Who wouldn’t want to live in a house with an unbelievably amazing sound bar? Let’s be real here – entertainment has become a more important ingredient in the daily lives of people. No matter how old you are, you will definitely be able to enjoy a sound bar system at home. Be it for party music, or watching movies, a sound bar system will bolster your home theatre and give you a better overall experience.
Excellent sound quality for music and movies, a powerful optional subwoofer and a mixed surround-sound performance – that’s exactly what Sonos Playbar Sound bar system is all about!
Since its launch in 2005, the Sonos play bar sound bar system has won accolades and an extensive fan base thanks to an early focus on getting into the digital music libraries that consumers based on after the iPod’s launch in 2001. If you are an Oprah fan, the rave reviews found here should give you an idea on the brand’s strength and reputation. Over the years, Sonos has been working to keep themselves up to the revolving mobile world with an ever evolving graphic interface that, in today’s version, brings the benefits of room, source, and track selection to intuitive touch screen apps that run on smart phones and tablets.
For those unfamiliar, we initially start by plugging one Sonos component into a network router to create a connection to the Internet and to our home PC or hard drive where our personal music is stored and ready to play. Sonos offers several high powered speaker systems and two player modules that constantly feed music into either an existing hi-fi system or into a pair of speakers.
Once the component is talking to the home network through a wired connection, all the other components work through SonosNet, Sonos proprietary mesh wireless technology in which each device functions as both a transmitter and receiver. This means we can add rooms or listening zones at increasing distance from the bridge component as long as each has another nearby Sonos device the signal can cascade through.
With the introduction of the new Play bar, Sonos has added yet another device to its ecosystem. We could think of it as a self powered speaker like the Play: 3 or Play: 5 and it’ll function that way with all the usual Sonos music sources. But with this Trojan horse foray into the home theater space, Sonos has made a bold step to give us its system to a much broader audience. It’s a fascinating product, buoyed with clever engineering and some savvy compromises made for the single purpose of simplicity and operational elegance, not all of which we agree with. But we have got to admire the considerable thought that went into the details and the execution.
The Play bar has nine drivers, with seven on the front baffle. There’s a center-channel array in the middle consisting of a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter flanked by a pair of 3-inch aluminum cone woofers. Pairs of matching woofers sit flush to either end, augmented by angled matching tweeters on the end caps that fire 45 degrees out to bounce mid and high frequencies off your room’s side walls with the intent of enhancing soundstage width and creating a faux-surround effect. Each driver is powered by its own dedicated Class D switching amplifier, though Sonos won’t say how many watts to each or in total.
Sonos describes the Play bar alone as a three-channel sound bar, though it has onboard Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus decoding to utilize the surround channels in a 5.1 bit stream, and it does throw surround information toward the back of the room. But it’s not as simple as funneling, say, the left channel information straight into the left side drivers. A digital signal processor monitors the signal and directs the sound based on frequency.
If you’re looking for a sound bar that will meet your expectations, Sonos will be able to do that. In fact, the Sonos Playbar Sound Bar has the ability to EXCEED your expectations. This sound system is one of the best in the market right now. There are tons of positive reviews for Sonos’ sound bar system and for good reason!
The sound bar system is easy to use. It is newbie-friendly and most importantly, you will be able to enjoy it without having to worry about complicated technical stuff.
Considering its price, quality, efficiency, and durability – the Sonos Playbar Sound Bar is an absolute STEAL! Don’t think twice about getting one if you’re in need of a new sound bar system. Sonos will definitely exceed your expectations!