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Sonos Playbar

$699.00 $650.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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  • A very high quality soundbar to augment your television sound.
  • Can connect easily with any products in the Sonos catalog so you can expand and adjust your home theater system to suit your needs
  • Streaming service integration that can be handled through Android and iOS apps as well as through software on your laptop or desktop rig
  • Optical cord connection allows you to simply plug and play it into most modern television sets
  • Six mid range speakers and three tweeters handle the full range of sound shockingly well for a soundbar.
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Description

The Sonos Playbar is an all in one theater quality sound device with 9 total speakers.  There are 6 mid range speakers and 3 tweeters which brings you amazingly clear and precise audio.  Each speaker has its own driver for excellent volume, but speakers never lose clarity no matter how loud you turn them up.  Buy a Sonos Playbar today to experience truly enigmatic audio performance.

The bass is surprisingly strong, and if you purchase an additional sub-woofer you can kick it up even further.  The sleek design fits elegantly in your home.

Sonos genius lies in its simplicity.  There are no complicated buttons on the device, there are only two cables, and you don’t need a remote control.  Any mobile device including smartphones and tablets can turn into a controller with the download of the Sonos App, available for free.  It works over your home WiFi network, and you don’t need to program it or do anything complicated.  One cord connect Sonos to your television, and gives you high definition sound to match high definition picture.

All your music is streamed and chosen directly over the app.  You can integrate any streaming service plus you get access to loads of free content.

A Playbar is a stand alone product, but if you want to integrate multiple Playbars into your home or kick your sound system up into a 3.1 or 5.1 experience you can easily add speakers to the network.  Sonos makes setup and integration a breeze.

About the Playbar

The Sonos Playbar seemed like it was a long time coming. As the factory sound quality of TVs have grown worse and casual customers have moved away from complex stereo systems in favor of simple plug and play systems they can use to run their home theater systems, manufacturers have been rushing to corner the market. Still, a soundbar seems like something of an odd duck for the Sonos catalog. This is a company that prides itself on catering to the specialist market of audiophiles, and soundbars aren’t traditionally known for the austerity of their sound quality. But you don’t need to be worried about sacrificing quality for convenience where the Playbar is concerned. Out of Sonos’ three available soundbars, it’s easily the most impressive in terms of aural fidelity, making it essentially their TV-ready take on the powerhouse that is the Play:5. While it sacrifices a few neat bells and whistles like the unique woofer in the Playbase or the Alexa functionality you’ll find in the newer Beam, it’s worth it for the unparalleled heft of sound it offers.

That sound is earned through the inclusion of three tweeters and six mid-range drivers, putting it well above the rest of the Sonos soundbars, and the typical soundbars made by other manufacturers, by a significant degree. The result is a speaker that sounds far better than it has any right to. It’s not a small soundbar, but that comes with its own advantages. By spreading out its components across a wider space, it allows for a richer sound that truly covers a room. Even with nothing else hooked up to your TV, you can get a pretty tight replication of a true home theater in terms of depth and volume. What’s particularly great about this speaker is the versatility of its range. There’s a crispness to the sound produced, and it can capture terse dialogue just as well as it can music with deep bass. The inclusion of Trueplay technology allows you to tune it to the unique acoustics of your home theater space directly though the use of your iOS device.

This is a Sonos product, so of course you can expect easy setup and a diverse selection of streaming services. The setup process can be handled directly through your Apple or Android device, and once you have the Playbar synced up, you can control all of its functions directly through this app. The app has really gotten beefed up over the past few years, and it still constitutes one of the best and most intuitive methods for managing your music streaming services on the market. As with other Sonos products, cords are kept to a minimum. An ethernet port, power cable, and optical input constitute the only components you need to worry about, and it can communicate seamlessly with your existing Sonos speakers and other components over Wi-Fi.

Ways to Use the Playbar

The Playbar is designed from the ground up to pair with your television set, and if you’re not looking to create a home theater setup, you might be better served by something like the Play:5. But within the home entertainment ecosystem, you have a lot of flexibility in how you set up your design. Modular structure is the calling card of the Sonos brand, and that’s as true here as it is for any other product in their catalog.

While the Playbar alone should be enough to satisfy most users, you can further expand your sound by adding a few more components to your system. When partnered with a Sub and a couple of Play:1 speakers, you can create a rich and authentic 5.1 surround sound experience. If you’re looking to fold in the voice functionality you’d find with the Sonos Beam, you can simulate that effect by upgrading your Play:1 speakers to a pair of Ones. Sonos even offers package deals that allow you to get all the components you need at a discounted price. Further upgrade it with an Amazon Firestick to get control over video as well as music streaming services connected to your TV. It can work just as comfortably mounted on your wall as it can situated in front of your TV set.

Why the Playbar Beats the Competition

Soundbars may be an overcrowded market, but they aren’t an especially robust one. While a number of manufacturers work hard to rush bars out on the market, few put the care of craftsmanship into their products that Sonos does. While it comes with a fairly high price tag, it’s one that matches well to the quality of sound and the cleverness of the bar’s smart features.

The Playbar can give just about any soundbar on the market a run for their money as far as sound quality is concerned, and their app is still the software to be beat when you’re looking for a seamless and painless way of controlling all of your media in one place. This is more than just a soundbar, and unlike many of its competitors, it’s just as satisfying for playing music as it is for pumping out the sound for your favorite movies or TV shows.

More Features

The Playbar Provides Absolutely Amazing Sound from a Television- Sonos nine-speaker driver soundbar design will fill your home with high quality theater-like sound for TV, Web, Movies and Video Games.

All the music on earth-PLAYBAR is also a stand-alone all-in-one Sonos player that allows you to wirelessly stream all the music on earth according to Sonos, you can use your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.

  • Play a different song in every room, at the same time- Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously.
  • Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronization- Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your rooms grouping and still be in sync.

One of the Easiest Setups on the Planet-  The genius is in the simplicity.  PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and power cord and plays everything that is connected to your TV.  You can watch TV, movies from a DVD or Blue Ray player, or any streaming content that you view through your TV.

Sonos works wirelessly over your home WiFi network- As easy as it sounds.  An application installed on your smartphone lets you turn any mobile device on your WiFi network into a controller.

Access all your music

  • You get pre-loaded internet radio stations completely free just for ordering a Sonos device-Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts, all of it completely free of charge. And you can tune in without turning on your computer: browse for stations, radio program, radio hosts, or search by content type.  If it exists in audio format, Sonos can probably find it and play it.  The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to listening choices with Sonos, and it all integrates nice and easily as a part of your Sonos Controller app.
  • Endless music from the most popular online music services-Sonos works seamlessly with Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Radio by TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and even more.  We can’t tell you how convenient this really is.  You will love how integrated any audio service is with the Sonos App.  Its simple, there is not any complicated setup, and anyone can learn to use it.
  • Computer-free music playback- A great feature is that you will have instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations and it all just streams wireless.  You don’t need to go through the trouble of downloading songs or saving them to memory.  Just let Sonos take care of it.

See the Playbar user manual for more info.

Additional information

Weight 11.9 lbs
Dimensions 3.35 x 35.43 x 3.35 in
Amplifier

Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture.

1 review for Sonos Playbar

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    admin

    By far the best sound for the money. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a surround sound experience without surround sound, plus you get all the other perks of Sonos like streaming music. The bass is adequate, it doesn’t rattle your teeth, but the sound is also crisp, clear and vibrant.

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