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Sonos Play 3

Immersive HiFi sound. Serious room-filling power.

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Most versatile wireless speaker Rich, room-filling sound

The PLAY:3 uses 3 state-of-the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with 3 speakers to deliver pure, clean sound to any room. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fills out the sound.

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 lightweight, 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 energised 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 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

Access all the music on earth

Pre-loaded Internet radio stations, free of charge

Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts, 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 Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, JB Hi-Fi NOW, JUKE, MOG, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM™, Slacker® Radio, Songza, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, Radio by TuneIn, Concert Vault, WiMP, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)

Computer-free music playback

Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations without ripping, downloading, or even 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.

Other cool features

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 network hard drive.

Top-panel play/pause controls

Provides quick access to music, volume and play/pause controls when you don’t have a controller to hand. Press the mute button once to start or stop the music and twice to skip to the next track.

Multiple orientations

Position the PLAY:3 in a horizontal or vertical orientation to make a perfect fit into tight spots around your home like on bookshelves, nightstands, corners, or just about anywhere else. The EQ automatically adjusts so the sound you hear is always great, no matter what orientation you use.

Rubber feet 

Place the PLAY:3 on any kind of surface in your home without fear of scratches or scrapes.

Control your Sonos music system with your smartphone, tablet and more

Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ device, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™

Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone and iPad let you control your Sonos players, 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 Google Play™.

Integrated, multi-room control

If you have multiple music players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren’t tied to a specific player, so you can use any Controller to control the music and the volume in all your rooms.

Find and play your favourite 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

Android devices, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad connect to your Sonos system through your home WiFi network.

Includes Sonos Controller for Mac or PC

Turn any Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every Sonos component.

Wireless multi-room music with SonosNet

Built-in wireless capability

The PLAY:3 can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Music players and controllers work on your home WiFi network, or they can establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance if your home WiFi isn’t reliable enough.

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.

Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronisation

Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your rooms grouping and still be in sync.

Simple setup and expandable design

Simple setup

No technical or wireless expertise required.  Put a PLAY:3 in any room where you want music and connect it to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App.  The Sonos System Setup software provides simple on-screen prompts on any Sonos CONTROL.  With the touch of a few buttons, you’ll be play 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 music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself.

Audio

Amplifier Three Class-D digital amplifiers
Speakers Three driver speaker system – one tweeter, two mid-range drivers, and one bass radiator. Each driver of the product is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier.
Stereo Pair setting Allows you to group two PLAY:3s 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), AAC+, 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", WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded.

Music services supported Sonos works seamlessly with most music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Deezer and Soundcloud. For a complete list, see http://www.sonos.com/streaming-music.
Operating systems (for stored files) Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or greater; 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*

Ethernet Port A single Ethernet port that can connect the PLAY:3 to a wired home network or allow an Ethernet device to connect through SonosNet
Wireless connectivity Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet 2.0.

General

Power Supply  AC 120/240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switchable
Top-panel buttons  Volume and Play/Pause
Top-panel lights  Indicate Sonos component status and Mute status
Dimensions (H x W x D)  5.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 in. (132 x 268 x 160 mm)
Mount  Standard 1/4" / 20 threaded mounting socket
Weight  5.71 lb (2.6 kg)
Operating temperature  32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature  -20°C to 70°C
Humidity resistant Designed to withstand high humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower.  (The PLAY:1 is not waterproof or water resistant.) 
Product finish  White with light metallic grille; black with graphite grille 
Multi-language support  Sonos System Software supports : Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese. 
Package contents  Sonos PLAY:3, power cord, flat ethernet cable, Quickstart Guide
Total package weight  5.36 lb / 2.43 kg (including cables and print materials)

* 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. 

Note: All specifications subject to change without notice.