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The Philips E5 2 .1 Home Cinema Audio System offers true Surround Sound on Demand

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Philips Fidelio E5 speaker system is the ideal solution for high definition home cinema audio without the clutter of multiple wires and boxes.

The E5's sleek speakers feature a unique design that follows the popular, multi award winning* Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar, where the speaker tops can be detached to create two independent wireless speakers.

Detaching the tops of the pillar speakers allows the system to automatically convert from 2.1 stereo to full 5.1 surround and as they are wireless, consumers have the freedom to place the detachable speakers wherever they like in the room, to ensure the best home cinema experience. 

Accurate, balanced and dynamic wire-free sound

Using robust proprietary wireless audio technology, the E5 system is free to operate without network interference. The result is a completely wireless surround system with lossless audio quality for both music and movies.

Philips' Crystal Clear Sound technology reproduces the sound source - whether it's an action movie, a musical or a live performance - faithfully, precisely and without any distortion. The E5 keeps audio processing to a minimum so that the purity of the original audio content is preserved and greater sonic accuracy is delivered to your ears.

Each tower features a 3" full range driver plus a premium soft-dome tweeter while each of the detachable surround speakers has one 2.5" full-range driver.

And, for maximum convenience, the E5 system also features a wireless sub-woofer with patented double BASS technology for richer sound and deeper bass.

The E5 automatically detects when the satellite speaker is ‘docked' and reconfigures the tower to work as single speaker while recharging the detachable units' battery.

Hassle-free set up

With two HDMI inputs - replaying crystal clear Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 or 7.1 sound from your TV, blu-ray or games console is incredibly simple. You can also enjoy music direct from a smartphone, tablet or laptop with aptX® and AAC quality Bluetooth streaming, and for the ultimate simplicity, the E5 is also equipped with NFC for simple one-tap pairing of devices.

Premium finish

The E-Series is designed to blend seamlessly into your home environment. The lower half of the tower is covered in a luxurious black wool speaker cloth while the stainless grill features warm cedar accents along with a leather handle to assist in detaching and moving the detachable speakers.

Philips Fidelio E5 in more detail

Sound

  • Speaker output power: 120W
  • Subwoofer output power: 90W

Loudspeakers

  • Loudspeaker types: 2 x Satellite speakers
  • Drivers per Surround speaker: 1 x 2.5" Full range woofer
  • Subwoofer driver: 1 x 6.5" woofer
  • Drivers per Satellite speaker: 1 x 1" Soft dome tweeter, 1 x 3" Full range woofer

Connectivity

  • Rear Connections: Digital coaxial in, Digital optical in, HDMI 1.4 output (ARC), HDMI IN 1, HDMI IN 2, Audio in 3.5 mm jack
  • Wireless connections: Bluetooth® (aptX® and AAC)

Convenience

  • EasyLink (HDMI-CEC): Audio Return Channel, Automatic audio input mapping, One touch standby, Remote Control-Passthrough

Power

  • Power supply: 110-240V, 50Hz
  • Standby power consumption: <0.5 W 

The Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y) is on sale now priced £600.

*The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar was awarded What Hi-Fi?'s Product of the Year - Best Soundbar £400-£800 in 2013.