- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 25 x 24.5 cm ; 6 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 4.3 Kg
- Item model number: MCB275/05
- ASIN: B000UX6DMQ
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Aug. 2007
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 250,991 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Philips MCB275/05 MP3/WMA Micro HiFi System
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- DAB and FM compatible for fully radio experience
- Digital Sound Control for optimized music style settings
- Dynamic Bass Boost for deep and dramatic sound
- Digital tuning with 20 preset stations for extra convenience
- Enjoy MP3/WMA music directly from your portable USB devices
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Enjoy superb clarity with built-in DAB tuner with this Micro system. With MP3-CD playback, have the freedom to personalise your sound settings to your tastes. Coupled with wall mounting flexibility, this system will leave you in awe.
DAB and FM compatible
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) digital radio is a new way of broadcasting radio, in addition to FM analogue transmission, via a network of terrestrial transmitters. It provides listeners with more choices and information delivered in clear, crackle-free sound quality. The technology allows the receiver to lock on to the strongest signal it can find. With DAB digital stations there are no frequencies to remember, and sets are tuned by station name, so there is no retuning on the move.
Digital Sound Control
Digital Sound Control offers you a choice of pre-set Jazz, Rock, Pop and Classical controls you can use to optimise the frequency ranges for different musical styles. Each mode uses graphic equalizing technology to automatically adjust the sound balance and enhance the most important sound frequencies in your chosen music style. Ultimately, Digital Sound Control makes it easy for you get the most out of your music by precisely adjusting the sound balance to match the type of music you are playing.
Dynamic Bass Boost
Dynamic Bass Boost maximises your music enjoyment by emphasising the bass content of the music throughout the range of volume settings - from low to high – at the touch of a button! Bottom-end bass frequencies usually get lost when the volume is set at a low level. To counteract this, Dynamic Bass Boost can be switched on to boost bass levels, so you can enjoy consistent sound even when you turn down the volume.
USB Direct for MP3/WMA music
Simply plug in your device to the USB port on your Philips Hi-Fi system. Your digital music will be played directly from the device. Now you can share your favourite moments with family and friends.
Top Customer Reviews
In this day and age anyone who punts out a CD player that can't play continuous or segued tracks without stopping, thinking for two seconds then picking up where it left off should be shot! It was acceptable in the early days of the CD as a medium, but now? In 2008? Ruins any listening pleasure that you might get from a live or segued album etc.
To put the cherry on top the CD player also clips the front of tracks so that you don't get to hear the very beginning of a song. It's about a quarter beat, and disconcerting enough on a musical intro, but on a vocal intro it effectively means you lose the first word. Try Elton John's Sweet Painted Lady on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. "I'm back on dry land once again" or according to Philips "(BLANK)back on dry land once again".
Oh, it went back to the seller of course after Philips advised me that that's how it's manufactured and didn't seem to give a monkey's uncle about it. It's practically not fit for purpose in my opinion.
End of purposeful rant - don't touch it with a barge pole if you have a single musical bone in your body!
As well as excellent DAB and FM reception the ability to play WMA & MP3 CD's plus the ability to play a USB memory stick made this seem like a bargain.
OK, sound is not hi-fi (the base boost helps), but then its not hi-fi prices and would be fine in a kitchen etc.
First up the CD player can't play an album continously, there is a clear delay between the end of a track and the start of another - rendering this useless for mix/live albums and audiobooks.
For example, this product will begin Pink Floyd's "Money" around about the point the guitar section of the intro. If you know the track, you know how bad that is.
Shocking in a product bought in 2010.
This is actually my second unit - the first went back as I thought it had developed a fault - and I'm not exactly chuffed by Phillips -"that's normal behaviour"- response when I found the replacement unit to be the same. Unit number two is going back - there won't be a third.
Secondly the DAB radio isn't the best. It had trouble finding stations my Pure pocket DAB can get and it doesn't seem to allow you to order the stations alphabetically.
All in all - Fail!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
sleek product and works very well. i have it on the wall but it also comes with a stand too, well done PhillipsPublished on 25 Dec. 2012 by S Bell
Excellent product for kitchen or study, probably not powerful enough for large areas or entertaining. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2012 by Mrs. S. Derrick
We already had the same system upstairs, so knew it would be a quality system which it is. I really like the CD 'shuffle' which not many systems have. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2011 by Phil
This was a gift. The DAB only picked up a few channels (based in London) whereas my Pure DABs pick them all up. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2011 by M. Davis
This product is great. It is easy to put to gether, sound good. I use a hearing-aid and it gives very clear sound! Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2011 by REV