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Sonos Play:5 Black Wireless Streaming Music System - PLAY5US1BLK

Abt Model: PLAY5US1BLK | UPC Code: 180501001468
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$399.00  
Previously Known As Sonos S5/ Five Class-D Digital Amplifiers/ Five Driver Speaker System (Two Tweeters, Two 3" Mid-Range Drivers And One 3.5" Woofer/ Unlimited Music From iTunes And The Internet/ Control It All With Your iPhone And More/ Black Finish
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Sonos Play:5 Black Wireless Streaming Music System, Model PLAY5US1BLK

Previously known as Sonos S5, SONOS PLAY:5 is the original, bigger room, all-in-one Sonos player that’s a powerhouse of sound. With five integrated speakers and five digital amps, PLAY:5 streams all the music on earth wirelessly in any room. Control with free apps for your Android™ smartphone, iPhone® or iPad®. The Play:5 is available in both black and white.

Features:

  • Crystal-clear, room-filling sound
    The Play:5 is a high-performance wireless music system with 2 tweeters, 2 mid-range drivers and 1 subwoofer driver for bass you can feel. Each speaker is powered by a dedicated digital amplifier (5 in all) and optimized to deliver accurate tonal balance and deep bass. The Play:5’s all digital sound architecture provides precise sound reproduction, just as the artist intended. And all filter settings, active equalization 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.
  • Convenient, all-in-one solution
    The Play:5 is a complete wireless music system that works wherever you want music. No need to connect to speakers or audio equipment. Just plug it in and enjoy. Want music in another room? Simply add more Play:5s to your house without adding wires. And when the party moves outside or to another room, just pick up the Play:5 with the convenient, built-in handle and take the music with you.
  • Instant access to endless music
    Sonos liberates the music on the Internet, your computer and more, so you can wirelessly play it all over the home. Wherever there’s an Play:5 (or any other ZonePlayer), you can tune in to 100,000 Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts and stream millions of songs and stations from the most popular online music services. Plus, you can play your entire personal music library, like iTunes®, in any or every room. You can even connect to your favorite audio source, such as an Apple AirPort Express®, CD player or TV and listen on all the ZonePlayers throughout your home.
  • Control it all with your favorite mobile devices…and more
    Wirelessly control all your music and all your ZonePlayers with your choice of Sonos Controllers. Got an Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad™? Then, simply download one of the free Sonos Controller apps and take control with the mobile device you already have and love. Want a dedicated Controller that everyone in the home can use? Grab the touch screen Sonos Controller 200 and pick a room, find a song and touch play. Got a desktop or laptop? Then use the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC for added control. They all work together seamlessly so mix and match to your heart’s content.
  • Best-in-class wireless technology for multi-room music
    The Play:5 brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project. SonosNet 2.0, our wireless mesh network technology, provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. Which means the music gets to all the right rooms — near or far — at exactly the right time.
  • Simple setup & expansion
    Setting up your Play:5 is incredibly easy — simply plug it in. No technical or wiring expertise required. No speakers or audio equipment to connect. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and a router to get started. One ZonePlayer or ZoneBridge in your system must be connected to the router and all the rest will work wirelessly. Add more Play:5s in more rooms without wires.
  • New features and music services with automatic updates
    Unlike most other consumer electronic products, the Play:5 and the entire Sonos system keep getting better even after you buy it. With free automatic software updates you’ll always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Just register your system and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself.

Play:5 ZonePlayer Specifications:

