Announcing the Philips Fidelio AT1 Soundbar Speaker
LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2016 <<Consumer Electronics Show>> – Building on Philips’ proud heritage of home cinema design and innovation, Gibson Brands is proud to announce the debut of the Philips Fidelio AT1 Soundbar Speaker. Combining Philips’ proprietary Ambisound technology, up-firing speakers and sound processing with Dolby Atmos®, the Fidelio AT1 redefines the home cinema experience by bringing the powerful, lifelike and flowing three-dimensional cinema-like sound to a single, elegant soundbar.
The Fidelio AT1 Soundbar Speaker features a suite of 18 speakers with two up-firing speaker modules, creating 5.1.2 channels of sound including height dimension. On either side are 3 mid-range drivers, with one driver on each side dedicated exclusively to voice for optimum voice clarity. Remaining drivers combined with precisely angled tweeters allow the Fidelio AT1 to create an enlarged sound stage far wider than its own length.
Integrated Dolby Atmos technology frees sound from the limitations of a traditional 5.1 channel sound system, allowing it to move freely within a room both horizontally and vertically, immersing home viewers in the action of movies with incredible clarity, richness and detail. At the low frequency, a powerful 220W wireless subwoofer features an eight inch downward firing driver that delivers powerful, deep bass. It uses a dome-shaped bass-reflector to prevent sound damping and enhances lower frequencies by radiating them evenly outwards in a 360-degree arc to fill every corner of a room with bass.
This combination of speakers and bass system working in tandem with the proprietary sound processing capabilities of Ambisound allows the Fidelio AT1 to create a scale of sound far larger and wider than any previous soundbar speaker. Yet this power does not come at the expense of size or style. At just 50mm thin, the Philips Fidelio AT1 Soundbar Speaker is slender enough to be placed easily beneath a TV and features a refined, modern aesthetic that will meld naturally and beautifully, into any home.
“The Fidelio AT1 goes beyond the traditional 5.1 surround sound system, as it’s our first soundbar to offer a truly 3D audio experience,” said Rodney Chan, Video and Home Cinema Business Leader, Gibson Innovations. “Consumers want fantastic sound and great design in their homes. With Dolby Atmos and Philips’ proprietary Ambisound technology integrated, the Fidelio AT1 enables sound to flow in all directions including overhead which was not possible with the traditional 5.1 system.”
- 400W, 5.1.2 channel Soundbar with wireless subwoofer
- Integrated Dolby Atmos® and Philips proprietary Ambisound technology
- Integrated up-firing speakers for overhead sound experience
- Dedicated center channel to enhance voice clarity
- Bluetooth AptX, AAC and NFC
- Connectivity: 2x HDMI-in, HDMI ARC, Optical, Coaxial, 3.5mm jack
The Philips Fidelio AT1 Soundbar Speaker will be available in summer 2016.
About the Philips brand
Over more than 120 years Philips has grown to become a leading, highly trusted brand in markets all over the world. An innovation leader, Philips has been responsible for groundbreaking technologies in sound and entertainment including portable radio, the compact cassette and recorder, and the compact disc. Today, Royal Philips and its brand partners continue to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation. For further information go to www.philips.com.
About Gibson Brands
Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands.
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Gibson Brands has manufacturing, marketing and research and development centers throughout the world. Gibson Brands is dedicated to improving the quality of life and music for its customers.