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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 19-Jan-13 17:28:40
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Philips Fidelio AD7000W


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I've been looking for something to play iTunes music that, if not actually portable, is reasonably small and more easily move-aboutable than an Airport Express, amplifier and speakers... and doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

Came across the Philips Fidelio AD7000W.

It looks OK but over the years I've had somewhat mixed results with connecting Philips audio kit to computers... anyone got any comments, pro or con?

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Jan-13 19:55:05
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Re: Philips Fidelio AD7000W


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Ah well, over 24 hours and no responses, either for or against... looks like I'll have to find out the hard way grin

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Jan-13 20:26:50
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10W RMS total output power seems a little low. I wonder when distortion will kick in.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Jan-13 20:32:23
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Re: Philips Fidelio AD7000W


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In reply to a post by micksharpe:
10W RMS total output power seems a little low.
It's only for use in the kitchen when I'm cooking, so I don't have to turn the living room hifi up to anti-social levels tongue

It's plenty for that.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 22-Jan-13 10:52:02
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Re: Philips Fidelio AD7000W


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Well, it works smile

Couple of glitches during setup (I used the "Advanced", ie non-WPS method) but they were down to insufficient caffeine having reached my fingers, ignoring those it went without a hitch.

I was a bit worried it might not like my preferred location as iStumbler on the MacBook showed low-ish signal (~45-50%), and some Amazon reviews indicated that its wireless performance could be better, but it seems quite happy. Whether it will tolerate the microwave oven (which is about four feet away and between it and the router) remains to be seen tongue

It's 2.4GHz, 802.11b/g only but that's fine for audio.

Sounds quite good for such a small unit, not a patch on the Marantz+KEFs of course, but then it cost a lot less!

No noticeable sign of distortion at full volume, but I don't know what its actual power output is at that setting. It's plenty loud enough though.

Thus far- quite happy with it smile




eta- having just had lunch, it doesn't seem to mind the microwave smile

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Edited by billford (Tue 22-Jan-13 12:33:12)

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