Six speaker drivers powered by six dedicated digital amplifiers
The PLAY:5 uses six state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with six speaker drivers to deliver great sound to any room. Each instrument, each voice, every detail shines through, pure and precise. With remarkably distinct clarity. And zero audible distortion. Even when you crank it up loud. Really loud.
State of the art, great sounding amplifiers that are light weight, powerful and very energy-efficient in standby and use.
Three tweeters create a crisp and accurate high-frequency response.
Three dedicated mid-woofers ensure the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments, while also delivering a deep, rich bass.
Turn two PLAY:5s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger, and deeper sound.
5.1 Home Cinema
Add two PLAY:5 speakers to a 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 measures the acoustics in any room – analyzing things like size, layout and furnishings. Then fine-tunes your PLAY:5 to make the music sound great, no matter where you place your speaker.
|Dimensions – H x W x D
||8.03 x 14.33 x 6.06 in. (203 x 364 x 154 mm).
||14 lbs. (6.36 kg).
||White or black matte enclosure with graphite grille.
||Touch-interface controls & lights
Capacitive touch controls for volume up/down, previous/next track, and play/pause.
LED indicates Sonos component status and mute status.
||Two built-in microphones to enable future enhancements of Trueplay tuning.
||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.
||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.
||Sonos PLAY:5, power cord, flat Ethernet cable, Sonos QuickStart Guide, and Legal/Warranty information.
With a bigger, bolder, more powerful sound that goes low and wide without forgoing expression and clarity, there’s no doubt that the new Play:5 succeeds in completely overshadowing its predecessor. It’s a touch pricier at £429 (the original was £350), but then you can hear where ever penny of that extra cash has been spent.
The Play:5’s rich, exciting and articulate way of delivering the best the streaming world has to offer, all as part of an excellent multi-room set up, makes it a truly compelling buy for both current Sonos owners and newcomers alike.
||Inside the Play:5 are six custom-designed drivers: three mid-woofers and three tweeters for the high frequencies. These are paired with six class-D amplifiers. The Play:5 is able to deliver room-filling sound with aplomb. The bass, in particular, is rich with a good degree of weight and impact but they don’t muddy the highs. The mids and treble, in fact, are bright and crisp. The hi-hats in a jazz track are distinct and vocals have a wonderful clarity. Across genres the Sonos managed to perform exceptionally delivering impact and excitement when tracks required it, or a more delicate touch for acoustic, vocal-driven songs.
||The Sonos Play:5 is a stunning speaker for its price range – yes, it’s premium but the so is the sound. Its minimalist design will please even the most fussy and the new touch controls are effortless to use. The sound that comes out of this thing is impressively loud and audio does distinctively change when Trueplay is used.