SONOS PLAY:3

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Three speaker drivers powered by three dedicated digital amplifiers
The PLAY:3 uses three state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with three speaker drivers to deliver great sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any room in your home. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.

Class-D amplifiers
State of the art, great sounding amplifiers that are light-weight, powerful and very energy-efficient in standby and use.

Tweeter
One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency response.

Mid-range drivers
Two dedicated mid-range drivers ensure the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments.

Bass radiator
A bass radiator is tuned to use the energised air volume inside of PLAY:3 to provide deep, clean and surprisingly powerful bass from such a small package.

Stereo Pair
Turn two PLAY:3s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger, and deeper sound.

5.1 Home Cinema
Add two PLAY:3 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience.

All-digital sound architecture
All filter settings, active equalisation, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through state-of-the-art DSP circuitry so there’s absolutely no loss of audio quality or energy.

Adjustable bass and treble controls
Optimise sound performance using room-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual room or by groups of rooms

Trueplay tuning.
Trueplay measures the acoustics in any room – analyzing things like size, layout and furnishings. Then fine-tunes your PLAY:1 to make the music sound great, no matter where you place your speaker.

Dimensions – H x W x D 5.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 in. (132 x 268 x 160 mm).
Weight 5.71 lbs. (2.6 kg).
Product finish White with light metallic grille; black with graphite grille.
Top-panel buttons & lights Volume and Play/Pause buttons.
LED indicates Sonos component status and mute status.
Threaded mount 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) / 20-threaded mounting socket. Works with standard wall mounts and speaker stands.
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 port One 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. Wire directly to your router to operate your Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you’re using BOOST setup.
Package contents Sonos PLAY:3, power cord, flat Ethernet cable, Sonos QuickStart Guide, and Legal/Warranty information.

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The best news about the Play:3, though, is that it sounds much better than its price and size might suggest. Feed it lossless or uncompressed rips from a computer or network-attached storage device and it really shines. It even senses which way it’s orientated and automatically adjusts the EQ for maximum dispersion – and this thing will fill a room far better than you might expect.

 screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-21-18-12 Sound quality is fantastic and incredibly well balanced. Bass is loud and crunching, but doesn’t dominate, while the tweeter and mid-range drivers make sure all of the delicate detail and vocals in a track come out to the full. Volume is impressive, too, and we’re pleased to say that the heavy case means you can listen loudly without any creaking or distortion.
 screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-21-21-01 The Play:3 is an excellent multi-room option and brings the Sonos system slightly closer to the realms of the common man’s bank account; worth saving up for? We think so.