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Sonos Playbase

Powered home theatre sound system/TV platform/wireless music system with Apple® AirPlay® 2 (Black)

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The Sonos Playbase is just about the easiest way to get spacious, realistic sound from your TV.

The Sonos Playbase is just about the easiest way to get spacious, realistic sound from your TV.

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Spacious TV sound and more

The Sonos Playbase is just about the easiest way to get spacious, realistic sound from your TV. It's a low-profile base that simply sits directly underneath your TV, yet it fills the room with rich Sonos sound. Just use the provided digital audio cable to connect your TV to the Playbase, and you'll be up and running in no time.
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The slim profile of the Playbase helps it fit easily into your room's decor.

Spacious TV sound and more

The Sonos Playbase is just about the easiest way to get spacious, realistic sound from your TV. It's a low-profile base that simply sits directly underneath your TV, yet it fills the room with rich Sonos sound. Just use the provided digital audio cable to connect your TV to the Playbase, and you'll be up and running in no time.

Plus, the Playbase becomes part of your Sonos wireless multi-room audio system. You can send sound from your TV to other rooms, or play music from other sources through the Playbase.

Made for movies and music

The Playbase features ten amplified internal drivers. Six midrange drivers and three tweeters are angled to widely disperse the sound while ensuring proper balance. A built-in woofer for bass frequencies provides additional punch.

The system's Speech Enhancement mode brings dialogue to the fore and reduces the volume level of loud sound effects. Night Mode enhances quiet sounds and greatly reduces loud effects, so you can watch TV while other sleep.

The Playbase also delivers great sound with your music, too. You'll hear plenty of detail and well-balanced, natural sound from your tunes.

Wireless home theater options

The Playbase can be paired wirelessly with a Sonos Sub to create a 3.1 home theater system. Add two Play:1 speakers, and you've got a pair of wireless rear speakers, giving you a 5.1 surround system with truly engaging sound.

Like your TV up a little higher? The Sanus WSTV1 TV base was designed for use with the PLAYBASE. It features a 29”-high swivel mount, so you can have your TV at a higher viewing level without wall-mounting.

Part of a Sonos multi-room audio system

The Playbase, like other Sonos music players, connect to your home network — either via Wi-Fi® or by connecting one player to your router via Ethernet to create a dedicated Sonos network. This network, known for its extensive range and superior performance, gives you house-wide access to tunes stored on your PC along with a wealth of Internet audio choices.

And it lets you stream audio from your movies and TV shows into other rooms. So if you're watching a game you can keep up with the play-by-play through a Sonos speaker in the kitchen when you get a snack. (For the best wireless performance, we recommend adding the Sonos Boost.)

The Sonos app gives you easy wireless control

You can use your iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone and tablet into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Easily navigate and search through playlists and tracks stored on your computer, or select an internet radio station. Create customized playlists on the fly for individual rooms or for playback over your entire Sonos system. You can also mute or adjust the volume of each of your players. 

Compatible with AirPlay 2

The Sonos Playbase has AirPlay 2 built in. That means you can stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer through your Sonos system. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.

And if you subscribe to Apple Music®, you can do even more. Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K to control Apple Music with voice commands. Tell it what selection or playlist to play — and which Sonos speakers you want it to play through.

Trueplay speaker tuning for optimal sound

If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can use that same Apple device to fine-tune the Playbase with Sonos's Trueplay feature. It uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings. It then adjusts the speaker's settings automatically for the best possible sound. (Currently for iOS devices only.)

Over 30 streaming music services on demand

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including TIDAL, Spotify®, Pandora®, and much more. You also have access to thousands of internet radio stations from around the world through TuneIn Radio and terrestrial radio stations through iHeartRadio. If you subscribe to SiriusXM Internet Radio, you can tune into all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.

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Product highlights:

  • plays TV sound, music from the web, and digital audio files on your home network
  • supports TVs weighing up to 77 lbs.
  • 10 built-in speakers, each with a Class-D digital amplifier
    • 6 midrange woofers
    • 3 tweeters
    • 1 low-frequency woofer
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi® or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • connects to your TV, Blu-ray player or cable box via an included optical digital audio cable
    • accepts Dolby® Digital and 2-channel PCM audio signals
  • stream sound from TV shows and movies to other Sonos speakers
  • Sonos control app
    • free download from iTunes App Store® and GooglePlay
    • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls
  • Trueplay automatically adjusts the PLAYBASE to your room for optimum performance
    • Truplay currently works with iOS® devices only
  • Apple AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV files
  • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes®
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora, and more
  • plays music and podcasts directly from compatible iOS portable devices
  • plays streaming Internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio and iHeartRadio
  • plays programming from SiriusXM Internet Radio — subscription required
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (each ZonePlayer plays individually selected music)
  • Ethernet port for wired connection to your home network (Ethernet cable included)
  • pair with SUB and 2 PLAY:1 speakers for 5.1-channel surround sound
  • requires AC power (adapter included)
  • 28-3/8"W x 2-5/16"H x 14-3/16"D
  • weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PBASEUS1BLK
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What's in the box:

  • Active soundbase speaker
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 5' Optical digital cable
  • 59" Ethernet cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Important Product Information booklet

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Clean Sound!

Frank from Littleton, CO on 2/14/2019

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Clean sounding even at higher volume levels. Love the ability to set my TV on top of this unit!

Pros: Great sound and compliments my TV well.

Cons: Not as much base without a separate subwoofer.

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James from Doylestown, PA on 2/10/2019

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Great sound and value!

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/15/2018

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Only had the Playbase for a week but a couple of items stand out. The packaging is excellent which is nice to see for a high end electronic device. The speaker was easy to install and setup. The sound is excellent and it is a definite improvement over the TV speakers. The Sonos App is OK but takes time to learn and figure out some controls. The only negative so far was the compatibility of the speaker with all formats of digital audio. I was trying to play a 4k movie and the TV was capable of Dolby Atmos but the speaker does not recognize this format and I had to spend 15 minutes trying to configure the sound for playing movies.

