PLAY:1

Deep, crystal clear sound.
Compact and surprisingly powerful.

4.6

(2110 reviews).


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  • Two custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers
  • Sonos' Trueplayβ„’ tuning feature delivers sound that's true to the music and right for the room.
  • Control all your music and streaming services from a single app (on your smartphone, tablet or computer).
  • Uses your WiFi. Easy to set up and allows you to expand your system over time.

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Deep, crystal clear sound.

  • Two speaker drivers powered by two dedicated digital amplifiers

    The PLAY:1 uses two state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with two speaker drivers to deliver great sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any room in your home.

  • Class-D amplifiers

    Two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.

  • Tweeter

    One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency response.

  • Mid-Woofer

    One mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments, while also delivering a deep, rich bass.

  • Stereo Pair

    Turn two PLAY:1s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger, and deeper sound.

  • 5.1 Home Theater

    Add two PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience.

  • All-digital sound architecture

    All filter settings, active equalization, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry so there's absolutely no loss of audio quality or energy.

  • Adjustable bass and treble controls

    Optimize sound performance using room-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual room or by groups of rooms

  • Trueplay tuning.

    Trueplay measures the acoustics in any room – analyzing things like size, layout and furnishings. Then fine-tunes your PLAY:1 to make the music sound great, no matter where you place your speaker.

Access all your music

  • Pre-loaded Internet radio stations, free of charge

    Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts, all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer: browse for stations, or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love.

  • Endless music from the most popular online music services

    Sonos works seamlessly with Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Radio by TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Rdio, Qobuz, TIDAL and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)

  • Computer-free music playback

    Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations without ripping, downloading, or even turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice.

  • Play the music on your computer in any room

    Play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes® to MP3.

  • Stream music from an iPhone®, iPadβ„’ or iPod touch®

    Sonos wirelessly plays your iTunes® music, direct from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®, to any room in your home.

Other cool features

  • Easy Internet connectivity for other products in your house

    When wirelessly connected to a BRIDGE, BOOST or another player, you can use the Ethernet port on the back of your PLAY:1 to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or network hard drive.

  • Humidity resistant

    Designed to withstand high-humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower.  (The PLAY:1 is not waterproof or water-resistant.)

  • Top-panel controls

    Provides quick access to music, volume and play/pause controls when you don’t have a controller in hand.  Press the mute button once to start or stop the music and twice to skip to the next track.

Control your Sonos system with your smartphone, tablet or PC

  • Control all your music and rooms with your Androidβ„’ device, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPadβ„’, PC, or Mac.

    Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, PC, and Mac let you control your Sonos players, music on the Internet and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the mobile apps for free on the iTunes App Store or Google Play™. Download the PC and Mac apps.

  • Integrated, multi-room control

    If you have multiple Sonos speakers, you can control what's playing in any room from anywhere in your house.

  • Find and play your favorite songs in an instant

    Search for songs and stations, choose the music, and control the volume from anywhere in your home.

Wireless multi-room music with SonosNet

  • Built-in wireless capability

    The PLAY:1 can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Players and Controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house.

  • Play a different song in every room, at the same time

    Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously.

  • Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronization

    Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your rooms grouping and still be in sync.

Simple setup and expandable design

  • Simple setup

    No technical or wireless expertise required.  Put a PLAY:1 in any room where you want music and connect it to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App.  The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Sonos CONTROL.  With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes.

  • Expandable wireless system

    Expand your wireless music system room by room. Wirelessly add more PLAY:1s to your house and enjoy true multi-room music.

  • Simple to move

    The PLAY:1 is so small that it is easy to move to the backyard, deck or any other room. Simply pick it up, plug it in, and enjoy the music.

