Philips AJ5100 review

The AJ5100 is designed as a ‘table radio’, but with its literally laid-back styling both looks and feels more exclusive than it is Tested at £70.00

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Our Verdict

It’s got too many rather good rivals to be a real star

For

  • It’s got the looks

Against

  • It’s got too much bass

The AJ5100 is designed as a ‘table radio', but with its literally laid-back styling both looks and feels more exclusive than it is. Stereo speakers and mains or battery operation both add to this favourable impression.

Reception is clean and secure on both DAB or FM, and the Philips produces a broad sound. It's far too pleased with its bass-reflex system, though, heating up the midrange and low frequencies to sauna levels. However, that makes the AJ5100 better that than the impoverished bass we hear so often, even if it's not without competition at this price-level.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
Brand NamePhilips
Product TypeRadio Tuner
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Manufacturer Part NumberAJ5100/05
Product NamePhilips AJ5100
Product ModelAJ5100

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • Clock Radio
  • AC Power Cord
  • AC-DC Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Certificate

Technical Information

FeaturesSleep Timer, Built-in Antenna, Alarm
Station Presets20
TunerDigital
Frequency Band-BandwidthDigital Audio Broadcast (DAB), FM

Physical Characteristics

Width26.9 cm
Depth13 cm
Weight Approximate2.40 kg
Height21.2 cm
Dimensions21.2 cm (H): 26.9 cm (W): 13 cm (D)

Battery Information

Number of Batteries6
Battery SizeC

Display and Graphics

Display Screen TypeLCD