Pros: Sound Quality Easy to Install

Cons: Not all audio formats supported

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Alexander from Dublin, OH on 11/26/2018

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Sonos makes great products; I couldn't be happier with them. Our previous home theater setup was with a Bose system, and I've found Sonos to be easier to work with (and add to) in addition to equal (if not better) audio performance. Highest recommendation.

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Great Sound!! Sonos App is Iffy

James from Massapequa , NY on 11/25/2018

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I love the quality of the sound, but the Sonos app is little confusing to use. Also, my iPhone doesn't always pick up the Sonos, and I have to renew the WiFi to get it to connect most of the time. That part is annoying, but the speaker quality is superb, and it works seamlessly with the TV!! Love my purchase for the most part!

Pros: Sound quality Looks Great with TV

Cons: Doesn't always get picked up by the Sonos App

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easy set up

Paul from Hudson, FL on 10/10/2018

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Great sounding and a real snap to hook up I was up and running in less than 5 minutes

Pros: We wanted a sound bar and this was a dream come truest place the TV on top and we were good to go. Other wise I would have to build a plat form to raise the TV then place it in front this is the best

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Bch Gdns, FL on 10/7/2018

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Excellent for a wireless sound bar. A good receiver and good speakers are still better if you have space in the room

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Clean!

Craig from Oro Valley, AZ on 8/8/2018

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I've become a devoted Sonos consumer. The sound is deep, rich and bright! Amazing purchase!

Pros: Stunning sound Clarity Warmth

Cons: None

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We love the Playbase!

Guest from Charlottesville, VA on 6/28/2018

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This was our first venture into Sonos and we are hooked! We had to get rid of our great Bose speakers due to space/wiring considerations and the sound using the Playbase is as good if not better--no subwoofer needed! Also love that it serves as a playbar--we did not have one. We can't wait to expand and get other Sonos speakers throughout the house!

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WOW

Tom from Arlington, VA on 5/13/2018

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Amazing sound. Got rid or 50 yards of wires in the kitchen. Sound is good. Even at pretty high volume.

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Crutchfield customer from W Bloomfield, MI on 4/16/2018

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Easy to set up and use.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 4/4/2018

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Excellent, full sound from a very low-profile design. Very easy to set up.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 2/11/2018

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Bought it as refurbished and looked new. Great sound.

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A Wonderful Product

Frank from Brandywine, MD on 1/9/2018

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The Sonos PlayBase is a wonderful Product. I gave it 4 Stars only because there was no way to give it 4.25 - 4.5 Stars. Nothing is perfect, but for what it was made for and for what it does, this product is close. Science & Technology has been applied here to a very high degree. Build Quality is beyond reproach. Again, the Sonos PlayBase is a Wonderful product. Crutchfield fits right in here. They are The Place too Buy Electronics Online.

Pros: Top Science & Technology applied here. First Class Build Quality. Engineered Packaging & Boxing beyond reproach. Ease of Use & Set Up 4.5

Cons: In my view, a Quality Priced Product such as Sonos should carry a Full 3 YEAR Parts & Labor Warranty.

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Jeff from San Francisco, CA on 1/8/2018

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great sound and easy to install. now i get better sound from the TV and my Sonos library in the kitchen.

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Pretty good sound

D. from Mattawan, MI on 12/24/2017

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Pretty good sound. A huge improvement over the TV speakers. Bought the sub woofer and two Play 1 to complete the 5.1 system. Still learning new things that the system will do? So far so good.

Pros: Good sound quality. Nice fit with current set up.

Cons: Some difficulty using my Kindle Fire as a controller (still working on) Sometimes can't tell if the Play 1s are even on.

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Clarity and True Audio

Crutchfield customer from Staten Island, NY on 12/24/2017

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The Sonos Playbase is the DNA of what makes a Sound System sublime. Sonos I'm onboard, thanks bigtime. I love this System and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Demetrios from Ellicott City, MD on 12/23/2017

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Excellent sound for a sound bar based system. I purchased the 5.1 surround sound system consisting of a PLAYBASE with woofer, and two series-1 rears. The setup via iPhone Sonos APP was outstanding being super easy and well thought out. Had to figure out how to turn off the internal speakers on my Panasonic 65" plasma TV. It ending up being nothing more than pushing the TV remote mute button (no TV setup menu option), and then using a surrogate old TV remote that was programmed via the Sonos APP to control the volume of the Sonos system. This took almost no time to do. Overall extremely pleased with this high quality surround sound system.

Pros: Excellent sound Easy setup High quality packaging and equipment Great support from both Sonos and Crutchfield

Cons: No dedicated volume control remote Pricey

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Wonderful sound; nice aesthetics.

Richard W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/18/2017

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The Playbase is a wonderful product. It gives the same great sound that comes from the Playbar, but with two distinct advantages. The first is that the Playbase has a subwoofer while the Playbar does not. Second, it is more aesthetically pleasing, especially in my wife's eyes. It is a slimmer, sleeker, less obtrusive design than the Playbar or most other sound bars. Once I added a Playsub and two Play 3s for rear effects, the results are stunning for both TV viewing and music playback! It's a fantastic combination, with the added benefit of being wireless. The set up and connection is a breeze. The only drawback is that the Playbase does not work with my TV remote. The volume has to be controlled through the Sonos App or a universal remote. I saw all of the five-star reviews, and now I understand what everyone was talking about. This is a winner!

Pros: Wonderful sound Easy set-up

Cons: Price Does not work with TV remote.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/12/2017

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This was the perfect answer for my compact cabinet space in a very large room. What great sound that's even better when paired with the Sonos sub.

