formats:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, mp3, WMA
Remote: Yes
Surround: No
Timer: Yes


Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:DAB, FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto Scan
Tuner type:Digital


Storage media type: No


Audio output:2x20 RMS w
Number of presets:40
Radio: Yes
Radio type:AM / FM / DAB / RDS
RDS: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Main speaker depth:21.8
Main speaker height:24.8
Main speaker width:14.9
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):220 x 240 x 90
Package depth:29.9
Package height:30.9
Package weight:6.5
Package width:50