The Philips FWP3200D 300W Mini Hi-Fi System, often simply referred to as the “Party Machine”, is essentially a set of rotatable iPhone docks (made to look like turntables) atop a 300W speaker system that includes two speakers boxes and packs a 2-inch tweeter and a 5.25-inch woofer. The turntables do little more than allow you to rotate the docked iPhones to either side of the system, providing a traditional DJ setup from behind the speakers or a more casual setup when docked in front. As for the controller itself, the majority of your DJing will be done from the iPhone’s touchscreen via the supported Djay iOS app. While it is not as feature-filled as your typical DJ controller, it does provide physical controls with a 13-key remote for fast reverse/fast forward, play/pause, repeat, etc., and a number of other features you will not find in your average docking station…
Sound enhancement options are also present such as “MAX Sound, Dynamic Bass Boost 3 steps, Digital Sound Control 4 modes”, mic volume, and echo control. As for ins and outs, Party Machine sports USB (USB Direct support), 3.5 mm stereo in, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual mic inputs, and also builds in an FM antenna.
You will also see dynamic lighting around the speakers that “dances to the beat” in the promo video for the Party Machine below:
Phillips is now officially shipping the FWP3200D 300W Mini Hi-Fi System in the United Kingdom for £299.99 ($470 USD), and it is offering a separate FWP1000 speaker add-on for £199.99 ($314 USD) that brings an extra 240 W with another 2-inch tweeter and 5.25-inch woofer.
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