Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base : Excellent quality, superb sound, great addition to the sonos family.

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I had been thinking about buying the soundbase since it’s release in april but was put off by the price. Finally gave in when the price dropped to £649 and glad that i did. It arrived quicker than expected and it was very easy to set up. I have some sonos play 1 speakers and now use them to create surround sound for the tv. As others have said the sound is amazing, the depth of tonal quality and base is great. When using the soundbase to play music it is something else, i can hear things that i normally wouldn’t using another system. Of course i have to wait for my other half to go out so that i can turn up the volume.

Another first class sonos product. The sonos playbase is the 6th speaker from the santa barbara based consumer audio company which started business in 2002. They have been the pioneers in multi-room wireless speakers and continue to lead the way. Many other companies have now started to produce their equivalents however sonos ease of use and years of experience keep them ahead of the packthe latest addition to their line up is essentially their playbar which they released in 2013 but in a different form factor. The playbar is designed to be mounted on the wall below your wall mounted tv however it can also be mounted on top of your hifi cabinet. Whereas the playbase is designed to be solely mounted on top of your hifi cabinet and as the name suggests a base for which you mount your tv on. According to statistics the majority of people who buy new tv’s do not wall mount them so hence why sonos introduced this option. The playbase is a wireless home cinema speaker that you connect to your tv with an optical cable. Not only can it play sounds from your tv but it replaces your hifi as well. Using the easy to use sonos app on your smartphone or tablet you can stream music that is stored on those devices or if you subscribe to the growing number of music streaming services such as spotify, deezer, apple music, google play music, amazon etc then you can stream that music also.

Not only for use with the television but also as stand by itself for songs-streaming. When positioned beneath de television you can hardly recognice it as a soundsystem.Here are the specifications for the Sonos PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base:

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  • TV sound and music you can feel, from a speaker that blends into your room’s design effortlessly.
  • Two-in-one. Adds cinema sound for your TV. And streams music, too.
  • Simple two-cable setup. One connects to the power. One connects to your TV.
  • Works with your existing TV remote.Securely supports TVs up to 77 lbs (35 kg).
  • Syncs wirelessly with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound.

Just mined blowing seems amazing go obtain a person thats all i can say ull hardly ever require to go cinima once again hooked up with a sixty five inch 4k tv set.

Not only for use with the television but also as stand by itself for songs-streaming. When positioned beneath de television you can hardly recognice it as a soundsystem.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great home cinema system
  • Excellent sound for TV and Music
  • Amazing product best for Sonos users

A person optical cable from telly to sonos. And is also a brilliant streaming music speaker. Expensive but golden quality for people who can pay for it.

This is a good home cinema starter. Your television set goes appropriate on top of it so you really don’t have to fret about it becoming too tall and so forth. The sound high quality is remarkable. Pretty crisp and clear even at higher volumes. You can very easily pair the playbase with the sub and e. 2 play 1s like i have for dolby digital five. The full set up system took me five minutes inc setting up the update.

Excellent sound for tv and music. Recently bought my first sonos products, 2 play 1’s to be used in stereo and was blown away. I didn’t realise how addictive it would become. I’ve bought this to add to the home setup replacing an old bose 2. 1 system that i used with the tv. Honestly, the sound on this is great, for both tv and music. It compares to 2 separate speakers and a v large subwoofer in my old setup, taking up less space and looking better in the process. I haven’t connected directly to my tv as it doesn’t have an optical out, so the optical out for my htpc goes straight to the playbase. I’ve encountered no issues so far, speech is all in sync and when it detects the optical source, it switches to tv output on the playbase. V impressed and happy with my purchase.

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Excellent sound for tv and music. Recently bought my first sonos products, 2 play 1’s to be used in stereo and was blown away. I didn’t realise how addictive it would become. I’ve bought this to add to the home setup replacing an old bose 2. 1 system that i used with the tv. Honestly, the sound on this is great, for both tv and music. It compares to 2 separate speakers and a v large subwoofer in my old setup, taking up less space and looking better in the process. I haven’t connected directly to my tv as it doesn’t have an optical out, so the optical out for my htpc goes straight to the playbase. I’ve encountered no issues so far, speech is all in sync and when it detects the optical source, it switches to tv output on the playbase. V impressed and happy with my purchase.

