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SONOS - SONOS PLAY 1 BLACK Design: A lovely compact speaker The Play 1 is the best-looking Sonos speaker yet. The Play 3 and Play 5 both have a refined look that tends to blend well into your home decor, but can sometimes feel just a touch bland. The ...Read More

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SONOS - SONOS PLAY 1 BLACK Design: A lovely compact speaker The Play 1 is the best-looking Sonos speaker yet. The Play 3 and Play 5 both have a refined look that tends to blend well into your home decor, but can sometimes feel just a touch bland. The Play 1 has the signature Sonos look, but adds just a little bit of stylish sizzle, especially the black model. It looks at home in a kitchen, bedroom or living room, and it's humidity-resistant, so it works as a bathroom speaker, too. You'll notice its heft as soon as you pull it out of the box and although the cabinet is essentially all plastic, it never feels cheap. Even the power cord on the bottom has a nifty design, tucking into the bottom for a seamless design. Despite the weight of the Play 1, note that there's no battery built-in. The Play 1 is designed to be placed in a room and left there. There's a slight change to the standard Sonos controls on the top. The familiar volume rocker and status light remain the same, but the Mute button has been replaced with Play/Pause. It's a smart change, since it still immediately quiets the speaker, plus you have the option to resume whatever you were listening to with a single touch, even if it's hours later Behind the non-removable grille, there's a midrange woofer and a tweeter. That makes it Sono's first "mono" speaker, although you were unlikely to hear much true stereo separation on the other models, especially the Play 3. It's also powered speaker, so there's no need for speaker wire or a separate amp, plus you can sync it with a second Play 1 for true stereo pairing. Setup: As painless as wireless audio gets If you've already got a Sonos system, adding the Play 1 is as easy as you'd expect: tell the app you want to add a speaker, press the volume-up and Play buttons when prompted, and you're good to go. For those who are new to Sonos, you'll need to get acquainted with how the system works. While the Play 1 is a wireless speaker, it doesn't run on your existing Wi-Fi network. Instead Sonos creates its own proprietary wireless network, which means you'll need at least one Sonos component wired via Ethernet. You can connect the Play 1 directly with a wired connection, but if that's inconvenient (which it probably is), you'll need to connect the Sonos Bridge with a wired connection. You can connect via Ethernet directly, but you'll probably want to go wireless. It may seem redundant to have a wireless network dedicated solely to stream music, but you can't argue with its reliability and low latency. You'll also have to configure the Sonos to find your personal music collection. If it's stored on your PC, it's as easy as pointing it to the right folder, although note that you'll need to leave your computer running to access that music. You can also have Sonos pull music off a network attached storage (NAS) device, although setup is slightly more difficult -- I needed to input the network address of my NAS. It supports a reasonably large assortment of file formats (including FLAC and Apple Lossless), although high-resolution audio isn't supported. What can you stream? Sonos has all of its competitors beat when it comes app support. Many major services are supported, including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, Rdio, SiriusXM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rhapsody, MOG, Slacker, and Last.fm, plus plenty of neat niche services such as Wolfgang's Vault, Songza, 7Digital, 8tracks, Murfie, batanga, aupeo!, Dar.FM and Hearts of Space. For comparison, Samsung's Shape M7 supports only Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and Rhapsody; Bose's SoundTouch only supports Pandora. SPECIFICATIONS Brand: Sonos Product: Wireless speakers Colour: Black General Type: Wireless streaming music speaker Width: 4.75 Depth:
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Model Number PLAY:1 BLACK

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