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Philips Fidelio B1 Review: Truly immersive surround sound

The Philips Fidelio B1 soundbar is equipped with four high-sensitivity speakers symmetrically located on the front and side panels. The front speakers emit sound at an angle to each other, and their acoustic axes intersect, resulting in a 180-degree soundstage.

As a result, the miniature soundbar reproduces the soundtrack of the film very effectively and voluminously, drawing the viewer into the viewing from the first sounds. The Fidelio B1 has two tweeters with waveguides at the top for greater dispersion of high frequency sounds.

Philips engineers have engineered the Philips Fidelio B1 Soundbar to deliver powerful and spacious sound in any room.

Its small form factor makes the soundbar compatible with TVs of all sizes, and the flat wireless subwoofer is so compact that it can even be placed under a sofa. Microbeam technology provides a wide listening area by distributing sound waves much wider than a conventional soundbar with only front speakers.

The waveguides have 18 holes each, and the diameter of each subsequent one is slightly larger than that of the previous one. The sound image is formed in such a way that each hole is a separate tweeter, directing sound towards the walls, which, in turn, reflect it to the listening point. In addition to working with a TV as a soundbar, the Fidelio B1 can play music from portable devices via a Bluetooth connection.
Microbeam technology delivers powerful sound accurately despite its compact form factor.

Four crossover high-sensitivity radiators (two on the sides and two in the center) provide a wide listening area and a 180-degree soundstage. A compact, dynamic home theater speaker with a deep immersive experience.

Two high-frequency waveguides at the top of the speaker bring new dimensions to hi-fi sound.

Each waveguide consists of a soft dome tweeter and a neodymium magnet system that performs amplification and tuning functions. Each of the 18 holes on the expanding waveguide ensures a constant output sound level. The result is a virtual matrix, each hole acting as a separate tweeter, projecting high frequencies onto walls, reflecting and directing sound towards the listener.
Bluetooth® (aptX® and AAC) for wireless music streaming

The Philips Fidelio B1 Soundbar with six built-in amplifiers delivers great 5.1-channel sound. 5.1-channel systems are equipped with a center channel, front left and right channels, two surround channels, and a subwoofer. The system supports Dolby digital pro-logic 2.
Large and bulky subwoofers are a thing of the past. With a depth of just 86mm, this subwoofer is perfect for any size home theater. Size does not affect sound quality.

The compact Category 6 Oval Cone Subwoofer has a built-in speaker tuned to different frequencies by two bass reflexes, allowing for a wider frequency range.

Experience incredible 3D picture quality and crystal clear 5.1 or 7.1 sound. All you need to do is connect the HDMI audio input to the non-3D A / V receiver.

Digitally experience your music and movie collection. Even stereo music sounds better because Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround enhance digital video and music so you can enjoy truly immersive surround sound on your home theater speakers.

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