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Mike from Davenport, IA on 12/11/2017

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The Soundbase is great, big improvement over the stock tv speakers

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

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Great soundbase/bar

Douglas from Brownsburg, IN on 12/10/2017

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This soundbar/base is the best out there !!

Pros: none

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kristopher from Tampa, FL on 12/8/2017

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Sound quality is amazing. Product integration with WiFi is smart. Everything makes sense

Pros: Sound. Setup. Size

Cons: Expensive

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 12/7/2017

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Straight-forward setup, looks great, sounds even better. Would rate it 5 stars if they shaved $100 or so off the MSRP.

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Crutchfield customer from Bethesda, MD on 12/7/2017

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I'm an existing Sonos user, so this speaker ties in nicely to my home sound system. The PLAYBASE was very easy to set up and it sounds great. My living room is not too big, so the bass is perfect for watching movies, games, etc.

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well balanced sound

Cosmo from Charleston, SC on 12/7/2017

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Adding the SONOS playbase resulted in a vast improvement over my TV's internal speakers. The SONOS playbase looks great with its elegant minimalist style, it is simple to use, and has a well balanced sound. As an added bonus there is a large range of internet radio stations to choose from.

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Jim from Madison, MS on 12/7/2017

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Without question this is absolutely one of the best investments in audio sound I have ever made. The ability to play audio over the entire home without having to run wires is fantastic. Paired with 4 other speakers I am able to immerse over 2000 sqft with the audio of my choice.

Pros: No wires. Mobile. Ability to change arrangement of speakers. Quality sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, NC on 12/1/2017

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Not like the Results ...will return product

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Great sound...

Robert B. from Sarasota, FL on 11/28/2017

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We Another fine Sonos product. One stop sound bar... it has it's own sub woofer. Looks great under the TV.

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Cons: A bit pricey, but now on sale.

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Perfect for my application

Joe from Rolla, MO on 10/30/2017

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The playbase is the perfect solution for my situation. I had grown tired of straightening cords and rugs in the living room after each of my two young dogs play sessions. It was a miracle they had not torn speakers off of the wall! I purchased the playbase and paired it with a sub. The sound is just right for my living room. Using the night sound and speech enhancement allows me to hear all of the dialogue and not get blown away by explosions. The playbase fits perfectly under my tv. It paired with the cable box remote for volume adjustment. I have no complaints at all.

Pros: Clean look. Great sound.

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Edna P from Orlando, FL on 10/28/2017

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Fantastic equipment. Purchased this with several other Sonos pieces and the house sounds spectacular. Easy to use and incredibly easy set up.......!!

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Terry from Huntsville, AL on 10/25/2017

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Great sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 10/21/2017

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Fits the needed configuration, supports the TV well, sound is very good, connects up to the Sonos app easily. I have not determined if the speaker tuning with the phone for the room it is in helped or not.

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 10/18/2017

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Excellent, full quality sound and syncing the phone for playback is very convenient. Really sturdy, holds my 50" Samsung TV easily. Great value and great product

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Crutchfield customer from Glastonbury, CT on 10/13/2017

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Perfect choice for our setup. Worked precisely as described , set up was simple & sounds fantastic . We are using this for a single floor 1000sq ft beach house - it shares sound perfectly around the spaces. Will be purchasing a Sonos one with Alexa to further improve the capabilities ! Full disclosure - I have (7) Sonos in our Main House - so I'm a huge fan of the product

Pros: Easy set up Great sound from a basic set up - realize this is not an Audiophile set up- but that is probably .05% of the listening public anyways

Cons: Really don't have any

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Chad from Houston, TX on 10/6/2017

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The Playbase fits nicely on the shelf below my TV with being a distraction or taking up significant space. The set up and integration is extremely straight forward, with startup done via an iPhone app. We have had the unit for about 4 weeks now and the entire family is amazed by the sound quality for movies and sports alike. Great purchase

Pros: Sound, clean look, easy integration

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Sinai, NY on 10/1/2017

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I have a 65" tv which needed the playbase to support the weight. Very pleased with the quality of the sound. We have an open floor plan and cathedral ceilings. Perfect for this surround sound with a sub and two play 5s.

Pros: Very easy set up.

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Will from Atlanta, GA on 9/20/2017

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This thing is amazing. Room filling sound in a beautiful package. One very nice, but understated, feature is that you can turn off the controls on the unit itself. Super helpful for those with small children who love pressing buttons! Can't wait to add the Sub and complete the 5.1 setup (though the sound is still fantastic using only the Playbase).

Pros: Ease of setup, great sound

Cons: None

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Couldn't be Happier

Jeff from Fresno, CA on 9/14/2017

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Amazing technology . . . the most difficult part of setting this up was keeping my kids quiet long enough to do the Trueplay tuning. I spent several months looking at products to replace my 15 year old 5.1 system. I wanted to simplify things and the Playbase seemed like a great option. It takes up the same footprint as my TV and I was able to eliminate 3 front speakers and a receiver. The price really held me back and I spent a lot of time looking at the Yamaha MusicCast, Denon HEOS, Polk Omni and Bose Soundtouch products. The reviews on these just didn't seem solid and there were consistent complaints with setup or maintaining wireless connections. Also, I was unsure about the proprietary Sonos platform and I wasn't terribly impressed when I demo'd it at a local box store. But I knew it would sound a lot different in a living room as opposed to a giant warehouse. So I put my trust in the hundreds of positive reviews and jumped on board. And I'm so glad I did. It sounds fantastic and the technology is great. I also purchased the Sonos Sub. My living room is about 20' x 20' with an open kitchen and dining room. I tested the Playbase without the sub first and it sounded really good. But for the amount of open space that we have the Sub added the extra depth and punch to bring the movies and music to life. This combination is more than enough for our needs. My next upgrade will be the Sonos Amp to run a pair of in ceiling surrounds.

