Philips releases MCi500 wireless multiroom hi-fi system

14 Jul 2008

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First out of the traps from Philips was the MCi500, a wireless multiroom hi-fi system, following in the footsteps of the Streamium range of products.

On the surface it seems like a rather natty-looking micro system, complete with a CD player and smart speakers. But beneath the glossy outer shell lies a much more powerful machine.

Not only is there built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to stream music around your home network, there's also a 160GB hard disk drive.

This allows you to rip your tracks straight to the hard disk, with a a variety of formats and bitrates set to be on offer, and then send them whizzing around your home.

While tech details are a little thin on the ground, the MCi500 also boasts a handy USB input for direct recording and playback of your digital tunes.

Due out in August, the Philips MCi500 is set to retail at around £500. Keep checking the whathifi.com website for more product news as and when we get it...

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