Sonos’ PLAYBAR sound bar system that was announced last month is now available from The sound bar connects to a TV or receiver via a single optical cable and will use it’s built in sensors to calibrate and adjust the EQ to match the room. The sound is provide by a 9 speaker with each speaker being powered by a Class D app.

The PLAYBAR isn’t cheap coming in at £599 from but if the sound quality is a good as other Sonos products it may well be worth taking a look at. We should have a review posted soon.

Press Release:

The Soundbar for Music Lovers:

LONDON, United Kingdom – March 5, 2013 – The Sonos PLAYBAR, the soundbar for music lovers, is now available for purchase at and many retailers around the globe. PLAYBAR brings immersive HiFi sound to the TV, and streams all the music on earth through one easy-to-use player. The Sonos PLAYBAR retails for £599.

PLAYBAR’s powerful nine-driver array and unique acoustic software deliver immersive audio for movies and games, huge waves of live concert sound and wireless streaming for popular music streaming services such as Spotify,  Napster, Rdio and

“Delivering outstanding sound for all the music on earth is the core of Sonos,” said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. “With PLAYBAR, we applied our unwavering focus on audio quality and simplicity to the TV to create a single solution that addresses all of your audio needs for the living room.”

Designed for easy setup and use, PLAYBAR connects to the TV with a single optical cable and understands common audio formats output by TVs including Dolby® Digital. PLAYBAR also works seamlessly with all other Sonos components: pair PLAYBAR with the award-winning SONOS SUB for deep waves of bass and add a pair of PLAY:3s to act as wireless surround speakers for an immersive 5.1 home theatre surround sound experience.

For more information on SONOS PLAYBAR, including technical specifications and more, please visit

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Sonos PLAYBAR TV spot:


Founded in 2002, Sonos is the leading manufacturer of wireless HiFi systems. With Sonos you can stream all the music on earth wirelessly, from any source to every room and control it with your Android® smartphone or tablet, iOS device, Mac and PC. In addition to playing your personal digital music collection, The Sonos Wireless HiFi System gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations by partnering with Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify and many more. The award-winning system is available at more than 11,000 retailers in over 65 countries worldwide; or direct at Sonos is a privately held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA, Hilversum, Netherlands, Windsor, UK, Beijing and Shenzhen, China and Penang, Malaysia. For more information, please visit: Sonos.comblog.sonos.comFacebook/Sonos@Sonos,Pinterest, Instagram @Sonos and

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