The new WACS7000 Streamium Wireless Music Center from Philips features a complete wireless music system in a sleek wall-mountable package.
The system includes built-in stereo speakers, a 40-watt per channel amp, a cd player and an 80GB hard drive for local storage of up to 1500 CDs. You can record direct from CD and track information is automatically added from Gracenote’s online track database. You can also stream tracks from your PC’s music collection. Wireless capabilities allow you to stream music to additional rooms in your house using up to five (optional) WAK3300 Wireless Music Stations. Each remote station can play different tracks and even can act as an alarm clock which can play tracks from the main server.
The WACS7000 improves upon the earlier WAC700 system by with its larger hard drive (the earlier model only had a 40GB drive) and improvements to the a LCD screen’s readability and a USB connection for external device connections. Track information is displayed on a small light-on-dark LCD on the front of the unit. The media player supports MP3, WMA and PCM file formats.
The system should be available this November. The main system will retail for $1000 USD, and remote stations will be $300 USD.