SONOS today announced their new PLAYBAR.
SONOS PLAYBAR available March 5, 2013
SONOS do not roll out with new product very often, but when they do it is usually a pretty groundbreaking new technology. The new SONOS PLAYBAR is no different. Finally, a SONOS product that can be seamlessly integrated into a TV system! Previously, it was no user friendly way to combine SONOS with a Video system, this is THE solution.
Sonos HiFi sound for your HiDef television
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 SONOS 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.
Wirelessly stream all the music on earth
PLAYBAR is also a stand-alone all-in-one Sonos speaker that allows you to wirelessly stream all the music on earth—your iTunes® library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.
Sonos works seamlessly with your iTunes collection, Spotify™, Pandora®, Sirius XM™, TuneIn, Rhapsody®, AmazonCloud, Songza, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Slacker, 7Digital, MOG, Rdio®, Last.fm, Murfie, Wolfgang’s Vault®, AUPEO!, Stitcher™, Dar.fm, Hearts of Space and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks.
Easy to setup
SONOS 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).
SONOS PLAYBAR can sit flat on your TV table or console. If your TV is wall-mounted, SONOS 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).
Control your way
Control SONOS PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, cable or universal remote.
To wirelessly stream all the music on earth simply download the free Sonos Controller Apps to control PLAYBAR with your Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad and stream your music even when your TV is off. Download from the Android Market™ or iTunes App Store.
Easy to expand wirelessly
Easily expand your Sonos wireless audio system: set up Sonos PLAYBAR in one room, then add as many Sonos speakers as you wish to your home theater or throughout your home 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 2 SONOS PLAY:3 speakers and SUB to your PLAYBAR for a true surround sound experience wrapping you in deeply immersive, crystal clear, state of the art Sonos sound.