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You want great sound, but you also don't want to be eating ramen noodles for a month to pay big bucks for a high-end speaker, so what do you do? Well, we've got your answer, and it's the Play:1 wireless speaker from Sonos. This speaker packs a powerful sound in a small package. Expert Reviews call it “the best budget multi-room speaker.”
What exactly makes the Play:1 so great? A lot of things, actually, from its technical specs to the mind-blowing number of ways it can connect and be used. We'll cover all the details for you, so you can see exactly why this speaker is a great choice for any music lover.
Allow us to get technical for a second, so we can explain exactly why this little speaker sounds so great. The Play:1 uses two state-of-the-art digital class-D amplifiers individually coupled with two speaker drivers, so you get amazing sound in any sized room. One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency response, and a dedicated mid-woofer delivers a faithful reproduction of midrange frequencies and a deep, rich bass. All filter setting, active equalization, and time-alignment are performed digitally through modern DSP circuitry for an all-digital sound architecture, giving you amazing quality sound. And Sonos' Trueplay technology measures the acoustics in any room – analyzing things like size, layout, and even furnishings, and fine-tunes your Play:1 to make sure the sound is fantastic, no matter where you place the speaker.
Basically, all this jargon means one thing: this speaker has been engineered to make great sound.
Once you get your hands on this amazing speaker, you're going to need some awesome music to pump through it! Sonos has got you covered, with over 100,000 free, pre-loaded radio stations, shows, and podcasts. Yup – free. Tune in without even needing to turn on your computer. It also works seamlessly with (get ready for a huge list here): Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Radio by TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Rdio, Qobuz, TIDAL and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. So no matter where you get your music, the Play:1 can keep up. And if you've already got a huge music library on your computer, you can play them easily too, because the Play:1 supports all the most popular audio formats. And of course it plays nice with your smartphone or tablet too – Sonos wirelessly plays your iTunes music direct from your device to any room in your house. All this means that you have access to millions of songs. You'll literally never run out of things to listen to. (Even if you're picky).
The Play:1 weighs only 4 lbs (1.85 kg), and measures a nice little 6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 inches (161.45 X 119.7 x 119.7 mm). The rounded design doesn't skimp on aesthetics, and you can choose black or white to complement your space. You have quick access to your music even if you don't have a controller in your hand, with simple buttons on the speaker for quick volume and track control. It's even designed to withstand high humidity, so feel free to rock out in the shower!
We're guessing you already have enough remotes in your life, so no need to add another just for your speaker. Sonos has a free controller app for Android, IOS, PC, and Mac so you can control your speaker from the palm of your hand anywhere in your house, even if you have more than one Sonos speaker. Use the free app to search for songs and stations and even adjust the volume.
Have a lot of music lovers in your family, but can't agree on what to listen to? Give everyone their own speaker and play a different song in every room, at the same time. Or turn it into a party by playing the same song in different rooms simultaneously, without annoying echoes or delays. You can even put two speakers in the same room and pair them together for true stereo sound. And the Play:1 is wireless, so it's easy to move the party to the backyard, deck, or any corner of your house. Don't stop the music, baby!
With all this technology, you'd think it would take a genius to get this all set up, but fear not – set up is easy peasy. The Sonos System set up software gives you simple on-screen prompts, so a few little taps and you'll be playing music all over the house in minutes. And since it's wireless, you won't have to get tangled up in wires to enjoy great sound either.
CNET raves that “The Sonos Play:1 finally brings the company's wireless audio magic to the masses, in a fantastically designed compact speaker.” Grab one today and see how mighty this little, inexpensive speaker can be!
The Play 1 offers much more than its price tag suggests.What Hi Fi
Can a speaker of this size, at this price, deliver a premium quality sound? Yes, it can, and the Play 1 does exactly that. The sound quality of the Play 1 is incredible. It delivers a rich and full sound that can fill a room with deep and defined lows, warm mids and crystal clear highs. The Play 1 includes two perfectly tuned Class D amplifiers, which are designed to reproduce the timbres from your favourite songs accurately. Combine this famous Sonos audio quality, with its portability, wireless features and price and you get a wireless speaker that you cannot fault.
The build quality of the Sonos Play 1 is premium. It is superior to some products costing 10x the price. The Sonos Play:1 has clean lines and colours and can withstand the moisture found in a bathroom - perfect for those who love to listen to music in the shower, bath or spa. Thankfully, the Play 1's volume capabilities can drown out even the most horrendous of shower-singers.
Having set up many Sonos devices here at our store in Brisbane, I can comfortably say that it's an easy and extremely quick and pain-free process. set up takes less than 5 minutes via the smartphone/tablet app and a simple ethernet cable and modem/router. If you need additional assistance, we will happily walk you through, step by step over the phone or in-store. Our product support can save you money because you won't need to pay someone to come out and set it up for you. Once connected, it stays that way, unlike some other wireless speakers and digital streamers. There's nothing more annoying than having to wait for an app to search for devices every time you want to listen to music. Thankfully, you will never have this issue with Sonos, as they have produced a great, user-friendly app that makes setting up and using Sonos products enjoyable!
The Sonos app allows music lovers to find quickly the Song, Album or Artist they wish to play, but it also allows music lovers to discover new music easily, which can be difficult with other devices. If you're like me, waiting for an unreliable, slow app or website is incredibly frustrating. Sonos have invested a lot of effort into the user experience, creating a truly seamless and delightful experience.
The price point of the Sonos Play 1 is hard to believe! A product of this quality, immersive sound and with its set of modern features, available for this price and in Australia, is unbelievable. We receive constant feedback that we pass on to the Brand and it's distributors. The Sonos line has incredible feedback from our customers, who keep coming back to add more devices to their Sonos system(s).
With the advances in wireless connectivity, you can easily set up an incredible multi-room audio experience with Sonos devices. If you're looking to extend your audio experience, now or in the future, you can't go wrong with checking out these products below: Sonos Play 3Sonos Play 5Sonos ConnectSonos soundbar
Spotify - Deezer - Soundcloud - Tidal - Pandora - Google Play Music - Hype Machine - rdio - 7 Digital - Tunein - Concert Vault - Stitcher - DAR fm Record Radio - Hearts of Space - CalmRadio - Shuffler.FM - Radionomy - RadioPup - Spreaker - Tribe of Noise - Live 365 - Saavn - Mixcloud - Soundmachine - Rhapsody - Napster. + Play music from your PC, Mac, Phone, Tablet and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices such as a USB or External HDD.
Sonos-designedHardware and software custom-designed by Sonos to produce rich, powerful sound, Hi Fi sound that's crystal clear at any volume.AmplifierTwo Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.TweeterOne tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency response.Mid-WooferOne mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of midrange frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments, as well as delivery of deep, rich bass.Stereo PairTurn two PLAY:1s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger, and deeper sound.5.1 Home TheatreAdd two PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience.
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