PLAYBAR

The soundbar for music lovers.

4.5

(1379 reviews).


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  • Complements HD television screens with highly detailed, richly textured sound.
  • Uses your WiFi, easy to set up and expand your system over time.
  • Requires just two cords: one power cord, one optical cord (both included).
  • Understands and speaks most IR remote’s language and can be controlled by free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®.
  • Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV: cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. If it’s connected to your HDTV, PLAYBAR will play it.

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Epic sound for your movies, games and music.

  • Epic Sound for Your Television

    PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker driver soundbar design floods your home with huge waves of epic, full-theater sound for TV, Web, Movies and Video Games.

  • All the music on earth

    PLAYBAR doubles up not only as a soundbar but also as a stand-alone all-in-one Sonos player that allows you to wirelessly stream all the music on earth—your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.

  • Easy setup

    PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and power cord and plays everything that is connected to your TV, from cable boxes to gaming consoles.

  • Wireless

    No rewiring required. Connect PLAYBAR to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App.

  • Flexible design

    The PLAYBAR's long, thin soundbar shape allows it to sit easily above or beneath your TV on a table or a console, or to be wall-mounted.

  • Universal audio

    PLAYBAR speaks DOLBY DIGITAL and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action.

  • Easily create a 3.1 home theater system

    Pair PLAYBAR with SUB.

  • Easily create a 5.1 home theater system

    Pair a PLAYBAR with SUB and any two PLAY speakers.

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.

Other cool features

  • Night Sound

    For late night viewing, ‘Night Sound’ dynamically compresses the audio to avoid any bangs and crashes waking the family, while making quieter sounds more audible.

  • Speech Enhancement

    Boost the frequency range of the human voice so you never miss those essential moments of dialogue.

  • TV Autoplay

    Want your TV audio to automatically play through PLAYBAR when you turn on your TV? If so, keep the settings as is. If not, go to TV Setup and Control, select TV Autoplay, and choose Off.

Control your Sonos system with your smartphone, tablet or PC

  • Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ device, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, 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 PLAYBAR 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.

Automatic software updates

  • New features and music services delivered automatically — 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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SONOSPLAYBAR
 
4.5

(based on 1379 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (929)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (349)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (26)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (1170)
  • Good audio (714)
  • Interfaces well with TV (613)
  • Intuitive controls (314)
  • Wireless (277)

Cons

  • Poor interface (42)
  • Confusing remote (35)
  • Difficult to set up (32)
  • Poor sound quality (29)
  • Weak bass (28)

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (550)
  • Living room (514)
  • Movies (496)
  • Television shows (421)
  • Surround sound solution (365)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (643), Practical (516), Movie enthusiast (487), Audiophile (333), Technically challenged (206)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (941), Yes (87)

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5.0

Awesome

By James

from Dallas, TX

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 PLAYBAR:

    Easy to setup, easy to use, great interface with other apps (Spotify, TuneIn...), great sound quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By James

    from Dallas, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

      Easy to use, great interface with other apps (Spotify, TuneIn...), great sound quality

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Topnotch sound with a great design

      By Noctubales

      from Netherlands

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

        Very enthusiastic about the sound and easily installation.
        Simple to use

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very good sound

        By Mehul

        from Perth Australia

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Power Off Button On App W

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

            We use it everyday

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            5.0

            Perfect sound

            By Chantall

            from Netherlands

            About Me Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy / Bulky
            • Weak Bass

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Home Theater

            Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

            Very happy with it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great sound

            By Dave

            from Jackson tn

            Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

            Tv and music

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            First Sonos purchase

            By DanTheMan

            from Texas

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

              Just made my first Sonos purchase. Bought the sound bar and 2 play 1's. sound is fantastic and I am looking forward to buying speakers for the rest of the house.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome sound.

              By JohnnyR

              from Essex, U.K.

              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Larger Rooms

                Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                Love it easy set up perfect for my living room and awesome sound!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                if you have wifi dont buy anything else!!!!!!!!!!!!

