Sonos introduces wireless PLAYBAR solution for £599

Hi-Fi Systems, Wi-Fi

PlaybarAngle_Large.jpgSonos has introduced a device that turns its existing kit into a wireless surround system. Called the PLAYBAR, this wireless audio system can stream music from any source.

Either it can lie flat on the TV stand or rotate for low profile wall-mounting above or below the TV. Because it does not require a subwoofer or speaker wire, the Soundbar easily fits into any room and setup. Sonos claims the built-in sensors help the PLAYBAR automatically adjust EQ and channel orientation.

Inside are nine individually amplified speakers: six mid-woofers for bass and three tweeters for high-frequency detail.

Sonos2.jpgDesigned for easy setup and use, PLAYBAR connects to the TV with a single optical cable, playing everything that is connected to it, including cable boxes, Blu-ray players and game consoles.

It understands common audio formats output by TVs including Dolby Digital. Customers can control the volume or mute with a regular TV remote or with one of the free Sonos Controller apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac or PC.

Says John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos Inc: “Sonos has transformed the way people listen to music throughout the home and now we’re bringing our wireless HiFi approach to home theatre.”

“PLAYBAR will change everything about the sound experience in your living room, bringing together amazing HiFi sound for your TV and wireless access to the world’s music in a radically simple way.”

PLAYBAR will retail for £599 and will be available for purchase at, and other UK retail partners.

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