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Confirmed purchaser home lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Can rock a house party. music can be played in the kitchen and you can hear music clearly around the house.
Design is clean and simple.
Bad points:
could have more settings on the remote. Phillips fidelo app is basic.
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Dec 2010

This Philips DS8500 is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Number of speakers 2
Remote control Yes
Wireless or wired speakers Wired
Release date 2010-07-06

Also known as: Philips

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Manufacturer's Description

The elegant and chic DS8500 delivers stunning sound from your iPhone/iPod with PureDigital technology. Enjoy advanced control with proximity sensors and an intuitive remote that complements speaker design and finishing.

Exceptional sound performance

PureDigital for unsurpassed sound clarity
Advanced PureDigital sound processing technology offers vastly superior sound performance compared to the conventional analogue audio processing technology that is found in docking players that use the analogue audio output from an iPhone/iPod. By collecting the iPhone’s/iPod’s digital audio output and employing digital processing at each stage of the circuit, a much higher Signal-to-Noise ratio is produced. The result is unsurpassed sound clarity that is in perfect balance.

Precisely tuned bass pipes for deep, tight bass reproduction

Optimal acoustic volume to match speakers’ requirements
Smart sound design brings you the best bass reproduction possible. The acoustic volume allocated to each midrange driver perfectly matches its acoustic requirements. Low tones come out deep and tight – delivering strong and rich bass.
Shielding technology to block mobile phone interference

Chic and classy

Sensually curved back for elegance and precise sound
The clean lines and sensuality of the curved back cover not only looks fabulous – it also creates a more effective structure for acoustics. Carefully designed, the curve increases the stiffness of the speaker cabinet, dramatically reducing internal resonance and resulting in more precise and natural sound reproduction. You get to enjoy both lovely looking speakers and sensational sound.

Great look with or without iPhone/iPod docked

Advanced intuitive control
Proximity sensor to activate backlit control panel
Most top-grade audiophile appliances allow the display to be turned off – for absolute enjoyment of music, and for power to be focused on sound reproduction. With the proximity sensor feature, you can enjoy that too. Walk away and the illuminated functional keys automatically dim. When your hand draws near, the functional keys light up so you can control your music without fuss.

Dedicated app available on the App Store for more functions
One simple application with a whole range of cool new features that allows you to browse easily and play your music collection, control your speaker’s acoustic properties, and check your docking speaker’s battery health from your iPhone/iPod Touch. It also has a clock feature with multiple music and sound of nature alarms. You can set your docking speaker to wake you up by playing your favourite music, while your docked iPhone/iPod Touch displays your favourite photo. This is a free application created exclusively for use with the Fidelio docking speaker and the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Dock any iPhone/iPod, even in its case
Smartly designed spring-loaded docking port effortlessly accommodates any iPhone or iPod, without special adapters. What’s more, it works even when most protective cases are on – just dock your iPhone or iPod as it is. Now you can truly have fuss-free enjoyment of your music.

Remote control complements speaker design and finishing

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