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Access tens of thousands of free Internet radio stations with this product. Everything from national radio to obscure stations run from the other side of the world can be listened to instantly.
Digital in: 1 optical

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The world-class sound of Sonos is now available as a sound base - the Sonos PLAYBASE sets the standard for hassle-free home cinema.

Supporting sound from Sonos

Now available as a sleek support for your TV, the Sonos PLAYBASE brings home cinema sound without the hassle. Delivering a powerful sound with movies and crisp-sounding dialogue from drama, documentaries and soaps, the PLAYBASE vastly improves your TV's standard sound. With ten built-in digital amplifiers, three tweeters and six mid-range units, the PLAYBASE is capable of a truly expansive sound. A built-in woofer beefs up the bass, for a truly dynamic sound.

Take it to the next level
For the full thrill of the cinema you can simply add the Sonos SUB and treat yourself to a 3.1 cinematic experience of awesome power! For the ultimate in surround sound you can add two PLAY:1, PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 speakers as rears, giving you a full Sonos, wireless 5.1 system of incomparable quality.

Music services available on Sonos
Add your existing music streaming service or discover something new. Whether curated or on-demand, free or subscription-based, Sonos has you covered with access to a growing list of over 30 music services. For example, you can enjoy Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Google Play Music or many more paid services or SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio or 22Tracks free services.

Easy to setup
PLAYBASE connects to your TV using a single optical cable and plays everything that's connected to the TV, including satellite boxes and game consoles. Control your way Control PLAYBASE volume and mute using your existing TV, satellite or universal remote. For streaming music you can download the free Sonos Controller Apps for your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Easy to expand wirelessly
Expand your Sonos system throughout the entire house, and play your music wirelessly in other rooms. Just add another Sonos player wherever you need music, for the ultimate music system.

The sound of Sonos that also turns your TV into a home cinema system - the Sonos PLAYBASE is a great entertainer.

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Sound Features
Does the soundbar come with a separate subwoofer or built-in subwoofer for added bass?
Yes - built in - SONOS SUB Optional
Power Output
The power output of the soundbar in watts RMS
Connection Features
HDMI Configuration
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Number of USB sockets.
Coaxial Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
Optical Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
Dedicated Port
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
Audio Inputs
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
Does the soundbar/base feature an HDMI interface? This not only offers an easy connection with your TV but also the highest quality sound and vision.
Networking Features
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Smart Phone Remote
Can you use a Smart Phone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
Eco Friendly
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
General Features
Dimensions of speaker cabinet (H x W x D) in mm
58 x 720 x 380
Sub Dimensions
Size of cabinet (H x W x D) mm.
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Subwoofer Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Included Cables
Speaker/interconnect cables included with the package. Please note that in most cases, these are basic cables only and would often benefit by being upgraded.
Optical Cable
Soundbars are bar-shaped speakers designed to fit in front of or below your TV.
Sound base
Sound bases are box-shaped speakers, designed to fit beneath your TV.
IR repeater
Does it have an Infra Red (IR) repeater? This means that it won't matter if the soundbar blocks your TV's remote control sensor. The signal will be detected by a sensor on the soundbar and relayed through to the TVs sensor.
Learning TV volume
Does the soundbar/base learn your TV's volume controls? A learning IR (Infra Red) sensor will learn your TV's remote volume control - meaning you only need your TV's remote, and not the soundbar/base one, for most TV watching.
Wall Bracket
Wall bracket standard or optional?
Maximum width of soundbar or sound base in mm
Maximum height of soundbar or sound base in mm
SONOS PLAYBASE is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent purchase I already had a Sonos set-up around the house so when my old AV Amp packed up it seemed a good idea to integrate the TV into the system. The choice was the Playbase or the Playbar and I opted for the former. Set up was as easy as every previous Sonos product I've bought (once I'd restarted my router for some strange reason) and the audio, once combined with a couple of satellite Play 1's, is pretty impressive. I don't have the Sonos Sub and I'm not sure if I need it, as the lows end is pretty decent already. The only things I'm not wildly impressed with are the room tuning, which I tried twice and was too harsh so I've bypassed it, and the strange TV volume interaction with the Sonos iPhone app. For some strange reason the TV volume is always too low until I boost it in the app itself. I await an app or firmware update. BTW Reading Richer Sounds staff were really helpful, guiding me through the pros and cons of my set-up but letting me make an informed decision
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good My TV is quite old, acquired it second hand, and it does not have the right Sonos to TV connection. But RicherS suggested using the Freeview satellite box which does work. Sonos advise it only be connected to TV but this connection works OK.The only thing I have found is that the TV sound can still be used but I just keep this turned down. The Playbase is a lot of money but I am pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound although pricey well worth the money Easy to set up the Soundbase replaced my old speakers and amplifier and gives just as good overall sound. Easy to link to my music system as well as Plex. Richer Sounds beat the best price I could find.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish and convenient This had to do two things. Provide improved TV sound and replace a good but old Hi-Fi system. It certainly gives very much better TV sound. For playing music it sounds very good but different from the Hi-Fi and perhaps a little less exciting. I will try adding Play 1s by moving them from other rooms and see what difference it makes. Have only had this a short while but the convenience, versatility and appearance are impressive. On balance very pleased.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality and balance Relatively easy to set up with given instructions. Opens up a whole new world of listening. Really impressed with the quality of build and design.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, sounds even better! Extremely happy with my purchase. It sounds incredible and looks class underneath my TV. I already own a Sonos 1 so I am considering getting another to create 5.1 surround sound. In my opinion, you don't need the Sonos Sub, the Playbase has enough bass to it. Within the Sonos app, go to room settings and make sure you turn up the bass to the max! Setup is so easy using the app, all my remotes are able to control volume and mute. Make sure you configure your sound settings for TV, games console, Sky etc. A useful trick is to go into the Sonos app, go to Settings, then About My Sonos System, here you can see the audio going in. If you're say watching a Blu Ray and it shows as "Stereo" instead of "Dolby Digital 5.1", then you haven't setup your TV and/or Blu Ray player sound settings correctly! Overall, I am very pleased with my investment. Watching movies now feels like I'm in the cinema and music just sounds epic!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product - bit pricey! Recently purchased a Sonos Playbase from the Watford store who provided excellent customer service.. The Playbase was very easy to setup using the Sonos app and the difference in sound quality via the Playbase as compared with the inbuilt speakers in my Samsung TV was incredible. Next thing to do is to link to my music which looking at the Sonos app will be very easy. I would highly recommend this product even at the price.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prepare to be amazed! Picture the scene, OK? You go out, buy a sleek new TV plus sound bar then you realise the sound bar blocks part of your picture! Solution? mount the sound bar on the wall. . . . OR. . . BUY A SONOS PLAYBASE!! That's what I did. And WOW! The new TV sits on top of the Playbase very nicely and the TV cabinet below the Playbase acts as a sound chamber for the already incredible sound produced by the Playbase. In my mind that's a win, win, win solution. THEN add in a SONOS SUB to the equation and just hope my tooth fillings don't rattle free!!! And finally, buy from Richer Sounds to qualify for a (free!) 6 year warranty. See, I SAID win, win, win!
Date published: 2017-06-11
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