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Premium sound with an elegant, practical design. Brilliant bit of kit, sound is great, looks nice and fits nicely under my tv. As a bonus, walking around the room waving my phone around tuning the sound made me feel like a star trek away team member scanning for temporal anomalies.

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Premium sound with an elegant, practical design. Brilliant bit of kit, sound is great, looks nice and fits nicely under my tv. As a bonus, walking around the room waving my phone around tuning the sound made me feel like a star trek away team member scanning for temporal anomalies.

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This is a great home cinema starter. Your tv goes right on top of it so you don’t have to worry about it being too tall etc. The sound quality is amazing. Very crisp and clear even at high volumes. You can easily pair the playbase with the sub and e. 2 play 1s like i have for dolby digital 5. The whole setup process took me 5 mins inc installing the update.
This is a great home cinema starter. Your tv goes right on top of it so you don’t have to worry about it being too tall etc. The sound quality is amazing. Very crisp and clear even at high volumes. You can easily pair the playbase with the sub and e. 2 play 1s like i have for dolby digital 5. The whole setup process took me 5 mins inc installing the update.

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This with some trepidation but i went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so. I bought this with some trepidation but i went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so glad i did. It alongside its little sonos friends and sub fill my home with beautiful sounds everyday.
This with some trepidation but i went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so. I bought this with some trepidation but i went with the great reviews and took a leap of faith and so glad i did. It alongside its little sonos friends and sub fill my home with beautiful sounds everyday.
Just mined blowing sounds amazing go buy one thats all i can say ull never need to go cinima again hooked up with a 65 inch 4k tv.
Just mined blowing sounds amazing go buy one thats all i can say ull never need to go cinima again hooked up with a 65 inch 4k tv.
One optical cable from telly to sonos. And is also a brilliant streaming music speaker. Pricey but golden quality for those who can afford it.

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One optical cable from telly to sonos. And is also a brilliant streaming music speaker. Pricey but golden quality for those who can afford it.
Easy set up, custom settings and superb sound. Superb sound and the set up was so easy. Love the advanced settings where the back l+r speakers settings can be customised when in tv mode and different for music mode.

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Easy set up, custom settings and superb sound. Superb sound and the set up was so easy. Love the advanced settings where the back l+r speakers settings can be customised when in tv mode and different for music mode.

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Having already had two play 1’s i was tempted to purchase the playbase. Linking the playbase to the two play 1, i now have awesome sound in my room. Make sure you change the sound settings in all your devices. Once done, you’ll be blown away. Yes it’s a lot of money, but you won’t be disappointed.

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Having already had two play 1’s i was tempted to purchase the playbase. Linking the playbase to the two play 1, i now have awesome sound in my room. Make sure you change the sound settings in all your devices. Once done, you’ll be blown away. Yes it’s a lot of money, but you won’t be disappointed.

This review is from : SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White

I have started to invest in the sonos ecosystem, but somewhat timidly. Then after 6 months i bought another sonos 1. What amazed me was not only their sound but ease of use, being able to group them together etc and the easy app and spotify integration. I had been eyeing up a sonos playbar when i was offered the opportunity to test the playbase which i jumped at. Being a base, you literally place your tv on i assumed it was big but upon its arrival two thing gripped me. Inside the box you get a quick start guide, power cable, ethernet cable and optical cable.
I have started to invest in the sonos ecosystem, but somewhat timidly. Then after 6 months i bought another sonos 1. What amazed me was not only their sound but ease of use, being able to group them together etc and the easy app and spotify integration. I had been eyeing up a sonos playbar when i was offered the opportunity to test the playbase which i jumped at. Being a base, you literally place your tv on i assumed it was big but upon its arrival two thing gripped me. Inside the box you get a quick start guide, power cable, ethernet cable and optical cable.