                By Lance

                from Montana

                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                  At first I thought it needed a active data collecting wifi signal, all you need is a dead WIFI signal that's Awesome that I don't have to worry about using data !!!!!!!!!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The soundbar I'd been looking for

                  By Luigi619

                  from Essex, UK

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy / Bulky

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                  The soundbar is amazing. It was incredibly simple to set up, the app is brilliant and the soundbar has quickly become the centre of our home. The sound is amazing, bass is good without the Sub so I cant wait to hear the full package when I buy a Sub in the future!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent piece of equipment

                  By Berty

                  from England

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output

                  Cons

                  • Quite Expensive
                  • Weak Bass

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                  V good but quite expensive

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Absolutely amazing

                  By MikeBC

                  from England

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Home
                    • Home Theater

                    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                    This was my first Sonos purchase and my first thought was that it is quite a lot more expensive than other soundbars. The moment I set it up I realised why, its amazing, the sound quality is awesome, its so easy to use and works perfectly with the TV. Watching movies is a whole new experience with it and cant wait until I can get the sub to match.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Rich and crisp sound

                    By Rusty

                    from Shepherdswell

                    About Me Movie Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Theater

                      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                      Easy to set up truly excellent sound system

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Ben edwards

                      By Ben

                      from Kent

                      About Me Movie Enthusiast

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Larger Rooms
                        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                        On the telly and now with plex

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic

                        By bartoszr

                        from Vienna, Austria

                        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Just Works

                        Cons

                        • Osx App Needs Improvement

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Multi-device Set Up

                        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                        I needed a solution for our living room that would not involve running cables and would give a good quality for movie watching and listening to music. Sonos Playbar fits the bill perfectly.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good home theatre sound

                        By Yogiellie

                        from concord, NH

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                        • Not Great At Dialogue
                        • Set Up Can Be Challenging

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater
                        • Larger Rooms

                        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                        Part of our home theatre in a large 2 story room

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        This is the ultimate sound bar!

                        By Mathmn

                        from Meas, AZ

                        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                          I could not believe how powerful this soundbar is. It fills my living room and works flawlessly with the sub and Play 1's.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Awesome

                          By Wayne

                          from Matteson, Illinois

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                              Easy to set up

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                              5.0

                              amazing sound and so easy to set up/install!

                              By Stainlessbrown

                              from Sacramento CA

                              About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Theater
                                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                                Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                easy to instal- Mounting it? you have to purchase a wall mount. Comes with a template for locating

                                a fiber optic and power cord (included) and you're all set

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Playbar You must have

                                By Henk

                                from Netherlands

                                About Me Practical

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Mount
                                • Great Sound Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                  Wireless is THE reason

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent

                                  By Diego

                                  from Fresno ca

                                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Basic Systems
                                    • Home
                                    • Home Theater

                                    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                    Good experience with movies and music

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice design

                                    By Jesper

                                    from DK

                                    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Led Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Theater

                                    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                    New feature: Dimm or turn off LED on Soundbar

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great sound....A must get for your TV or music

                                    By Gr3go

                                    from Perth WA

                                    About Me Movie Enthusiast

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • DJ / Mixing
                                      • Home
                                      • Home Theater
                                      • Larger Rooms
                                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Smaller Rooms

                                      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                      I went to a friend house....heard the sound and wanted one...You wont be disappointed...a must get

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Best bit of kit in our extension

                                      By Briarfield boy

                                      from London

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Pros

                                      • £££££
                                      • Boom
                                      • Shake The Room
                                      • Ticka Boom
                                      • Tick Tick

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                        It's mine not the kids

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Amazing

                                        By DJ hunter24-7

                                        from RVA Virginia

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Larger Rooms

                                          Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                          It works perfect

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again

                                          By Mo

                                          from Germany,Höxter

                                          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Larger Rooms

                                            Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                            I used it in my Livingroom
                                            graed silent sound (bass)
                                            high quality high price

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Top quality playbar

                                            By Madhatter

                                            from Cork

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Home Theater

                                            Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                            I love the sound from listening to music to watching movies with the playbar. Top quality product

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Easy setup

                                            By Stoffer59

                                            from Denmark

                                            About Me Practical

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Basic Systems

                                              Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                              Soundbar for TV streaming radio and music

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • Yes

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                                              4.0

                                              Great soundbar, easy use

                                              By F. V.

                                              from Hoogerheide, the Netherlands

                                              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Basic Systems
                                                • Home
                                                • Home Theater

                                                Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                                The Sonos app is realy simple in use. Great sound. Perfect for my living room.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                3.0

                                                My sonos playbar

                                                By Al

                                                from Western Australia

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Great Sound Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

                                                    Frustrating when sound doesn't always come through when I turn TV/FOXTEL on.. Have to stuff around turning TV and Foxtel unit on and off until sound eventually comes through.. Not sure why this happens...

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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.

                                                      Learn more ×
                                                    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.  ×
                                                    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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