Automatic software updates

  • New features and music services delivered automatically β€” and for free

    The Sonos system keeps getting better over time with new features and music services. Once the Sonos music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SONOSPLAY:1
 
4.6

(based on 2110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1437)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (500)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (1848)
  • Wireless (1133)
  • Superior sound (1004)
  • Streams all my music, and more (933)
  • Expandable (850)

Cons

  • Unreliable (45)
  • Difficult setup (41)
  • Weak bass (37)
  • Difficult to use (30)
  • Heavy / bulky (20)

Best Uses

  • Small rooms (773)
  • Multi-room audio (758)
  • Stream music from the computer (692)
  • Home (607)
  • Music service (napster, spotify, etc.) (601)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (892), Music enthusiast (669), Casual listener (582), Practical (440), Audiophile (439)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (678), Yes (138)

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5.0

Fantastic product

By Bear

from Worcestershire uk

About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Larger Rooms
    • Outdoors
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

    Used every day all day. Use as radio (Dab radio gone to the Dab graveyard)
    Took it on holiday to Spain. (Friends we went with, so impressed they went out and purchased one.
    Sound is just amazing, compact and neat!

    The only slight issue I have is, it seems so complicated when you take it somewhere with you to get it logged into a different Wifi network, and then when you get home,back onto your own.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    A good experience

    By Ole Moeller

    from Denmark

    Pros

    • Easy to Mount

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

        Was ready to bring it back to the store - but when I found out it created its own connection to the WiFi and that the iPhone/MacBook/iPad was only the controller - I was very much satisfied!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best decision ever comcerning my Music!

        By Lundsberg

        from Denmark

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality
        • No Interruption In Calls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

          .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great sound both inside and outside

          By chrisreviewing

          from Utah

          About Me Practical

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Larger Rooms
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
            • Outdoors
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

            I got this Sonos system after reading all the reviews online and talking to other owners. I wanted something small with great sound output that could easily be moved from inside the house to outside (for some backyard sound). This Sonos system is perfect in every way. I set it up near the back deck and the sound throughout the backyard was perfect (volume, quality and everything else). It's durable enough to not have to worry about someone hitting it and small enough that I actually hid it between two plants.

            Great purchase, great device, great sound.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent after sales

            By bobthrush

            from Carlow, Ireland

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Cost

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

            I had an initial problem setting the Sonos up so i rang customer care and i got speaking to an amazing guy who stayed on the phone with me for over an hour and kep his patience until my room was rocking. Great product, amazing after sales service.
            My only gripe is the cost jumped 40 euros from when it first came out, 200 to 240 wasa bit of a jump.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great little unit of sound

            By Teresa

            from Hobart, Australia

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Pros

            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

            easy to set up and great sound from such a small unit. The ability to add more speakers or base/sound bar to the system is also appealing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Just the best speaker we have bought.

            By Happy

            from Scotland

            About Me Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

              We use it everyday to bring great sounding music into our home.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Love at first listen

              By phil

              from toronto

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Home
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                • Outdoors
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                love it

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Quality

                By DMT

                from England

                Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                excellent

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By June

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                  We bought this for our lake house, we actually purchased two. One for each floor and it is awesome. We love it and would actually purchase these as gifts.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Simple and elegant

                  By Green

                  from East Sussex, U.K.

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                    Simple and elegant. Sits there doing its thing

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Cracking Speakers

                    By JCH

                    from Hampshire, UK

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Mount
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Home Theater
                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                      Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                      I have 6 of these around the house, very versatile and great sound.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome!

                      By boo

                      from uk

                      About Me Practical

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                        • Outdoors
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                        this item is used around the house in various room, best buy ever for us!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great piece of kit

                        By Liz

                        from Manchester

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home
                          • Larger Rooms
                          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                          • Outdoors
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                          Easy to set up and use I will be buying another one soon

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sound system in a box

                          By Marky Mark

                          from Quebec, Canada

                          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Good Power Output
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                            Did not have room for a complete sound system. This small play1 has the advantage of being compact, has a great base and aclear sound.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Music for new lake house

                            By BTV

                            from New Hampshire

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Power Output
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                              Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                              Great option for new vacation home. Offer great sound for the whole house for not a lot of money

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Sonos lives up to its promesses

                              By Jonas

                              from Nijmegen, Netherlands

                              About Me Audiophile, Practical

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy to Mount
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Power Output
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                              • Needs Wifi

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Home
                              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                              Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                              Great for listening to my music, spotify or radio; works easy and quick

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Absolutely Fantastic

                              By Snow

                              from Lagos, Nigeria

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy to Mount
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Power Output
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                                Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                I bought five of the play 1 and have it scattered all over my home. It's simply amazing to walk into a room and have music blaring from my speakers. The online radios are added advantages. I'll definitely recommend this player to anyone, anytime.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Nice!!!!

