Sonos Play 3 Wireless Speaker
Immersive HiFi sound. Serious room-filling power.
- Stream your entire music library, music services, and radio stations
- Control wirelessly, easy to set up music player
- Start with one music player, expand everywhere
- Versatile enough to put anywhere -- horizontal or vertical
- 3 driver HiFi speaker system
Most versatile wireless speaker Rich, room-filling sound
The PLAY:3 uses 3 state-of-the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with 3 speakers to deliver pure, clean sound to any room. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.
Sonos will now operate across your existing WiFi network. If you have a great WiFi signal at home, simply set up a Sonos speaker wirelessly on your home WiFi network using the free Sonos controller app. This then allows you to enjoy your Sonos speakers in perfect sync, in every room.
If your home WiFi network isn’t quite reliable enough, Sonos offers a dedicated wireless network, eliminating interference and increasing range. You simply connect a Sonos Bridge to your router to create a completely separate wireless network. This then runs independently to your WiFi network, erradicating any interference from non-Sonos wireless devices.
The Sonos Play:3 is a wireless network music player that gives you access to your entire music library and more, from anywhere in your home, with a performance that belies it's compact size. Its diminutive proportions make it ideal for use in bedrooms or kitchens, but don't let its size fool you. Inside are three digital amplifiers, twin woofers, a high tweeter and a bass radiator which together delivery a surprisingly full, detailed and hugely enjoyable sound.
Wherever you put it, the Play:3 will stream your music collection over your home network and also give you access to thousands of Internet radio stations and Napster, so you'll never be short of something to listen to. The Spotify service is also now available on Sonos, putting over 8 million tracks at your finger tips. All you need to do is create a Spotify Premium account, and you'll be able to access Spotify's huge on-line library. No more ripping CDs or waiting for music to download, simply stream from Spotify (see the video on the right). And it's all controllable from your smartphone or computer.
The Play:3 is the perfect addition to an existing Sonos system but can also be used as a stand alone player. Either plug your Play:3 into your Internet router, or plug a Sonos ZoneBridge into your router to enable easy, wireless hookup of one or more Sonos players. Two Play:3s can even be placed in same room and configured as a wireless stereo pair.
But why stop there? You can enjoy music in every room with additional ZonePlayers. In addition, you can also add the WD100 Wireless iPod Dock to your Sonos system for easy streaming of your portable tunes. The Play:3 is also designed to perform equally well horizontally or vertivally, thanks to it's audio equalization, allowing it to be placed almost anywhere.
You can control the Play:3 via a freely available app available for the iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad or Android phones and tablets (see the video below). Alternatively there's also the Sonos Controller software for PC and Mac computers which comes free with every player (ideal for laptops), and the dedicated, optional CR200 wireless touchscreen controller.
For the ultimate discreet music streaming solution, that plays all the music in the world, wirelessly, the Play:3 does everything you're looking for.
|Compatibility||MAC OSX 10.4 or higher. Windows XP service pack 2 or later. Network attached storage devices supporting Common Internet File System (CIFS). (First Play:3 requires either an Ethernet network connection for wired use, or a Sonos ZoneBridge for wireless hookup. Futher Play:3s connect wirelessly without the need for additional hardware. Internet radio requires a broadband Internet connection).
Works with Anubis.fm, AUPEO!, Deezer, iheartradio, Last.fm, MOG, Napster, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks.
Streams MP3 and WMA from internet radio and plays MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, Apple Lossless, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Audible and AIFF from network connected devices. Supports iTunes, Rhapsody, WinAmp, Windows Media Player, and MusicMatch playlists
|Controls||Use the optional CR200 wireless touchscreen controller, an iPhone/iPod Touch, Andriod phone/tablet or your PC or Mac for full control of your playlists or internet radio stations|
|Finish||Black (with graphite grille) or white (with light metallic grille).|
|Functions||Streams music/audio files from a connected computer or network attached storage
Tunes in to 1000s of Internet radio stations.
|Inputs||Ethernet (LAN) network socket (via RJ45 connection).|
|Networking||Uses SonosNet wireless mesh networking with Advanced Encryption System (AES) security. When multiple ZonePlayers are connected wirelessly each one acts as a wireless repeater, boosting the signal distance over that of a normal wireless router. Up to 32 ZonePlayers can be connected to one mesh network. Ethernet socket for wired connection to routers. At least one ZonePlayer or optional ZoneBridge must be connected to a network via wired Ethernet to communicate with computers, internet routers and network attached storage
SonosNet can be used as an alternative to standard wifi by making wired connections to computers from ZonePlayers
|Peripheral options||Two Play:3s can be placed in the same room and configured to play as a stereo pair.|
|Software||Free Sonos Player software for PC or Mac included. Requires a PC running Windows XP service pack 2 or higher or Mac running OS X v10.4 or higher. Once registered Sonos will send software updates
Your Apple iPhone/iPod Touch or Android phone/tablet can be turned into a full featured Sonos controller with a free app
|Sound system||Three class D digital amplifiers, one for each speaker driver
HF: 1 x tweeters
MF: 2 x woofer
LF: 1 x passive bass radiator
|Supplied accessories||Sonos System Setup software CD-ROM|
|W x H x D (mm)||268 x 132 x 160|
|Name||Sonos Play 3 Wireless Speaker|
Immersive HiFi sound. Serious room-filling power.
|Price / Quote Option||Price Only|
|External Dimensions||(H x W x D mm)|
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Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/sonos/play3/review#VOkHhr5dTOCsrf4V.99. Posted on 29/01/2015