The second of the new Philips Fidelio speaker docks that have been made exclusive to John Lewis in the UK for the moment is the Fidelio Wooden DS9/10 speaker dock for iPod/iPhone/iPad, sporting a wooden back finish and different front curve.
One of the main features of the new Wooden Fidelio DS9/10 compared to many of the other Fidelio speaker docks is that it has a convex front instead of the concave front. Combined with the natural wood finish it makes the Fidelio DS9/10 stand out from the other models, and to a certain degree from a the wider speaker dock crowd as well.
What you will also find is that the back bass ports seem to be perfectly aligned behind the woofers to help provide an even better and more tight bass performance. In this model the speakers consists of two 3.5-inch woofers and 19mm tweeters that combined deliver a total output power of 50W (RMS).
The spring loaded docking station at the front-center of the Fidelio DS9/10 ensures that you can dock pretty much any iPod/iPhone or iPad, even when in its protective case.
Like its bigger brother the Fidelio DS9010/10 it also comes app enhanced through the free Fidelio App, giving you access to additional features such as internet radio, multi-function alarm clock, sound setting pre-sets etc.
Even based on images only the Fidelio DS9/10 looks like it could become a popular home speaker dock, and i can’t wait to see if it looks as good in real life, and not to mention what its sound performance is like.
The Philips Fidelio Wooden DS9/10 speaker dock can be bought from the following UK retailers.
* 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.