Philips Fidelio FB1, barre de son Dolby Atmos 7.1.2, DTS:X, DTS Play‑Fi et Imax Enhanced

In early 2022, Philips presented its new Fidelio wireless multiroom range consisting of the Philips FB1 soundbar, the Philips FW1 subwoofer and the FS1 wireless network speaker. Presentation of the first named before returning later to the other references.

After the Fidelio 2021 range (see our review of the Philips Fidelio B97 soundbar), Philips continues to revamp its line of premium audio products with the Philips Fidelio FB1.

Philips Fidelio FB1, main specifications

The Philips Fidelio FB1 model 7.1.2 certified Imax Enhanced and compatible with Dolby Atmos and/or DTS:X Blu-Ray, but also suitable content offered by OTT services (like Netflix) to immerse the viewer in the heart of the stock.

The Philips Fidelio FB1 also relies on two key features to win the competitive soundbar industry: DTS Play-Fi wireless multiroom certification (see our Philips and DTS Play‑Fi partnership news: televisions, sound bars and wireless and multiroom speakers) and automatic calibration via micro.

Inside the B97…

The Philips Fidelio FB1 makes a strong case for distributing ten channels of the best Dolby Atmos soundtracks across space. Judge for yourself, it has a total of 13 speakers (10 broadband speakers including two Up‑Firing speakers for the Dolby Atmos height channels + 3 tweeters) for a total power of 620 W (310 W RMS). All combined with a wireless subwoofer. Namely, each of the front channels is made up of a pair of full-range loudspeakers arranged on either side of a tweeter in a classic Apolito layout, in order to optimize the mid and high frequencies.

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, wirelessly, music stored on a suitable device (smartphone, tablet, computer …). Likewise, Hey Google, Siri and Works with Alexa compatibility are included for voice control of the soundbar. Precision, management of MP3, WAV, Flac, AIFF, AAC and M4A codecs is ensured.

HDMI 2.1 connector

The connection has two HDMI 2.0 inputs/output transparent to HDR10, HDR10+, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision, with management of eARC and 4K Pass‑Trough functions. There is also an optical input, a 3.5 mm mini-Jack auxiliary and a USB Host port.

Availability announced for the month of August. Indicative price of 799 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Philips Fidelio FB1:

• Type: Soundbar

• System: 7.1.2

• Amplification : Class D

• Total power: 320 W (310 W RMS)

• Loudspeaker(s): 13 (10 broadband HP including 2 Up-Firing HP + 3 tweeters)

• Subwoofer: external wireless (8.89 cm woofer)

• AirPlay 2 compatibility

• HDR10 compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• HDR HLG compatibility

• HDR10+ compatibility

• CEC compatibility

• eARC compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility

• DTS Play-Fi compatibility

• Wi‑Fi ac Dual Band compatibility

• MP3 compatibility

• AAC compatibility

• Flac compatibility

• AIFF compatibility

• Wav compatibility

• Fonction 4K Pass-Trought

• Fonction Chromecast

• Fonction Spotify Connect

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, 1 optical

• Sortie : 1 sortie HDMI 2.0

• Autres : 1 port USB Host, 1 mini‑Jack 3,5 mm

• Dolby Atmos decoder

• DTS:X decoder

• Assistants vocaux : Works with Alexa et Works with Ok Google

• Certification HDCP 2.3

• Certification Imax Enhanced

• Dimensions (L x H x P, mm) : 1 200 x 73 x 125 mm pour la barre

• Consumption: nc (< 0.5 W in standby)

• Weight: 7.2 kg (bar + box)



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