The Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100 is the first to feature detachable wireless side speakers that when removed, automatically change from virtual Surround Sound to 5.1 channel Surround Sound on Demand. A wireless subwoofer is also included for added convenience and placement flexibility.
Similar to traditional Soundbars, the HTL9100 uses advanced technology to offer virtual surround sound when the speakers are attached to the main unit and used as a Soundbar for every day use. When consumers want to watch a movie or a program enhanced by 5.1 sound, they simply detach the speakers from the sides and place them in the rear of the room to enjoy true surround sound. The speakers operated via Philips proprietary wireless audio technology so there are no wires, leaving consumers free to place them wherever they like. By using proprietary wireless audio technology, the transmission is uncompressed and the frequency the surround speakers operate at is different than that of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which means no network interference. When fully charged the detachable surround sound speakers offer up to 10 hours of stellar sound and automatically recharge when connected to the main unit. The Fidelio Soundbar features technology that automatically offers 5.1 channel Surround on Demand when the speakers are detached so all the consumer has to do is sit back and enjoy the show.
The Philips Fidelio Soundbar includes an intelligent Orientation Sensor that enables it to recognize if the unit is lying horizontally on a shelf or TV cabinet or if it has been mounted on a wall. Using smart equalization, it automatically adjusts to deliver the best sound performance in either position.
For added convenience, the Fidelio Soundbar includes a second HDMI port that allows users to easily link your media system or games console. For music playback it connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth-enabled device, so the only wires needed are for power and a link to the TV, ensuring the design stays as striking as possible. The sleek jet-black design is an elegant shape reminiscent of a plane’s wing and features high-end finishings that are certain to make it a focal point of any room.
Price and Availability
The Philips HTL9100 Fidelio Soundbar will be available in May 2013 for $799.99.