This review is from : SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White

Amazing product best for sonos users. Sonos playbasethis is a complete and long review. If you want the summary, scroll to the bottom. Cheersi’m a bit of an audiophile and i currently have a complete 5. 1 surround sound system via an av amp but have used soundbars in the past; specifically a high-end sony offering. So i was delighted to be given the opportunity to try-out this device from sonos. Sonos are well known for their wireless home audio players. I own several of their devices; two play 1s, one play 5 and a connect. When you buy a new tv, their inbuilt speakers tend to be pretty poor so buyers, like me, opt to but separate sound systems to get better sound. In this field you have many options ranging from multi-speakers separates through to cheap and simple soundbars and plinths.
Amazing product best for sonos users. Sonos playbasethis is a complete and long review. If you want the summary, scroll to the bottom. Cheersi’m a bit of an audiophile and i currently have a complete 5. 1 surround sound system via an av amp but have used soundbars in the past; specifically a high-end sony offering. So i was delighted to be given the opportunity to try-out this device from sonos. Sonos are well known for their wireless home audio players. I own several of their devices; two play 1s, one play 5 and a connect. When you buy a new tv, their inbuilt speakers tend to be pretty poor so buyers, like me, opt to but separate sound systems to get better sound. In this field you have many options ranging from multi-speakers separates through to cheap and simple soundbars and plinths.

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Make certain you are setup with dolby digital in sky settings. I am so glad i made the investment in the sonos playbase. David f smith’s advice below, as i did, though i found it rather cryptic. After a bit of digging i sorted it and understood what he meant. I’m not techie but in our house, i’m the one who must sort stuff out and you helped a great deal. If you have sky, you must change the audio setting to dolby digital. We have sky q so i selected ‘settings’, then ‘setup’, then ‘audio visual’.
Make certain you are setup with dolby digital in sky settings. I am so glad i made the investment in the sonos playbase. David f smith’s advice below, as i did, though i found it rather cryptic. After a bit of digging i sorted it and understood what he meant. I’m not techie but in our house, i’m the one who must sort stuff out and you helped a great deal. If you have sky, you must change the audio setting to dolby digital. We have sky q so i selected ‘settings’, then ‘setup’, then ‘audio visual’.

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Wow – this will blow you away. Don’t let the title put you off, there is a volume control ;-)i am really impressed with the hardware that sonos provide. I started with a play 1, now i have added the playbase and sub. Yes it is expensive, but it is absolute quality, the play base is thin, it is wide, but for the size you will be amazed at how it sounds. I read a lot of comments about the harsh tweeters on high frequencies, be assured, i have not noticed it once. Every tune i’ve played or film i have watched it has sounded great. I would highly recommend getting this with the sub. The sub enhances the sound like you wouldn’t believe. Not that the playbase sounds bad, the sub just enhances all of sonos’ speakers. The playbase does have better bass than the playbar on its own and i feel looks 10x better than the playbase in the house.

This review is from : SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White

Wow – this will blow you away. Don’t let the title put you off, there is a volume control ;-)i am really impressed with the hardware that sonos provide. I started with a play 1, now i have added the playbase and sub. Yes it is expensive, but it is absolute quality, the play base is thin, it is wide, but for the size you will be amazed at how it sounds. I read a lot of comments about the harsh tweeters on high frequencies, be assured, i have not noticed it once. Every tune i’ve played or film i have watched it has sounded great. I would highly recommend getting this with the sub. The sub enhances the sound like you wouldn’t believe. Not that the playbase sounds bad, the sub just enhances all of sonos’ speakers. The playbase does have better bass than the playbar on its own and i feel looks 10x better than the playbase in the house.
Not only for use with the television but also as stand alone for music-streaming. When placed under de television you can hardly recognice it as a soundsystem.
Not only for use with the television but also as stand alone for music-streaming. When placed under de television you can hardly recognice it as a soundsystem.

This review is from : SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White

The playbase is excellent but the trick is in the setup. I’m repeating what i said in answer to one of the questions as i think it is really important. The playbase is excellent but the trick is in the setup. I count myself as a bit of a gadget expert but it took several days to get the right settings in the sky box, in the tv and in the playbase. You can confirm you have it correctly configured by using the sonos app / settings / about my sonos system / audio in. If you view a new film, bbc hd feature programme etc. You should see dolby digital 2. Compared to simple ‘stereo’, the sound is spectacular.

This review is from : SONOS PLAYBASE Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base, White

The playbase is excellent but the trick is in the setup. I’m repeating what i said in answer to one of the questions as i think it is really important. The playbase is excellent but the trick is in the setup. I count myself as a bit of a gadget expert but it took several days to get the right settings in the sky box, in the tv and in the playbase. You can confirm you have it correctly configured by using the sonos app / settings / about my sonos system / audio in. If you view a new film, bbc hd feature programme etc. You should see dolby digital 2. Compared to simple ‘stereo’, the sound is spectacular.
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