There are many home theater systems on the market, each boasting its own performance and price points. Like anything else, you get what you pay for in a home theater system. Digital sound system Sonos wasn’t the first company to throw their hat into the multi-room digital music ring, but it’s arguably one of the best due to its simplicity and high performance – even at a steeper price point than some others.
There are four main components to the Sonos wireless system: the Playbar, the Sub, and the Play:1, and Play:3. Learn more about each piece and how they fit together to provide consumers with a state-of-the-art digital wireless music system.
The Sonos Playbar is the foundation for the Sonos wireless system. This soundbar excels in form and function. The compact design can lie flush when wall mounted or placed into a entertainment console, thanks to a thin profile; this allows the system to fit in flawlessly with other parts of your entertainment center. The setup for the Playbar is extremely simple – the back connector includes a single optical audio input, a power port, and a pair of Ethernet jacks. Consumers can connect the optical audio output directly from the television to the Playbar, then setup the device using step-by-step instructions through a smart phone or tablet app. The Playbar also gives the illusion of surround sound built in, making it sound like the device has additional speakers to the side. Of course, for real surround sound, the Playbar can be connected through WiFi to other devices in the Sonos family. The Playbar retails for $600.
To give your home theater system more depth, Sonos offers the Sub – a wireless subwoofer with one-button setup that connects wirelessly to the Playbar. The Sub has two force-canceling speakers positioned face-to-face, which means the music and sound comes through clearer than other subs on the market. Another great feature of the sub is the flexibility to place it in the most prime location for great sound. The Sub can be placed horizontally or vertically, and can be placed anywhere in the room – without running cords and wires. The Sub retails for $700.
Sonos brings amazing flexibility to home theater systems with two types of speakers to allow consumers to build their ideal system. The first is the Play:1, which is a compact wireless speaker that can connect not only with the Playbar, but with smart phone, Mac and PC computers, and Android and iPad tablets. The Play:1 has a 3.5” mid-woofer and tweeter, with dedicated amplifiers in each. With the Play:1, you can play music in one room or synchronized throughout your entire house with the Sonos Control app. The Play:1 retails for $199.
For more powerful sound, Sonos offers the Play:3, the “big brother” to the Play:1. The Play:3 uses three state-of-the-art digital amplifiers that are coupled with three speakers – this means incredible sound clarity and multidimensional sound. Like the Play:1, the Play:3 can play songs in individual rooms or play the same music throughout your whole home. The Play:3 is also compatible with Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC devices, and can access your iTunes library, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Rhapsody, Pandora and many more digital music platforms. The Play:3 retails for $299.
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