The HTL6145C may be compact in size, but its performance is very respectable.
Sound Enhancement Treble and bass control, Audio Sync, Auto volume leveler, Virtual surround sound, Night mode, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital // Dimensions 1,046 x 71.6 x 28.8 mm (soundbar) 730 x 83 x 330 mm (subwoofer) // Drivers 2x 1-inch soft dome tweeters, 6x 2-inch neodymium woofers (soundbar), 2x 6.5-inch woofers (subwoofer) // Connectivity 1x Digital optical in, 1x HDMI Out (ARC), 1x HDMI In, 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 1x USB, Bluetooth with aptX // Warranty 1-year // Contact Gibson Innovations // Telephone 1 800 88 0180 // URL www.philips.com.my
NOVEMBER 2015 Like many other soundbars in the market today, the HTL6145C is designed to be used in apartments or condominiums, where space is limited commodity. However, like many of its brethren, the HTL6145C is more than capable of standing in for a full home theater system.
Upon unboxing the HTL6145C, you’ll find the soundbar itself, the incrediblyslim 83mm subwoofer, a remote control, a wall mount bracket, and of course, the necessary cables. This makes setting up a breeze. As with most modern soundbar systems, the subwoofer unit connects to the soundbar via Bluetooth, so you’re free to set it up elsewhere.
Once you’ve got it all set up, you’ll find the HTL6145C to have Bluetooth and NFC connectivity to make it easier to pair with your mobile devices; there’s aptX support for the Bluetooth module, allowing for the streaming of higher quality audio. In addition, it’s got a digital optical in, one HDMI out (ARC), one HDMI in, one 3.5mm auxiliary port, and one USB port.
Testing the system consisted of us playing some music from different genres, including Bon Jovi’s ‘One Wild Night’, Joanna Wang’s ‘The Best Mistake I Ever Made’ and André Rieu/Anthony Hopkins’ ‘And the Waltz Goes On’. In ‘One Wild Night’, the bass and vocals were excellent, though it suffered slightly in the midrange. The same can be said for ‘The Best Mistake I Ever Made’. Audio quality is great, though you’ll likely need to manually tweak the bass and/or treble for a better experience.
Lastly, we played ‘And the Waltz Goes On’. This is undoubtedly where the HTL6145C shines, because when this song was playing, soundstaging was good, and both detail and presence were equally as good. The violins playing various tones could be clearly distinguished, and the chimes were subtle yet audible.
Summing it up, we think that the HTL6145C is a great soundbar to own, especially if you have limited amounts of space in your living room. It’s definitely loud enough and the bass from the subwoofer is meaty and has good definition, making it a good choice for movies. Of course, it’s good for music as well, excelling at classical music.
The subwoofer for the HTL6145C is incredibly slim.