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  • Digital in: 1 optical
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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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If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

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LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

*Claim your money back within 100-days if you're not delighted with this Sonos product! Terms and conditions apply as follows;

1. Promotion is live between 15th May -28th June inclusive
2. All Sonos products purchased between the above dates will be eligible for the promotion
3. Product must be returned within 100 days of purchase. The last eligible day for a customer to return a product and still qualify for the 100 day Money Back Guarantee will be 06.10.17
4. Product must be in original package with cables and leaflets included
5. Packaging is not damaged, other than normal wear and tear
6. Products must be returned to the original retailer from whom the product was purchased

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 13.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality product Excellent for a home entertainment system. Hooked up with two Play:1's and it gives a great sound. Treble is a little tinny but this is easily toned down on the EQ. Fills whole room with sound both for music and as a TV speaker. SONOS is pricey but well worth it.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality Very expensive but build quality and sound quality are superb. Highly recommended
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Clean Lines This product not only acts as a base for the TV stand but gives simple clean lines to the set.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One simple unit I have been interested in a soundbar for a while but didn't want the trailing wires and additional boxes that most products came with. The Sonos Playbase arrived in 2017 to fit my desires. It's simple in it's setup with just two wires, one digital optical cable and one power cable. I would recommend measuring the stand/base of your TV before purchasing because mine only just fit but apart from that, I was up and running within 5 minutes.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's very good....but it's not cheap The staff in Leeds really helped by giving me an honest pre sales review of the new sonos playbase. I was replacing my previous 5.1 av system and whilst on its own,it's not quite as good as a traditional set of separates. If you pair it with a couple of sonos play 1's it quickly becomes fantastic. All this was explained to me before I bought the playbase. Meaning my purchase was informed and I am overjoyed with both my new toy and the staff at Leeds. Will be coming back soon for my Sonos Sub
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really pleased that I waited for this. The build and sound are what I have come to expect from Sonos - really robust and attractive. Only annoyance was trying to pair with my television and have TV remote controllers operate volume. Maybe as much Panasonic interface yet was not as straight forward as I have typically found Sonos to be.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but good We wanted this to go with an oled TV which was not wall mounted. We took advice in store and listened to various alternatives. To our ears this sounded the best and looked the most stylish. Back home the sound fills the room and is more than enough for our ears on all the programmes we have watched which range from drama, football and films and music. We like it overall but it does come at a premium when compared with the next alternative. For us that premium was worth paying.
Date published: 2017-04-22
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RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.