For those familiar with the Philips Fidelio DS9000/10 this new model will look familiar with the exception of the brushed aluminum exterior frame. Meet the John Lewis exclusive Philips Fidelio Primo DS9010/10 speaker dock.
Philips has over the last couple of years established themselves in the speaker dock market with their Fidelio range of stylish good performing iPod speaker docks, with the Fidelio DS9000/10 as the top model, giving the inconic B&W Zeppelin a run for its money. This new Fidelio DS9010/10 builds further on the last years model, but Philips have added brushed aluminum exterior to make it look even more exclusive.
Inside you will find the same pair of 4-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeters, providing a total output power of 2 x 50W from this home speaker dock. It also features the Philips Advanced Pure Digital sound processing technology, which is said to ‘produce a superior sound performance’ when compared to speaker docks that uses the more conventional analog audio processing from the analog audio output of your iPhone/iPod/iPad.
Apple iPad owners should also be glad to hear that the Fidelio DS9010/10 supports docking of your iPad as well as most iPhone and iPod models.
As for sound performance i can only hope that this new model delivers the same sound as its sibling the DS9000/10, but i will update this post further when had a chance to listen to it. Pocket-lint are reporting that they had a chance to spend some hands-on time with the new system and that it gave a good first impression.
There is also a free app to download to accompany the Fidelio DS9010/10, giving you access to additional features such as worldwide internet radio, alam functionality, weather alert system, or choose a pre-set sound setting for your music (Pop, rock, jazz, or classic).
I might stop by John Lewis this weekend to have a hands-on look at this new model, which is exclusive to John Lewis stores and johnlewis.com.
As mentioned above the new Philips Fidelio Primo DS9010/10 speaker dock is exclusive to John Lewis for now and priced at £399 – buy here
They are also holding a competition at the moment where you can be in with a chance to win 1 of 8 Fidelio DS9010/10 speaker docks – enter the competition on johnlewis.com here.
You can see more pictures of the Fidelio DS9010/10 over at Pocket-lint.
* Prices are as per 23rd June 2011. This is not a hands-on review as we have not had a chance to test this unit yet. Information in this post is based on publicly available information about the product.