Playbase

Full-theater sound and music streaming for TVs on stands and furniture—

 

Play and control your music using the Sonos app or the touch controls.

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Controls and lights

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Volume control

  • Touch and hold to quickly change the volume:

  • Volume up (right); Volume down (left).

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Play/Pause

Press to play or pause sound.

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Next/Previous song

  • Swipe right across the touch controls to skip to the next song.

  • Swipe left to go to the previous song.

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 the signals sent by a remote control. When the Playbase receives a volume or mute command, the IR signal light displays momentarily.

Note:If you don’t want anyone (like a child) to control playback or change the volume using the speaker touch controls, you can disable them in the room’s settings.

Connector panel

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Ethernet port 

Use the supplied Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional). You should only use this port to plug in either the Playbase or a Sonos Bridge or Boost.

Digital audio IN (optical)

 

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

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.

Join button

Press to connect during setup.

Select a location

You can place the Playbase under your TV or on a shelf.

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Note:Don’t place objects lighter than 5 lb (2.3 kg) on top of your Playbase or the sound may send them flying.

Connect the cables

  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.

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Connect Playbase 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 Playbase’s digital audio IN (optical). Don’t twist or bend the cable.

Note:The Playbase’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 Playbase. Push the power cord firmly into the Playbase until it is flush with the surface.

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.

Specifications

Feature

Description

Audio

Amplifier

Ten Class-D digital amplifiers.

Speakers

Ten amplified speaker drivers—six midrange and three tweeters and one woofer.

System Requirements

TV with optical audio output, broadband Internet, and the Sonos app.

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

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

General

Power Supply

Auto-switching 100 - 240V ~ 50-60 Hz 2.3A AC universal input.

Dimensions (H x W x D)

2.20 x 28.35 x 14.96 in. (56 x 720 x 380 mm)

Weight

21.5 lb (9.8 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)

Control

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

Supported Devices

Playbase 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

Playbase, AC power cord, Ethernet cable, 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.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with dry soft cloth. Household cleaners or solvents can damage the finish on your Sonos components.

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.