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Philips Fidelio Lineup of Audio Products Refreshed at IFA 2012

By Hurrairah bin Sohail - on 5 Sep 2012, 11:07am

Philips Fidelio Lineup of Audio Products Refreshed at IFA 2012

We have been waxing lyrical about Philips Fidelio products for a while now. The DS9/10 impressed us when we had it in our labs for testing. They had recently refreshed the lineup with a new introduction a month ago. But at IFA 2012, Philips has unveiled a slew of products which should have audiophiles excited.

Philips Fidelio P8 and P9 Portable Speakers

The Philips Fidelio Portable Speaker P9. Source:

Keeping up with the recent trend of Bluetooth enabled, portable speakers such as the Bose SoundLink, Philips has decided to get in on the action in the shape of the P8 and the P9. The former comes with full range of woofer driversand wOOx technologies while the latter comes with built-in cross over filter for quality performance. A full review of the specifications is as follows.

Philips Fidelio Portable Speaker P9
- Soft dome tweeters
- Woofers and wOOx technology
- Optimized crossover filter
- High performance amplifier
- Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
- USB port for charging mobile devices
- Integrated leather cover 
- Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery 

Philips Fidelio Portable Speaker P8
- Quality drivers 
- High performance amplifier 
- Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth
- USB port for charging mobile device
- Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery


Philips Fidelio Primo Docking Station

The new Fidelio Primo comes with AirPlay technology. Source:

The old docking station from Philips, the Fidelio Primo gets an upgrade into the year 2012. The primary change is that the device now gets AirPlay technology. In addition, the bass reflex ports have also been redesigned to better deliver the lower frequencies. A full list of the features is as follows.

Features overview
- Audiophile-quality tweeter
- SoundCurve design
- Pure digital processing
- FullSound features
- Bass-reflex design
- Premium design in natural wood, fabric and metal
- Stream music with AirPlay wireless technology
- Dock your iPod/iPhone/iPad to charge and play music directly
- SoundStudio app 
- Proximity sensor to activate backlit control panel


Philips Fidelio 5.1 Surround Sound System HTB9550

A new 5.1 system comes with a whole host of features including 3D Blu-ray playback, 360degree sound, Smart TV functionality and much more. Source:

The Fidelio range sprawls over to new audio categories with the Immersive Sound Home Theater HTB9550 which comes with 360degree sound. Three drivers are included in each speaker in a front and side firing configuration to help provide a soundstage capable of performing on par with cinema quality sound. The active subwoofer can be tuned individually allowing the user to adjust the sound palette to their liking.

Built-in Smart TV features also make the HTB9550 attractive for those looking to upgrade their display set with applications and internet features. With the purchase of video camera, you can even use Skype with your home theater system.

Philips Fidelio Immersive Sound Home theater with 360Sound (HTB9550)
- 360Sound
- Active subwoofer
- 3D Blu-ray
- Smart TV
- SimplyShare: DLNA DMP and DMR (pull & push)
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- USB, Audio In (3.5mm)
- FM tuner
- 2 x HDMI inputs
- Internet radio
- 2D to 3D conversion
- CinemaPerfectHD
- Skype ready
- Multiview
- Auto-calibration
- iPhone/iPod dock
- Wireless rear speaker ready 

Philips Fidelio Soundbar

Ambisound is part of the parcel with the Fidelio Soundbar and it is intended to help provide a wider soundstage. Source:

Armed with Ambisound, like their older offerings such as the HTS7140, the Philips Fidelio Soundbar aims to function as an out-of-the-box solution for those wanting quality audio. The device has Smart TV Plus capabilities made possible thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. This provides access to a host of special Philips services including Net TV, SimplyShare and MyRemote.

Philips Fidelio SoundBar Home theater with Ambisound technology (HTB9150)
- Ambisound (5.1 channels)
- Voice Clarity enhancer
- Depth of just 87mm
- 3D Blu-ray Smart TV
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Audio In (3.5mm)
- iPhone/iPod dock
- FM tuner
- Internet radio
- 2D to 3D conversion
- CinemaPerfect HD
- Skype ready

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