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Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker

by Sonos
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Price: £599.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Sonos HiFi sound for your TV with 9 amplified speakers
  • Listen to all the music on earth - from any source, wirelessly
  • Simple, single-cable setup
  • Works with your existing TV remote control
  • Flexible, multiple position and orientation design for any room and TV
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Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker + Sonos Wall Mount for Playbar Black + Sonos SUB - Wireless Subwoofer for Sonos Systems
Price For All Three: £1,232.95

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 90 x 85 x 40 cm ; 5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 Kg
  • Item model number: PLAYBAR
  • ASIN: B00BD1I8P4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Feb 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 897 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Product Description


The soundbar for music lovers.

HDTVs offer an amazing picture but often lack the powerful, realistic sounds that movie, music, and gaming enthusiasts enjoy. The Sonos PLAYBAR wireless soundbar delivers sophisticated home theatre acoustics and wirelessly streams all the music on earth through one streamlined, easy-to-use soundbar.

PLAYBAR - The soundbar for music lovers.


Easily expand your Sonos wireless audio system: set up Sonos in one room, then add as many Sonos speakers as you wish to enjoy HiFi audio throughout the entire house.

For your TV: 3.0 Home Theater

PLAYBAR connects to your TV with a single cable and plays all sources, including satellite boxes and game consoles.

3.1 Home Theater

Pair PLAYBAR with Sonos SUB and with the push of a button you can add spine-curling bass to your cinematic experience – wirelessly.

5.1 Home Theater

Add SUB and a PLAY:1 pair to your PLAYBAR for a true surround sound experience wrapping you in deeply immersive, crystal clear, state of the art Sonos sound.

Fill Your Home With Music
For your whole house:

You can use PLAYBAR alone or extend the Sonos experience beyond the TV room by adding as many Sonos players throughout your home as you wish. Play different songs in one room or blast the same song everywhere, in perfect party sync.

Sonos SUB  
Sonos PLAY:3    
Sonos PLAY:1    


The nine-speaker design (6 mid woofer, 3 tweeter) of Sonos PLAYBAR complements cinematic HD televisions with richly textured HiFi sound for TV, web, movies or video games.

It automatically adjusts to the differences between shoot 'em up action flicks, Shakespearean dramas, and live concerts to deliver the sound as it was intended.

For after-hours viewing, Night Mode compresses the volume so you can hear all the details without waking the family.

The PLAYBAR plays all sources plugged into your TV: cable and satellite boxes, Blu-ray players, and video game consoles-through the single optical input on the back. It also plays all common audio formats from TVs, including Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, and PCM.

Sonos Design


Play Anything

A single app lets you play your entire music library, stream all of your favorite Music Services and tune in to more than 100,000 Internet Radio stations and podcasts.

Any Device

Play music from any device stored on your Android* smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch wirelessly to your Sonos system.

Control Every Room

Play the same song in every room, in perfect sync—or play different music in every room—from any source.

*Music services availability varies by region.
*Music downloaded through Google Play must still be synced to your computer.

Easy To Control



PLAYBAR is quick and easy to set up. Just plug the power cord in, attach the optical cord to your TV and connect to your router or the Sonos BRIDGE (sold separately).

What you need: meet the BRIDGE
Setup - Bridge

One Sonos component must be connected to your router using a standard Ethernet cable.

  • If the PLAYBAR is within reach of your router, you can connect directly.
  • If not, connect the BRIDGE directly to your router and the PLAYBAR will work wirelessly.

PLAYBAR can sit flat on your TV table or console. If your TV is wall-mounted, PLAYBAR may be placed horizontally above or below the TV. For an easy and secure wall-mounting solution, use the PLAYBAR Wall Mount Kit (sold separately).

Connect to router
Connect Home Network

Wirelessly connect your PLAYBAR to a BRIDGE or another Sonos device. Or you can connect your PLAYBAR directly to your home internet router.

Connect To Your TV

Connect To Your TV

Connect the supllied optical audio cable to your TV and your PLAYBAR.

Plug in speaker

Plug In Your PLAYBAR

Plug the PLAYBAR in to the nearest power outlet.

Download App
Get The Sonos App

The Sonos Controller App lets you connect and configure new devices, including the PLAYBAR. You can download the app for Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC.


Whether you're adding on or starting from scratch, Sonos has a speaker for everyone and every room.

Music Where You Want It

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What you need:

  • TV with optical audio output
  • Broadband internet connection
  • One Sonos component wired to router
  • To setup the system and control music streaming services download the Sonos Controller App to one of the following platforms*:

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Macintosh OSX (10.6 or higher)
  • iOS 4.0 or later.
  • Android 2.1 or later

*system requirements subject to change

Detailed Specifications

Not louder. Clearer. With nine amplified speakers — six midrange and three tweeters — PLAYBAR replaces the steady drip of your TV's built-in speakers with deep booms, crystal-clear whispers, and huge waves of live concert sound. And with automatic equalization, the system self-adjusts for rich, seamless performance.


