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November 2013

Philips Home Cinema Systems Scoop Up International Awards


When it comes to home cinema sound, you would be hard pressed to find anything as finely engineered and as beautifully designed as Philips home cinema systems. Every component, every detail and every element of Philips systems are created to merge into powerful devices that rewrite the rules of home cinema. This dedication to innovation and invention is more than an empty boast. It is clearly demonstrated by a spate of prestigious award wins by two ground breaking Surround on Demand products, the Philips Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100 and the Fidelio E5 wireless surround sound cinema speaker.

What Hi-Fi Product of the Year
What Hi-Fi were impressed by the Fidelio HTL9100's ability to work as a single, powerful soundbar that is able to deliver realistic sound and strong, perfectly matched bass through its wireless subwoofer. What genuinely stunned them however was how easily it transforms into a true surround sound system. As they say in their review, "If you want to be immersed in sound, there's no substitute for actually being surrounded by speakers."
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EISA Award for Best Product 2013-2014
The EISA awards are one of Europe's most prestigious design awards and the Fidelio SoundBar HTL9100 was able to take home this intensely coveted accolade after winning over 50 special interest magazines from 20 countries around Europe. All were impressed by its detachable rear speakers, ease of setup and use and connectivity, with energetic and detailed audio performance. All agreed that the Fidelio HTL9100 is a forward-thinking, innovative product.
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CES Innovations 2013
The CES Innovations award was created to honour outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics. This year, the award went to the Fidelio HTL9100 in recognition of its ability to let people choose between true surround sound and soundbar simplicity, and its status as "the world's first soundbar with detachable battery-charged wireless speakers."

CES Innovations 2014
The Philips Fidelio E5 took award success to the next level at CES 2014, winning the highly sought after Best of CES award. Judges were impressed by its incorporation of detachable surround speakers into an elegant stereo speaker system, its clean and wire free design. Tipping the scales in its favor was the wide range of connectivity it offers, including wireless Bluetooth APT-X and AAC for high fidelity wireless streaming and NFC for instant device syncing.

Philips has a long history of audio innovation and this dedication to sound will continue now and into the future. As these awards show, this history combined with its expertise endows Philips with the ability to create what people need before they even know they need it. Whatever home cinema system you choose, you can be rely on Philips to give you something special.

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July 2013

SoundStage: Slip it under for supercharged sound


Not everyone has space for a multi-speaker sound system but everyone loves good sound. Give TV sound a boost without losing out on space with the TV Sound Stage. It fits anywhere a TV does, slipping neatly underneath the TV, and is perfect for making music and movies more magical. With the TV switched off it can stream music wirelessly over Bluetooth and includes NFC technology for simply effortless pairing.  The powerful built-in subwoofer can give your music a big bass boost and also adds a dose of drama to the movie watching experience. Connect it to the TV with HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) to bring the same dramatic sound to TV shows for an even more engaging TV viewing experience. Control it without clutter using CEC technology that allows you to control the TV SoundStage’s volume using only your TV remote control.

SoundStage Media Player wireless connect
July 2013

Fidelio E5:
A truly universal speaker for brilliant music and movies


Get the sound you need when you need it with a minimum of fuss. The elegant new Fidelio cinema speaker system E5 is the latest evolution of the revolutionary Surround on Demand concept. Its remarkably small size hides a system that transforms from a high fidelity stereo music system, into an absolutely immersive true surround sound home cinema system in seconds wirelessly.

In its stereo setup the Fidelio E5 will bring your favorite tunes to life then when it’s time for a film or game that demands a full surround sound experience, the top part of each speaker can be easily detached and placed behind the listener. This creates a true 5.1 surround sound experience without wires, clutter or hassle. It also features high quality wireless streaming over Bluetooth APT-X, NFC technology for easy pairing and a wireless subwoofer that will give your music and movies the bass they need to shine.

Like a piece of modern art, the Fidelio E5 with its contemporary interior and furniture design inspired good looks will be a highlight in any home. It is built of authentic materials including natural wood and genuine leather, set off by finely finished brushed aluminum to give it a style that exudes quality. Not only do these materials look good, each one was chosen because they are the best for sound reproduction.

