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Sonos PLAY:3 White Wireless Speaker System - PLAY3US1WH/ 3 Speakers Powered By 3 Dedicated Digital Amplifiers/ 1 Tweeter/ 2 Dedicated Mid-Range Drivers/ Bass Radiator/ All-Digital Sound Architecture/ Pre-Loaded Internet Radio Stations/ Computer-Free Music Playback/ Built-In Wireless Capability/ SonosNet 2.0 Wireless Mesh Network Technology/ White Finish
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Sonos PLAY 3 White Wireless Speaker System, Model PLAY3US1

SONOS PLAY:3 is the versatile, all-in-one player with big sound in a compact size. With three integrated speakers and three digital amps, PLAY:3 streams all the music on earth wirelessly in any room for wall-to-wall sound. Go vertical or horizontal. Control with free apps for your Android™ smartphone, iPhone® or iPad®.

Features:

  • Crystal-clear, room-filling sound
    • 3 speakers powered by 3 dedicated digital amplifiers
      The PLAY:3 uses 3 state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with 3 speakers 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
      1 tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response
    • Mid-range drivers
      2 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 energized air volume inside of PLAY:3 to provide deep, clean and surprisingly powerful bass from such a small package
    • All-digital sound architecture
      From the recording studio to your home the music is reproduced as the artist intended. 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
    • Adjustable bass and treble controls
      Optimize sound performance using zone-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual zone or by groups of zones.
  • Access all the music on earth
    • Pre-loaded Internet radio stations — free of charge
      Get over 100,000 radio stations, pdcasts and shows – all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer. Browse for stations or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love
    • Endless music from the most popular online music services
      Sonos works seamlessly with Anubis.fm, AUPEO!, Deezer, iheartradio, Last.fm, MOG, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio(tm), TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region. Click here to see the music services that work with Sonos in your area.)
    • Computer-free music playback
      Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations — without ripping, downloading or turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice
    • Play the music on your computer in any room
      Play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes® to MP3
    • Listen to music that’s stored on an iPod or iPhone
      Dock, charge and wirelessly play the music from an iPod or iPhone with the Sonos Wireless Dock
    • Play music and audio from a CD or MP3 player, TV and more throughout the home
      Analog audio inputs let you connect to an external audio source (such as a CD or MP3 player, TV, DVD, VCR, or radio) and play that music or audio on all players in the system
  • Control it all with your smartphone, tablet and more
    • Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™
      Free Sonos CONTROL apps for Android, iPhone and iPad let you control your Play:3, music on the Internet, and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the apps for free on the iTunes App Store or Android Market™
    • Integrated, multi-room control
      If you have multiple players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, from anywhere in your house. Sonos CONTROL isn't tied to a specific player, so you can use any CONTROL to manage the music and the volume
    • Find and play your favorite songs in an instant
      Browse or search for songs and stations, choose the music, and control the volume from anywhere in the home
    • Wireless connectivity
      The Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad connect to your Sonos system through your home WiFi network
    • Includes Sonos CONTROL for Mac or PC
      Turn any Mac or PC computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every player
    • Sonos CONTROL (sold separately)
      Increase your control with the dedicated touch screen Sonos CONTROL featuring instant-on, dedicated buttons and long battery life
  • Wireless multi-room music with SonosNet 2.0
    • Built-in wireless capability
      The PLAY:3 can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Players and Controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house
      • NOTE: To get started, you must wire either one player or BRIDGE to your home network using a standard Ethernet cable
    • SonosNet 2.0 wireless mesh network technology
      Provides whole-house coverage, ensures synchronous music playback, and avoids sources of wireless interference. Incorporating sophisticated MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, SonosNet uses multiple antennas and radios together to boost signal strength and reach remote locations
      • Works with any mix of players
      • Compatible with all previous generations of Sonos players, CONTROL and BRIDGE
    • Listen to the same song in every room in perfectly synchronization
      Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your zone grouping and still be in sync
    • Play a different song in every room, at the same time
      Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously
  • Simple setup and expandable design
    • Simple setup
      No technical or wireless expertise required. Put a PLAY:3 in any room where you want music, plug it in and enjoy. Wire one PLAY:3 or BRIDGE (sold separately) to your router to access a world of music on the Internet. The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Sonos CONTROL. With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be playing music all over the house in minutes
    • Expandable wireless system
      Expand your wireless music system room by room. Wirelessly add more PLAY:3s to your house and enjoy true multi-room music
    • Simple to move
      The PLAY:3 is so small that it is easy to move to the backyard, deck or any other room. Simply pick it up, plug it in, and enjoy the music
  • Automatic software updates
    • New features and music services delivered automatically — and for free
      The Sonos system keeps getting better over time with new features and music services. Once the Sonos system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself
  • Other features
    • Multiple orientations
      Position the PLAY:3 in a horizontal or vertical orientation to make a perfect fit into tight spots around you home like on bookshelves, nightstands, corners, or just about anywhere else. The EQ automatically adjusts so the sound you hear is always great, not matter what orientation you use
    • Wall Mountable
      PLAY:3 has an integrated mounting hole on the back of the unit so it can be wall-mounted if desired (mounting bracket not included)
    • Easy Internet connectivity for other products in your house
      When wirelessly connected to a BRIDGE or another Player, you can use the Ethernet port on the back of your PLAY:3 to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or NAS drive
    • Top-panel volume and mute controls
      Provides quick access to volume and mute controls when you don't have a Controller in hand
    • Rubber feet
      Place the PLAY:3 on any kind of surface in your home without fear of scratches or scrapes