Pros: Audio Quality Build Quality (at 19 lbs. this thing is solid) Technology

Cons: Price Proprietary Technology (no Bluetooth) Requires Spotify Premium subscription to use Spotify

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Trisha from San Francisco, CA on 9/14/2017

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Really blown away by the new Sonos product. I bought it for the ease in set up and usability that Sonos is excels at but am really pleased with the sound quality. In my opinion it is just as good, if not better, than a mid range true 5.1.

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Crutchfield customer from Marblehead, MA on 9/6/2017

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Fabulous sound, easy set-up, great look. Love all Sonos components. Crutchfield makes it easy and always delivers.

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chief from Charlotte, NC on 8/29/2017

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The Sonos Playbase is a great product. It has great sound and is easy to install by using the sonos directions provided. I researched speakers for sound clarity which I need due to poor hearing. The Sonos Playbase provides clear speech for TV. In addition it became the third part of my Sonos system. The TV remote was easy to program. If you are listening to music and turn the TV on it automatically switches to the TV.

Pros: Great sound for music and the TV. Very easy installation.

Cons: None

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Great sound, seamless operation

Gerald from Charlotte, NC on 8/28/2017

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Replaced a Sony HT-NT5 after two failures and too much complexity for my wife. This soundbase is the best! The sound is way better (even without a sub) than the NT5 that has a sub. Setup is easy. Programming my TWC remote was a snap. Use is seamless. All in all a vast improvement from the Sony. I can't imagine the sound if a sub is added to this system.

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Great sound

ADAM from Indianapolis, IN on 8/27/2017

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Sonos is incredible and this speaker does not disappoint. Super easy setup, and it just works. If you're thinking about it, just do it, you won't regret it.

Pros: Sounds great, can customize for night time and speech. Incredible sound range for such a small speaker.

Cons: It's pricey, but worth every penny.

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Great product

Rudel P from San Juan, PR on 8/11/2017

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This is my first Sonos product and overall I am very impressed with the sound quality the Playbase have, I was thinking about adding the sub but the bass the playbase generates is incredible for its size. Hands down the best money I've spent in some time.

Pros: great sound great bass easy to use

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low profile, big sound

Sean from San Mateo, CA on 7/27/2017

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Love the design. Never liked the look of sound bars but a base... perfect. Sound is great, bass is just fine for condo living. I do plan to buy some Play one speakers later this year to get full surround going. Definitely a great, simple solution for TVs.

Pros: Great design, great sound, simple setup

Cons: Non so far

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Awesome!

J.R. from Drexel Hill, PA on 7/9/2017

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Awesome sound, and easy setup. I added two play:1 speakers (I already had one in the house I was using, I purchased a second) for the rear setup (no sub yet) and it is even better, AND WIRELESS! No more running speaker wires under the floor of the house or fishing in the walls. I'm looking to add the sub in the future but really no need yet. The sound from the playbase itself is great without any additional setups.

Pros: Sounds Great Easy Setup

Cons: Price

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Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, NC on 7/2/2017

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Very solid soundbase. Great software - easy to connect to with my Google Play Music collection (which taps into my iTunes collection). Pandora, etc.. works phenomenally well. Love not having a remote for the soundbase. My only complaint is that I think the bass isn't strong enough compared to my old soundbar (which had a subwoofer) - I'm going to have to save up for the Sonos sub.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 7/2/2017

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Sounds great and love the Sonus product. As TV's have gone tinker and thinner the sound has suffered. This takes care of that.

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Crutchfield customer from Menlo Park, CA on 6/18/2017

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Great product. It adds another speaker to my system and also works very perfectly with my new tv. There is plenty of bass and the sound is terrific.

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George from Omaha, NE on 6/5/2017

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Sonos Playbase fills my living room with great Sound.

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Superb Sound

Christoher from Maumee, OH on 6/2/2017

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The sound is equal to the sound from the Sonos Sound Bar, so, in situations where you cannot mount your TV on the wall, this is the perfect solution.

Pros: superb sound

Cons: pricey

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Crutchfield customer from Crockett, TX on 5/31/2017

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This unit really knocked my socks off. I am sure the real sound purists are rolling their eyes but the combination of features, price, and crazy simple setup is unmatched by anything else on the market. I assembled the Playbase, a Boost, & two Sonos 1s for surround and got a great 5.1 system for my living room for half the price of an amp/receiver- based setup. Plus all the other Sonos advantages. Do not fail to use the Trueplay configuration scheme.

Pros: Dead simple setup Value for money Flexible operating modes

Cons: Could use stronger bass.

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Crutchfield customer from San Mateo, CA on 5/31/2017

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Great sounding playbase. Setup was pretty easy as well.

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Excellent product

Keith from Scottsdale, AZ on 5/21/2017

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A great product, one that works exactly as it should. Installation is very well-designed. Highly recommended!

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Crutchfield customer from Redmond, WA on 5/19/2017

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Amazing sound that fills our entire living room. I love all the music options and our TV sounds amazing now.

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 5/14/2017

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The sound from this speaker is amazing! I was originally planning on getting a sub speaker and additional Sonos speakers to do surround, but this speaker is so good on its own, I don't feel as much of an urgency to get those additions just yet. This speaker is great on its own.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Myers, FL on 5/9/2017

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Easy setup, quickly linked to my mac computer and iPad. Sound is very good.

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great addition

Brian from Wenatchee, WA on 5/6/2017

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great addition to bedroom tv. sound is crisp and clear. dialogue is much easier to follow. easy setup and a good addition to the rest of the sonos in the house - doubles as a music speaker for the bedroom.

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Great sounding

Mike from Winston-Salem, NC on 5/4/2017

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I originally purchased a Bose Solo (not from Crutchfield) but found that everything sounded muffled, so returned it. I'm happy to say that the Sonos Playbase which I just purchased produces crisp, clear sound. The bass is tight, just not thumping or booming. It's sufficient for me, but I might consider getting the sub-woofer in the future. Quite happy for now. I set the system up using an iPhone. Just a minor glitch with wireless access, but it's working fine now. Very pleased with both the Sonos Playbase and the service I received from Crutchfield.

