Do you think valve amps have a place in today's home cinema systems? If not, look away now, because Philips is about to annoy you.
Its MCD908 micro hi-fi is an affordable blend of DVD upscaling, DivX playback, and potentially decent speakers. It claims to be an audiophile system, in part as a result of using a valve-based preamp, and while this is of course fairly gimmicky these days, its combination of neodymium ribbon tweeters, silk dome tweeters, and a whopping great woofer in each 150W speaker rather makes up for it.
For 239 pounds (about $472), this extremely … Read more