Philips has introduced the latest addition to its Streamium range of home audio products, with the WACS7500 Wireless Audio Centre.
The main unit features a built-in CD player which automatically rips audio CDs to the internal 80GB hard drive. Audio tracks and Internet radio stations can be streamed to up to five external WAS7500 stations located around the home, either synchronised or independently to each base station.
The WACS7500 features a flat panel speaker system comprising of an integrated subwoofer, mid-range panels and dedicated tweeter panels, delivering a cleaner, more detailed high-end sound.
20mm thinner than the previous model, the unit features a glass stand, extensive manual controls, a colour screen for displaying album artwork, and an improved user interface which utilises Philips’ SuperScroll system.
Philips has partnered with BlueBeat, Live365 and Radioio, providing immediate access to their huge selections of web radio stations while additional stations can also easily be added to the system via the Club Philips website.
An iPod/Philips GoGear docking station can be added, for streaming music from these portable music players, and USB memory sticks can also be used. Finally, an Ethernet port allows for easy backing up of music to a PC, plus Net connection and access to the Gracenote CD database.
The WACS7500 is available now for a suggested price of £699.99. Additional WAS7500 units cost £199.99.