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Philips MC235B Micro Hi-Fi Shelf System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.1 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews
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  • Compact, sleekly stylish stereo system for the home or office; provides 10 watts of total power
  • Elegant design with motorized sliding front door
  • Digital Sound Control for optimized music style settings; Dynamic Bass Boost for deep and dramatic sound
  • Plays CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs; input jack for MP3 player
  • Digital radio tuning with 40 preset stations
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Technical Details

  • Sleep Timer

Product Description

Product Description

Philips is known for making products which are compatible with many discs available in the market. This audio system lets you enjoy music from CD,CD-R and CD-RW. A singe CD can store up to 10 hours of music. CD-RW (CD-Rewritable Compatible) means that your audio system can play both CD-Recordable (CD-R) and CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) discs. CD-R discs are recordable once and can be played on any audio CD player while CD-RW discs can be recorded and rewritten multiple times and can only be played back on compatible audio CD players.

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The vividly chic Philips MC235B Micro Shelf System gives you dynamic sound performance packed in a sleek design that can be mounted on your wall. This micro audio system plays both CD and CD-R/RW discs. Digital Sound Control and Dynamic Bass Boost allow you to custom tailor your listening experience. The Philips MC235B also features a sleep/wake timer, as well as a digital AM/FM tuner with 40 presets.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.8 x 3.8 x 9.7 inches
Item Weight 10 pounds
Shipping Weight 10 pounds
Department Home Stereo Systems
Manufacturer Philips
ASIN B000N64DB8
Item model number MC235B/37
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #183 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Compact Radios & Stereos > Stereo Shelf Systems
Date first available at Amazon.com March 1, 2007

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I just picked this up and it's a very nice shelf system. It's not going to shake the walls at high volume, but if you were looking for that much power, you wouldn't be looking at a shelf system to begin with. The true test of quality sound comes at the lower end of the volume knob. Here is where this unit excels. No hissing or crackling noise and the bass is rich and pure and sounds dynamite. I played a burn job from mp3 files and I was stunned at just how good this unit really does sound! Mind you, this system does have a wee bit more power than comparable units, so you can crank the volume up loud enough for most people's tastes and there is no sound distortion at the high end, either. It's also pretty easy to mount on the wall, if so desired. It does come with a stand, which suffices well enough, if you don't feel like drilling into your walls. I only have one complaint and it's a minor one. While the speakers attach to the unit as seen in the pic, Philips should have also enabled you to be able to mount the speakers onto a wall, apart from the unit, to achieve a much better stereo sound. I have a speaker on the nightstand on each side of the bed and when I lie down to relax with some good tunes, it sounds simply fantastic. So, sound like a good deal? It is, and for a great price, too! Just make sure you have some extra speaker wire handy, as there's not that much attached to each speaker to begin with. Trust me on this. For the price being asked, in my opinion, sound byte for sound byte, this is one of the best shelf units out there. I listened to a lot of small systems in the up to and a little above the one hundred and fifty level and this system won hands down every time. A nice added bonus feature is that it was also the most eye appealing, too!
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I bought this after reading 2 reviews on Amazon which were favorable. It skipped CDs after 4 months in my office. Sounds great, looks great... but rate it zero for durability. The repair or shipping for repairs will probably cost at least half the buying price. Disappointed.
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You read these reviews about the cd not functioning after a few months of use; try FROM DAY ONE. There is a workaround with the aux inputs and another player, and I like the sound I'm hearing, but its not a keeper. I tried the radio, and I'm not tuning into my favourite am stations either. If Phillips would figure out and solve these bugs this would be a great little system, but alas it's not. I have much better luck with sony products; phillips/magnavox always have ghosts in their machines. Be warned!
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I selected this stereo when the one I desired was completely out of stock and I really loved the look and small profile of this unit. The very small remote is very nice and works well from quite a distance.

However, I was annoyed that many of the functions are only available via the remote and the clock never worked correctly from the first day.

That aside I gave this a fair shot with a wide variety of music and found the sound quality is only fair. For the price paid it is quite excellent but overall it isn't something that people should expect huge sound from.

The worst problem is that after only two months CD's occasionally wouldn't play, instead they would scan endlessly before spinning the opposite way and resulting in an error.

As time went on more and more CD's would not read at all the unit lost the ability to skip forward and backward among the songs on CD's it could read.

This is not just burned music but it affected even brand new shrink wrapped retail music so beware when buying this item.
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I recently purchased this system for my bedroom. I wanted a CD player and FM radio. This unit does an excellent job in both areas. FM reception is excellent. I can receive all the stations on this system that are available to be received in this area on any other radio. CD playback is excellent with no playback problems of any kind.
The sound quality is excellent - for a system in this price range and size - better than most others I tried. Sound is clean and clear with no distortion. There are sufficient equalization and tone controls to adjust the sound as desired. Volume is excellent, with plenty of sound for reasonable small room listening at normal levels.
The remote control is well made and well designed, and easy to use.
So far, I am very pleased with this product. It serves my purposes perfectly.
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I wasn't looking for a top of the line radio, but something with some style. I have been using this radio for about 1 month now and have no complaints. Doesn't take up alot of room, can be wall mounted and has nice sound. If you want more power then spend more money, but for what you pay with this radio I have no complaints at all.
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I received my stereo only 2 days after I purchased it, and it works great. Sound is awsome and the electronic door is amazing. Wont blow you away with the top volume, but it is very clear and no sounds other than the music. absolutly worth the money. Recomend for anyone who wants to put stereo in bedroom or office.
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I bought this because of my good history with Philips products and to replace an old Aiwa system I had before and that was taking up too much space.

The unit is very handsome, however it is not as thin as the pictures show. You have to be careful when iserting CDs -- you have to hold the player with one hand and put the CD in with the other, or it will tip over backwards. Shouldn't be a problem if you have it wall mounted.

Although the sound is good, it could be better, and does not have the deep, rich tones of my Aiwa. The sound is a bit "tinny", but tolerable. Even with the bass enhancement turned on, it's still lacking.

Otherwise, it was very easy to set up and start enjoying. I have had no issues with the CD door or playing CDs. I have only had this product for a week, so will keep an eye on it.

This unit is good for small areas and for people who want a decent system that doesn't take up a lot of space.

I paid [...] bucks with free shipping, and believe it was worth it.

I never write reviews on products, but I thought I would share my thoughts.
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