Where other manufacturers on the plastic housing glued a grained film, has let the entire curved baffle of the DS 9000 (630 euro) wood milling Philips.
- Review: iPod-dock Philips DS 9000
- Data sheet
The other day in the AUDIO listening room: in the listening test the iPod docking stations, the door will open centers, colleagues in the room and look around. One points to the Floorstander standing in the corner uninvolved and asks: “who plays just?”.
Something like it could be each who experienced the live Philips DS 9000 and confused look around after the hidden standing speakers. Resounds from the less than half a meter wide dock a so amazing official sound – with a beautiful figure, party suitable for most definitely and absolutely HiFi suspicious.
It is also exemplary processed: where other manufacturers speaking of wood, when a grained slide on the plastic housing has actually cut the entire curved baffle of the DS 9000 wooden Philips let. From sustainably-grown raw material, of course. To join aluminium and fabric.
A true two way system out of two 25 mm tweeters and two 100 mm woofers that are assigned to the correct frequencies by a passive crossover works in the body. Before that, repeated that DS 9000 from an iPod, iPhone or iPad cooking – which also takes place thanks to the flexible connectors and the sophisticated mount – all audio signals directly digital and processed them by DSP.
Absence of other controls the Philips except the unobtrusively placed volume controls, there is a free app for the Apple player inserted. Moreover, this can be phonetically again individually tune DS 9000 – of the 5-band equalizer to boost the bass boost.
When the measured values of the Philips 9000 DS enthusiasm erupted literally: this docking station measures such as a large facility. The frequency response measurement is the deep bass and a nearly straight course. The distortion amplitude measurement certified DS 9000 resistance level.
Philips DS 9000
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (BreiteHöheTiefe)||56.2 x 21.9 x 18,0 cm|
|Battery / battery||/|
|Number of stations / radio||/ |
|Remote control / display||/|
|Klangregeler||in its own free app|
|Output video / quality video output||/ |
|Special features||free app with alarm clock|
|Input RCA / Jack||/|
|Input of digital optical / coax||/|
|Output of digital coax / optical digital|| /|
|Input / output video||/|
|S-video input / output S-video||/|
|Network / USB||/ No|
|Recharging of the iPod|
|Controller of the iPod menu.||partial|
|Operation on the device|
|Syncing your iPod in the dock possible|
|Game time battery|||
|Beautiful picture, very adult sound. Can provide also the iPad.|
|Little further usage possibilities.|
|Sound judgment||Top 90|
|tested in issue:||3 / 11|