Sonos PLAYBASE Soundbase/Wireless Speaker

Sonos PLAYBASE (Black)

Soundbase/Wireless Speaker

In stock
£699
”The original champion is still hard to fault.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.

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.

Now featuring Apple AirPlay 2 for seamless streaming from your Apple device
With AirPlay, stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favorites from Apple Music throughout your home.

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.

6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

What you get

Full parts and labour cover
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

Lowest price 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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
”The original champion is still hard to fault.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.

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.

Now featuring Apple AirPlay 2 for seamless streaming from your Apple device
With AirPlay, stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favorites from Apple Music throughout your home.

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.
Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Inputs No
Dedicated Port Ethernet
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 720 x 380 x 58
HDMI No
Included Cables Optical cable
IR repeater No
Learning TV volume Yes
NFC No
Optical Inputs Yes
Smart Phone Remote Y
App Control Yes
Sound base yes
Soundbar or Sound base soundbase
Subwoofer Yes - Built-in
USB No
Wall Bracket No
Weight (KG) 9
Brand Sonos
Colour Black
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Aesthetically beautiful but sonically challenged. I've been battling with this for 3 days now and cannot get it to produce basic TV sound of acceptable quality. Yes, it's very competent with film and music content but broadcast TV sounds dreadful. There is an overpowering and pervasive hissing sibilant sound which makes me dread every hard consonant and stops me concentrating on the programme content. Having read several Sonos community discussions I tried all combinations of night mode, speech enhancement and unit position all to no avail. So I was left with the "Trueplay" option. I have no IOS device so I had to borrow an Ipad. I set the whole thing up and went to settings only to find that the required "room settings" option was conspicuous in its absence! So, back to the Sonos website where this seems to be a well-known problem. Probably an incompatibility in levels of software. Well, both devices are at the latest level. Unfortunately the Ipad I borrowed is quite old and cannot be updated to IOS10 so I may not have all functions. So, now I'm faced with the option of paying a large sum of money to buy an IOS10 compatible device which would effectively be ..... yes, a soundbase remote control. Even then there's no guarantee that Trueplay will resolve this problem. I sit here now comparing this with my Yamaha Yas-101 which sounds much better. I also sit comparing my experience with my Naim Muso which sounded great out of the box and didn't require a £200 plus remote control to make it work! Sorry, Sonos but I think you're missing the point. It's a TV soundbase, it should produce reasonable TV sound quality without too much fuss or additional expense. It still looks good, though, and impresses admirers until switched on.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb clarity and amazing bass Bought this 10 days ago and it’s pretty amazing! Great that it works with your tv remote and is seamless
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Brought this sound bar to go with my new Panasonic tv. Great deep sound and goes well with 2 Sonos one speakers
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking playbase Very happy with this Sonos playbase it looks good and sounds great and very easy to setup
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted. Bought this to replace my almost obsolete surround sound system and I’m really pleased so far. Sound is crisp and clear with plenty of bass if needed. Not had it long enough to experiment with it much but very happy so far. Looking forward to adding to the system soon.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple set up, typically excellent SONOS sound. Simple set up once out the box (Great packaging also, if you are into that sort of thing), SONOS app is superb. Good sound quality, but I have added 2 x SONOS Ones which really improves the experience. Beautifully made product.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit. I bought the playbase on the recommendation from my son. It was expensive but it ticks all the boxes when it comes to sound. I have linked it up to my new Sony 55 inch OLED tv and it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb build quality and seamless integration I bought this after lots of deliberating over varous soundbars and soundbases. I have a 2008 panasonic tv which already had decent sound but the playbase gives it a definate improvement with better base, clearer dialogue and an altogther fuller sound. It isn't a real step change that blew me away but I bought this knowing I would be building a full 5.1 system over the next two to three years (+sub+ play1s). Streaming music and airplay make this easy for all the family to use and it is nice looking under the tv without being overstated.
Date published: 2018-12-11
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£699
Sonos PLAYBASE (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 117.
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6 Year Guarantee included

Our VIP club is completely FREE for ALL customers and comprises a fantastic set of privileges. Sign up instantly in-store or online

What you get

Full parts and labour cover
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

Lowest price 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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.