Don’t want to have to choose between amazing sound and a friendly price tag? The Play:3 wireless speaker from Sonos wouldn’t dream of making you pick just one. It combines the best of room-filling sound with a small footprint and a price that will keep your wallet happy. It’s also won a hefty number of awards, including Product of the Year in 2012, and Digital Trends raves that “no other network audio solution that we know of makes it this easy and this much fun to enjoy your favourite music.”
So what makes the Play:3 so great? A lot of things, actually, from its impressive 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 the go-to choice for any music lover.
Allow us to get technical for a second, so we can explain exactly why this speaker sounds so great. The Play:3 uses three state-of-the-art digital class-D amplifiers individually coupled with three speaker drivers, so you get amazing sound in any sized room. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes, and two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fill out the sound. 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:3 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:3 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:3 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).
Want to fit the Play:3 into a tight spot? No problem – it’s small enough to fit almost anywhere at 5.2x10.5x6.3 inches, and can be wall mounted. A great feature is that it can be placed horizontally or vertically and will automatically adjust based on its orientation, so you always get great sound no matter how you place it. Choose black or white to compliment your space. And you have quick access to your music even if you don’t have a controller in your hand, with simple controls on the speaker for sound that double as pause and skip track buttons. Rubber feet are a nice little added feature too, so you can rock out in the bedroom without worrying about scratches on the nightstand.
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 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:3 is so compact that 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 – setup is easy peasy. The Sonos System Setup 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.
Music Australia Guide says “This isn’t a music lover’s dream: it’s reality.” The Play:3 looks and sounds like a high-end, $2,000 sound system, but you can’t beat the price. Tons of music. Great sound. Beautiful design. The Play:3 by Sonos will change how you find a listen to music.
AmplifierThree Class-D digital amplifiersSpeakersThree driver speaker system – one tweeter, two mid-range drivers, and one bass radiator. Each driver of the product is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier.Stereo Pair settingAllows you to group two PLAY:3s in the same room with one PLAY:3 serving as the left channel and the other as the right channel. Audio formats supportedSupport for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates.Note: Apple "Fairplay", WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded.Music services supportedSonos works seamlessly with most music services, including Deezer, Google Play, Pandora and Spotify. For a complete list see http://www.sonos.com/music.Operating systems (for stored files)Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or greater; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFSInternet radio supportedStreaming MP3, WMAAlbum art supportedJPEG, PNG, BMP, GIFPlaylists supportediTunes® Rhapsody, WinAmp® Windows Media Player® and MusicMatch™ (.m3u, .pls, .wpl)Playback modesCrossfade, shuffle, repeat