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Press to PLAY: Sonos unveils compact new system

David Davies 1 August 2011
Press to PLAY: Sonos unveils compact new system

The ability to stream music from a wide variety of sources and wireless control capabilities are among the features of the new compact, all-in-one Sonos PLAY:3.

The specification includes: streaming from popular services and stations, as well as playback from the user’s own digital music collection; easy expandability to other rooms with the addition of other PLAY:3s; wireless control capability via the free Sonos Controller Apps for Android, iPhone and iPad; free Sonos Controller for Mac or PC; three integrated speakers and three dedicated Class D digital amplifiers that deliver ‘crystal clear, wall-to-wall’ sound; volume and mute control; and dimensions of 5.2 x 10.5 x 6.3 in. (132 x 268 x 160 mm)/ 5.7 lb (2.6 kg).

John MacFarlane, CEO of Sonos, commented: “PLAY:3 gives music fans an incredibly easy way to listen to all the music on earth. PLAY:3’s innovative design sets a new bar for high fidelity audio in a compact package and makes it simple to amplify the music experience in any room of the home.”

In other news, Sonos has reduced the suggested retail price of BRIDGE and introduced an update to Sonos software, v3.5, that adds support for PLAY:3 as well as several improvements to the Sonos controller for Android.

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