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Philips FWM575 360 Watts MP3/WMA Mini Shelf System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Philips
15 customer reviews

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  • 360 watts total system power
  • 3-way speaker system with MAX bass port
  • 3 CD changer
  • 60 hours of WMA-CD or 30 hours of MP3-CD music
  • Dual logic tape deck with auto replay
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Product Specifications

Brand NamePhilips

Product Description

Product Description

Philips FWM575 Mini shelf system, 360 total watts, MP3, USB

Fulfill all your music needs with this MP3/WMA Mini Hi-Fi System. Enjoy your digital music in a high power system via the USB Direct plus savor 60 hours of your favorite MP3/WMA-CD music. Intuitive ease-of-use make this set a joy to use.

Feature List

  • 360 watts total system power
  • 3-way Speaker System with MAX bass port
  • Enjoy MP3/WMA music directly from your portable USB devices
    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 favorite moments with family and friends.
  • 3 CD Changer
  • 60 hours of WMA-CD or 30 hours of MP3-CD music playback
  • Dual Logic Tape Deck with auto replay
  • MAX Sound for instant power boost
    MAX Sound technology produces an instant boost in bass, maximizing volume performance and instantly creating the most impressive listening experience with just the touch of a button. Its sophisticated electronic circuitry calibrates existing sound and volume settings, instantly boosting bass and volume to maximum levels without distortion. The end result is a noticeable amplifying of both sound spectrum and volume and a potent audio boost that will add mileage to any music.
  • 3-step Dynamic Bass Boost
  • Incredible Surround™ for enhanced audio enjoyment
    Incredible Surround is an audio technology from Philips that dramatically magnifies the sound field to immerse you in the audio. Using state-of-the-art electronic phase shifting, Incredible Surround mixes sounds from left and right in such a way that it expands the virtual distance between the two speakers. This wider spread greatly enhances the stereo effect and creates a more natural sound dimension. Incredible Surround allows you to experience total surround with greater depth and width of sound, without the use of additional speakers.
  • Virtual Ambience Control provides simulated sound settings

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 15.6 x 12.2 inches ; 33 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 36 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000GUCX36
  • Item model number: FWM575/37
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,185 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at July 25, 2006
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Customer Reviews

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By D. Allin on December 9, 2006
I bought this stereo primarily because it was one of the few that still have auxiliary inputs on the back, so I could hook it up to my TV audio out connections for home theatre. Despite the low price for so much power, I was amazed by the excellent sound it produces. With deep bass, sharp highs, and incredible separation, the stereo reproduces a wide range of music with excellent fidelity that you can feel as well as hear. When used as a home theatre sound source, it provides a surround sound that draws you into the action like nothing I have ever seen. Although it has a number of settings for equalization and ambience, the MAX setting overrides all of them. That isn't a bad thing, however, because the MAX setting seems to always produce a better overall sound than any combination of the other controls. There are some drawbacks, depending on your needs: no balance control or separate bass and treble controls; the tape decks do not have auto-reverse; and the only front input is a USB port. The radio section has an automatic setup that programs all the stations in your area, but for me, this was less than helpful. It tuned in a bunch of weak AM stations, and only one FM station, and once they are programmed, they are there permanently, as far as I can determine. I was able to manually tune in a couple FM stations and add them to the program, but I cannot delete the ones I don't want. Since I rarely listen to the radio, this is not a serious drawback for me. For CDs, cassettes, and movies it consistently blows me away with its lifelike sound, wide separation, and ease of operation.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rockbottom on June 14, 2007
Recieved the unit in just 2 days (standard shipping) in excellent condition. Everything worked right out of the box.

My concern was finding a unit with line-in (aux) input jacks to connect a turn table (from a phono pre-amp). There are not many mini steros available with an aux input. It is rather eclectic to listen to old vinyl recordings and MP3 files on flash memory via the front panel USB port.

The USB port will automatically find all MP3 files saved on either a USB flash drive or a flash memory card even if mixed with other data files. A flash memory card requires a separate reader connected to the USB port.

The virtual ambience control (VAC) and incredible surround (IS) is excellent even with the speakers positioned next to the main unit. IS (surround sound) works best about 10 feet in front of the speakers. The sound quality is very good with the 3-way bass ported speakers even at high volume (which is very loud). Excellent bass and high end definition after correctly setting the dynamic bass boost.

Both tape players do not have auto-reverse but can select between auto-stop and auto-replay with full logic controls. Unit plays CD-R disks just fine. Did not yet try CD-RW disks although they should work.

Two front panel multi-function controls (fast forward and reverse, title, album, station presets, ect) are bit awkward to use. The 3-way buttons are next to each other and it is easy to occasionally select the wrong function. However, all of the other front panel control buttons are well placed. The remote control is easy to use and more intuitive than the two multi-function controls.

The included AM loop antenna cable should be longer (it's about 2.5 ft) to better position antenna for reception of weak signals. The FM antenna is long enough to position it away from the stereo.

Overall it is a great system and well worth the price of admission.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 27, 2007
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I'm finding my new stereo system to be ample for my current needs and a good replacement for the old Sony machine I used to have.

The speakers were larger than I expected, because of the extra features that they put into the system, but produce excellent sound. The radio tuner receives more stations in my area than any other system I've had over the past decade, which isn't easy in an area with a lot of old fashioned aluminum siding and other sources of interference.

The CD/CD-R player works well, though I had one or two self-made discs that it fails to be able to read (probably due to the discs themselves). The shuffle feature will only shuffle on a single disc, not across all 3, a feature which is mildly annoying. With my old system I'd load up cd-r mp3 sets in all the slots and set it on shuffle and let run an entire day, this one the shuffle will only handle one disc at a time (and seems to have problems on CD-Rs that have 200+ songs stored on it.

I've not used the USB port much since I don't own an IPOD or similar device.

The remote takes some time to learn to use effectively, and that's important as not everything on the system has controls on the system front panel.

Overall I think it was a good result for my money at this time... but as I've learned the test of most stereos is if they are still working 2 years down the road. I want machines that will last since I'm on a limited budget, for years to come.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julia on January 4, 2008
I wasn't thrilled with the industrial appearance of this system, but it worked great for about 4 months; then the CD player quit. When we tried to play a CD, it showed "Reading Disc" and wouldn't do more than that. Since we'd had it longer than 90 days, we couldn't return it to the local Target store where we had purchased it. It was still under warranty, so I called the company and was told to ship it to them (at my expense, of course) and they'd replace it. I no longer had the original packing material. When I found out that the cost of having it packed and shipped was a lot more than it's original cost, I decided to shop for a new system.
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