Speakers with surround sound
July 2013

Fidelio PS1 SoundSphere DesignLine


The captivating design of the Fidelio SoundSphere DesignLine fascinated reviewers at Stuff magazine and earned it a place on the Cool List. Every detail of the speakers exudes cool.

Its tweeters perch 1.1m from the floor, at the ideal height for listening, on 1.1m chrome stalks. Beneath them are smooth orbs made from inert wood and a finished in high gloss that house 6.5 in woofers powering out a chunky 100W @ 0.1% THP of audio per speaker. It features Bluetooth APT-X for hi-definition wireless streaming from other devices. The Fidelio SoundSphere DesignLine can also be connected directly to the TV through HDMI.

Fidelio SoundSphere Speakers
July 2013

Surround on Demand: The next home cinema revolution


Surround on Demand is the latest and most revolutionary home cinema sound innovation by Philips and is currently only available on the Fidelio HTL9100 SoundBar. People once had to choose between true surround sound from a 5.1 multiple speaker setup and a single SoundBar clutter free design. Today with Surround on Demand, they can have both in one sleek unit.

When full surround sound isn’t needed, like when listening to music or watching the news, use the stylish SoundBar unit to get a richer sound. But when true surround sound can bring a movie or video game to life, simply detach the wireless surround speakers and place them in the rear of the room for the full 5.1 experience. The detached speakers can play back non-stop for 10 hours, making them perfect for watching big movie favorite trilogies. A proprietary wireless audio technology and a unique frequency is used between SoundBar and detached speakers to eliminate network interference while offering lossless audio quality.

But is it easy? We're happy to report that users have found Songbird really simple to use. Which makes using GoGEAR that much more fun.

Lay-out of surround system
June 2013

5.1 5 Series Speakers: Powerful, embracing and distortion free sound

Experience music and movies like you never have before with the brand new and innovation packed Philips 5.1 Series 5 speakers.

Specially developed speaker drivers have been used to create the ultimate sound. A 15mm soft-dome, ferro-fluid cooled tweeter is used to create highs that have never sounded so crisp, clear and distortion free. In the mid-range a paper cone has been used since paper is lighter and more efficient than plastic and offers better sound. This has been reinforced with ridges to make it three times stronger, guaranteeing undistorted sound even at full volume. Bass is blasted out by a Bass Reflex system that delivers maximum loudness without compression.

An angled design allows these speakers to offer a perfectly accurate audio image. Regular speakers distort sound by placing the tweeter centre ahead of the mid-range driver centre because of the depth of the driver. Our angled design positions the tweeter for more accuracy.

5.1 surround system
June 2013

Philips Smart TV

Do you own a Philips Home cinema system Blu-ray player or home media players and use the Philips SmartTV service? You can now search and discover apps that are compatible to your device to enhance your SmartTV experience.

June 2013

Philips Home Cinema technologies

360 Sound: Surround sound coming at you from all around

Philips 360 Sound are patented speakers that offer a truly unbeatable sound. They make an impact far larger than their size thanks to multi-directional drivers that blast out sound sideways and forwards at the same time. With three drivers pounding out sound in three directions simultaneously loudness, power and totally enveloping sound is guaranteed. Combined with additional amplifiers and a Philips proprietary sound algorithm and the ultimate, totally immersive 9.1 surround sound system can be created, offering an experience that beats conventional 5.1 systems.
In a sound challenge*, over 70% of people preferred the awe-inspiring sound of the Philips 360 Sound.
*Based on consumers who took the sound challenge test carried out by Synovate in November 2010 in Germany vs. a leading competitor.

AmbiSound: Get more sound from less speakers

Total immersion in realistic surround sound using one speaker unit – this is the magic of AmbiSound. Offering surround sound no matter where in the room the listener is sat, natural and realistic sound effects and total freedom of speaker placement, AmbiSound is the ideal for surround sound without complexity. At just 87mm deep, it’s a six amplifier, six speaker powerhouse that delivers an immersive 5.1 surround sound experience.

