By Craiig Zammit
SYDNEY: Philips is introducing two new ‘micro theatre’ offerings — both with 2.1-channel surround sound, suitable for smaller rooms — for this Christmas selling period.
The MCD139 (RRP $349) micro theatre with DVD features digital sound control, dynamic bass boost and Dolby digital with two 25W speakers and a 50W subwoofer.
Suited for the younger consumer, it’s designed for usage with a DVD player in a small area such as a bedroom and comes with a CD/radio alarm clock.
Philips’ premium micro theatre, the MCD709 (RRP $1149), boasts the company’s most powerful 2.1-channel surround sound output yet, and is designed designed for full home theatre effect.
With two rosewood speaker enclosures and class-D amplifiers, the MCD709 delivers more than 90 per cent efficiency in digital amplification.
The MCD709 also features 380W RMS output from each speaker and a 200W subwoofer with Neodymium ribbon tweaters and gold-plated speaker connectors. It plays DVDs, CDs and DivX formats and utilises a 12-bit/108MHz video digital-to-analogue converter and Philips’ own progressive scan technology.