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Philips FWP3200D gets the party started

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August 3, 2012

The Philips FWP3200D sports all the features you need to get a party started

The Philips FWP3200D sports all the features you need to get a party started

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While there are plenty of iPhone and iPod speaker docks on the market, you’d be hard-pressed to find one which screams “PARTY” as loud as the Philips FWP3200D does. Indeed, we’re not quite sure what inspired Philips to put out such an over the top product, but whether the office water fountain was spiked or an intern was let loose in the design department, somebody over there is clearly in the mood for a good time, and who are we to argue?

The FWP3200D contains everything one needs to get a soiree off to a good start, with an integrated lighting system throwing out various colors from flashing speaking rings in time to the beat. As standard, Philips rates the system as outputting 300 W RMS, though an additional FWP1000 speaker with accompanying integrated lighting system can be added to offer a further 240 W for £199 (roughly US $309).

The FWP3200D supports two devices at once and various iPhone and iPod models can be used. Whichever Apple devices you choose, they'll be parked on a rotatable dock which is located where the turntable would usually be on a classic vinyl DJ setup, allowing the audience to spin the device around and pick tunes too.

Dual-rotatable dock allows the audience to pick the next tune

As far as actual DJ'ing goes, the FWP3200D is unlikely to inspire anyone to throw away their analog Technics decks, but it does still sport some rudimentary tools, such as dual microphone sockets and that all-important crossfade for switching between the two input sources. Support for the popular djay iOS app is also baked-in.

Aside from support for Apple's iPhone and iPod, the FWP32000D can be connected to other sound sources via a 3.5 mm line-in and DJ's can also access music which resides on USB sticks. There's an FM radio for good measure, while an LED display provides visual feedback and Philips includes a remote with the unit too.

At present, Philips seems to only be offering the FWP3200D for purchase in the U.K., at a price of £299.99 ($470). The promo video below shows off the party-starting skills of the FWP3200D in full.

Source: Philips via SlashGear

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5 Comments

The fact that it is iDependent eliminates it for me. Too bad the iPhone/iWhatever is going to have a different connector making this iObsolete. Nice styling though.

Fahrenheit 451
3rd August, 2012 @ 09:20 am PDT

No grill-covers on the speakers? Not too well thought-out in my estimation.

NRGHound
3rd August, 2012 @ 11:30 am PDT

what about my coby mp-3 player...i guess i'm just s.o.l.

Steven Murphy
4th August, 2012 @ 01:36 am PDT

Hopefully the DJ won't be using compressed music files.

Slowburn
4th August, 2012 @ 03:24 am PDT

I built something similar from scratch. It's 160 watts rms per channel into 8 ohms, with MOSFET drivers. Distortion is 0.008% (THD).

But mine's different... it runs on a battery! Lithium Polymer 6.4 amp-hours will run it at full power for about an hour or all afternoon at less ear splitting levels. And I have 120 watts of solar panels which will keep it fully charged while playing at full volume (if it's sunny of course).

160 watt/channel peaks only uses about 70 watts with music because the average levels are much lower than 160 watts. This is a 12 volt system.

warren52nz
5th August, 2012 @ 02:19 pm PDT
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