Specifications:

Audio

  • Amplifier: Three Class-D digital amplifiers
  • Speakers: Three driver speaker system – two 3” mid-range drivers and one one tweeter. Each driver of the product is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier
  • Bass Radiator: One rear firing bass radiator with a 60 sq. cm surface area
  • Stereo Pair setting: Allows you to group two PLAY:3's in the same room with one PLAY:3 serving as the left channel and the other as the right channel

Music

  • 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
      • Note: Apple "Fairplay", AAC Enhanced and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded. See Apple for details
  • Music services supported: Anubis.fm, AUPEO!, Deezer, iheartradio, Last.fm, MOG, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio(tm), TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault®, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region. Click here to see the music services that work with Sonos in your area.)
  • 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

Networking

  • Wireless connectivity: SonosNet 2.0, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network
  • Ethernet Port: One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port

General

  • Power Supply: AC 120/240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switchable
  • Top-panel buttons: Volume and Mute
  • Top-panel lights: Indicate ZonePlayer status and Mute status
  • Threaded mount: 1/4 inch (6.75mm) / 20-thread
  • 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

What's In The Box:

  • Sonos PLAY:3
  • Power cord
  • Flat Ethernet cable
  • Sonos Quickstart Guide

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.2"
  • Width: 10.5"
  • Depth: 6.3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 7 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  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; local and/or long distance telephone charges may apply

All specifications subject to change without notice

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System
 
4.5

(based on 2647 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1583)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (855)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (47)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (2264)
  • Wireless (1608)
  • Streams all my music, and more (1311)
  • Superior sound (1293)
  • Expandable (1166)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (116)
  • Unreliable (85)
  • Difficult to use (48)
  • Weak bass (47)
  • Pricey / poor value (37)

Best Uses

  • Stream music from the computer (1142)
  • Multi-room audio (977)
  • Small rooms (916)
  • Large rooms (785)
  • Stream internet music (735)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (1131), Music enthusiast (915), Casual listener (816), Audiophile (446), Practical (420)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (681), Yes (180)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works and makes music easy to find

I replaced a full stereo system with one Play3. I have put all my tapes and CD's on to computer and they are now all available. I then bought a NAS and they are...Read complete review

I replaced a full stereo system with one Play3. I have put all my tapes and CD's on to computer and they are now all available. I then bought a NAS and they are all available all the time. Now I am streaming music from Spotify and re-discovering music I thought I would not hear again. I will add another Play3 to make a matched pair and then spread to other rooms.
Thanks for making it easy and encouraging me to set up a decent home network. An added advantage is that all my pictures are now networked as well.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't get it