Pros: Crisp, clear audio. Easy setup Excellent product packaging

Cons: None so far

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Sonos Playbase Rocks!

Brad from Hackensack, NJ on 5/2/2017

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I love everything Sonos! I was so happy to discover the Playbase came out just as i purchased my new Sony 4K TV. Sonos has everything-- the best sound, the best connectivity, and the best customer service.

Pros: Amazing Sound, easy connectivity, amazing App to control the unit, and the best customer service!

Cons: None I can think of.

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Michael E. from Atlanta, GA on 5/1/2017

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Just got this today. It is in our bedroom. Sound is ridiculous. Bass is great. Another homerun for Sonos. Don't think about it. Buy it.

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Sounds great, looks great!

Michael from Summit, NJ on 4/30/2017

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We got it in black and we couldn't be happier. The night feature which raises the level of dialogue while reducing really loud sounds is great for when we're watching at night when the kids are asleep. Really nice. Also, while the footprint is quite large, it shouldn't be a problem if you're putting your TV on top. In our case, we have a wall mounted TV and have it tucked in between our console and our fireplace hearth, so we're taking advantage of how it's only 2 inches tall. It fits ideally.

Pros: Sound quality.

Cons: It's large. We have it mostly obscured, but it has a very large footprint, so that might not appeal to some.

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Best sounding soundbar!

Simon from Houston, TX on 4/29/2017

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I paired this with 2 Play 1s. Music & movies sounded great. Best sounding soundbar to date. The built-in woofer was adequate but still thinking about pairing it to the Sub. People complaining it's missing HDMI etc are overrated.

Pros: Looks Sound Ease of use

Cons: Price

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Unequaled sound clarity in this price range.

Mark from Wallingford, CT on 4/24/2017

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Superb sound clarity. When listening to music you can clearly distinguish every instrument and voice. A terrific addition to the Sonos product lineup.

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Terry from Reading, PA on 4/20/2017

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This is worth every penny. Moved my Sonos play bar in the bedroom. Play base is in the tv room. I think it has a real crisp sound. Tv, movies and music sound excellent. Easy to set up. Another quality Sonos product. Thank you Crutchfield for fast shipping.

Pros: Sits nice under my 60 inch Samsung tv.

Cons: None

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JOIE A from Seattle, WA on 4/19/2017

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Great soundbar. I love how easy it is to setup. Sound is great!

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Design Platform
Pieces in System 1
Color Black
Tweeter 3 Dome tweeters
Midrange 6 Midrange drivers
Woofer 1 Subwoofer
Separate Subwoofer Optional
Subwoofer Driver None
Features
Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
4K Video Compatible No
HDR Video Compatible No
Audio Return Channel No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote (IR) Yes
Voice Control Alexa & Google Home optional
Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
Control by App Apple iOS, Android
Bluetooth Connectivity No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wall-mountable No
Mounting Bracket Included No
Surface Mount Stand Included No
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
System Frequency Response Not Given
Powered System Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power Not given
Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs None
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs None
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output Wireless
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-1/4H x 28-3/8W x 14-15/16D
Sound Bar Weight 18.85 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A

Product Research

Home Theater Features
Network Audio Features

Home Theater Features

Soundbase Speaker: Complement your flat-panel television with the Sonos PlayBase speaker for rich, room-filling HiFi sound. The Sonos PlayBase is simple to setup, control, and expand. It requires only two cable connections - a power cord & optical digital audio cable. The PlayBase supports playback of all sources connected to your TV; such as cable/satellite, Blu-ray/DVD player, video game system, etc. The Sonos PlayBase can also wirelessly stream music from your computer, as well as various online music services and Internet Radio. The PlayBase can even sync with other Sonos speakers wirelessly. The unit can be controlled from your TV's remote, or by your Apple iOS device or Android smartphone using the free Sonos App from iTunes or Google Play.

Note: The PlayBase works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products (sold separately).

Active 10-Speaker Design: The Sonos PlayBase speaker features a sophisticated 10-speaker design with three tweeters (the left & right tweeters are angled for a wider sound stage), six midrange drivers, and one subwoofer. Each speaker is driven by a perfectly matched Class D amplifier. The PlayBase acts as your front left, front right, and center-channel speaker.

Optical Digital Input (Dolby Digital/PCM): The Sonos PlayBase speaker connects to your television via its optical (toslink) digital input. The unit supports both Dolby Digital (5.1ch) and PCM (2ch) audio signals through its digital input. Make sure to turn your television's speakers off.

  • Dolby Digital: Your television's off-air and network movie apps can be delivered in Dolby Digital format to the PlayBase. The PlayBase will decode and utilize up to six discrete sound channels (five channels for center, right front, left front, right rear, and left rear; and 1 discrete Low-Frequency Effects (LFE) or subwoofer channel) available through the Dolby Digital format. Not compatible with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS HD, or any other surround format (only supports Dolby Digital 2ch to 5.1ch).
  • Stereo/PCM: AV sources connected to your TV (such as Blu-ray, cable/satellite, video game) are delivered in Stereo/PCM format to the PlayBase. The PlayBase will decode the Stereo/PCM format into a left front and right front channels directly from the 2 channel Stereo provided and will decode a matrixed center, right rear, left rear, and subwoofer channel from the audio signal.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

Mounting Options: The Sonos PlayBase can rest under the pedestal stand or between the pedestal feet of your flat-panel TV. The PlayBase can support TVs weighing up to 77 lbs with a pedestal stand that measure no more than 28.375" wide x 14.9375" deep. It can also fit in between a TV's pedestal feet that measure no less than 28.375" apart and 2.3125" high. In addition, you can simply place the Sonos PlayBase on a shelf that is located under or above the TV; allow at least 2" of open space around the speaker.

Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS): The layout of a room, and where a speaker is placed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App,  uses the microphone in your Apple iOS 8.0+ device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the Sonos PlayBase speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it. The Sonos PlayBase speaker already sounds fantastic, but Trueplay brings you even closer to how music should sound. Completing Trueplay tuning for a room takes approximately 3 minutes from start to finish.

Note: Trueplay is currently not compatible with Android.

Equalization (EQ): During the PlayBase setup process you will be guided through its audio calibration process. If desired, you can change the sound settings (bass, treble or loudness) for the Sonos PlayBase. Bass boosts lower frequencies, treble boosts higher frequencies, while loudness boosts both bass and treble to improve the sound at low volume.

Sound Options: The Sonos PlayBase offers various sound settings to customize your listening experience.

  • Speech Enhancements: The Speech Enhancement setting makes the TV dialog easier to hear.
  • Night Sound: The Night Sound setting adjusts the audio for night time viewing so you can reduce the volume and still experience proper balance and range. At lower volumes, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced.
  • Audio Delay (Lip Sync): You can increase or decrease the sound delay if the image on your TV and the sound from the PlayBase are not in sync.

TV Auto Play: When TV Auto Play is set to On, TV audio automatically plays through the PlayBase when you turn on your television. If music is playing when the TV is turned on, the music immediately stops and the PlayBase switches to TV audio.

IR Sensor: The Sonos PlayBase speaker does not come with a remote, but does offer a built-in IR sensor, so you can program your TV's remote control to operate volume up/down of the system. Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the speaker and TV remote to work together.

Wireless 5.1ch Speaker System: Add the Sonos Sub 1 Wireless Powered  Subwoofer and a pair of  Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, or Play:5 speakers for a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience (sub and speakers sold separately). Now you don't have to run wires to a powered sub or rear speakers to enjoy true 5.1ch audio. In conjunction with the Sonos Boost, you can even use the Sonos Connect:Amp as a rear amplifier with separate rear speakers; in this configuration you will still need to run wire between the rear speakers and the Connect:Amp (Boost, Connect:Amp, and speakers sold separately). 

Network Audio Features

Sonos Multiroom Eco-System: The PlayBase is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom music eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with the Playbar soundbar speaker and add other Sonos products - including the Sonos PLAY:1 / PLAY:3 / PLAY:5 powered speakers, the Sonos One voice-activated speaker, and the Sonos Connect:Amp / Connect zone players (all sold separately). With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Up to 32 Sonos devices can be connected in one system.

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: Sonos brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through SonosNet or WiFi.

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensure synchronous music playback, and avoid sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the Sonos wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the PlayBase, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The Sonos system's wireless range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network.
Notes:
  • You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable.
  • The Sonos proprietary mesh network will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance.
  • WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz (you will have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).

Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to built-in WiFi, the Sonos PlayBase is equipped with one Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps). Use it to wire directly to your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a SonosNET Boost setup.

Music Streaming Services: Sonos gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Online Music Services: Sonos works seamlessly with TuneIn, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, TIDAL, Deezer, SoundCloud, and more; plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.) Click here for the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid subscription.)
  • Music Libraries: Sonos supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Sonos can 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. Sonos indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). Sonos supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • iTunes Music: The Sonos wireless music system supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). Sonos can access your iTunes music files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device (4.0+) running the Sonos app.

Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control playback functions, search features, and multiroom audio distribution through the Sonos Controller app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) or the Sonos Controller software (for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up) - letting you control the entire Sonos eco-system from your compatible smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. The new navigation bar (My Sonos, Rooms, Browse, Search and More) at the bottom of the app makes finding what you're looking for effortless and moving between music quicker than ever. 

  • My Sonos: Organize your music with the My Sonos tab. It's the simplest way to combine and access all the music you love. Bringing together in one simple screen all your favorite songs, playlists, albums, podcasts and radio stations from across your different music services.
  • Now Playing: The Now Playing screen features album art and basic playback controls. For a deeper look into the music you're listening to, the "Info View" screen gives you artist bios, album reviews and concert listings. See related artist suggestions to discover a new band for your queue. You can also add to your playlists, delete songs from your library, and share tracks to Twitter or Facebook.
  • Rooms: You can choose to play different songs in different rooms, choose to group all rooms together to hear the same music throughout your home, or choose to group only certain rooms together for music playback. You can also crank up the volume for each room individually or together.
  • Browse & Search: Browse your music services, favorites, internet radio, personal music library and playlists. You can browse your music content by Album, Artist, Song, or Playlist. You can even search across all of your music services and files simultaneously, so you can find the music you love instantly.
  • More: Provides personalized & custom settings for your Sonos system. Adjust and audio settings like bass, treble, balance, and loudness for each room location.
Note: The Sonos device, Apple iOS/Android device, Windows PC, and/or Mac computer must be connected to the same wireless network.

AirPlay 2 (Firmware Update Availalbe): AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Sonos One, Play:5, Playbase speakers, and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on compatible Sonos speakers. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on a Sonos One, Play:5, or Playbase speaker. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room.

Note: Even though the Play:1, Play:3, Playbar, and other Sonos products are not AirPlay 2 compatible, you can still group these Sonos speakers with an AirPlay 2 compatible player (like the Sonos One, Play:5, or Playbase) to unlock AirPlay for your entire system.

Optional Voice Control: Through a free network software update you'll be able to control your Sonos system through any Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device (including the Sonos One, Amazon Echo, and Google Home - all sold separately). Specific control functions will vary by digital voice assistant.

  • Amazon Alexa: You can ask Alexa to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, & Spotify). Using the Alexa app, you can group your Sonos products and your Alexa-enabled devices together. This makes it easier for Alexa to control your Sonos products based on which room or area they are in. You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
  • Google Assistant: You can ask Google to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Google Play, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
Notes:
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assisant; choose either Alexa or Google Assistant (you cannot use both). You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa or Google Home app on your mobile device or computer. Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same wireless network.
  • Sonos and Alexa or Google Assistant work together using a single Amazon or Google account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll need to use a second Amazon or Google account if you'd like to use Alexa. An Amazon or Google account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.
  • Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos. Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.

Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a wireless router in your home network. If you don't have a wireless router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • The Sonos Controller app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) is required for system setup. Initial setup is not possible through the Sonos Controller software (for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up).
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Make sure all of your Sonos components have the latest software update installed.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos PlayBase supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the PlayBase and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available through Sonos Controller app. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

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Customer Q&A

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I have the Playbar with a SUB and two PLAY:5's in my living room. The two PLAY:5's replaced two PLAY:1's ... Now it's time to fix the bedroom. I truly appreciate not being limited by wires as to where I can place my speakers, best wireless system available. [ Jose  Mar 15, 2019 ]
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Sonos is awesome! Have one playbase, getting a 2nd! [ T  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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because it fits under the TV [ Richard  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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Already have Sonos devices and think they are the best in class. My current sound bar is just not cutting it when it comes to spoken word, With the option to enhance the spoken content in videos and shows I know I will enjoy my TV time more, and be able to listen to music when not watching TV. And the Scratch and Dent price was something I could not pass up, it was a real bargain. Thank you Crutchfield's again for hitting it out of the park for audio and video selections and prices. [ Rugbyball  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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Reviews and research [ Christopher  Sep 17, 2018 ]
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good reviews, happy with other SONOS products, this will add to my home SONOS systems and boost the sound on my bedroom TV [ JIM  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Have and enjoy Sonos equipment for many years. Needed good sound base. Will be alternate to stereo system for casual music and tv. [ BRADLEY  Jun 17, 2018 ]
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it was a coin toss with the playbar [ Scott  May 20, 2018 ]
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Love my first PlayBase which is a wonderful addition to our home, I bought the first as open box... that worked out so well I thought I would give S&D a shot. Fingers crossed! :) [ Tucker  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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Sonos Integration. And updates vs playbar [ Oscar  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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sounds great and has very good reviews [ PAT  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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to hopefully replace a Bose 321 system I already have sonos sub and numerous play 1 [ Gary  Mar 09, 2018 ]
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The form style, the bass sound and positive reviews. [ David  Feb 01, 2018 ]
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Inadequate speakers on current Smart TV [ Excell O.  Jan 06, 2018 ]
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Recommended by friend [ Katherine  Dec 17, 2017 ]
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Loved the design, and I'm a big fan of Sonos products. [ Andy  Dec 07, 2017 ]
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My TV stands on a table and the Sonos PlayBar would have blocked the ability to use the TV remote. The playbase provides the great sound without impacting the remote. [ Eric  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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We already have a sonos amp and were looking for a sound bar. We narrowed it down to the playbase or play bar. We ultimately chose the playbase because of the look and the fact we won't be using a sub. [ David  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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I have limited space and no room for a soundbar in front of the TV. [ Peter  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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Advisor helped me and this is why I bought from crutchfield. forgot his name [ Karen  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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Good review and well hidden since I have a pure audio system already [ D  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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Own and like and on sale [ JAMES J  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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I did quite a bit of research on Sonos products lately. The sale price convinced me to try it. [ W  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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I like Sonos and you all helped me reach the decision to buy this product. [ George  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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Have the full sonos ecosystem in every room at home, this is for a 4k othe living room with two PLAY:1s. There's still no better system on the market I've seen/heard. [ Derek  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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Size fit well for planned use as well as reviews. [ Ferret  Nov 15, 2017 ]
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Wanting to improve the sound from my TV, a sound base was the obvious solution. I needed one that sounded good and would fit under the TV and this one appears to fit the bill. The ability to extend it in the future to a full 5.1 setup was also attractive. [ Howard Anthony  Sep 24, 2017 ]
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Excellent reviews [ william  Sep 20, 2017 ]
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Works with my 65" TV [ KATHRYN J  Sep 17, 2017 ]
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the house we rented for vacation this year had this system....it sounded totally awesome [ troy  Sep 10, 2017 ]
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for the great sound [ Michael A.  Sep 09, 2017 ]
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I am a big fan of Sonos components. They are so easy to setup and use. It is very easy for my wife to select and play music. I am choosing the Playbase to replace the stereo setup that I currently use to play the TV thru. [ Robert  Aug 08, 2017 ]
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Have other Sono's products - They are great! [ G DON  Aug 08, 2017 ]
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I have two no. 1s. Very pleased. Just sold my Definitive Technology surround sound system. Decided to go with the Sonos playbase to supplement. [ David  Jul 21, 2017 ]
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Sound, style and performance. [ Devin  Jul 17, 2017 ]
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Strong reviews. Unlike sound bar, doesn't block bottom of my TV on the stand. Sonos' app that allows all music to be in just one app - particularly Google Play [ Justin Alan  Jun 17, 2017 ]
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Hard choice between soundbar and base because I'd like to upgrade in the next few years to a mounting tv but went with what I have now, old school tv. [ MICHAEL J  Jun 17, 2017 ]
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Chose Playbase over Playbar because it will fit under my wife's bedroom TV. [ Michael  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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My only option for a "TV soundbar" was to be able to place a TV on top of it. The PLAYBASE satisfies that requirement. [ Jim  Jun 03, 2017 ]
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Like Sonos products [ John  Jun 02, 2017 ]
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I've heard nothing but good reviews and it fits my needs exactly. My TV is not wall mounted and I have limited space for speakers and this seems like it will fit the bill perfectly. [ Raul  May 15, 2017 ]
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I'm already a Sonos addict, buying a new television, so had to get a playbase [ Jeffrey  May 12, 2017 ]
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Cool factor! [ 1615 SAWDUST  May 08, 2017 ]
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Excellent reviews, both by professionals and users. [ KEITH L  May 08, 2017 ]
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Got a subwoofer from Crutchfield and wanted to get a Playbar or Playbase to go with it. Decided to try the newer model. [ DAN  May 06, 2017 ]
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Looking for better TV sound and really like the Sonos products and systems. [ Matthieu  May 05, 2017 ]
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Needed a compact sound solution for my TV. After reading many reviews of Sonos products, decided to order the Sonos Playbase. Crutchfield's 60 day return policy took the risk out of the decision. [ Michael  May 01, 2017 ]
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Always have loved Sonos products, I had been interested in the playbar for quite awhile but once I had seen this I had to have it. Especially with the sub being integrated into the unit. [ Tucker  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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Needed playbar for my SONOS system that would not block sensor on new TV. [ Michael  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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I have one and it's the best sound in a house full of Sonos products. A must have for the 2nd TV. [ J  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Because North Carolina won the NCAA title and the Playbase became available online just now. [ Robert  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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Already a Sonos owner, this seems the best answer to improving TV sound and adding to my sonos house system [ David  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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To match my furniture [ Daniel  Oct 06, 2018 ]
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I love Sonos and I am adding this to my existing system [ Marc  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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Love the looks and read lot of great reviews on how great it sounds [ Angel  Jan 30, 2018 ]
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Reviews, simplicity, Sonos reputation. [ Rod  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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The Play 1 Speakers have been so amazing it was time to complete the surround sound with the play base. Really great sound and so easy to use. [ Robert  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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I own Sonos products, and they are the best. [ PHILIP A  Jul 16, 2017 ]
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Because Sonos has great audio, I have 4 different units in my house and most important it is Dual Voltage since I am currently stationed in Germany. [ Antonio  Jun 29, 2017 ]
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Wanted to add on to existing white Play 1 speakers. Also I'm very impressed with Sonos sound quality! [ Anthony  May 27, 2017 ]
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7 questions already asked

