The latest version of the Sonos wireless system – the ZonePlayer 80 (ZP80) – caught our eye at this year’s CES. Well, the good news is that this multi-room music player is set to hit UK stores by the end of this month.
So what does it do? Well, by simply connecting a ZP80 to any amplified device, it adds your audio equipment to your wireless music system. Add units in different rooms (up to 32 if you live in a mansion) and you get all your music wherever you are. The ZP80 supports a huge list of digital audio formats plus internet radio streaming. It also features auto-sensing line-in connectors – that means if you plug in a CD player or an iPod, all that music goes on the network to enjoy in any room.
And you can wirelessly control all your music from the palm of your hand with the full-color wireless Controller. Pick a room, pick a song and hit play.
The bundle includes two of the compact ZP80 units and one Sonos Controller. The total price is around £779 and it should be available at authorised Sonos dealers by the end of the month.