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Philips WACS 700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Philips WACS 700. 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. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips WACS 700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips WACS 700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Philips WACS 700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability.

usability, design

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips WACS700 Wireless Audio System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips WACS700 Wireless Audio System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Philips WACS700/05 Wireless Music Station

 

Want to share your music round your house without wires? The Philips Wireless Music Station will let you do just that.

Being able to play whatever music you like without having to hunt through hundreds of badly organized CDs has always been one of the great benefits of MP3 players. But this system takes the convenience to a whole new level. You don’t even have to...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

PhilipsWACS700

 

Wireless is more

Competition-quashing price ; Simple to use

Sound could be better ; Extra satellites will cost you £200

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Philips WACS700 review

 

Philips slips its thrifty multi-room Wi-Fi jukebox onto the market. But can it compete with the omnipotent Sonos Digital Music System?

It’s not going to uproot any trees, but the WACS700 delivers effortless networked hi-fi in a very pretty package

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (cnet.co.uk)

Philips Streamium WACS700 Wireless Music Center and Station review

 

Philips Streamium WACS700/37 The Philips Streamium WACS700/37 ($1,000) is the company's latest addition to its Streamium line of digital media receivers. It comprises two components: the main Music Center and the smaller Station, each of which includes...

The Philips Streamium WACS700/37 is an expandable two-room wireless digital audio system that is compatible with--but doesn't require--a PC or a Wi-Fi network. The server and client units have integrated speakers and an AM/FM tuner, and the main unit...

The device's format compatibility is poor--it doesn't play DRM-protected audio files, it can't stream Internet radio or Rhapsody, and it can't broadcast music from CDs. The PC connectivity is clunky, CD ripping is slow, and the 40GB hard disk is small...

The stylish Philips Streamium WACS700/37 can stream digital music throughout your home without a PC, but considering its high price, it's hard to overlook some basic feature and performance shortfalls.

May, 2006

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Philips Wireless Music Center WACS700

 

As the burgeoning Streamium concept proves, Philips is making full use of 'WiFi' wireless networking to deliver cable-free music throughout the home. The WACS700 Wireless Music Center is a central music server, whose 40GB hard disk is big enough to hold c

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Ashley Norris (gadgetcentre.com)

Philips WACS700

 

Wireless home audio systems are set to be this years big thing, but how does the new technology stand up in Philips pioneering hard disk music center?

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (cnet.com)

Philips Streamium WACS700 Wireless Music Center and Station review

 

Philips Streamium WACS700/37 The Philips Streamium WACS700/37 ($1,000) is the company's latest addition to its Streamium line of digital media receivers. It comprises two components: the main Music Center and the smaller Station, each of which includes...

The Philips Streamium WACS700/37 is an expandable two-room wireless digital audio system that is compatible with--but doesn't require--a PC or a Wi-Fi network. The server and client units have integrated speakers and an AM/FM tuner, and the main unit...

The device's format compatibility is poor--it doesn't play DRM-protected audio files, it can't stream Internet radio or Rhapsody, and it can't broadcast music from CDs. The PC connectivity is clunky, CD ripping is slow, and the 40GB hard disk is small...

The stylish Philips Streamium WACS700/37 can stream digital music throughout your home without a PC, but considering its high price, it's hard to overlook some basic feature and performance shortfalls.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Philips WACS700 Wireless Music Centre

 

The WACS700 Wireless Music Centre is an easy to set up music serving system, but it's not without its quirks.

Stylish design ; Choice of audio from each station ; Easy to rip CDs

Difficult to configure into an existing wireless setup ; Low quality display screens ; Poorly laid out remote

Ultimately, the WACS700 is obviously marketed at the HiFi market and not the PC one -- all the time we were using it, we were working out alternate ways it could be done via a Media Centre, or even a very low-end solution such as the Zensonic Z400....

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Francis Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Philips WACS700 Wireless Music Center and Station

 

Philips has released the WACS700, a wireless music Center and Station combo that will put consumers at ease with its looks, simplicity of use and great sounds.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (hometheater.com)

Philips WACS700 Wireless Music System

 

Everyone likes the idea of wholehouse audio. Who doesn't want the ability to access their music library in any room of their home? It's in the implementation that things get tricky. Do you invest a couple of grand in a dedicated audio server for your...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Access your entire CD collection from the 40 GB hard disk on your wireless music center and listen in every room. You can listen to different music in every room. Now music can finally follow you wherever you are in your home. PRODUCT FEATURES: Wireless Unlimited listening pleasure; Wireless streaming between music center and station(s); Multiple user access streams to up to 5 stations streaming; Universal Plug & Play interconnectivity; Easy navigation and control; Direct Content Access to artist, album or playlists; Music Broadcast Receiver from Music Center; Quality Sound Performance; Super Sound Panel with deep bass and clarity.

Design

Cassette deck: No
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, White
Disc loading type:slot
Number of decks:1
Optical disc player: Yes
Type:Micro set

Display

Backlight colour:White
Backlight display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Resolution:128 x 96
Display Type:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes

Ergonomics

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6
Equalizer Modes:Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Techno
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA
Programmable tracks:99
Remotely operated: Yes

Logistics data

Master carton weight:9

Multimedia

Bass reflex: No
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Karaoke: No
RMS rated power:100

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Auto digital tuning:Y
Auto store:Y
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):608 x 175 x 303
Disc loading type:slot
DVD Audio Playback: No
I/O ports:Analogue AUX, Analogue Line-out, Headphone, Antenna, Wireless LAN Adapter
Power requirements:220 V 50 Hz
Speakers:2(Centre) x 2(Station) / 2(Centre) x 2(Station), Built-in

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:UTP
Handheld remote control: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Channels quantity:40
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MiniDisc recorder: No
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 Playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback modes:Fast backward, Fast forward, Next, Previous, Repeat, Shuffle
Record playback: Yes
Recording on:HDD
WMA bit rates:16 - 128

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility: No
AUX In: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
USB port: No

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):1

Radio

FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto store, Auto tuning
Tuner type:Digital

Storage

Hard Drive Capacity:40
Storage media type:HDD

Technical Details

Master carton weight:9

Weight & Dimensions

Case or master carton weight:9
Package depth:38.1
Package height:37.6
Package weight:14
Package width:67.4
Weight:11.9 / 7.7