Philips Fidelio Primo DS9000 - Curvaceous and Spacious

Launch SRP: S$699

Audio Obsession

Philips Fidelio Primo DS9000

We first saw Philips’ flagship Fidelio Primo DS9000 at a media-only event in Belgium and based on first impressions, we were impressed by its clarity and spaciousness, and not to mention its curvaceous form and elegant looks.

Like most premium docks, the Fidelio Primo DS9000 is a looker, but does it have the voice to match? 

As one of Philip’s six new “hero” products, the Fidelio Primo DS9000 is one of the key products spearheading Philip’s new "Obsessed with Sound" campaign, which seeks to reaffirm the company’s passion in delivering top-class audio solutions.

Designed after intensive research in Philips’ Advance Technology Labs in Leuven, Belgium (less than 30km away from Brussels), the Fidelio Primo DS9000 is a premium audio dock speaker system with four drivers, passive crossover for a more accurate audio spectrum reproduction, Philips’ PureDigital sound processing technology and much more.

More tellingly, however, Philips wasn’t shy when it said that it has Bowers & Wilkins’ revered Zeppelin iPod dock in its sights, and this should give a clear indication of the target audience of the Fidelio Primo DS9000. But can it deliver? Read on for our assessment.

The Good
Excellent sound
Classy, simple design
Costs markedly less than the Zeppelin
The Bad
Fidelio app feels half-hearted
No way to access sound settings without Fidelio app

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