  • Amplifiers: Five Class-D digital amplifiers
  • Speakers: Five driver speaker system – two tweeters, two 3” mid-range drivers, and one 3.5” woofer. Each driver of the product is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier.
  • Headphone connection: Auto-detecting 3.5 mm headphone connection. The Play:5’s integrated speakers mute when headphones are inserted.
  • Audio line in: Auto-detecting 3.5mm audio line-in connection
  • Stereo Pair setting: Allows you to group two Play:5s in the same room with one Play:5 serving as the left channel and the other as the right channel.
  • Audio formats supported: Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates.
  • Music services supported: Deezer, iheartradio, Last.fm, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Spotify®, Wolfgang's Vault and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.
  • Apple AirPlay music sources: Connect an Apple AirPlay® music source, such as an Apple AirPort Express® to any Sonos ZonePlayer via line-in. Enjoy songs from your iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch® in any or every room of the home. 
    Connect an Apple AirPort Express® to any Sonos ZonePlayer via line-in and stream songs from your iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch® all over your home.
  • Operating systems (for stored files): Windows® XP SP2 and higher; Mac OS X v10.4 and higher; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS
  • Internet radio supported: Streaming MP3, WMA
  • Album art supported: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Playlists supported: iTunes®, Rhapsody, WinAmp®, Windows Media Player®, and MusicMatch™ (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)
  • Playback modes: Crossfade, shuffle, repeat
  • Wireless connectivity: SonosNet 2.0, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network
  • Network bridging: 2-port switch (10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX) allows Ethernet devices to connect through SonosNet
  • Power supply: AC 120/240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switchable
  • Top-panel buttons: Volume and Mute
  • Top-panel lights: Indicate ZonePlayer status and Mute status
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Storage temperature: 4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
  • Multi-language support: Sonos System Software supports Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish
  • Package contents: Sonos ZonePlayer Play:5, power cord, line-in audio cable, flat Ethernet cable, Sonos System Setup software CD-ROM, Product Guide, and Setup Poster

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 8.5"
  • Width: 14.4"
  • Depth: 4.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 9.15 lbs
  • Shipping: 12 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer's Warranty (authorized online retailer): OneYear Parts and Labor

Footnote:

  1. * Internet connection required for access to Internet radio stations, online music services and software updates (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection required.) Internet functionality may require payment of separate fee to a service provider
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Height (inches)8.5
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sonos White Play:5 Music System
 
4.5

(based on 4028 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2611)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1131)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (73)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (2660)
  • Wireless (2528)
  • Streams all my music, and more (2171)
  • Superior sound (2115)
  • Expandable (1971)

Cons

  • Unreliable (139)
  • Difficult setup (120)
  • Difficult to use (67)
  • Pricey / poor value (67)
  • Poor sound quality (66)

Best Uses

  • Stream music from the computer (1811)
  • Multi-room audio (1719)
  • Large rooms (1465)
  • Stream internet music (1240)
  • Discover new music (1190)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Music enthusiast (1614), Tech savvy (1304), Casual listener (1129), Audiophile (872), Early adopter (505)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (1039), Yes (184)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best investment i've ever made

I read somewhere that a high percentage of Sonos customers will buy additional units within 30 days of their initial setup. I'm part of that statistic.

I started with 2 Play5s...Read complete review

I read somewhere that a high percentage of Sonos customers will buy additional units within 30 days of their initial setup. I'm part of that statistic.

I started with 2 Play5s and a Bridge. Within about 2 weeks, I had another Play5, a 120 and the iPod dock. I have zero regrets about the purchase price.. as a matter of fact, I'd have no problem buying more but I don't have any rooms left where I want music!

The iPad app has a slot in the dock so the controller is always at my fingertips. The iOS apps are the main way I control the system because they're the handiest (always close by) There are a lot of "little" things in the app that show that Sonos pays attention to detail such as individual volume controls which automatically pop up when you touch the volume slider (and you have units grouped). If you have an iOS/Android device, you do not need Sonos' dedicated remote.

I was a victim of the OSX Lion bug and signed up to test the latest version of the desktop player. I have to say their QA group is on top of things. I was very impressed with their professionalism and technical savvy. I got very fast responses to my questions (even late at night when you'd think most places would be closed). They really seem to care about their customers and their product.

The apology to customers and explanation of the Lion problem was an example of what EVERY company should do when they break something. They provided an explanation of the problem and updated status of their progress towards the fix.

For those of you thinking about the purchase (I thought about it for about a year before taking the plunge). I say don't wait. Sonos gives you a generous 45 day trial period. You have nothing to lose.

Notes:
The components are expensive, but you get what you pay for. I regret not trying the system sooner

Since purchasing the system, I've bought a paid Pandora account, and subscribed to Spotify for a year. I also spent the better part of an afternoon re-encoding my CDs at a higher bitrate. Partially for Sonos but mostly for these new earphones I got.

