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The new Philips Fidelio XS1 is a state-of-the-art soundstage that combines precise audio quality with distinctive ultra-slim design, fit for every consumer in every home. Created for Philips in collaboration with Gibson Innovations lead designers Larry Koo and Murphy Tan, the Philips Fidelio XS1 is the result of an extremely challenging research process of both aesthetics and performance. The designers strived to achieve two goals: give form to the abstract concept of sound quality using a clear design language and create a cutting-edge design that is minimized, simplified, timeless and universal. The XS1 soundstage is only 40mm/1.6in in height and features a glass top that can hold up to 40kg/88lbs or a TV up to 65” in size. In addition, the Philips Fidelio XS1 allows wireless use thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and NFC pairing, and it includes Dolby Digital and DTS Surround, four center-channel speakers and two side-firing speakers for a fully immersive experience with every sound beat. The wireless ultra-slim subwoofer is designed to allow various collocations: it can be tucked under a chair or a couch, or placed vertically up against a bookcase or a wall.
Through this collaboration, the Gibson Innovations design team was awarded the 2015 Red Dot Design Award for its unique design, its extremely innovative concept and the superior quality of its materials.