I bought the Sonos Play 3 after reading the many great reviews. The build quality looks and feels great, the problem is the software. I have a laptop I use for my work,...Read complete review

I bought the Sonos Play 3 after reading the many great reviews. The build quality looks and feels great, the problem is the software. I have a laptop I use for my work, I have an ipad and iphone, I purchased 90% my music on my phone and ipad, I don't have it on my laptop. I loaded the sonos apps but couldn't play any of the music on my iphone or ipad??? After researching online I read you can't play the music from your iphone, ipad or ipod. The app is a remote control to play the music that lives on your laptop/PC or a NAS box. To get the music on the NAS you still have to have all the music on your laptop/PC and then sync to your NAS by running up itunes. Buy a new song on your phone and you can't play it until you open laptop and download again on itunes. This isn't as easy as airplay, sorry but this isn't for me and I so wanted it to be.

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5.0

OUTSTANDING SOUND!!!

By Sonos Promoter

from Toronto, Ontario - Canada

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Size
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Powerhouse

Cons

  • Weak Bass

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Home
  • Larger Rooms
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

Our first Sonos products purchased were the Bridge and Play 3. Absolutely easy to set-up, as is the Controller. Sound quality is outstanding although the bass lacks somewhat with just the Play 3. Will be trying the Play 1 for outdoors and also the Sub to bump up the base. Overall tremendous quality and great, prompt customer service!

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  • No

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5.0

Play 3

By Joe Joe

from Long Island , New York

About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

One in the kitchen one in the master bedroom and will add 3 more to the system

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  • No

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3.0

too much base

By no name

from pittsburgh, pa

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

    it's ok -- just dont like so much base/woofer

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    • No

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    5.0

    All music you'll ever need

    By Happy in Bethesda

    from Bethesda, Maryland

    About Me Audiophile, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Weak Bass

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

    A great piece of equipment that will fill out your room with any music you have/own, either as a part of your music library, or via some cloud service like Spotify.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Sonos is da bomb!

    By Dan

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

      Great product. Easy setup. Great sound.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great sound; minimal space

      By John

      from Pittsfield, Massachusetts

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • An Extra Step To Turn On

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

      This small little box has replaced all the different components we have acquired through the years. Right now, it's in our kitchen family room, but we intend to purchase others for other rooms. It's easy to manage, from computers and phones, except when listening to the radio in that it takes an extra step to locate the app on the phone and wait for it to load before turning it on.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Fantastic Sound

      By Rachel

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

      We live in a small one bedtroom in NYC and have the play 3 in our living room, then have play 1's in our bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. I could not be more thrilled with the sound and ease of set up.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Sonos surprised me

      By Steve

      from West Central Florida

      About Me Audio Snob

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

      We have 1 Play 3 because my wife wanted music while she swims. This unit sounded best of all the options, and we purchased it in spite of the fact that it's not rated for outdoors. (We take it out and back inside again as appropriate). It has plenty of power for outdoor use. The really odd thing for me is that we have several (non-Sonos) audio systems inside the house and yet we now use the Play 3 pretty much exclusively indoors, too. The Play 3 is versatile and easy to use, and it sounds remarkably good.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Love it but wish it had battery power

      By Mom with Teens

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky
      • Lack Of Power

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

      I have 2 teenagers and we all like different music. This has worked well in our home and is easy to use. I wish there was an option for water-proof speakers for use around the pool that I would be comfortable leaving out and not taking in/out each time we want music around the pool. Also wish there was an option for a battery power to take in our yard that is still within internet reach.

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      • No

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      5.0

      FANTASTIC

      By Jaswilliams

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Sonos PLAY 3 Black Wireless Speaker System:

        Began small with 2 Play:3 and one Play:1 to begin whole house music. Just spent about 50,000 on recent home improvements and even my wife says this was the best money we spent. Using daily and expanding. Don't let the price put you off. We love our system.

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