Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Music System, Black

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Undock your iPhone and unlock your music. With the Sonos Play:5 wireless music system and your iPhone, you can enjoy unlimited music, room-filling sound and wireless control. No docking required.

The Play5 is a complete wireless music system that works wherever you want music. Setting it up is incredibly easy - simply plug it in. No technical or wiring expertise is required. There are no speakers or audio equipment to connect. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and a router to get started. One Sonos player in your system must be connected to your router via Ethernet and then the rest of your Sonos players (if you have more than one) will work wirelessly. Or if your router is in a room where you don’t want music, you can use a ZoneBridge (available separately) to allow your players to work wirelessly in the rest of your home.

If you want music in another room, simply add more Sonos players to your house without adding wires. And when the party moves outside or to another room, just pick up the S5 with the convenient, built-in handle and take the music with you.

The S5 liberates the music on your computer and the Internet so you can play it all over the house. Wherever there’s a player, you can listen to your entire collection of iTunes music, plus thousands of free Internet radio stations. And it works seamlessly with the most popular music services so you can stream millions of songs and stations from the Internet to the rooms of your choice. You can even connect the S5 to your favorite audio source such as an iPod or CD player and listen on all the Sonos players throughout your house.

Got an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? Simply download the free Sonos Controller app and turn it into a full-fledged Sonos Controller that works over your home WiFi network. If you want a dedicated controller that everyone in the house can use, the touch screen Sonos Controller 200 is available separately. Got a desktop or laptop? Then use the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC for added control. They all work together seamlessly so mix and match to your heart’s content.

If you have multiple Sonos 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.

The S5 uses 5 speakers to deliver superior sound to any room. It provides crystal-clear, high-quality sound that rivals much larger, more complicated systems. A subwoofer produces powerful bass while two mid-range drivers and two tweeters fill out the sound.

Compatible with
AirPlay-enable Apple devices
Apple AirPlay, Audio line in, 3.5mm headphone socket, 2 x ethernet ports
H21.5 x W36.5 x D12.5cm
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Radio tuner


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Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Music System 4.7 5 38 38
Amazing Sonos I purchased two Play 1's for Kitchen and Conservatory and a Play 5 for the lounge all connected via the Sonos Bridge. The Play 1's pack a punch for their size without any sign of distortion. The Play 5 quality is amazing too and can certainly fill a large lounge. However I must admit I did miss the stereo separation I got from my traditional speaker system so I have just added another Play 5 and created a stereo pair. What a difference this has made and I would recommend this set up as it is well worth the extra investment. The Sonos controller App is easy to use and having a spotty premium account just opens up a whole world of music to play through your system. Very pleased with my purchase and service from John Lewis. Only thing to watch out for is making sure you pick up the right colour speaker as it is not very clearly marked as to if it is white or black. 11 April 2014
Really impressive gadget Bought the sonos 5 a couple of weeks ago and have been really impressed with the quality of sound and ease of use. Setup took seconds to once app was download and connectd to sonos 5 would defiantly recommend 01 April 2014
Great sound, Easy to set up. Flexible music Having read and heard much about Sonos, I decided to jump in. So far the experience is a great one. Once linked to our NAS drive we have all the music we could shake a sizeable stick at. Even the kids (4 and 6 yrs old) want to be part of it. Although it's great they don't (yet) have control of the smart phones to operate it. 18 March 2014
Brilliant value! I spent ages researching all of the options available but Sonos seemed to be the most complete package available in terms of integration. Sound quality is great as is the interface. My music library is stored on a Western digital NAS drive and this works faultlessly, negating any need to turn a PC on or plug anything in. I would definitely recommend! 06 March 2014
Brilliant! Wanted to release our music collection from hard disc on PC and have easy access to internet radio and albums from iPod and iPad. Works superbly with the free Sonos App! Very easy set-up. We purchased one of these speakers plus the Play 1 for an upstairs bedroom. Cannot recommend highly enough. 25 January 2014
Wow! Great sound, fills the downstairs of our house beautifully - best speakers ever and good value. 21 January 2014
Impressive piece of kit Not cheap but I reckon you get what you pay for. Don't expect the best sound quality in the world. (I work in broadcasting.) I would say it's "Good-Fi" Nevertheless, the Sonos' total simplicity, build quality and sheer elegance are compelling. My sole gripe is that you have to go to a Play 5 in order to get a headphone socket. You kind of feel it could be done at a lower price but heck, you're dust soon enough. JL staff as helpful and knowledgeable as ever. Buy one today. 18 January 2014
Amazing! I'd read so much about the Sonos range prior to buying that I knew what I would be letting myself in for, but the Sonos 5 actually exceeds my expectations! The sound quality is simply awesome, the setup time is negligible, and the usability is a thing to behold. Couple this with a Spotify subscription and you'll never need to buy a CD again. 14 January 2014
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