Philips Launches New Soundbars for Ambilight TVs
Philips has recently unveiled three new soundbars – the TAB6309, TAB5309, and TAB5109 – specifically designed to complement Philips Ambilight TVs. These soundbars cater to different user preferences and budgets, aiming to enhance the audio experience in home settings.
TAB6309: The Premium Model
The TAB6309 is a 2.1-channel speaker system that boasts a powerful output of 320W. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X audio formats, ensuring a top-notch 3D sound experience. One of its standout features is its slim profile, measuring only 37 mm, which prevents it from obstructing the TV screen. The soundbar comes with a compact wireless subwoofer that offers flexible placement options. Connectivity options include HDMI eARC, optical digital, AUX, and USB, as well as Bluetooth 5.3 and LE Audio codec for seamless wireless streaming. Users can customize the sound through the Philips Home Entertainment App or the included remote control.
TAB5309: The Mid-Range Option
The TAB5309 is a 2.1-channel soundbar with a power output of 240W, accompanied by a wireless subwoofer. It offers similar connectivity features as the TAB6309 but does not support Dolby Atmos. Instead, it focuses on providing DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Digital Plus for an immersive audio experience.
TAB5109: The Basic Model
The TAB5109 is the most affordable option, featuring a 2.0 channel system with a power output of 120W. It supports DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Digital Plus, aiming to deliver a significant improvement over standard TV speakers. This model shares the same connection options as the other two soundbars. All of these soundbars are specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with Philips Ambilight TVs, resulting in an enhanced overall audio-visual experience.
Pricing and Availability
The TAB5309 and TAB5109 are set to launch in Europe in April, priced at €129.99 and €99.99, respectively. The TAB6309 will follow in May, with a price tag of €269.99. As for release dates and pricing in other markets, Philips has yet to confirm the details.