Philips Launches All-Aluminium Home Theatre System
Nachiket 'therapist' Mhatre, Aug 12, 2011 1537 hrs IST
Also unveils the Fidelio DS9000 iPhone dock.
Got 80 grand to spare? Philips has got you covered with its Home Theatre HTS9520. Retailing at Rs 79,990, the system packs in a Blu-ray player capable of sending 3D signals to your Full HD display. The satellites have been dubbed 360Sound, because each incorporates an additional speaker offset by 90 degrees. This lets the system direct sound at the walls, which envelopes the entire listening space with sound. Moreover, the satellite housing uses real aluminium.
Here are some noteworthy examples from the spec list:
Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD support.
Aluminum finished satellites with an extra driver firing at 90 degrees.
Full HD 3D Blu-ray player.
Philips Net TV with Wi-Fi for online services on the TV.
DLNA certified to stream video and audio content from the PC.
Philips has also launched an expensive speaker dock that accommodates the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Crafted from real wood, the Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker DS9000 features a rounded enclosure, which Philips claims is built to audiophile specifications. That does seem to be the case, because curved surfaces deliver maximum bracing and structural rigidity, which in turn leads to tighter bass and better sound diffraction for better imaging. The bass has been further optimised with tuned pipes for better infrasonic control.
The Fidelio dock costs Rs 38,999, including goodies such as a cool proximity-sensing, backlit control panel and a high-quality passive crossover for accurate frequency separation.