Philips AE8000 review

Build

However, when you realise that the black wood effect is actually plastic, it’s quite disappointing. Especially when the Pure Evoke D2 shows you can build good quality real-wood radios for less than £100/$150.

The buttons are well made, and though they feel a bit knobbly, they have a nice, strong resistance.

While you can use the front panel’s button to go through the menus for network set-up, software updates and tuning, it’s much easier using the included remote – also plastic.

The LCD display is easy to read, with enough space to see the name of the artist and track playing below the station name when you’re in DAB and internet radio mode.

Features

Internet radio is the AE8000’s top feature, giving you access to hundreds of stations on top of the standard FM and DAB stations. You get two antennae at the back of the radio: one for radio, one for connecting to the internet.
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