View Full Version : Sound quality of the AW2000

03-02-2013, 01:48 AM
I am considering the purchase of an AW2000 but certainly not before the AW control and management issues are addressed.
To the owners of the AW2000:
Do you appreciate the sound of it? Did you notice any distortion at high volume? How does it compare with other hi-fi amplifiers?

03-04-2013, 08:08 AM
No feedback / review about the sound quality of the AW2000?

03-04-2013, 09:57 PM
It's hard for me to say. I am not an audiophile. I bought the apparatus because of the technical specs (wifi, internet radio, spotify) rather than the sound quality. Even though the speakers I have attached are certainly not great, I am pleased with the sound.

03-05-2013, 01:45 AM
Thank you. Probably the amplifier is the same as the one embedded in the AW speakers, that would make sense. I like the idea to have all in the same small box (radios, spotify, DLNA render and the amplifier) it is a brilliant idea. I hope they will fix the issues (which are really endemic). They also need to come with much better look and feel.

03-12-2013, 04:08 PM
I could not wait and bought a AW2000, it was really easy to install it. Much easier than with my AW1000, don't know why. I like the sound of it, the bass are great. I have very good speakers connected to my AW2000. I took care not to install the latest firmware, works just fine with Spotify.

03-14-2013, 07:46 AM
I am really happy with the AW2000, playing Spotify playlists all day long.
I am not a purist but the combination between my B&W 805 speakers and the AW2000 is perfect or good enough for me.
What I also like with the AW' is that I select a Playlist or a Radio and then kill the AirStudio app in Android.
The AW keeps playing the playlist or the Radio alone without AirStudio which does not drain my tablet battery.

Philips - Joanna
03-14-2013, 11:49 AM
Dear K1200rs,

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on the product. The Philips team are really happy to hear you're satisfied with it!


Best regards,

03-14-2013, 02:55 PM
Let's not forget there are still bugs and way to improve the overall behaviour as well as the user interface... But it is usable, it is improving and I could not do without it. :)