In early 2022, Philips introduced the new Fidelio wireless multiroom range consisting of the Philips FB1 soundbar, the Philips FW1 subwoofer and the FS1 wireless network speaker. Present the first named before returning later to other references.
After the Fidelio 2021 range (see our review of the Philips Fidelio B97 soundbar), Philips continues to redesign its line of premium audio products using the Philips Fidelio FB1.
Philips Fidelio FB1, basic details
The Philips Fidelio FB1 model 7.1.2 is certified Imax Enhanced and compatible with Dolby Atmos and/or DTS: X Blu-Ray, but also suitable content offered by OTT services (such as Netflix) to immerse the viewer in the heart of the stock.
The Philips Fidelio FB1 also relies on two key components to win the soundbar industry competition: DTS Play-Fi wireless multiroom certification (see our news on the partnership with Philips and DTS Play ‑ Fi: television, sound bar and wireless and multiroom speakers) and automatic calibration by micro.
The Philips Fidelio FB1 makes a solid case for distributing ten channels of the best Dolby Atmos soundtracks across the space. Judge for yourself, it has a total of 13 speakers (10 broadband speakers including two Up ‑ Firing speakers for Dolby Atmos long channels + 3 tweeters) for a total power of 620 W (310 W RMS). All combined with a wireless subwoofer. That is, each of the front channels consists of a pair of full-range loudspeakers arranged on each side of a tweeter in a classic Apolito layout, to optimize the middle. -mid and high frequency.
Home Theater and Network Features
In addition to Spotify, there is also Wi ‑ Fi ac Dual Band, Chromecast (integrated), Bluetooth 5.0 and AirPlay 2 compatibility to enjoy streaming, wireless, music stored on the appropriate device (smartphone, tablet, computer…). Similarly, Hey Google, Siri and Works with Alexa compatibility are included for voice control in the soundbar. Accuracy, handling of MP3, WAV, Flac, AIFF, AAC and M4A codecs is ensured.
HDMI connector 2.1
The connection has two HDMI 2.0 inputs/outputs transparent to HDR10, HDR10+, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision, with eARC management and 4K Pass ‑ Trough functions. There is also an optical input, a 3.5 mm mini-jack auxiliary and a USB Host port.
Announced availability for the month of August. Introductory price of 799 euros.
Note on the important features of the Philips Fidelio FB1:
• Type: Soundbar
• System: 7.1.2
• Raising: Class D
• Total power: 320 W (310 W RMS)
• Loudspeaker (s): 13 (10 full-range loudspeakers including 2 Up ‑ Firing loudspeakers + 3 tweeters)
• Subwoofer: external wireless (8.89 cm woofer)
• AirPlay 2 compatibility
• HDR10 compatibility
• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility
• HDR HLG compatibility
• HDR10+ compatibility
• CEC compliance
• eARC compatibility
• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility
• DTS Play-Fi compatibility
• Wi -Fi and Dual Band compatibility
• MP3 compatibility
• AAC compatibility
• Flac fit
• AIFF compatibility
• Wav compatibility
• 4K Pass-Trought function
• Chromecast function
• Spotify Connect function
• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, 1 optical
• Output: 1 HDMI 2.0 output
• Plus: 1 USB Host port, 1 mini-Jack 3.5 mm
• Dolby Atmos decoder
• DTS: X decoder
• Voice assistants: Worked with Alexa and Worked with Ok Google
• HDCP 2.3 certified
• Imax Enhanced Certification
• Dimensions (W x H x D, mm): 1,200 x 73 x 125 mm for bar
• Consumption: nc (<0.5 W on standby)
• Weight: 7.2 kg (bar + box)