Award-winning high fidelity sound from smartphones, tablets, laptops or streamed from the Internet
Berlin, Germany – Today Philips launches its ultimate solution for high definition wireless music at home: the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range. Including the EISA award-winning flagship A9 speakers that feature a solid wood finish and six Hi-Fi transducers, it’s a range that’s designed to appeal to the most discerning music lovers.
“The way we listen to music is changing, and so is the technology we use for enjoying music at home. We are now living in a connected world. Our music is stored on smartphones, tablets and laptops, and we are increasingly enjoying a stream of unlimited music from the Internet,” said Edouard Petit, marketing manager Audio at Philips. “Delivering on strong heritage in sound, the new Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range gives you access to a whole universe of music at your fingertips.”
Demonstrating the strength of the new range, the flagship Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi speakers A9 were recently awarded ‘European Wireless Speakers of the Year 2012-13’ by the European Imaging and Sound Association.
The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range gives you access to a whole universe of music without moving an inch. You can stream and enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet, whether it is an Android or an Apple device. You can also enjoy your entire music library stored on your PC or Mac, as well as from online music services such as Deezer and Napster, along with over 30,000 Internet radio stations from TuneIn¹.
Deezer is the first truly global music service, now available across more than 90 territories. With a focus on editorial recommendations made by real people and music-loving local editors, Deezer offers music fans the opportunity to listen to and share the music they love, create playlists and discover new music through a catalog of 18 million licensed tracks from around the world.
Napster, one of the most recognizable digital music brands in the world, offers more than 15 million titles from all genres, as well as a wide range of audio books. Furthermore, Napster provides personally tailored recommendations and playlists, channels and music features pre-programmed by their team of music experts.
With an 80 year heritage in acoustics, Philips has always been, and continues to be driven by its obsession with sound. Fidelio is Philips’ premium range of high fidelity audio products and the latest evolution of this obsession. The Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi speakers range has been built with professional grade Hi-Fi drivers, Class-D digital amplifiers, gold plated connectors and lossless audio support so you can hear every detail in pristine quality. The distinctive diamond-shape cabinets provide high rigidity for tight and deep bass reproduction, and cater for a very wide sweet-spot, filling even large rooms with music from these impressive compact speakers.
Control from anywhere
Enjoying wireless control of your music is easy. To set your speakers up you just need to download the Philips AirStudio app for Apple and Android. It will guide you through a few steps to connect your speakers to your home network. It’s a simple, automated process in which you just need to enter your Wi-Fi password and assign a name to your speakers. The app features a simple drag and drop interface making it easy to connect any music source to the speaker of your choice.
Fill more rooms with sound
Bring high fidelity sound to any room at home with the extensive range of Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi. Whether you’re looking for a whole new audio system or prefer to upgrade your existing setup, the Fidelio range comprises of different audio solutions, from all-in-one speaker systems such as the Fidelio A9, A5 or A3, to receivers like the Fidelio A2 or A1, which connect to your existing speakers and/or amplifier. For a completely immersive home audio experience, Philips AirStudio can control multiple speakers so you can enjoy different music in different rooms.
Introducing the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range
The leader of the range is the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi speakers A9. Built for true sound enthusiasts, it delivers excellent stereo imaging throughout the whole listening room thanks to its unique shape. Crafted with solid wood, this set of two loudspeakers features six Hi-Fi transducers and is at ease with any type of music, with a sound that is wide, clear and impressively deep. Digital and analog inputs allow for a wide range of connectivity to your TV/AV equipment.
The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi speaker A5 is a single stereo unit, featuring two high quality soft dome tweeters and two 4.25” mid-woofers in a bass-reflex enclosure. Large woofers and high power output mean the A5 provides an immersive listening experience even in large rooms, thanks to a generous 5.5 liters of acoustic volume. A universal speaker mounting system adds versatility to the design.
The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi speaker A3 is a compact speaker that produces a powerful and detailed sound. The stereo unit is built around a two-way system featuring a soft dome tweeter and a powerful compact woofer loaded by a passive radiator, for each channel. The A3 is also wall-mountable, and like all models in the range, it features five discreet, direct keys to your favorite Internet radio stations for instant access to your music.
For those happy with their speakers, the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi Receiver A2 connects your existing speakers to your complete digital music collection. The Hi-Fi grade amplifier delivers 2x50W RMS power output and a Class-D digital amplifier, for enhanced sound quality. With the A2 you can wirelessly stream all your music at the touch of a button.
The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi Link A1 lets you upgrade your existing stereo or home theatre system into a wireless Hi-Fi system.
Philips’ AirStudio app is available free from the App store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.iTunes.com/appstore. Android™ users can download the AirStudio app via the Google Play store.
¹ Depending on local availability of music services.
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