Sonos recently introduced their new PLAYBAR soundbar, which is the company’s first soundbar and venture into the world of surround sound. The PLAYBAR will be available in March 2013.
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.
Adding better sound to your TV is as easy as adding another zone of Sonos. Just plug the power cord in, attach the optical cord to your TV and connect to your home wireless network.
You can even control the volume with your existing TV remote(s)! The PLAYBAR will learn the volume up, down and mute functions of your remote So, when watching TV, just pick up your Universal Remote Control (or cable/dish/DirecTV remote) and it all works seamlessly. Then when you want to play music, the PLAYBAR acts just like another zone of Sonos on your IOS or Android device.
Switching sources is super easy too! Simply feed the HDMI outputs of your video sources (Satellite Receiver, Cable Box, Apple TV, Roku, Blu-ray Player, etc.) into your TV. Most current TVs have an optical output, so you will run that into the PLAYBAR’s single optical input. When you turn on your TV and the input is active, the PLAYBAR will switch to the optical input automatically. When you turn off your TV, the PLAYBAR goes back to music mode.
PLAYBAR is great on its own, but it’s also ready to welcome any new Sonos additions into the fold. Add a Sonos SUB for soul-shaking sound, or add a pair of wireless PLAY:3s for a more immersive surround sound experience.
The best part? The Sonos PLAYBAR is only $699! We are currently taking pre-orders and expect to have one on display in March.
SONOS HiFi SOUND FOR YOUR TELEVISION
The nine-speaker design of SONOS PLAYBAR™ floods any room with super-realistic audio for games and movies.
STREAM ALL THE MUSIC ON EARTH
PLAYBAR doubles as a stand-alone, all-in-one Sonos player that allows you to stream all the music on earth—your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.
PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays everything that’s connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.
No rewiring. Connect PLAYBAR or BRIDGE to your wireless router and link all your Sonos players wirelessly with one touch.
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.
PLAYBAR speaks Dolby® Digital and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action.
Amplifier Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.
Speakers Not louder. Clearer. With nine amplified speakers —six midrange and three tweeters—PLAYBAR replaces the steady drip of your TV’s built-in speakers with deep booms, crystal-clear whispers, and huge waves of live concert sound. And with automatic equalization, the system self-adjusts for rich, seamless performance.
3.0 Home Theater PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker design plunges you into the cinematic action, with huge waves of sound that raise goose bumps while capturing every whisper and footfall. The player 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 SUB, and with the push of a button you can add spine-curling bass to your cinematic experience—wirelessly.
5.1 Home Theater Add PLAY:3 speakers to your PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience that plunges you deeply into the cinematic and gaming action on your screen. Sleek and understated with wireless control, this deeply immersive home theater experience wraps you in crystal-clear, state-of-the-art Sonos sound.
Wireless connectivity SonosNet 2.0, a secure AES-encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network.
SonosNet Extender Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet 2.0.
Ethernet port A single Ethernet port can connect PLAYBAR to a wired home network. A second Ethernet port can be used to share wireless control.
Control PLAYBAR volume and mute using your existing TV, cable or universal remote. Or download the free Sonos app to control PLAYBAR from your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac computer.
Power supply AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz
Side-panel button Volume up, volume down and mute
Side-panel LEDs Indicate PLAYBAR status
Dimensions 3.35” (H) x 5.51” (D) x 35.43” (W), 85mm (H) x 140mm (D) x 900mm (W)
Weight 11.9 lbs. (5.4kg)
Operating temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature 4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Package contents PLAYBAR, AC power cord, optical audio cable, warranty booklet, and Quickstart Guide.
Multiple orientations Mount PLAYBAR on the wall either above or below your television. You can also lay PLAYBAR flat on your television table.
PLAYBAR works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products. PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays all sources connected to the TV, including cable boxes and game consoles.