Philips invited us to look at some of their new high-end speaker systems – the Philips Fidelio range.
Top of the range is the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi speaker AW9000. Delivering high-powered audio and stereo imaging, the AW9000 has 100W power drivers, angled speakers and eight Hi-Fi drivers. Plus they look gorgeous.
Price: £499.99 available from John Lewis
If you love your existing speakers and don’t feel like upgrading just to get the latest bells and whistles then you are very sensible indeed. You may however be interested in the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi Receiver AW2000 or Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi Link AW1000, which connects your existing speakers to your wireless system. The Hi-Fi grade amplifier delivers 2x50W RMS power output and a Class-D digital amplifier, for enhanced sound quality and gives you the magic of wireless streaming.
Price: Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi Receiver AW2000 £249.99 Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi Link AW1000 £149.99, both available from John Lewis from September 2012
A nice surprise was critically acclaimed solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, and lead guitarist in the band Blur, Graham Coxon, who joined forces with Philips to championing the Fidelio range.
“You want to hear the detail in the track. Songs recorded in the studio often lose some of the depth when played back through home systems. This is the beauty of live music – the audience can hear each song as it is meant to be heard. I’m pleased to be working with Philips as it’s Fidelio speakers really do capture every note. People can now have a gig in their front room!”
To see a short video of Graham performing and talking about the Fidelio range head here.