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Philips WACS700/05 Streamium Wireless Music Centre

by Philips

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  • Stream music to up to 5 music stations in your home
  • Listen to different music in every room where you have a music station
  • 40 GB hard disk to store and playback up to 750 CDs
  • 2-way Remote Control for user friendly navigation
  • Let your music follow you anywhere in the home with 'Music Follows Me' functionality
  • Music Broadcast allows for simultaneous playback to all stations - great for parties!
  • Direct Content Access to artist, album or playlists
  • Universal Plug & Play interconnectivity
  • Super Sound Panel with deep bass and clarity
  • Class 'D' Digital Amplifier for quality sound performance
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 60.8 x 30.3 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 18 Kg
  • Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
  • Item model number: WACS700/05
  • ASIN: B000AYCXRE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,404 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

WACS700 - additonal music centres available

Manufacturer's Description

Store your entire CD collection on a 40 GB hard disk and listen in every room. You can listen to different music in every room and your music can finally follow you wherever you are in your home. The Remote Control has a built-in display.

With wireless streaming, you do not have to wait to download and store a large file on your audio device before listening to your favorite songs. Instead, the music is sent in a continuous stream and is played as it arrives to up to 5 music stations at the same time. Your music can now follows you everywhere in your home. Different family members in five different rooms can access & listen to their own choice of music from the Wireless Music Center at the same time.

With Philips 2- way remote control, you can now navigate through hundreds of songs easily with the one simple press of the remote control. Displaying six lines info listed according to playlist, album, artist, genre or track, this intuitive navigation offers speedy yet simple scrolling through hundreds of files. It allows one handed operation and guarantees a unique user experience.

No more searching through hundreds of your CDs to find your favorite track by a particular artist. With the initutive User Interface built-in the Philips Wireless Music Center, you can now have almost instantaneous and direct access to your stored digital music collection on the hard disk (up to 750 CDs) and go straight to the music you want to listen to, listed by Artist, Album, Playlist, Genre or Tracks. Be your own DJ at your home party and simultaneously broadcast your favorite dance music from the Wireless Music Center to all Wireless Music Stations installed in various parts of your home. Great for parties!

Music follows Me feature allows you to bring your favorite music from room to room in your house without having to restart navigation and playback of that particular track. By simply pressing a button, your favorite song will follow you anywhere you go in your house.

The Super Sound Panel Speaker system is optimized for low to high frequencies to produce quality audio sound with greatly reduced distortion, yet without having a big thick woofer. By using a Flat plexipistonTM speaker technology, we can achieve fullrange sound performance with a flat design and compact size.


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Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

95 of 96 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2005
I bought a Philips Wireless Music Centre and Station (WACS700), together with a second Station, with a little bit of trepidation as I had read both good and bad things about it. However I decided to take the plunge as the concept of a wireless music system throughout my house was too good to resist and I could always take it back if it didn’t work.
First the good things. It looks fantastic. It was incredibly easy to set up – you literally tuned the centre and 2 stations on, they booted up, took about a minute to find each other wirelessly and that was it, ready to go. “Ripping” CDs is also very straightforward, it takes about 10 minutes per CD, but you do have to make sure you don’t turn the power off for at least an hour afterwards whilst it saves the conversion to an mp3. I have the centre in the living room, one station in the kitchen and one upstairs in the main bedroom. Our house is relatively new, (and hence has thin walls!) so there is no interference and the stations sound as good as the centre. (You do need to keep the centre away from a plasma TV) Even turned up loud, there is very little distortion. Of course the sound will not be as good as a wired separates system but that’s not the point.
The music broadcast function, which allows you to play the same music on all 3 and is one of the reasons I bought the system, is a work of genius. Of course as each unit is stand alone you can play different music on each one at the same time, again with no interference.
Connecting to the PC was also very easy using an ethernet cable and the provided software called Digital Media Management (be aware this only works on PCs, not Macs). I have most of my music (about 4,000 songs) on itunes on a Windows XP PC.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By i like my shoes... on 30 July 2006
This system is a wicked idea and when i bought one me and my son were very excited about it but from the moment i plugged it in things started going wrong. It wouldn't boot up unless it was lying on its front for some strange reason but when it was up and running it seemed fine for a bit but before long it started having trouble keeping the connection with the remote and the substation. The substation had to be reset every time it was turned on and the remote just wouldn't connect to the centre at all. Then it just stopped reading CDs and one got jammed. at this point it had been through numerous firmware upgrades which had not helped and so it was sent back and we now have a new one which seems to be working fine over the three week period that i have had it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jan. 2006
Have the WACS system for a few weeks now. It looks great and sounds great. So far however the negatives are outweighing the positives, as mentioned in other reviews:
1) Fan noise is awful
2) The marketing doesn't tell the full story - while the harddisk is 40GB, the small print tells you that only 33 or so GB is available for storing the music. Bit of a con that.
3) When you burn more than 6 CDs in a row the memory buffer fills up and stalls the process. Manual has no help on this and I only found this out from customer services on the net.
4) The gracenote CD update from the internet is disgracefully big and takes an age to download. In addition, despite uploading the latest available gracenote update I still have frustration that quite a few of my CDs are not found on the database, so you end up with a list of CDs with no CD or track names.
5) The remote has buttons which contain the letters of the alphabet which would give one the impression that you can save C names etc (if gracenote doesn't have the CD), but no help is available to do this. Is it possible anyone?
6) Simple things like (heating up the baby's bottle in the microwave, in another room, led to a broken up signal between the center and console. Why couldn't the wifi signal be on a more secure frequency?
I'd be interested in seeing other people's views. Cheers.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 3 Mar. 2007
I've just got my 200 CD collection on to the hard disk and I must say I like the convenience of it. Overall I'm pleased, but not delighted. Seems like they've fixed most of the basic issues on earlier reviews (except the fan) - it's reasonably robust, works well through my home network and 2000 tracks takes up 25% of the space.

However, with a little bit more thought this could be a product everyone is raving about, but some poor work from the design team lets down a well conceived product - Philips really should be embarrassed about the quality of some of the development work on this product. The things which got my blood pressure rising were:

Firstly, The music management software is very "clunky" - from a desing perspective it's totally dull and technically it feels like it was created in the 1980s in a kid's bedrrom with a ZX81 (for those who remember them).

Secondly, there is no back-up facility that I can find. This is an oversight and is going to really annoy me if there is a fault, and I then need to reload all 200 CDs on the replacement device

Thirdly the transfer from PC to centre is one-way only, so you can't get music off the hard-drive. Not quite sure what Philips was thinking here - perhaps they think this clever ruse will get us to throw away all our I-pods.

Overall, satisfied, but not delighted
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