Philips’ Fidelio E5 has won an EISA European Home Theatre Solution Award (2014–2015)

According to the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) jury citation, the Fidelio E5 won in its category because, to quote the citation: ‘With its detachable wireless speakers, the Philips Fidelio E5 goes a step beyond a traditional home theatre solution, offering consumers the ability to switch effortlessly between normal stereo and a 4.1-channel surround experience. Switching is simple—just a matter of removing the two rear speakers from the top of the stereo cabinets and placing them in the surround positions. When reverting to two-channel playback, the speakers re-charge their batteries. The inclusion of aptX Bluetooth streaming, Dolby Digital/Pro/Logic II decoding and dual HDMI inputs transforms the Fidelio E5 into a versatile home theatre hub, and the performance from its soft-dome tweeters, full-range drivers and separate wireless subwoofer is as accomplished with music as it is with movie and TV material. And not only does the E5 sound good—it’s also beautifully made.’

Each front-channel tower speaker has one 75mm driver plus a soft-dome tweeter. Each of the detachable surround speakers has a single 64mm driver. Bass is delivered via a wireless subwoofer. The E5 automatically detects when the detachable speaker is ‘docked’ and reconfigures the tower to work as single speaker while recharging the detachable units’ batteries. The E5 has two HDMI inputs plus you can also link to a Smartphone, tablet or laptop with aptX (with NFC for simple one-tap device pairing). The Philips Fidelio E5 retails for $999.95 and is distributed in Australia by Powermove Distribution.

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