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


11.9 lbs. (5.4kg)

Power Supply

AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz

Operating Temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Digital Audio Input

Optical Toslink S/PDIF


Dual IR receiver

Multiple Orientations

Place on the wall above or below TV or place flat on table


Nine Class-D digital amplifiers


Three tweeters, six mid woofers

Side-Panel Buttons

Volume and play/pause

Side-Panel LEDs

Indicate PLAYBAR status

Supported Devices

PLAYBAR works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products. PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles

Box Contains

Power Cord
Quick Start Guide
Flat Ethernet Cable
Toslink Optical Cable

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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347 of 358 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Philbin on 28 Nov 2013
Let me start by saying I'm a big fan of Sonos, with several rooms in my house already equipped with Zoneplayers, as well as a Play:5. So, when I recently bought a new TV, adding a Playbar seemed like the logical thing to do to upgrade from the in-built speakers.
So, for me, I'm not overly interested in the Playbar's qualities as a wireless music player. After all, this is a soundbar, fitted under my TV, specifically designed to give a home cinema experience according to Sonos - just take a look at all their current advertising, encouraging you to buy a couple of Play:1s to hook up with it for that 5.1 experience. The problem is, the Playbar doesn't deliver on its promise.
How do Sonos advise you to connect the Playbar to your system? Well, the only method they recommend (or will support if you have an issue) is that you take an optical output from your TV. Not from an amp, BluRay player or cable TV box, just from your TV. The problem is, if you feed your TV with an HDMI signal, then you will struggle to find any TV that will pass a 5.1 signal through its optical port - you will only get stereo. This means you won't get 5.1 from your Playbar and you won't get a surround channel to any Play:1s you've bought and connected. (You will get a pretty dire pseudo-5.1 that the Playbar will create from the stereo source).
OK, let's go the unsupported route and give the Playbar a 5.1 feed direct from your source. The problem here is that the Playbar will only play Dolby Digital 5.1, not DTS. Go and have a look at your current BluRay collection and see how many have a DD soundtrack - about 15% if you're lucky. All you will get from your Playbar is silence.
If you want a soundbar which accepts both DD and DTS 5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sally mould on 21 Aug 2014
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It is a good sound system but the problem we have with our play-bar, is that it keeps disconnecting from the Sonos bridge to play music wirelessly. It's a fantastic sound for tv/films but you can only have it connected to one thing so we can't watch a DVD on it as it is connected to our skybox instead but it's is a fantastic sound and when ours decides to play music wirelessly, and it is a joy to listen two
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59 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Andreas Iacovou TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Mar 2013
had no real intention of buying this and had popped into my local AV shop to buy another Play 5 system, walking out with this only after a very good sales pitch and demo.

First impressions while unpacking and getting to actually handle it were very positive. In typical Sonos style it's built to a very high standard and you do feel you have spend your money on something very impressive and good quality.

Installing was straight forward, but this is my third Sonos device so I am used to using their products. First time users should not have too many hair pulling moments and that's the beauty of Sonos kit.

Once installed you have access to all the usual Sonos features (internet radio, Napster Spotify, Last FM, Deezer etc) and anything you've got on your home network.

The major issue is that the only way to connect the Playbar to your TV is via an optical cable connection. My 'smart' TV is fairly new and happened to have this but I suspect most TV sets will not. If your TV does not have an optical out connection this is not a complete deal breaker as you can connect to another source with optical (SKY HD or Virgin Box for example) but you would be restricted to listening through that device and to watch a Bluray for example you would have to disconnect from your Sky box and connect the cable into the back of the BD player....Not ideal.

There are two Ethernet ports and also built in wireless and the soundbar can be controlled by the Sonos Android or iOS app. Usefully it can also be made to respond to your TV or or Sky remote with a bit of messing around.

The sound is a major improvement on my LG TV and this is the major reason I bought it, but in my opinion this alone will not replace a dedicated 5.1 or 7.1 AV Speaker system.
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful By cee on 21 April 2013
I find the playbar works great for music and basic TV watching but if you are looking for a home cinema kit this system of the playbar sub and 2 x play 3 (rear surrounds) falls short and please note cannot handle DTS sound only 5.1
Not worth the money in my opinion.....
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on 6 July 2014
I bought this expensive Sonos Playbar to integrate with my other Sonos speakers and get 5.1 surround sound in my TV room. Initially i was just planning to keep it at home just a week or two to test the sound quality and find out how it works. I read a lot of reviews before i bought it and i realised that it does not support DTS etc. But, it does not seem to be the problem to me as i do not use Blue-ray player or anything related to DTS. It does the job and in my opinion it is a high quality product that deserves more attention and positive reviews. In my opinion, it sounds the best when the setting is changed. I prefer to adjust Bass and Treble to maximum level, Speech Enhancement mode On, Surround On, Surround (Ambient) level to full when watching TV and Surround (Full) level to half when listening to music. It sounds fuller, more powerful, more detailed, clearer and crisper when paired with two Sonos Play 1 speakers. Two things that i don't like about this speaker. First one is it's soft fabric on speaker which is very delicate, hard to clean and attracts a lot of dust. I prefer Playbar to use hard metal grill like on Play 1 and others. Second thing is the price. I am really not sure whether it is worth £600 or not. It costs only $699 in the US which is only around £400. I read many reviews and many people in the US complain about it's price although the price they pay is much cheaper compared to here in the UK which costs $1,030 for a soundbar. If you don't already have any Sonos products and you are looking for a quality soundbar for TV, I'd suggest anyone to have a look at other brands and products as well. Other companies offer both soundbar and also subwoofer within this budget, whereas Sonos subwoofer will cost you additional £599 ($1,030).Read more ›
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