                                By Nam

                                from Scotland

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Power Output
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Basic Systems
                                  • Home
                                  • Larger Rooms
                                  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                  • Smaller Rooms

                                  Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                  The only downside is the fact every speaker needs to be connected to a power source, apart from that, sound is crisp and clear with no distortion at a loud level and the dash is sweet.

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                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Sound

                                  By Conny_ek

                                  from Sweden

                                  Pros

                                  • 2 Pc Of This

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                      2 pc of this! sounds perfect...Thanks Sonos fot this

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Super musin box

                                      By Bakermeister

                                      from Guisborough, North Yorkshire, UK

                                      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Good Power Output
                                      • Great Sound Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                          I have this in my man cave. I don't have a lot of space around my PC so I have it in a convenient space at the other end of the room. I listen to quite a lot of Classical Music so the output must be good (and it is). It has good output a low volume, which iOS nice when I just want background music.

                                          All in all, this is a product that meets my high expectations, and is everything the reviewers say is good about it.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Nice addition to living room.

                                          By None

                                          from Haverstraw, NY

                                          About Me Practical

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Good Power Output
                                          • Great Sound Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home

                                            Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                            Easy setup. Great sound for living room.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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                                            5.0

                                            Great sound and convenience!

                                            By Scott

                                            from Vancouver, BC

                                            About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Good Power Output
                                            • Great Sound Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Basic Systems
                                              • Home
                                              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                              • Smaller Rooms

                                              Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                              This is my first Sonos device, and it has lived up to all the reviews and recommendations I have read about the product. This is a great way to put music in your house, and I'm definitely planning on getting more devices to create a stereo experience and to put music into more rooms in the house. The sound quality is clear and well balanced for a device this size and the app works very well and makes it very easy to find and play the music I want. Recommended.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great sound, easy install

                                              By Broken

                                              from Rancho Cordova Ca.

                                              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Great Sound Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                                                Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                We use it through out the house when entertaining or just doing house work.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • Yes

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                                                5.0

                                                Killer

                                                By BQ

                                                from Chicago

                                                Pros

                                                • Amaziner
                                                • Amazing
                                                • Most Amazing

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Listening

                                                Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                Great

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Need a second

                                                By Gaby

                                                from France

                                                About Me Audiophile

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive Design
                                                • Easy to Mount
                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Good Power Output
                                                • Great Sound Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home
                                                  • Smaller Rooms

                                                  Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                  Perfect nothing more just a negativ comment about the youtube sound who don't exist

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Fabulous

                                                  By Dodgeer

                                                  from Shotley Bridge UK

                                                  About Me Technically Challenged

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Good Power Output
                                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                                  • Quality In All Aspects

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Basic Systems
                                                    • Home
                                                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                                    Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                    Suitable for all our uses whether as background music, easy listening or entertainment

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Music into my life

                                                    By Pedro the serious one

                                                    from Newark uk

                                                    About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                                    • Good Power Output
                                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Basic Systems
                                                      • Home
                                                      • Larger Rooms
                                                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                                      • Smaller Rooms

                                                      Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                      Superb product that has brought enjoyable quality sound into my house and lide

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great player

                                                      By Jab

                                                      from Winnipeg MB

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Great Sound Quality

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Home
                                                        • Outdoors

                                                        Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                        Great for streaming

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Fab u Lous!!! The sonos 1!

                                                        By Diamond Ruby

                                                        from West Yorkshire, England

                                                        About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Good Power Output
                                                        • Great Sound Quality

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Home
                                                          • Larger Rooms
                                                          • Outdoors
                                                          • Smaller Rooms

                                                          Comments about SONOS PLAY:1:

                                                          This is just great to use anywhere in the home, neat, powerful and so very easy to set up and use. I can't believe that I didn't consider buying one before. My friend bought one and I thought it's a lot of money for a speaker, but, it is so much more and I wouldn't be without it !
                                                          I'll be making my next purchase in the next week to add another Sonos 1 to the home, thanks Sonos

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                                                          Questions?