AmbiSound draws on knowledge gained from in-depth research into the science of sound perception, or psychoacoustics, to create its all-encompassing sound. Three specific areas of psychoacoustics are integral to AmbiSound. The first is psychoacoustic phenomena, an understanding of human listening senses, which has been applied to AmbiSound sound processing technology. The second is array processing, which is the creation of sound beams by generating acoustic notches, allowing listeners to hear sound coming from all around. The third and final one is precisely angled driver positioning. Outer drivers are deliberately placed at an angle to create a more embracing multi-channel surround sound effect.

These components are behind AmbiSound ability to provide unmatched surround sound from one single SoundBar.

Crystal Clear Sound: Superb clarity in every detail

For true enjoyment of sound, whether in music, a movie, or a game, clarity is essential. Crystal Clear sound uses a unique combination of carefully selected tweeters and premium class D amplifiers to preserve the detail of original sound recordings so they can be enjoyed as the artist intended.

This technology uses special tweeters that have been sculpted from light yet rigid titanium for precise audio delivery. Their unique design ensures nothing obstructs their creation of realistic, genuine, and true-to-life sound.

Premium Philips class D amplifiers preserve every original sound detail so movies and music sound as good in the home as they did when they were first recorded.

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July 2013

SoundStage: Slip it under for supercharged sound

Not everyone has space for a multi-speaker sound system but everyone loves good sound. Give TV sound a boost without losing out on space with the TV Sound Stage. It fits anywhere a TV does, slipping neatly underneath the TV, and is perfect for making music and movies more magical. With the TV switched off it can stream music wirelessly over Bluetooth and includes NFC technology for simply effortless pairing.  The powerful built-in subwoofer can give your music a big bass boost and also adds a dose of drama to the movie watching experience. Connect it to the TV with HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) to bring the same dramatic sound to TV shows for an even more engaging TV viewing experience. Control it without clutter using CEC technology that allows you to control the TV SoundStage’s volume using only your TV remote control.

SoundStage Media Player wireless connect

July 2013

Fidelio E5:
A truly universal speaker for brilliant music and movies

Get the sound you need when you need it with a minimum of fuss. The elegant new Fidelio cinema speaker system E5 is the latest evolution of the revolutionary Surround on Demand concept. Its remarkably small size hides a system that transforms from a high fidelity stereo music system, into an absolutely immersive true surround sound home cinema system in seconds wirelessly.

In its stereo setup the Fidelio E5 will bring your favorite tunes to life then when it’s time for a film or game that demands a full surround sound experience, the top part of each speaker can be easily detached and placed behind the listener. This creates a true 5.1 surround sound experience without wires, clutter or hassle. It also features high quality wireless streaming over Bluetooth APT-X, NFC technology for easy pairing and a wireless subwoofer that will give your music and movies the bass they need to shine.

Like a piece of modern art, the Fidelio E5 with its contemporary interior and furniture design inspired good looks will be a highlight in any home. It is built of authentic materials including natural wood and genuine leather, set off by finely finished brushed aluminum to give it a style that exudes quality. Not only do these materials look good, each one was chosen because they are the best for sound reproduction.

Speakers with surround sound

July 2013

Fidelio PS1 SoundSphere DesignLine

The captivating design of the Fidelio SoundSphere DesignLine fascinated reviewers at Stuff magazine and earned it a place on the Cool List. Every detail of the speakers exudes cool.

Its tweeters perch 1.1m from the floor, at the ideal height for listening, on 1.1m chrome stalks. Beneath them are smooth orbs made from inert wood and a finished in high gloss that house 6.5 in woofers powering out a chunky 100W @ 0.1% THP of audio per speaker. It features Bluetooth APT-X for hi-definition wireless streaming from other devices. The Fidelio SoundSphere DesignLine can also be connected directly to the TV through HDMI.

Fidelio SoundSphere Speakers

June 2013

Surround on Demand: The next home cinema revolution

Surround on Demand is the latest and most revolutionary home cinema sound innovation by Philips and is currently only available on the Fidelio HTL9100 SoundBar. People once had to choose between true surround sound from a 5.1 multiple speaker setup and a single SoundBar clutter free design. Today with Surround on Demand, they can have both in one sleek unit.

