We all want that perfect home sound system that delivers a big-sound stage and detailed clarity for music, movies, television, gaming and even home karaoke. Unfortunately a growing number of us live in compact apartments or condominiums, and our dreams of theatre quality sound cannot fit into our cramped living rooms.
WOOX Innovation introduced the HTL9100 Soundbar in 2013 to overcome this problem to critical acclaim and consumer success.
Now, WOOX has upped the ante with advanced technology, sophisticated design and innovation through a slew of features for true 5.1 surround on-demand sound with the introduction of the new home surround system Philips Fidelio E5 speakers and subwoofer as well as Philips Fidelio B5 soundbar.
The latest additions to the Philips Fidelio premium range feature Philips’ Crystal Clear Sound, premium soft dome tweeters, that reproduce the sound source with utmost precision so you can discern and appreciate every sound detail without distortions. This feature preserves the purity of the sound, the way it was meant to be heard.
The Philips Fidelio E5
The Philips Fidelio E5 is a powerful system that can transform from a 2.1 stereo system into a full 5.1 surround sound system easily without a separate amplifier or cables. It is an ideal out-of-the-box solution for modern homes.
Design-wise it incorporates a solid build of black mesh, metal, wood and brown leather for a strong, sleek industrial vibe that looks and feels premium.
It works as a Bluetooth speaker system, with a wireless range of between 15 to 20 metres for music, a TV-boosting system for movies, gaming and even karaoke.
It can be configured as a bar, a 2.1 system with two detachable speakers around a freestanding subwoofer, or lift the leather handles on top of each speaker, remove the top section and depending where you place them, you have Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. No cables, no detachment, switching on or off, just Surround on Demand sound.
This system is bound to impress with its sound clarity and depth, good looks and simplicty of use – clutter-free.
According to Ms Ginger Lee, Trade Shopper Manager of WOOX Innovations, the Philips Fidelio E5 and Fidelio B5, offer the perfect solution for those looking for a stylish and authentic cinema experience at home with a limited space.
“Space is a constraint in many modern homes but with the Philips Fidelio B5 and E5 sound quality, clarity and the cinematic experience will not be compromised. The innovative features on these products guarantee sound enjoyment and the design complements any décor. The truly wireless nature of these products ensure that even small spaces will be free of the clutter of cables and wire. For the audiophile the E5 especially offers the option of various configurations to suit the sound that you are after,” Ms Lee said.
The Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Soundbar
The Philips Fidelio B5 wireless surround soundbar speaker is our smartest and most versatile soundbar ever. It offers the perfect solution for those looking for a stylish and authentic cinema experience at home. A major new innovation in the Philips Fidelio range, the soundbar and its two wireless detachable speakers can also be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. The Fidelio B5 delivers a crystal clear sound performance for TV, movies and music.
From stereo to surround sound in seconds
Used in its standard configuration, the Fidelio B5 delivers great sound for TV shows and movies day-to-day. And when it comes to fully immersing yourself in the action, simply place the two wireless detachable speakers behind you for a real surround sound experience. Thanks to its advanced calibration algorithm, you don’t need to worry about the positioning of the detachable speakers. Once you’ve placed them where you want them, run the embedded calibration algorithm to ensure perfectly balanced surround sound, regardless of where the speakers are placed in the room.
Balanced, dynamic sound is delivered by the soundbar’s audiophile-grade 3-inch full range drivers and premium soft dome tweeters, with an immersive surround experienced provided by Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II technology. Thanks to the inclusion of proprietary wireless audio technology, there isn’t any risk of network interference between the wireless detachable speakers, no matter where you place them in the room.
As well as sounding great, the Fidelio B5 also has great design, with a minimalist approach that includes a premium aluminum finish. Even the cloth covering the speaker is advanced: it’s treated with a special coating that ensures resistance to dust and any accidental spills of liquid, but at the same time it’s breathable, letting sound waves pass through freely.
Speakers that move with you
Every part of the soundbar, including the main bar and the two detachable speakers, can be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. Versatile and powerful, place the detachable speakers anywhere in your home or garden: their battery can last up to 5 hours for music and even up to 10 hours in movie mode with just one full charge, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite music and movies. The main bar also includes Bluetooth aptX® and AAC for high-fidelity streaming, as well as NFC for easy and intuitive pairing.
Ms Lee was speaking to reporters at an exclusive media showcase of Philips Fidelio B5 and Fidelio E5.
The event also showcased Philips BT1300 portable speakers. These sleek and portable wireless Bluetooth-enabled speakers offer eight hours of streaming sound on the go so that you can enjoy the full sonic range of your mobile device for music, movies or games thank to built-in rechargeable battery for music playback, anywhere.
Features of Philips Fidelio B5 and Fidelio E5
Surround on Demand with Complete Wireless Sound System
Envelop yourself with superior surround sound whenever you want it to suit your entertainment pleasure. Simply detach the wireless surround speakers units and place them at the rear of the room to achieve multi-channel surround sound experience for your gaming and movie entertainment. Reattach the speakers for music and TV shows pleasure. Its proprietary wireless audio technology ensures surround speakers function on a unique frequency to avoid any network interference.
Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II for Superior Sound Experience
A built-in Dolby Digital decoder replaces external decoder by processing all six channels of audio information to provide a surround sound experience with natural sense of ambience and dynamic realism. On the other hand, Dolby Pro Logic II provides five channels of surround processing from any stereo source.
Bluetooth Enabled for Wireless Music Streaming
Pair your Bluetooth enabled devices with just one touch thanks to NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Just one tap the NFC enabled smartphone or tablet on the NFC area, you can begin the streaming of your favourite songs.
Spatial calibration for More Balanced Sound (Only Fidelio B5)
A more balanced sound even if speakers are placed outside of the ideal position is achievable through WOOX Innovations’s spatial calibration technology. This advanced spatial calibration ensures the best possible balance of sound, regardless of where in a room rear speakers have been placed. When triggered, this function uses a specially designed tonal signal to locate each of the rear speakers. It then uses this information to identify the best sound balance for this speaker placement and adjusts the sound of each speaker to match.
Stand-alone Portable Speakers for Freedom of Sound Entertainment (Only Fidelio B5)
Fidelio B5’s rear speakers are detachable with an independent Bluetooh module. This feature enables the speakers to be taken anywhere you prefer for music pleasure. Each portable speaker is powered by output of 8W.
Philips Fidelio B5 is available at Harvey Norman outlets at recommended retail price RM 3,199. Philips Fidelio E5 will be in the market soon.