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Philips MCM275 Flat Wall-Mountable Shelf System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Plays MP3/WMA-CD and more
  • Line-in jack for portable music playback
  • Digital sound control for optimized music style settings
  • 2 x 5 W RMS / 10 W total power
  • Wake-up and sleep timer

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Product Specifications

Brand NamePhilips
Specification MetEnergy Star
  This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 11.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000DZTDAK
  • Item model number: MCM275
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,265 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

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Stylishly modern and nicely compact, the thin-profile Philips MCM275 mini stereo system has a flat profile that can either sit on a bookshelf or be wall-mounted (with included screws). The CD player spins vertically to save space, and this system measures just 3.54 inches deep. It also includes a digital AM/FM tuner and two detachable 5-watt speakers that can mount individually or stay attached to the entire unit. You'll get an even deeper sound from your favorite music thanks to Philips' Dynamic Bass Boost and Digital Sound Control features.

In addition to standard audio CDs, the MCM275 is also compatible with CD-R/RW discs burned with your favorite mixes, as well as discs burned with MP3 and WMA digital audio files. This unit also includes a USB Direct, which enables you to plug in a USB-compatible MP3 player and play music directly from that device. The CD player has 40-track programming with repeat one/all/program and shuffle capability. The digital AM/FM tuner includes 40 station presets. Other features include a blue LCD, clock with alarm and sleep timer functions, 3.5mm headphone jack, and remote control.

Dynamic Bass Boost emphasizes the bass content of 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.

The Digital Sound Control feature lets you select from pre-set modes that control the frequency bands of sound to optimize certain musical styles. You can chose between different sound settings--Optimal, Jazz, Rock, Techno, Pop or Classic. Each mode uses graphic equalizing technology to automatically adjust the sound balance and enhance the most important sound frequencies in your chosen music style.

What's in the Box
Micro shelf system component with front-loading vertical CD player and digital AM/FM tuner, two detachable speakers, speaker wire, FM pigtail antenna, AM antenna, power cord, remote control (with batteries), printed operating instructions

Product Description

A high quality component system flaunts a stylish and stunning design. With DVD playability,you can now feast your senses on perfect sound.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It is mounted on the wall, taking much less of the small space in his room.
A. Young
I contacted a customer service of Philips today and they told me that it is a cosmetical defect and it is not covered by warranty.
N. Karpova
Overall, I am very happy with this little stereo, great sound and works with the iPhone!
R. Stadler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jomax77 on January 18, 2007
I bought this unit as gift for my sister for her kitchen and I think its awesome. MP3 & WMA disc capable for when I come by to play my CD's, and Ipod ready for my brother in law. All she wanted was a radio, and this comes with two real antennas (a great AM one and a long wire-antenna for FM) that both get excellent reception. The unit has a real nifty speaker/unit wall mounting bracket so the whole thing can mount right up, flat on the wall.(we used the bracket to mount the speakers to the unit and just have it standing on top of a small microwave) Philips instructions are some of the best around. Unit buttons, remote, and display are great. And this unit has the new European Union energy saving setting (non vampire electric draining I think). Sound is more than enough for a kitchen and dining room. But for a large,loud party in a living room, it won't put out enough volume.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Phlyfisher on January 29, 2008
I really hate this stereo. There are several reasons.
1. If your power even flickers, the system resets. Even more annoying if you use the timer function as an alarm clock and it doesn't wake you up in the morning because the system has reset.
2. Whenever you put in a CD, the system has to read the CD and count the number of tracks before the CD will play. Not a big deal but I swear those extra 30 seconds take forever. Man! It even annoys me to describe this stereo.
3. The remote control that comes with this system SUCKS! The play button hasn't worked since day one and other buttons are continually going out. I rarely use this stereo because the remote is so terrible. And to make matters worse, there are a lot of buttons on the remote that aren't on the system itself, so if a button on the remote breaks you may be completely out of luck.
4. The feature where you can assign radio stations to numbers sucks. You can't search through your presets quickly. Being able to slowly search through pre-set stations is the high point of the radio. If you're trying to just search through stations that aren't assigned it's a real pain. You have to hold the search button down for 5 seconds or so, and then the radio searches through stations until it gets a strong signal. Really poorly thought out.
5. The Ipod docking feature is over-rated. I have the docking system and a regular set of ipod speakers. The ipod speakers are way better. Although, it is nice to be able to use the stereo remote to change tracks on my ipod.

The one redeeming factor of this system is the USB capability. As much as I hate this system, that's a pretty sweet feature. You can plug in a USB drive with music on it and play it. A good feature on a crappy stereo.

Overall, yes, this system plays music but you'd be wise to spend your money elsewhere.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Hannah's mom on November 30, 2006
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This is not the most powerful system available. If you are looking for a stylish micro system, you should consider this one. The sound is very good for a small unit. The unit looks very contemporary and sleek. I searched for several days trying to find the best rated micro system, and this was the one that was the highest ranked. I bought this from Amazon for $89.99 and am very happy with it. You can get the MCM240 refurbished on the Philips website for around $40 if you are on a tighter budget. This one should not tip over as easy as the MCM235 or MCM240 since it has a slightly different base.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Scott on November 27, 2006
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nice sounding, looks nice, small footprint. Speakers detach or mount to the unit. Remote is great because it is very thin and encased in a plastic guard which is good for kids when droped or thrown! I bought this for the baby's room. Aux input and a USB for mp3 , ipod, etc.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Guerra on September 4, 2007
It's a great unobtrusive stereo for the bedroom, with the added benefit that it plays mp3s and wma files.
However, I am very annoyed by the fact that you cannot set the clock. Instructions say that you should press Display/set Clock and then use the volume buttons to set time. Well, after you press the "Set Clock" button (and it starts to flash), you then press the volume buttons which (I can't imagine why) turn the volume up or down (depending on which button you press) instead of setting the hour and minutes.
Therefore, you cannot set it up as an alarm clock, contrary to its intended use.
It would also benefit from a longer power cord, since you may want to mount it on a wall at a height or distance that isn't next to a power outlet.
Other than that very annoying setback, it is pretty much what you would like from a compact stereo.

**UPDATE** Added defects: (1) "Play" button on the remote ceased to function at all after a couple of months with very little use on my part. (2) After I mounted the stereo on the wall above my bed and played some CDs, you can listen to it spinning when lying in bed listening to music at low volumes.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By smiley mau on August 24, 2007
I'm satisfied with this system- it works well and looks smooth. I especially like that I can plug my usb drive right into it-no need for a system with a CD changer. It plays wma and mp3 files that aren't protected.

As the other reviews say, the sound is not what you'd get on a larger system, but I think this one goes loud enough to annoy the neighbors in an apartment complex. Rather than have adjustable bass and treble, it has a few settings such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical with different levels of each. It also has a bass boost option.

I'm also very pleased with the size and weight. Especially if you have to move a lot or are in a small space, this is a good choice.
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