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Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker

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$187.32 - $216.80
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Summary: A Sonos compatible Wi-Fi wireless home speaker system.
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Type: Home
About - Sonos Play:1
A Wi-Fi based wireless home speaker system that uses a proprietary Sonos mesh network.
About This Brand

Sonos, which helped pioneer the multiroom wireless speaker category, has a lineup of Wi-Fi speakers that can be used either independently, as part of a multichannel sound system, or as a speaker in a multi-room system. Prices range from low to high.

Features & Specs - Sonos Play:1
info Wireless type WiFi
info Wi-Fi content sharing technology Sonos
info Optional multi-room sharing Yes
info Audio format Mono
info Remote No
info Power source AC
info Stereo analog audio input Optional
info iPod Docking No
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User Reviews - Sonos Play:1
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Option For Wireless Whole Home Entertainment
Ease of setup
Great Sound quality
Very Well Built
Does Not Support 71
Best Uses
Home theatre
Whole Home Music
Sonos produces a very solid lineup of speakers. They are easy to setup and configure with their Android/IOS app. The combiniation of configurations are almost limitless. It is easy to pair speakers to produce stereo sound, play different content in different rooms and group speakers to play the same content to any (or all) speakers. <br /><br />They are functional, but not great for surround systems. The Playbar, Sub and rear speakers produce really good surround sound. However, since the sound source is the optical output from your TV, Dolby Digital is not possible. In addition, Individual speakers cannot be configured for a home theatre setup without the playbar. As a result, you are limited by stereo separation of thee playbar. In addition, Sonos does not support a 7.1 configuration. <br /><br />I am not quite sure what problem a previous reviewer had with router configuration, but routers treat Sonos speakers as simply another connected wifi device.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Remarkable Sound, Can be Confusing to determine what's neede
Excellent sound
Multiple uses
No Wires
Small Footprint
Very Good Bass Being Smal
Can be confusing
Best Uses
As Stereo Speakers
As surround speakers
Listening to music
I bought two Sound 1 speakers after experiencing the Sonos Soundbar, and deciding to create a surround system with Sonos. I did not know at the time how good these small speakers are. <br /><br />They are exceptional as surround speakers, and even better, they are remarkable as stereo speakers. The sound quality exceeds the Bose AM-5 system I've had for years. Rich, full, good imaging, and enough bass to fill a small room (we added the sub, which rocks as well).<br /><br />The ONLY issue with Sonos is that the very versatility that is a good feature also becomes a negative, as you try to figure out exactly what you do and don't need. The earlier reviews all say you need a bridge, but the more recent point out the newer firmware does not need one.<br /><br />Also: When I first set up the Sound 1, I added them as additional speakers, not surround. It took a little while to figure out how to resolve my mistake, but once I finally did, they began performing flawlessly, and the entire system works perfectly for our living area (15x25).
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Don't swich Router
Great Sound quality
Only Connects To Wifi
Best Uses
For parties
I swiched my router to a belkin. the belkin dosent have the right features for the speaker. I wouldent get the speeker if you are going to get a router.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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