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Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker

by Sonos
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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 (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,850 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Product Description



PLAYBAR

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.

FILL YOUR HOME WITH MUSIC

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.

 
3.0 HOME THEATER
3.1 HOME THEATER
5.1 HOME THEATER
Sonos PLAYBAR
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Sonos SUB  
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Sonos PLAY:3    
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Sonos PLAY:1    
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DESIGN & ENGINEERING

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

EASY TO CONTROL

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





EASY TO SETUP

 

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.




MUSIC WHERE YOU WANT IT

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

Music Where You Want It

Learn More:
PLAY:1 PLAY:3 PLAY:5 PLAYBAR SUB
CONNECT:AMP CONNECT BRIDGE

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.

Dimensions

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

Weight

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

Control

Dual IR receiver

Multiple Orientations

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

Amplifier

Nine Class-D digital amplifiers

Speakers

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

Sonos PLAYBAR
Power Cord
Quick Start Guide
Flat Ethernet Cable
Toslink Optical Cable


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
329 of 339 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for home cinema 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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59 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, will not be for everyone though.. 7 Mar 2013
By Andreas Iacovou TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for music and TV but not home cinema 21 April 2013
By cee
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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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive kit yet no Blu-ray sound! 3 Dec 2013
Bottom line up front: Buy a different sound bar if you want to watch movies.

Just bought a PLAYBAR, and ordered SUB and two PLAY1 as I love my PLAY 5.

First Blu-ray I tried played the intro music (Dolby) but as soon as the film (DTS) started NOTHING! Bit of reading and now hugely disappointed... especially given the premium price!

You can't use it with your TV/Blu-Ray as you can't decide whether a film is encoded in Dolby or DTS.

On the basis that support tickets have been outstanding with SONOS for months and is still not being considered, I'm going to return it. I've just cancelled my order for SUB and PLAY 1s.

Pity given my first introduction to you was so positive. :-(
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy 3 Jan 2014
By DKL
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We already had Sonos speakers so bought this Playbar so it all works together. As expected it has fantastic sound and it is wonderful to be able to hear voices properly without having to have the volume really loud. It is just a wonderful speaker, not much else, although it does offer a night mode where you can enhance the speech and compresses the loud music.

I think it is let down by the fact it has no HDMI slots and it took me ages to decide to buy it, because of this reason. It connects to the TV via an opticul input. The HDMI problem will be solved when we invest in a new TV I suppose. The sound on a TV will never compare to this though. So overall very happy with our purchase.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, but fantastic product!
I bought this expensive Sonos Playbar to integrate with my other Sonos speakers and get 5.1 surround sound in my TV room. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Aaron
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent bit of kit
This is an excellent bit of kit. I would highly recommend it. I sync it up to my other SONOS speakers. I have also set it upf or surround sound using my SONOS 1 speakers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mark Dobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Replaced a Samsung home cinema speaker system with this, the sub and 2 x Play 1's... Brilliant! Had a spot of bother getting the sound right and it's still not in 5. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms. L. J. Maskell
5.0 out of 5 stars Part is my Sonos units.
Arrived on time, works with Sonos 3 x 2 units. Needs to be close enough to your main bridge plugged Into your router or use another bridge to extend the Sonos net signal system.
Published 1 month ago by PB Boston
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
I absolutely love this PlayBar!!!! It is brilliant. The sound it now gives from my TV is 100 times better than my very poor flat screen speakers. It was very easy to set up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lysa
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid Sonos if you can
I bought the Soundbar and a Play 5 for two different rooms. I wish I hadn't. The whole interface with the iphone controller is appalling and if you add multiple users with... Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Gordon-craig
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound!!!!!
Excellent product, it is an addition to a 5 speaker Sonos System already installed and replaced a Bose sound system for the TV. Read more
Published 1 month ago by the rugbyref
4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive
An expensive piece of kit but does improve the sound quality. Have not found whether the bass and treble can be adjusted.
Published 2 months ago by Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, fantastic product.
Very very happy does everything it says on the Tin.
Group it with two play 1 and you have a great system.
Well done Sonos
Published 2 months ago by Anthony Parry
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, easy set up
Really good piece of kit, the sound is awesome once you crank it up but at low volume, watching TV can be a little muffled. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TheMightybuda
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