Each unit has an ethernet port(s) on the back (which really isn't necessary for the system to function), so you can use Sonos to extend your network to devices which don't have built in wireless. A VERY nice extra feature since Sonos seems to have better single propagation than my own router. The DVR in the bedroom is now on the network thanks to Sonos.

The built in alarm is also a nice add on - I wake up to BBC News every morning, at the same time the unit in the kitchen starts playing some jazz to listen to with my coffee.

There's a headphone in jack on the Play5s as well, so you can use a portable music player to stream contents throughout the house by plugging it into one of the units.

I bought a refurb iPod Classic to keep in the Sonos dock at all times. It serves as a backup of my entire music library, PLUS it gives me a way to listen to protected content (audiobooks) over Sonos.

My only complaint is there is no way for Sonos to play protected content w/o an iPod physically connected to the system.

I'd also like to see more options to refresh the music library, why is it limited to once daily? I download lots of podcasts and have to manually update Sonos so I can listen to them.

Keep up the good work you guys! Any plans for a battery operated weather proof unit for outdoor use? Built in AirPlay would also solve the DRM problem, no?

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love it - but one more thing

Love your product and tried many over systems.

One thing to really improve THE APP :)

1) Multi user -> I have a fantastic girl friend and she...Read complete review

Love your product and tried many over systems.

One thing to really improve THE APP :)

1) Multi user -> I have a fantastic girl friend and she can't access her @spotify playlist if she's home listening music via my account waiting me coming back from the office - and this means I can't listen music in the office etc...

We have the same issue in our open space office 9 people and we have to link the account of one guy :(

2) Create a way to share from any sound source of my computer -> like Airfoil for airport express (means i can play youtube, and other services like shuffler or we are hunted etc...)

3) Integrate Spotify Apps in the Sonos app.

A lot of work but yes I love your product and I will soon buy another one... :)
Let me know what you think Sonos gang!
Cheers, O.

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5.0

Great music player and is easy to set up

By B

from Oakville, ON

About Me Audio enthusiast, Gear Head

Pros

  • Easy to USe
  • Great Sound
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not portable

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

I have 2 Play:5 speakers in my house (one on each of 2 levels).

I love that it was easy to set up (I had purchased a bridge as that was still required at the time), and found it really easy to connect to my music collection stored on a NAS. I use the iOS app to control it and find it to meet my needs (there was a problem with replacing the current queue but the recent app update seems to have corrected that).

Small issue with the iOS app - when you are adding songs to a playlist, it will often take you back to the Sonos home instead of returning you to where you were in browsing music sources. This is an annoyance for me as I have to re-navigate my music library to find where I was as I add songs to be played. It is possible that only some of the options do this (i.e. add to queue vs. play next), but I do not recall the specifics.

One thing that I feel is missing from your product line is a portable speaker - one that has an internal battery and ideally one that is weather proof. There are 2 cases that I am interested in having supported by such a product:

1. Outdoor speakers in my backyard.

2. Being able to take the speaker to a beach, park, etc. and play music from my smart phone. This is a bit of a departure from the standard approach, but could support playing music from a smart phone or tablet.

Overall, I am a really big fan of your product line and would like to see you guys continue to grow and succeed.

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5.0

A worthy investment

By PB in NoVA

from Alexandria, VA

About Me Audiophile

Pros

  • Easy To Transport
  • Great Interface
  • Great Sound
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Portable Electronics

    Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

    Hard to add much that hasn't already been said regarding the capabilities, convenience, sound and aesthetics of the Sonos systems, bottom line is that I'm loving music all over again. Over the years I've amassed and changed almost continuously a raft of audio gear, but have increasingly less time to sit and listen critically to recordings in a dedicated environment. It was becoming a little too much about the gear and a lot less about discovering new music and appreciating my favorites. I opted over the holidays to go "cold turkey" on high-end audio and set up a multi-room arrangement consisting of four Play:5s in the house's main level and a soundbar and sub + Play:1 surrounds in the basement. As most note, set up was relatively simple and I was connected to music in mere minutes, accessing my iTunes library was the only thing that took a little digging and a couple of tries to get right. I was pleased to discover that the Play:5s are much less placement-specific than I imagined they would be. I have two of them on top of tall-ish cabinets and one at kitchen counter height, and the other on an office bookshelf. The sound is really amazing, no it is not my dedicated two channel setup, but it is surprisingly full range and more than room filling for the system's size. Plus they are quite customizable and I can tailor the sound to my tastes. There is some dropoff in sound quality in the Play:3s and Play:1s, but not much, each is perfectly good, I just prefer the slight increase in extension and soundstage of the Play:5, enough so to justify paying the premium. I see many complaints about the cost, and while certainly not cheap, I was able to sell my main 2 channel speakers and more than pay for every piece of Sonos gear that is now filling nearly my entire house with music. It's a good trade-off, I only wish I hadn't waited this long...

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    5.0

    Amazing performance!

    By SK

    from Chicago

    Pros

    • Easy To Transport
    • Great Interface
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

      Loved how easy it was to set it up out of the box!

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Easy to set up. Sound is very good.

      By Dean

      from NC

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Pros

      • Great Interface
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

        Looks nice. Easy setup.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Superb Quality

        By Carlos

        from Chicago

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

        Pros

        • Great Interface
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Portable Electronics

          Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

          Sound quality is amazing, sleek design, wi-fi capabilities and extremely easy to setup. Love it!

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Amazing Sound

          By Louie

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Transport
          • Great Interface
          • Great Sound
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Portable Electronics

            Comments about Sonos Play:5 Black Wireless Streaming Music System:

            I was very impressed with the quality of the sound. I think its by far better than a Bose. I will definitely recommend to anyone who wants great, clear sound and great Bass speaker.

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            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Play:5--Absolutely Amazing

            By kevinb003

            from McKinney, TX

            About Me 40-something, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Transport
            • Great Interface
            • Great Sound
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Haven't Noticed One Yet

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

            Purchased this early this morning and have been putting it through its paces all day today. I am not an audiophile, but I do appreciate quality sound (I am a musician). The Play:5 sounds absolutely amazing for its size and what it is. The simplicity of the setup cannot be overstated: In literally less than 15 minutes I had this bad boy unboxed and playing my favorite Pandora stations. I have read some reviews complaining about the smartphone controller apps, but I found the iPhone app very easy to use and intuitive--I have developed software for a living in the past and while I would change a few things, in general, the app is very user friendly. The setup carefully walks the user through each step in the process, visually explaining what he/she should be seeing and doing on the device.

            I can't say enough good things about this unit and I definitely will be expanding my Sonos system to cover every area of my home. If you love your music and you love quality sound throughout your home and you love a no-frills, rapid, easy setup...get off the couch and go buy this unit!

            By the way, I also have a Play:1 that the kids use upstairs and all the same comments apply with the exception that the sound quality is not as 'Big' as that of the Play:5 if that makes sense. Understandable, though, given the smaller size; however, sound quality is still very good.

            Hope this helps someone.

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            4.0

            Good product

            By New Buyer

            from New York, NY

            About Me Audiophile

            Pros

            • Easy To Transport
            • Great Interface
            • Great Sound
            • Me
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

              Overall, it is a good product. I know it is not meant for connection to the TV but it would be nice if there is an optical cable to hook it up to the TV. It does not get very loud when hooked up to the TV and there is a slight lag.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Nice Sound…but

              By Sid

              from Newcastle Australia

              Pros

              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

                Products are used in a fitness centre.
                Sound fills the room quite well although lacks serious low end sound.
                The big issue is with the play app. The app is very laggy and unreliable, have installed the latest updates etc and still poor performance, need to have a unit that can be played, paused, stopped and music changed. Playlist function is awkward and unreliable. Great concept, but needs more research into the app side.
                Purchased 2 Play 5s, one failed within 3 months, unit was replaced without issue, good customer service.

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                5.0

                GREAT SOUND

                By sam

                from midlothina, va

                About Me Audiophile

                Pros

                • Great Interface
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Sonos White Play:5 Music System:

                  Very impressive sound from such a small component and very easy to integrate with other Sonos products

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                  • No

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