Philips has mixed tubes and chips, or rather, analogue and digital, to create the MCD908 DVD entertainment system.
Philips claims that adding analogue tubes makes the system more audiophile-friendly, offering a warmer sound with very low distortion, matching it up with the latest Class ‘D’ digital amplifier for 2x 75 watts RMS. Also features are real wood, three-way speakers with Neodymium Ribbon Tweeters, Silk Dome mid-range tweeters and 5-inch woofers, gold-plated speaker connectors, HDMI output, FM/MW radio with 40 presets and a player that offers output from DVD-Video, DVD+RW, MP3-CD, WMA-CD, Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW and Picture CD discs.
There is also connectivity for add-on devices, including coax and optical digital outputs, an active sub-woofer point, and SCART, CVBS and S-Video connections. Available now, it sells for around £399.