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Rip it all, play it back!

image The product that I was looking for is finally here. WoW!

I am still to see and touch the ‘Philips CD Soundmachine MP3 AZ1856/98‘. Will do that soon and add to this post about my experience.

The price mentioned on the ‘Philips India‘ website is an attractive – Rs. 4,999.00*

* Recommended retail price

This sleek system lets you convert your music from CD and Audio Tapes to MP3. It rips all this to a USB device. Great for people like me who have a huge collection of audio tapes.

Here is some content from the website –

With the advanced AZ1856 CD Soundmachine, you can now convert your favorite CDs, radio programs and tape music to MP3 format with a single touch of a button. No computer required!

PDF – Leaflet | Owner’s Manual

So guys have fun!

…but what happens to all the © laws?

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2 thoughts on “Rip it all, play it back!

  1. Hi

    Came across this post of yours while looking for the review for this product.

    I loved the idea of this and bought it this Sunday. However there was a strange issue I am facing. It works great while converting tapes to MP3…however when I try to record some radio program it simply skips 1 sec after 15-20sec.

    Hence there is a jump each 15-20 secs. Did you face any such issue? I am thinking maybe my peice is defective 😦 But they say it will only be repaired and not replaced so am taking my time going to a repair shop.


  2. Hi b,

    I haven’t picked it up as yet. I did go to Dass Studios in CP to get it, but strangely, they hadn’t heard of it till then.

    Where did you get yours from?

    Hey that is strange. I hope you aren’t missing something that is mentioned in the manual, maybe there is some setting to record from the Tuner. Wild guess 😉 don’t kill me if you’ve already read the manual 🙂

    But if it is a genuine manufacturing defect then the company should replace the set. What’s happening to companies like ‘Philips’? How come they would only repair it and not replace it? Why the hell is a company allowed to sell something when they won’t replace the product if it is a manufacturing defect?

    I have a feeling that it is again a juggle of the words ‘warranty’ and ‘guarantee’ very effectively.

    All the best – Get the damn piece changed! Tell them that you’ll go to the consumer forum. See what happens…


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