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Sonos Playbar wants to revive your TV sound

13 Feb 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sonos is famous for its wireless sound system and with the Playbar Sonos makes a move to take over your living room. Playbar is what is often referred to as a soundbar but the built-in wireless technology also allows it to enter into a wireless surround sound setup.

Sonos Playbar for your TV

Sonos will improve the sound experience in your living room with the Playbar that offers a powerful speaker system. Playbar consist of three tweeter and six midtones that automatically adjust to the mounting positions via sensors and software.

Sonos Playbar
Sonos unveils the Playbar for your TV


Sonos’ Playbar can be connected to any TV with an optical audio port. In addition, Playbar has a power connector and two Ehternet ports that allow users to connect it to a wired network. It can also connect wirelessly, obviously. The network system is what has made Sonos popular and Playbar will naturally enter into this “ecosystem”.

Sonos Playbar
Sonos unveils the Playbar for your TV. The Playbar also support wireless surround sound


For example, it is possible to connect a Sonos subwoofer and two PLAY:3 speaker wirelessly. The wireless flexibility allows you to for example create a wireless surround sound experience in your living room. No speaker cables are required but each speaker needs a power cable. Sonos’ system automatically adjusts and synchronizes the speakers during setup.

Sonos Playbar
Sonos unveils the Playbar for your TV. The Playbar also support wireless surround sound


Another cool feature is the infrared eye that automatically picks up signals from your TV remote and translates the volume up and volume down signals. This basically means that you can control the audio volume you’re your TV remote without hassle. And you can obviously use all the well-known Sonos features found in the smartphone and tablet apps that have been updated together with the introduction of Playbar.

Sonos Playbar will be available on March 5 for $699 in the US, €699 in Europe, and £599 in the UK.



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