Posted Wed Mar 8, 2017 at 07:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The company's latest audio device has been detailed.
Sonos has announced the upcoming launch of its newest home audio product, the PLAYBASE. The thin speaker is designed to sit under a customer's TV, offering home theater sound and music streaming.
"When we think about what product we’ll invent next, we think first about the home, and the role each of our products play in the home. What we realized is that PLAYBAR only met the need of the small percentage of homes where people mount their televisions on the wall," said Sonos CEO, Patrick Spence. "We saw a tremendous opportunity to deliver great sound in great style for the majority of homes where the TV sits on a piece of furniture. It was a huge challenge where we pushed the boundaries of design, acoustics, materials, wireless and software, and we can’t wait for people to bring it home."
The PLAYBASE can support TVs up to 77 pounds, measures just 58 mm in height, and features 10 custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers, including six mid-range, three tweeters, and one woofer. The device can connect to home theater displays through an optical cable. Likewise, the speaker can expand to other rooms by connecting wirelessly to a user's Sonos home sound system, providing robust music streaming support with access to more than 80 music services.
"We have built a product that can not only handle the complexities of home theater – delivering open and natural sound, clear dialogue, and immersive bass that fills the room – but also fits perfectly in any home environment,” said Giles Martin, Sound Experience Leader at Sonos.
The Sonos PLAYBASE ($699) will start shipping on April 4. Pre-orders are now available exclusively for current Sonos owners.
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