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Can I use my directv remote to control volume or will Inhave to use two remotes?
[ George  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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If you use the optical cable from your TV or satellite box to the Playbase your regular remote will control the volume for TV. All other sources will need the Sonos app. Switching is automatic when the TV comes on.
[ Robert  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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Yes, the playbase will allow you to use almost any remote to control volume, and it's very easy to program during initial setup.
[ Benjamin  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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You should be able to. I do it with my century link prism box. You plug it into the IR slot on back of tv and adjust tv settings I recall.
[ Matthew  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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The playbase plays the audio from your source. You will able to use you remote to control the volume.
[ SUJINDER  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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You can program playbase to work with volume control of any infared remote. if your direct tv is infared (you point it at the tv to change volume) then it will work.
[ Brett  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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I measured the width of the base for my tv (Samsung UN55JS700DF) and it's 32'', but it doesn't seem like this would fit on the PLAYBASE. Is that an accurate assessment?
[ michael  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. I would say so. If you TV has pedestal feet that are wide enough apart it could work there too. Here are the specs from the "Details" tab: Mounting Options: The Sonos PlayBase can rest under the pedestal stand or between the pedestal feet of your flat-panel TV. The PlayBase can support TVs weighing up to 77 lbs with a pedestal stand that measure no more than 28.375" wide x 14.9375" deep. It can also fit in between a TV's pedestal feet that measure no less than 28.375" apart and 2.3125" high. In addition, you can simply place the Sonos PlayBase on a shelf that is located under or above the TV; allow at least 2" of open space around the speaker.
[ Kenny  Jul 22, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does the playbase REQUIRE access to a network? I'm interested in it for the sound quality and plan to plug it directly into my blu-ray player. The home I'll be using it in is completely off the grid with no broadband access. I do have an iphone if that is needed for setup and also have a spare router that I can use if necessary, but other than lte access on my phone, I have no internet access. I don't plan to use it for streaming music - only for producing good sound when I watch movies.
[ RichH  May 15, 2017 ]
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You can use the Playbase as a stand alone system through the optical cable. The volume can be adjusted with buttons on the unit, but I don't think you are able to access the Night Mode or Dialogue Enhancement without your phone being connected. That being said, you might be able to connect your phone to the unit with a "dummy" Wi-Fi from your router without needing internet. You probably need internet to use the TruPlay feature, though, since this goes through their algorithm to work. It's a great sounding and very functional speaker on its own, but it would be a shame to miss out on these cool features.
[ Robert Adam  May 15, 2017 ]
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Is there a weight limit on the TV that will sit on top of the PLAYBASE?
[ Ann  Apr 21, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. The PLAYBASE supports TVs weighing up to 77 lbs. You can find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Apr 21, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will the Xfinity X1 remote control work with this product to control the volume ?
[ john  Apr 18, 2017 ]
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Even though I use Xfinity for my cable provider I use the TiVo Bolt for my cable box. I can tell you that the TiVo remote works fantastic with the playbase.
[ Anthony  Apr 18, 2017 ]
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Will the Sonos Playbase turn on automatically when the Tv is turned on?
[ Rod  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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Yes, the Sonos software is excellent, will give you the option of "following" the television when the TV is powered on.
[ KEITH L  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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When you have a direct audio output cable from the TV (or cable box) to the Playbase, the answer is yes. It senses the TV audio and switches to that source. The cable has to be an optical cable, so check your TV first beforehand.
[ Robert  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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Yes the Playbase comes on automatically when the TV turns on and goes into Standby on its own after the TV is turned off.
[ Daniel  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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Yes, it turns on when the TV is turned on.
[ Matthieu  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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yes, it is seamless
[ Kirk  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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Will this fit under a Samsung UN55KS8000?
[ Anthony  Apr 04, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. Yes it looks like it will. Your TV has 2 1/2 inches clearance on the stands. The PLAYBASE is 2 5/16 inches high so it is very close. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Apr 04, 2017 ]  Staff
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