                                                          1. Do I need a BOOST?

                                                            Use a BOOST if you’re worried about your home WiFi performance.

                                                            Connecting a Sonos unit to your router with an Ethernet cable automatically creates a dedicated Sonos wireless network. Any player or a BOOST can make this hard-wired connection. A dedicated Sonos network is ideal when your WiFi isn’t reliable in your home.

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                                                          2. Where does the music come from?

                                                            The music on Sonos comes from your favorite music streaming services, your personal music library and Internet radio stations from around the world. Access all your music within the Main Menu of the Sonos App.

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                                                          3. Do you make an outdoor speaker?

                                                            No, but they're all light and portable. As long as there's an outlet, you've got Sonos. The speaker units that we sell, the PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5, are not weather-rated. They can certainly be moved outside, but they are not designed to live outside unless they are in a covered space. If you are looking for a permanent outdoor zone of music, you can use our CONNECT:AMP unit with traditional weather-rated speakers.

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                                                          4. Will Sonos work with my existing equipment?

                                                            Already have a Stereo? Use the CONNECT.

                                                            The CONNECT is designed specifically to integrate with an external amplifier/receiver, and bring Sonos functionality to a third party system. Once you have a CONNECT hooked up to your stereo system, you can stream digital music and control the music selection and volume from the Sonos app.

                                                            Have a pair of speakers? The CONNECT:AMP is all you need.

                                                            If you have existing wired speakers that are not currently driven by amplifier, you can use a CONNECT:AMP to bring Sonos functionality to your speakers. Once you wire your speakers to a CONNECT:AMP, you can stream digital music and control the music selection and volume from the Sonos app.

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                                                          5. Can I connect Sonos to my TV?

                                                            PLAYBAR is the only soundbar that delivers outstanding Hi-Fi Sound for your TV and is a complete Wireless HiFi System that plays all the music on earth. It is simple to set-up, control and expand throughout your home. With only an optical cable connecting PLAYBAR to your TV, you can control it with your regular TV remote or with the free Sonos apps on iOS, Android, Mac and PC.

                                                            PLAYBAR is the core piece in a Sonos home theater solution. If you want dramatically deeper bass, you can add our wireless SUB. If you're looking for surround sound, you can use two PLAY:1s or two PLAY:3s as wireless rear surrounds.

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                                                          6. Can I connect more than 2 speakers to the CONNECT:AMP?

                                                            The CONNECT:AMP is designed for a single pair of speakers - it is a stereo amplifier, right and left channel. However, if your speakers are rated at 8 ohms, you can wire up to 2 pairs, or 4 speakers, to one CONNECT:AMP - you just won’t have independent control between those two pairs of speakers, in terms of volume and music selection.  Γ—
                                                          7. Can I use two PLAY speakers as a stereo pair?

                                                            The PLAY:1, PLAY:3 AND PLAY:5 can easily be setup as a stereo pair, using the controller app. If you are looking for more distinction between the left and right channels, you can use any two matching Sonos speakers in a stereo pair. Creating a stereo pair is a simple software toggle which turns one speaker into a dedicated left and the other into a dedicated right. Stereo pairing creates a wider stereo experience to help you hear every instrument and vocal more discretely, and fill a room more evenly with sound.

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                                                          8. Which speaker is right for my room?

                                                            All of our speakers sound great in any room; which speaker is best for your particular room depends on your desired room experience. For many, the PLAY:1 will provide an incredible music experience with deep bass and plenty of power. Consider upgrading to a PLAY:3 or PLAY:5, or to a stereo pair of speakers if you:

                                                            • Want deeper bass
                                                            • Want more power
                                                            • Have the space to set up two players in stereo pair mode
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                                                          9. How do I choose between a PLAY:5 and a stereo pair of PLAY:1s?

                                                            While both options deliver an incredible music experience, each has its unique benefits. The differences:

                                                            • Choose PLAY:5 for maximum power and the deepest bass.
                                                            • Choose a stereo pair of PLAY:1s to create a wider sound stage, allowing every vocal and instrument to be heard more discretely.
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