Philips Fidelio AW5000/10 Wireless Hi-Fi speaker - £99.97 @ Amazon
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Philips Fidelio AW5000/10 Wireless Hi-Fi speaker - £99.97 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Oct 2013
Pricematched Currys/PC World (Where the stock is extremely limited). RRP £300
Only 5 in stock at Amazon at time of posting

-Stream music wirelessly anywhere throughout your house
-AirStudio App to control your music from your mobile device
-Built-in amplifier to ensure best matched sound quality
-Online music service to access huge resources of music and access thousands of free internet radio stations
-Authentic sound from 4 audiophile-grade drivers

Sound Enhancement: FullSound, Treble and Bass Control
Volume Control: up/down
Loudspeakers
Loudspeaker types: Integrated
Angled speaker technology: Yes
Built-in speakers: 4
Speaker Drivers: 2 x dome tweeters, 2 x 4.25" woofers
Audio Playback
Compression format: MP3, WMA, non DRM AAC (m4A), eAAC+, FLAC
Sample frequencies: 8-48 kHz (MP3)
MP3 bit rates: 8-320 kbps and VBR

ID3-tag support: Yes
Music Streaming: Internet Radio, Music Services, PC/MAC, Smartphone/Tablet
Connectivity
Wireless connections: Wireless LAN (802.11 n), Wireless LAN (802.11 g), Wireless LAN (802.11b)
Wireless Universal Plug and Play: UPnP client
LAN wired: Ethernet (RJ 45) 1 x
Encryption/security: WEP 128 bit, WEP 64 bit, WPA, WPS-PBC, WPS-PIN, WPA2
Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo line in -MP3 link
Convenience
Internet Radio preset keys: Yes
Wall mountable: Yes

Smartphone/Tablet App
App name: AirStudio, Free download from Apple App store/Google Play
Software
Philips Media Manager: Yes
Accessories
User Manual: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Portuguese, Danish, Russian, Polish (available online)
Warranty Card: Warranty Card
Included accessories: AC Power Cord, Quick start guide, World Wide Warranty leaflet
Dimensions
Product dimensions (WxDxH): 330 x 205 x 258 mm
Packaging dimensions (WxDxH): 360 x 249 x 317 mm
Gross weight: 6.5 kg
Net weight: 5 kg

15 Comments

Nice find! I would have grabbed it if it had AirPlay..

I was tempted, already have a Sonos S5 which I love but the customer reviews on Amazon put me off, poor software seems to be an issue ? Anyone got any experience of it ?

Original Poster

You aren't restricted to the Philips software though, so that shouldn't be a reason to avoid them IMO.
Edited by: "mamboboy" 13th Oct 2013

RxTx

I was tempted, already have a Sonos S5 which I love but the customer … I was tempted, already have a Sonos S5 which I love but the customer reviews on Amazon put me off, poor software seems to be an issue ? Anyone got any experience of it ?


I got the smaller version of this, the AW3000, just a week ago. I installed the airstudio app and upgraded the firmware both I think were updated and released just last month. I have had no problems with the speaker which works as it should with great sound. I notice that there is a Philips Airstudio+ app which gets reasonable reviews which I haven't tried. Thanks to reading an Amazon review by N R Gower I have tried Bubble UPnP which works well.

We have this settee in our living room, it's awesome

I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, etc. But I still dont understand the use of this?
Does it play MP3 files from DLNA on your network or what is the wifi used for?
I font suppose they can be paried with Sony Airplay wireless speakers?
Are these just like bluetooth speakers with an amp in it?

Can someone please help me understand its main application?

£150?

metalheadkicks

I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, … I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, etc. But I still dont understand the use of this?Does it play MP3 files from DLNA on your network or what is the wifi used for?Seems that is the main functionI font suppose they can be paried with Sony Airplay wireless speakers?You would need to hook it up to an airport expressAre these just like bluetooth speakers with an amp in it?Pretty muchCan someone please help me understand its main application?



I would just look for a good airplay speaker if going down this route. My preference is an amp/network player with airplay and some decent speakers.

bootle buck

I got the smaller version of this, the AW3000, just a week ago. I … I got the smaller version of this, the AW3000, just a week ago. I installed the airstudio app and upgraded the firmware both I think were updated and released just last month. I have had no problems with the speaker which works as it should with great sound. I notice that there is a Philips Airstudio+ app which gets reasonable reviews which I haven't tried. Thanks to reading an Amazon review by N R Gower I have tried Bubble UPnP which works well.

have you tried the airstudio+ app at all with the Philips?

metalheadkicks

I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, … I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, etc. But I still dont understand the use of this?Does it play MP3 files from DLNA on your network or what is the wifi used for?I font suppose they can be paried with Sony Airplay wireless speakers?Are these just like bluetooth speakers with an amp in it?Can someone please help me understand its main application?

For someone in IT field surely you should know most of the answers to the questions you have asked?.

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metalheadkicks

I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, … I am in IT field for past 15 years, own several gadgets, Home theater, etc. But I still dont understand the use of this?Does it play MP3 files from DLNA on your network or what is the wifi used for?I font suppose they can be paried with Sony Airplay wireless speakers?Are these just like bluetooth speakers with an amp in it?Can someone please help me understand its main application?



Assuming they are the same as a Sonos system, they will play music from the network via SMB, or the media on your mobile, or services like Spotify etc. You can also control it via a PC. So not unlike a bluetooth speaker, just more advanced, and in the case of Sonos they sound far better than your average bluetooth speaker.

steviecross

For someone in IT field surely you should know most of the answers to the … For someone in IT field surely you should know most of the answers to the questions you have asked?.



Maybe you are not aware how vast the IT industry is. Even so, no one knows everything there is to know and I am not ashamed to admit it every now and then...

Missed this by a day, gutted. Don't suppose anyone knows where I can get one at this price? Seems like a good unit.

Failing that, can someone recommend something similar? I want to be able to play stuff from my nas drive and Android/pc devices.

I liked this unit because it's one piece and I want something fairly compact and portable but also sturdy. This seemed ideal, save for the curious lack of Bluetooth support...
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