Playbar

Home theater soundbar and streaming music speaker in one—

Note:The grille cloth is not removable. Tampering with the cloth may damage your Playbar.

 

Controls and lights

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Volume up (+)

Volume down (-)

Press to adjust the volume.

Note:You can also use the app and remote control.

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Play/Pause

  • Press once to play or pause music.

  • Press twice to skip to the next song (if applicable to the selected music source).

  • Press three times to go back to the previous song.

  • Press and hold to add the music playing in another room.

Note:You can’t skip forward or go back when listening to a radio station.

 

Status light

Indicates the status. Learn more

If the light is distracting, you can turn it off in your room’s settings.

 

IR sensor light

The IR (InfraRed) sensor receives signals sent by a remote control.

When the Playbar receives a volume or mute command, the IR light displays momentarily.You can adjust this setting so the light never displays in the room’s settings.

Connector panel

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Ethernet ports (2)

Use the supplied Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional).

Digital audio IN (optical)

Use an audio optical cable to connect the Playbar to your TV.

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AC power (mains) input

Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).

Note:Insert the power cord firmly until it is flush with the speaker.

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IR repeater

Allows the commands from your remote control to reach your TV if the Playbar is positioned in front of the TV.

 

This setting is on by default, but can be turned off in the room’s settings.

Select a location

You can mount the Playbar to a wall above or below your TV or place it on a credenza.

Placed on a credenza

Wall mounted

To put Playbar on a wall, see Wall mount.

Connect the cables

Before you start

  1. Disconnect existing home theater or surround sound equipment from your TV.

  2. Connect any external devices, like a cable box or DVD player, directly to your TV.

Connect the soundbar to your TV

  1. Remove the protective cap from each end of the optical audio cable.

  2. Connect the optical audio cable from your TV’s digital audio OUT (optical) to the Playbar’s digital audio IN (optical). Don’t twist or bend the cable.

Note:The Playbar’s digital audio IN port and the optical cable are ‘D-shaped’—make sure the connector aligns correctly into the port.

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Connect the power cord

Attach the power cord and plug in the Playbar. Push the power cord in firmly until it is flush with the surface. 

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If you don’t have the app, download it from the app store. You’ll use it to set up and control your Sonos system. See Getting started.

Wall mount

You can mount Playbar to a wall above or below a wall-mounted TV. Use the Playbar wall mount kit. You can buy it on www.sonos.com. Follow the instructions in the kit.

Caution:Don’t use any other hardware to mount the Playbar.

Guidelines

Note:Connect the power and audio cables to the Playbar before mounting to the wall.

What you need

Note:There are 2 spare screws (and anchors) included in the kit. Use these to provide additional reinforcement if you’d like.

  1. Tape the template to the wall above or below your TV. Use a level.

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  3. Use a pointed tool to pierce through the template and mark the mounting holes. Mark closer to the corners of the holes.

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  4. Remove the template.

  5. Drill pilot holes.

  6. Wall mounting information

    Wall Material

    Pre Drill

    Use Wall Anchors

    Use Screws

    Wood Stud

    1/8" (3mm) bit

    No

    Yes

    Drywall (no stud)

    3/16" (4.5mm) bit

    Yes

    Yes

    Hard wallboard or double board

    3/16" (4.5mm) bit

    Yes

    Yes

    Plaster

    1/4" (6.5mm) bit

    Yes

    Yes

    Concrete or Brick

    1/8" (3mm) bit

    Yes

    Yes

     

  7. Insert and secure the wall anchors (don’t use the anchors if drilling into wood).

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  9. Place the bracket on the wall and loosely tighten the screws to secure the bracket. Check with a level and then tighten the screws.

  10. Hang the Playbar securely on the bracket pegs.

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Specifications

Feature

Description

Audio

Amplifier

Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the nine dedicated speaker drivers and the acoustic architecture.

Tweeter

Three tweeters create the crispest and clearest high-frequency response.

Mid-Woofer

Six mid-woofers give you the full range of sound effects and music from the left and right channels, and crisp, clear dialog from the center. Mid-woofers act together as a phased speaker array so what you hear matches what you see on screen.

System Requirements

TV with optical audio output, broadband Internet, and a Sonos app. Internet-connected TV not required.

Networking*

Wireless Connectivity

Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n router.

802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router.

Ethernet Port (2)

Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports. You can plug a Sonos product directly into your router if your WiFi is unstable.

General

Power Supply

Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz 2A AC universal input.

Dimensions (H x W x D)

3.35" (H) x 35.43" (W) x 5.51" (D), 85mm (H) x 900mm (W) x 140 mm (D)

Weight

11.9 lb (5.4 kg)

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Storage Temperature

-4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)

Multiple Orientations

Mount Playbar on the wall either above or below your TV, or lay flat on your TV table.

Control

Use your remote control, voice, touch controls or the Sonos app.

Supported Devices

Playbar connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.

Package Contents

Playbar, AC power cord, optical audio cable, and Quickstart Guide.

 

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

Important Safety Information

1.Read these instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

If your product is wallmounted:

  • Improper or inadequate wallmount installation could cause your device to fall, resulting in personal injury.

  • Never hang from the Sonos product or the wall bracket.

  • Once wall-mounted, periodically check to ensure screws remain securely tightened.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean non-fabric portions only with a dry soft cloth. Household cleaners or solvents can damage the finish on your Sonos products. Keep the fabric free from dust, pet hair, and other fine particles. Use a vacuum with a hose or non-moving bristle attachment to clean the fabric. Do not vacuum with a rotating bristle attachment. A lint brush can be used to smooth out visible lines in the fabric. Do not clean fabric with a lint roller.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.

9.Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

10.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

11.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

12.Refer all servicing to Sonos qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cable or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

13.The Mains plug should be readily available to disconnect the equipment.

14.Warning_GS.jpgWarning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

15.Do not expose apparatus to dripping or splashing and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.