Excerpt: The signal then enters a demodulation filter to give the final output. The amplified digital output delivers all the advantages of digital audio, including improved sound quality. In addition, Class D Digital Amplifier has greater than 90% efficiency compared to traditional AB amplifiers. This high efficiency translates into a powerful amplifier with a small footprint.
Excerpt: With its thick chunky styling, the Philips Streamium WACS7000 may look rather over the top, but if you want music streaming from every room (well, two at any rate), this is a nicely worked (if not inexpensive) solution.
Summary: The follow up to the WACS700, the WACS7000 is a decent product for technophobes who want to get into digital music without getting their hands dirty with PCs. The sound from the main unit is good and it's easy to use, but there are too many little problems for it to beat the competition
Pros: Easy setup, Simple menus, Long-range Wi-Fi, Sound on main unit is good
Cons: Painfully slow CD ripping, Speakers on streaming unit are poor, Can't stream networked media to other slave units, Slow menus
Summary: C'est assez rare mais il arrive parfois que l'on soit vraiment conquis par un produit que l'on reçoit pour rédiger un test. La répétition des dossiers et tests que l'on écrit fais que l'on a testé de très nombreux produits et que les vrais nouveautés se font très rares.