Sonos Unveils PLAY:3 Compact Player

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Sonos PLAY:3 multi-room systemSonos, the makers of compact, all-in-one multi-room music systems, just released its Sonos PLAY:3 compact player with wall-to-wall HiFi sound. The Play:3 works in any room and can stream music from any source, including internet radio broadcasts from around the world.

The PLAY:30 can be controlled wirelessly via free Sonos Controller Apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad. The PLAY:3 is available globally and will sell for $200.

View the Sonos PLAY:3 demo on the product page.

“PLAY:3 gives music fans an incredibly easy way to listen to all the music on earth,” said John MacFarlane, CEO of Sonos. “PLAY:3’s innovative design sets a new bar for Hi Fidelity audio in a compact package and makes it simple to amplify the music experience in any room of the home.”

PLAY:3 can take music from a number of sources such as attached storage like the Apple Time Capsule. The device plays from over 100,000 radio stations, shows and podcasts for free. Sonos works seamlessly with the most popular music streaming services such as AUPEO, iheartradio,, MOG, Napster, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault and other streaming services.

PLAY:3 features include:

  • Sonos HiFi Sound: 3 integrated speakers and 3 dedicated digital amplifiers provide crystal-clear, wall-to-wall sound.

  • Innovative, smart-directional design: Internal sensor detects of the speaker is positioned vertically or horizontally and modifies the speaker’s output to ensure clean, balanced room-filling sound in any position.
  • Multi-room: Put several PLAY:3s around your home and enjoy perfectly synchronized all-over-your-home music.
  • Stereo Pairing: Add two PLAY:3s to the same room and enjoy even bigger sound with each playing a dedicated Left or Right channel.

The PLAY:3 features three Class-D digital amplifiers and three drivers — one tweeter and two 3″ mid-range. One passive, rear-firing bass radiator for rich sound. The cabinet features volume and mute control. PLAY:3 dimensions are 5.2 x 10.5 x 6.3-inches; 5.7 lbs.

Additionally from Sonos, the company lowered the suggested retail price of the BRIDGE to $49. The BRIDGE connects directly to your router and initiates SonosNet, a wireless music network.

Find more information on Sonos at the company’s web site.

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