Design: Larry Koo, Andrea Ponti & WC Lee
Project Lead: WC Lee
Philips Fidelio B8 is a 5.1.2 multi-channel soundbar with a total of 18 speakers, which consist of 10 highly sensitive racetrack drivers and 8 soft dome tweeters. The design intent is to delivering immersive sound with a low profile form factor that fits the soundbar sleekly under the television.
In addition to traditional 5.1, two additional up-firing speakers (each comprising 2 racetrack drivers and 3 tweeters) are engineered to beam sound towards the ceiling, bringing the height dimension to the sound experience. By incorporating Dolby Atmos® and Philips proprietary Ambisound technology, B8 delivers an incredibly realist cinematic sound experience.
One piece full customized metal speaker grill is crafted to showcase the innovative acoustic design. The speaker opening pattern is carefully articulated to accentuate the speaker array layout. The profile of the soundbar is optimized to the lowest height of 60mm just enough to fit the up-firing tweeters and racetrack full range speaker drivers. The subwoofer is equipped with a 8 inches down firing woofer that point towards a concave Base Reflector plate for diverging the bass 360 degrees to all sides. Acoustically, it offer a deep submersive low frequency sound that completes the full Dolby Atmos experience.