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ENHANCED: Sonos announces the Sonos Play:3 - Streams all the Music on earth wirelessly in any room
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 20.07.11 - 19:00:17 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12579x
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Music lovers here? Sonos today announced the Sonos Play:3, the company's new and most compact, all-in-one Sonos player with wall-to-wall HiFi sound. Start with one Play:3 in any room and stream all the music on earth. Expand wirelessly over time – bringing a world of music to every room of the home. Plus, wirelessly control Play:3 and all your music from anywhere via free Sonos Controller Apps for Android, iPhone and iPad. The Sonos Play:3 is connected to the Internet, giving users access to unlimited music. It allows to play the entire digital music library, including iTunes stored on any computer or Network Attached storage, such as an Apple Time Capsule.

Furthermore, it allows to find and play over 100,000 radio stations, shows and podcasts for free. Plus, Sonos works seamlessly with the most popular music streaming services to provide access to millions of songs and stations from AUPEO, iheartradio, Last.fm, MOG, Napster, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TuneIn, Wolfgang's Vault, and more.

Other features of the Sonos Play:3 include:

  • Sonos HiFi Sound: 3 integrated speakers and 3 dedicated digital amplifiers provide crystal-clear, wall-to-wall sound.
  • Innovative, Smart-Directional Design: Internal sensor detects if the speaker is positioned vertically or horizontally and modifies the speaker's output to ensure clean, balanced, room-filing sound in any position.
  • Multi-Room: Put several Play:3s around your home and enjoy perfectly synchronized all-over-your-home music.
  • Stereo Pairing: Add two Play:3s to the same room and enjoy even bigger sound with each playing a dedicated Left or Right channel.

The Sonos Play:3 is simple to set up, easy to expand and 100 % compatible with all other Sonos products. It just has to be plugged-in wherever you want music. One Sonos player or Sonos Bridge (sold separately) must be connected to the router, then all other Sonos players will work wirelessly. When you're ready to play more music in more rooms, just add another Play:3.

When it comes to controlling the music and Play:3, users can use free Sonos Controller Apps for Android, iPhone and iPad. With a smartphone or tablet in hand, users can wirelessly search for songs and stations, choose the music and control the volume in as many rooms as they like. Play:3 also includes the free Sonos Controller for Mac or PC. Or owners can let everyone in the house share the control with the dedicated Sonos Control (sold separately).

The Sonos Play:3's innovative design sets a new bar for Hi Fidelity audio in a compact package. It features three Class-D digital amplifiers and three drivers - one tweeter and two 3" mid-range. One passive, rear-firing bass radiator for rich sound. The cabinet features volume and mute control and a tiny size of just 132 x 268 x 160 mm, weighing 2.6 kg.

And while we are talking about today's Play:3 launch, today's launch also features an update to the Sonos Software. Along with support for the Play:3, Sonos Software v3.5 adds several improvements to the Sonos Controller for Android, including the option to install the app to SD cards and localization in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to listen to a demo of the new Sonos Play:3 and all I can say it's absolutely amazing how good the sound is, if you keep in mind how tiny the new Play:3 is! It's definitely on my want-list now!

The Sonos Play:3 is now available globally US$ 299 at Sonos retailers and at Sonos.com.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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