When full surround sound isn’t needed, like when listening to music or watching the news, use the stylish SoundBar unit to get a richer sound. But when true surround sound can bring a movie or video game to life, simply detach the wireless surround speakers and place them in the rear of the room for the full 5.1 experience. The detached speakers can play back non-stop for 10 hours, making them perfect for watching big movie favorite trilogies. A proprietary wireless audio technology and a unique frequency is used between SoundBar and detached speakers to eliminate network interference while offering lossless audio quality.

But is it easy? We're happy to report that users have found Songbird really simple to use. Which makes using GoGEAR that much more fun.

Learn More

 

Lay-out of surround system

June 2013

5.1 5 Series Speakers: Powerful, embracing and distortion free sound

Experience music and movies like you never have before with the brand new and innovation packed Philips 5.1 Series 5 speakers.

Specially developed speaker drivers have been used to create the ultimate sound. A 15mm soft-dome, ferro-fluid cooled tweeter is used to create highs that have never sounded so crisp, clear and distortion free. In the mid-range a paper cone has been used since paper is lighter and more efficient than plastic and offers better sound. This has been reinforced with ridges to make it three times stronger, guaranteeing undistorted sound even at full volume. Bass is blasted out by a Bass Reflex system that delivers maximum loudness without compression.

An angled design allows these speakers to offer a perfectly accurate audio image. Regular speakers distort sound by placing the tweeter centre ahead of the mid-range driver centre because of the depth of the driver. Our angled design positions the tweeter for more accuracy.

5.1 surround system

June 2013

Philips Smart TV

Do you own a Philips Home cinema system Blu-ray player or home media players and use the Philips SmartTV service? You can now search and discover apps that are compatible to your device to enhance your SmartTV experience.

 

Philips Smart TV

June 2013

Philips Home Cinema technologies

360 Sound: Surround sound coming at you from all around

Philips 360 Sound are patented speakers that offer a truly unbeatable sound. They make an impact far larger than their size thanks to multi-directional drivers that blast out sound sideways and forwards at the same time. With three drivers pounding out sound in three directions simultaneously loudness, power and totally enveloping sound is guaranteed. Combined with additional amplifiers and a Philips proprietary sound algorithm and the ultimate, totally immersive 9.1 surround sound system can be created, offering an experience that beats conventional 5.1 systems.

In a sound challenge*, over 70% of people preferred the awe-inspiring sound of the Philips 360 Sound.
*Based on consumers who took the sound challenge test carried out by Synovate in November 2010 in Germany vs. a leading competitor.

AmbiSound: Get more sound from less speakers

Total immersion in realistic surround sound using one speaker unit – this is the magic of AmbiSound. Offering surround sound no matter where in the room the listener is sat, natural and realistic sound effects and total freedom of speaker placement, AmbiSound is the ideal for surround sound without complexity. At just 87mm deep, it’s a six amplifier, six speaker powerhouse that delivers an immersive 5.1 surround sound experience.

AmbiSound draws on knowledge gained from in-depth research into the science of sound perception, or psychoacoustics, to create its all-encompassing sound. Three specific areas of psychoacoustics are integral to AmbiSound. The first is psychoacoustic phenomena, an understanding of human listening senses, which has been applied to AmbiSound sound processing technology. The second is array processing, which is the creation of sound beams by generating acoustic notches, allowing listeners to hear sound coming from all around. The third and final one is precisely angled driver positioning. Outer drivers are deliberately placed at an angle to create a more embracing multi-channel surround sound effect.

These components are behind AmbiSound ability to provide unmatched surround sound from one single SoundBar.

Crystal Clear Sound: Superb clarity in every detail

For true enjoyment of sound, whether in music, a movie, or a game, clarity is essential. Crystal Clear sound uses a unique combination of carefully selected tweeters and premium class D amplifiers to preserve the detail of original sound recordings so they can be enjoyed as the artist intended.

This technology uses special tweeters that have been sculpted from light yet rigid titanium for precise audio delivery. Their unique design ensures nothing obstructs their creation of realistic, genuine, and true-to-life sound.

Premium Philips class D amplifiers preserve every original sound detail so movies and music sound as good in the home as they did when they were first recorded.

360 Surround System Lay-out