A quiet buzz has been, well, buzzing for close to a year about the possibility of Sonos getting into the home theater speaker market. And why not? In a relatively short time the company has made a big name for itself in the home audio world with its line of wireless multiroom audio products.
Now its official, the Sonos PlayBar is a soundbar that takes all of the Sonos streaming and wireless music benefits and puts them in a device designed to sit in front of the most important seats in your house—the couch.
The PlayBar does three main things: it allows playback of music from a wide variety of streaming sources (nearly 20 by my last count) plus the user’s own local collection; it connects to a TV to replacing the low-performing speakers built into all today’s televisions; finally, it can be expanded with a Sonos Sub and two Sonos PLAY:3 speakers to become an actual 5.1 surround sound system. Read more…
February 19, 2013 | by Grant Clauser