Sonos PLAYBAR - The Soundbar For Music Lovers
PLAYBAR delivers cinematic sound for all your movies, TV shows, sports, and games—and wirelessly streams your favourite music too.
Not just louder. Clearer.
Thin is great for TV screens, but not so great for sound. PLAYBAR to the rescue. With nine amplified speaker drivers—six mid-range and three tweeters—PLAYBAR replaces your TV's built-in speakers and delivers immersive waves of sound with crystal-clear dialog, and deep, rumbling lows.
What you see is what you hear.
PLAYBAR features nine speakers designed in a phased speaker array to deliver “directionality”, creating a wider sound stage. That means if there’s a huge crash on the left side of the screen, you’ll hear it on left. Your speakers will be playing the sound while the speakers on the right play the inverse of that sound.
One app. Complete music control.
The Sonos app helps you quickly search through all your services to track down your favourite music, play it and adjust the volume in different rooms throughout the home. You don’t even have to be in the same room as a speaker. And if your friends have the Sonos app, they can do the same.
Apple Music, Spotify, and over 30 other services available.
Sonos plays everything: the most popular streaming services, on-demand internet radio, your favourite podcasts and audiobooks, your go-to collection of downloads—whatever you love to listen to.
Trueplay, custom speaker-tuning for your PLAYBAR.
The size, shape, and setup of your room—as well as the location of your TV—all have a big effect on the sound you hear. Trueplay software works with the Sonos app to analyse your room, fine-tuning the sound to fit the space. To make sure whatever you’re watching sounds as spectacular as possible.
Having a hard time hearing what’s being said? PLAYBAR uses custom drivers to deliver crisp, clear dialogue to the centre channel where your ears can distinguish it best. Need even more clarity? Turn on Speech Enhancement to keep the dialogue at a consistent level and reduce the volume of any loud sound effects.
Watching late at night and don’t want to disturb the rest of the house? Turn on Night Sound. At lower volumes, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced.
Two cords. That’s it.
One power cable. And one optical cable that connects to your TV. You don’t even have to read a manual. The Sonos app guides you through each step of the setup process. Including connecting PLAYBAR to your WiFi, so you can stream your favourite music.
Freeview boxes. Gaming consoles. Satellite boxes. Blu-ray players. If it’s connected to your TV, PLAYBAR will play it.
Place it beneath your TV, on a table or cabinet. Or mount it on the wall. Either way, it looks and sounds beautiful.
Expand beyond the TV room.
PLAYBAR makes movies, sports, TV, games, and music come alive… but just in one room. Add more Sonos speakers to different rooms in your home, and then you can listen to what’s playing on your TV in any room.
Grows to 5.1 with zero drama.
PLAYBAR is just the beginning of your ultimate home cinema experience. Add a Sonos SUB for soul-shaking bass. Want full surround sound? Use a pair of PLAY:1, PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 speakers for rear channels.
One less remote to worry about.
PLAYBAR works with almost all TV, cable box, and universal remotes by learning their infrared (IR) commands during setup. The remotes you have are all you need.
Sophisticated one-piece design
Designed to keep the focus on the TV, PLAYBAR’s modern one-piece design features a subtle matte cloth exterior and aluminium finishes. PLAYBAR can be set in front of the TV, on a stand, or wall mounted above or below the TV.
What’s under the hood?
PLAYBAR uses six mid woofers and three tweeters. To cast the widest sound-stage possible, the left and right tweeters have been angles outward. PLAYBAR performs 24 million calculations per second allowing each driver to add or subtract its output accordingly for perfect balance.
Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture. Night Mode compresses the volume so you won’t wake the family.
PLAYBAR uses accelerometer to detect orientation and adjust EQ appropriately. For example, a PLAYBAR mounted on a wall will provide more bass, so low-frequency tones are reconfigured and reduced.
PLAYBAR plays all sources connected to the TV including cable/satellite boxes, Blu-ray players and games consoles – through the single optical input on the back. PLAYBAR also plays all common audio formats from TV’s, including Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 and PCM.
Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the nine dedicated speaker drivers and the acoustic architecture.
Three tweeters create the crispest and clearest high-frequency response.
Six mid-woofers give you the full range of sound effects and music from the left and right channels, and crisp, clear dialogue from the centre. Mid-woofers act together as a phased speaker array so what you hear matches what you see on screen.
Optical input to connect to your TV. Allows PLAYBAR to work with DOLBY DIGITAL and stereo signals.
Adjustable bass, treble, and loudness controls to customise your sound preferences.
Autoplay setting lets you choose whether or not TV audio will begin playback automatically.
Dimensions - H x W x D - 85 x 900 x 140 mm
Weight - 5.4kg
Side panel buttons & light - Volume and Play/Pause buttons.
LED indicates Sonos component status and mute status.
Power & Networking
Power supply - Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input.
WiFi, not Bluetooth - Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.
Ethernet ports - Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports to connect PLAYBAR to a wired home network and bring standard Internet connectivity to other devices.
System requirements - TV with optical audio output. Broadband Internet in your home. Internet-connected TV not required.
Sonos PLAYBAR, power cord, flat Ethernet cable, optical audio cable, Sonos QuickStart Guide, and Legal/Warranty information.