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Sonos PLAYBAR Soundbar and Wireless Speaker
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- HiFi soundbar ideal for TV and music lovers
- Delivers richly textured HiFi sound to whatever you watch on your TV
- Wirelessly streams music
- Simple to set up, control and expand. Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly
- 2-Year warranty included
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The 9-speaker design of the SONOS PLAYBAR wireless soundbar delivers room filling home theatre sound for your TV and wirelessly streams all the music on earth through one easy-to-use soundbar. <P> Sonos HiFi sound for your TV Flood any room with epic, full-theatre HiFi sound. The PLAYBAR adjusts automatically to the differences between shoot ‘em up action flicks, Shakespearean dramas, and live concerts to deliver the sound as it was intended. <P> Wirelessly stream all the music on earth Enjoy a universe of music in every room - your iTunes library, music services like Spotify and Napster, and more than 100,000 free Internet radio stations, podcasts and shows. <P> Easy to setup PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays everything that’s connected to the TV, including satellite boxes and game consoles. <P> Control your way Control PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, satellite or universal remote. And for streaming music you can download the free Sonos Controller Apps for your smartphone, tablet or computer. <P> Easy to expand wirelessly Expand your Sonos system throughout the entire house, and play your music wirelessly in other rooms. Just add another Sonos player wherever you need music, for the ultimate music system. <P>
Quick Start Guide
Flat Ethernet Cable
Toslink Optical Cable
From the Manufacturer
PLAYBAR | The soundbar for music lovers
Unleash your TV sound. Unleash all the music on Earth.
PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker design floods any room with super-realistic audio for games and movies, huge waves of live concert sound and wireless streams of all the music on earth. And it all comes from one easy-to-use player that brings HiFi sound to your high-definition TV.
Hi-Def, meet HiFi
PLAYBAR speaks Dolby Digital and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action.
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.
- Not louder. Clearer.
- Nine Class-D digital amplifiers - six midrange and three tweeters tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.
- PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.
- Control PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, cable or universal remote.
About the Sonos Smart Speaker System
The Smart Speaker System
Sonos speakers combine built-in sensors and smart software to make your listening experience easy. Every speaker is simple to set up, no technical skills needed. Regular software updates with new features and services ensure your speakers just keep getting smarter, for as long as you own them.
Sound You Can Feel
Sonos speakers are built to fill your home with pure, immersive sound. With Trueplay*, every song you've ever loved, or ever will, becomes a richer listening experience. Fresh sonic details emerge. You hear all your favourites, old and new, in more dynamic and vivid ways. And connect with your music on a deeper, more intense level.
*For your Sonos PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5. Works with iPhone and iPad only.
One App Does It All
The free Sonos app gathers all your favourite music and streaming services in one place. Use your smartphone or tablet to quickly find the songs you love on your streaming services or in your own digital library, then choose the rooms where you want to listen and control all the playback settings room by room.
All Your Music, In Any Room
Play different songs in different rooms, at the same time. Or one tune all over the house. With Sonos, everyone enjoys the music they love most, in any room they wish.
Sonos on home Wi-Fi (Connect Sonos to your existing Wi-Fi network)
Connect Sonos PLAYBAR to your TV.
Connect to your Home Wi-Fi network using the Free Sonos App.
Enjoy Full-Theater HiFi Sound from your TV with PLAYBAR.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Set up is easy, sound quality is good for the unit. It's a nice product and looks great while being easy to operate.
After minimal tweaking I got the sound just right. Mids and highs are clean and crisp, voices are clear, and the Sub offers perfect deep/tight bass to Movies, Music and Games. This is an incredibly balanced combination that fills the room with accurate, high-quality sound. I honestly wasn't expecting to be this impresssed.
Here's the issue though: Sonos says they want you to use your TV as a hub, all the inputs going to the TV and then optical audio out from the TV to the Playbar. Great idea - but the problem is that most TV's won't pass Dolby Digital 5.1 surround from HDMI to the digital/optical audio. If it's from the TV itself (such as Netflix on a smart TV) it will pass 5.1 through the optical port but not from HDMI.
So if you have multiple sources (say an Xbox 360, Blu-Ray player, Apple TV, etc) there's no way for those sources to ever deliver 5.1 to the Playbar as Sonos intended (assuming you add a sub and some Play:3's to the mix). And you can't wire multiple inputs directly to the Playbar because they have a single input for the sake of simplicity. Normally I'm fine with this, but in light of the limitation with HDMI => optical pass through on TVs this became an oversight to me upon learning about the pass through issue. You can solve this by finding a TV or receiver that does pass through DD 5.1 through the optical audio, but you shouldn't have to.Read more ›
So went and had a look and listen and was blown away. Needles to say I have now replaced the kitchen set-up with 2 x Play 3's and the Sub (which at the moment is sitting on the worktop (and looks great). This set-up is much, much, much better than the B&W/Sonos/Cambridge Audio as it is all designed to work together with less wires and more flexibility. The sound quality as superb playing anything at any level and can go very, very loud indeed. The sub does not distort, but everything in the kitchen rattles.
If comparing to my Tannoy D700's, the Sonos is nearly as good. The Tannoys deliver a warmer richer sound whilst the Sonos set-up is more crisp and clean. I am sorely tempted to now go for 2 x Play 5's and a Sonos Sub to replace the Tannoy set-up but it's a tough one.
Money wise, it will cost around £1,100 for the 2 x Play 3's and Sub. Expensive yes, but it is a full music centre and you can start with 1 x Play 3, add another when the budget is there (and make them into a stereo pair) and then finally add the Sub to give the extra oomph. Yes, it is little pricey at £600 but beautifully made/looks great and works really well. In addition, you can tune it to the environment in which you are sighting it and change the base level to suit your own taste. Lastly unlike some other subs, it isn't just boom, boom, boom. It does an excellent job of playing musically (if you know what I mean!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the Sonos system - it was easy to set up initially, had a few problems with accessing music from a laptop and then from a NAS but the Sonos helpline is excellent and the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Pete in UK
This is my brief experience of owning a Sonos playbar
Firstly this thing is very well put together, with some weight behind it. Read more
Very pleased.Not cheap but less bulky than my vintage KEF speakers and sounds as good too!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very difficult and temperamental to set up. Unreliable, not worth the money.Published 9 days ago by TRUDY ANN MATTHEWS
Excellent sound quality that has made such a difference to the enjoyment of our flat screen TV. It would have been good to be able to control the volume with several remotes but... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Richard J
This product is the first sound bar I have owned. I had one or two issues to begin with as my tv doesn't have an optical out but both my BT box and PS4 do so I just ran them both... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Aaron Ollivier-anderton
Works well with Spotify for streaming in the App. Great sound when watching TV.Published 23 days ago by Shambolic